Hochtief, the German construction company within ACS, has been awarded, in partnership with EWE Go, a contract from the German Ministry of Transport and Digitalization to install 850 electric vehicle charging points at 900 locations in the Northwest and West regions.
The objective is to build a nationwide fast-charging network that is user-friendly and tailored to the needs of Germany.
In a statement, Hochtief has announced that the contract includes financing, planning, construction, and operation of the new charging points in the federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower Saxony, Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, and Schleswig-Holstein.
The consortium secured two lots, each comprising approximately 400 charging points. These locations are situated in both urban and rural areas.
The two partners have planned stations with between 4 and 16 fast-charging points each and will operate them in the long term.
Planning will commence immediately to get the locations online as quickly as possible.
“Building sustainable transportation infrastructure is a cornerstone of our strategy,” says Juan Santamaría, CEO of Hochtief and ACS.
“As one of the world’s leading highway network operators, we have extensive experience in the nationwide installation and maintenance of such fast-charging networks,” he adds.
This is one of the new ventures that the firm, chaired by Florentino Pérez, has entered into in recent years as part of its commitment to new technologies and sustainable mobility, alongside other ventures such as data centers, batteries, and green hydrogen.