HOCHTIEF and EWE Go are building fast charging networks for electric cars in Germany

In the Federal government’s bid invitation, the consortium was awarded the contract for two regions in six Federal states with 850 charging points

HOCHTIEF and EWE Go have received a contract from the Federal Ministry of Transport to finance, plan, build and operate a fast-charging network for electric cars with a total of 850 charging points in the North-West and West regions. The areas are in North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower Saxony, Bremen and Hamburg as well as in parts of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein.

The consortium made up of the infrastructure group HOCHTIEF and the mobility company EWE Go, a subsidiary of the Oldenburg energy and telecommunications service provider EWE, was able to secure two lots. Each lot includes over 400 charging points. The locations are in larger and smaller cities as well as in rural areas. The two partners have planned the stations with 4 to 16 fast charging points each and will build and operate them for the long term. Planning will begin immediately so that the locations can go online as quickly as possible.

In order to build a nationwide, needs-based and user-friendly fast charging network throughout Germany, the Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport announced regions with a total of almost 8,000 fast charging points at 900 locations.

Federal Minister Dr. Volker Wissing: "Individual mobility is a valuable asset in a free society. That is why I am pleased that we, as the Federal Ministry of Transport, are setting a milestone with the Germany Network, which will guarantee users a reliably available range of fast-charging options in Germany. With the Germany Network, we are sensibly and purposefully supplementing the expansion activities of the charging infrastructure operators. Simple fast charging without gaps on the charging map will thus become a reality."

HOCHTIEF CEO Juan Santamaría: “Building a sustainable transportation infrastructure is a cornerstone of our strategy. As one of the world’s leading operators of road networks, we have extensive experience in the nationwide installation and maintenance of such fast charging networks. We are proud that we can contribute this knowledge to this large-scale project.”

EWE CEO Stefan Dohler says: “The EWE Group focused on the issues of climate protection and sustainability early on. Our goal is, among other things, to advance the energy transition in transport in Germany. And this includes making enough fast chargers available – exactly where they are needed. By building the German network, HOCHTIEF and EWE are paving the way for the advance of electromobility,” said Dohler. “We are therefore pleased that the Federal government has trusted our many years of expertise in this area and, together with our partner HOCHTIEF, has awarded us the contract for two lots.” 

EWE Go, the mobility company in the EWE Group, currently operates more than 2,000 charging points across Germany, making it one of the largest operators of public charging infrastructure in Germany. 

HOCHTIEF is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and has been one of the most important providers of transport and energy infrastructure for more than 100 years. The company plans, finances, builds and operates numerous transport networks itself and attaches great importance to sustainability. The group has been involved in the leading international toll road operator Abertis since 2018, which maintains more than 8,000 kilometers of toll roads in 15 countries.