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circuits posted a topic in Life in GermanyWelcome to the electrifying EV thread! It's time to split from the Tesla thread and make one for all electric vehicles. Tips and resources - EV Database A list of all available EVs in Germany at the moment - if someone find a better one please post it: https://ev-database.org/ - The EU Commission is pushing for banning combustion engine sales by 2035 Not sure if this will happen or how it will work but Audi will no longer make combustion engines as of 2026 and VW as of 2035. Mercedes says they'll be EV-only by 2030. In 2021, 14% of newly registered vehicles in Germany were 100% electric. In Berlin 48% of new cars in 2021 were hybrid/EVs. - EV subsidies in Germany until 2025 If you purchase an EV, there is a government subsidy of up to €3750 that the manufacturer subtracts during the sale. This is currently valid until 2025. There's also a consumer subsidy of up to €6000 called the Innovationsprämie which is currently available until the end of 2022 (unless extended again like late last year). As soon as you receive the EV you can apply for it: https://www.adac.de/rund-ums-fahrzeug/elektromobilitaet/kaufen/foerderung-elektroautos/ https://www.bafa.de/DE/Energie/Energieeffizienz/Elektromobilitaet/Neuen_Antrag_stellen/neuen_antrag_stellen_node.html - Charging plug formats Europe generally uses Type 2 and CCS charging plugs for public chargers. SchuKo is generally for home use but if you want to charge above 2.3 kW is somewhat discouraged for continuous long-term usage as those cables and connectors can possibly become stressed and fail. https://incharge.vattenfall.de/en/knowledge-hub/articles/the-abcs-of-plugs-the-right-type-of-plug-for-your-electric-car - Charging infrastructure and AC vs DC chargers As of 2022, Germany has 52.203 public chargers, of which 44.685 are AC and 7717 are DC fast-chargers. This does not include all the private chargers. In Europe, Tesla is slowly opening up its Supercharger network to non-Tesla EVs. Public AC chargers are usually 11kW or 22kW and it takes 2-4 hours to charge most EV's. Public DC fast-chargers currently range from 50-150kW and can fully charge an EV in roughly 30-60 minutes. This depends of course on how big your battery is, how much current it can absorb and what the charging curve is like. Most EVs charge quite quickly from 10-80%, after that the charging rate drops off. - Charging network access As of July 1. 2023, Germany is mandating that all new charging stations accept EC/Credit Cards. For all others you need to sign up with a charging network access provider and many will give you access to charging networks all across Europe. Some are free to sign up, others have a monthly/yearly fee. DC chargers often cost more money per kWh than AC chargers, so it's important to assess your usage plan and pick your plan accordingly. https://www.umschalten.de/en/ladekarten-im-vergleich/ (English and Deutsch) - Petitioning to install a wallbox charger Even renters generally have a legal right to request their landlord/Hausverwaltung install one: https://www.adac.de/rund-ums-fahrzeug/elektromobilitaet/laden/lademoeglichkeiten-mehrfamilienhaeusern/ https://www.bmj.de/SharedDocs/Gesetzgebungsverfahren/DE/WEMoG.html - EV owners can sell their CO2 credits for cash THG (Treibhausgasminderungsquote) CO2 credits can be sold by EV owners for up to €350/year: https://www.adac.de/rund-ums-fahrzeug/elektromobilitaet/kaufen/thg-quote/ Feel free to add or correct any info here as I quickly wrote this off the top of my head - and the market and technology is rapidly changing.