In the future, electric cars in Hamburg will no longer be allowed to be parked at public charging stations without being charged. As the economic authority announced on Sunday, this should improve the availability of charging points in the city. Previously, vehicles with an E license plate were only allowed to use the parking spaces at the charging stations for parking.
The new rule is in line with the wishes of many users who complained about blocked but unused charging stations, it said. In addition, the maximum parking time at normal so-called AC charging points will be increased from two to three hours. Appropriate signs are now to be gradually attached to the charging stations.
According to the authorities, more than 21,500 purely electrically powered vehicles are registered in Hamburg. There are also around 25,000 plug-in hybrids. According to the information, a good 2000 publicly accessible charging points are available for electric vehicles. Of these, 1,400 were created under the direction of the city, 600 were operated by private companies.