Volkswagen plans to install around 4,000 charging points at its German company facilities by 2025, beginning with 60 points recently installed for employees at a component plant in Braunschweig. The company will invest some €250 million ($276.5 million) to expand the charging infrastructure at its European sites, aiming to add around 36,000 new charging points across the continent.
Thomas Ulbrich, Member of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management responsible for E-Mobility, said, “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.”
Braunschweig Mayor Ulrich Markurth said, “Employees will be able to refuel while they work. These charging points will also be available to other electric vehicle users. 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.”