FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The number of electric car charging points for public use in Germany rose by 27 % in 2009, including hundreds more fast-charging units, amid efforts to further improve the science across Europe.

Germany presenting 7,407 charging points, electricity industry group BDEW said on Friday. Of those added not too long ago, 292 units were fast charging (household power) points that may reload an electric car quickly as an alternative to hours.

With public and government support growing for electric car technologies, utilities for instance Innogy and E.ON are building up charging networks to access the market.

BDEW's managing director Stefan Kapferer said government funding had been important to make it viable to be effective charging points, due to the low amounts of planet.

The range of electric cars in Germany rose 29 percent to 77,153 in 2019, up from just 4,000 last year, BDEW said.

Kapferer also said expertise to generate needed to be developed further, citing inductive charging united way in which may help to get customers.

The very long time you will need to charge batteries is among the main disadvantages of electrical cars as compared to conventional cars with gasoline tanks that can be filled up within minutes.

BMW, Volkswagen (DE:VOWG_p), Ford and Daimler will build about 400 next-generation charging stations in Europe that may reload a strong electrical car within minutes instead of hours as they simply check out stoke demand and gain market share from Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA).

The BDEW statistics demonstrated that North Rhine-Westphalia leads within the number of charging points, as well as Baden-Wuerttemberg and Bavaria.

Austria this week also said suppliers would meet up their charging stations in the united states, making it simpler for drivers to replenish contained in the country's efforts to develop the vehicles to reduce CO2 emissions.