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VW expands charging facilities at German sites

Volkswagen is to install 4,000 charging points at its 10 German sites by 2025.

4,000 charging points will be gradually phased in at Volkswagen’s 10 German sites by 2025

The first charging centre for employees has started operating at the Braunschweig site with 60 new 11kW charging points powered by renewable energy and forms part of plans by the carmaker to invest €250m in expanding the charging infrastructure at its European sites, which will be available to other users too.

Combined with installation at dealerships, the Volkswagen Group is working to provide around 36,000 new charging points in Europe as it presses ahead with plans to almost 70 new electric models in the next decade.

“Adequate facilities for charging at the workplace are an important element in our electric offensive. Going forward, charging their electric vehicles while they are at work will be easy and convenient for our employees. We are demonstrating how the gradual transition to e-mobility can succeed,” said Thomas Ulbrich, Member of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management responsible for E-Mobility.

Braunschweig’s Mayor, Ulrich Markurth, added: “This is an excellent model that should set a precedent. We will also need more public charging options going forward. However, demand for charging stations cannot be primarily covered by such public facilities. Conditions for installing private charging points should be improved, and companies should contribute to that. I would like to thank Volkswagen AG for sending such a strong signal.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.