Updated market overview: Power2Drive Europe puts charging infrastructure in the spotlight


The overview was developed in close collaboration with the trade magazine “photovoltaik” and the online portal “PV Europe” and is published in both English and German. It covers 69 products currently on the market — charging stations, wall boxes and versatile charging cables, including high-speed charging stations (direct current, DC), AC systems (alternating current, AC; single-phase and three-phase) and DC systems for private and commercial customers. 57 different suppliers are listed.

The importance of charging systems for e-mobility is reflected in a wide range of presentations and panel discussions at Power2Drive Europe. The Power2Drive Forum on June 21 will focus in particular on the topic of charging technology, showcasing solutions for professional users, utility companies and local authorities. The accompanying Power2Drive Conference on June 19 and 20 will take an in-depth look at charging infrastructure.

Well-known speakers from companies such as innogy, ChargePoint Inc., EV-Box, Enercon, The Mobility House, ubitricity, ads-tec and GreenFlux will present charging solutions that can be integrated into existing energy systems, as well as intelligently managed charging systems for private homes, complex charging stations and examples of cutting-edge charging infrastructure.

This is a relevant topic for good reason. According to a study by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), there could be around 4.7 million charging stations in Germany by 2030 — 2.5 million on private premises and 2.2 million in public. Compared with the approximately 5,000 public stations available today, that represents a staggering increase.

Power2Drive Europe is part of The smarter E Europe and one of four energy exhibitions taking place in parallel. Together, they highlight the increasing interconnection of the generation, storage, intelligent distribution and use of renewable energies. The event provides an interface between the electrification of transportation and a future-oriented, environmentally friendly, climate-neutral energy supply.

The parallel event Intersolar Europe, which also contributed to the market overview, demonstrates how closely the exhibitions are interconnected. The world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry explores topics including how photovoltaics and e-mobility can be intelligently combined in order to stabilize the grid.