Change has also begun in the transport sector, with mobility, whether on land, in the air or sea, undergoing significant changes in order to achieve climate objectives. One of the most important developments in the field of mobility is the change in the automobile industry from the combustion engine to electric drive.
We advise our clients on all issues relating to electromobility, with a particular focus on the expansion of the charging infrastructure as well as research and development. We develop individual concepts for you, which enable the operation of charging points in combination with your own generation plants (e.g. solar plants, electricity storage facilities etc.). If certain capacities cannot be built up in your company, an active role in economically meaningful concepts is still possible. Possible partners include electromobility operators (so-called electromobility providers) and external charging infrastructure operators, for whom we accompany the relevant negotiations with regard to cooperation. We also actively support the processing of electricity deliveries, the use of land owned by third parties and the preparation of measurement and billing processes. The so-called prosumer, who generates the electricity himself and then consumes it in his electric car a.o. is often the focus of the legal analysis of these facts.
Our clients include project planners, operators of renewable energy systems, energy supply companies, industrial companies, housing associations, condominium owners associations, house owners, public institutions, automobile companies and their suppliers, and companies that have set themselves the goal of promoting the topic of electromobility while at the same time offering their tenants, owners or employees a further opportunity to charge their electric vehicles, or to build up their own sustainable vehicle fleet. In the future, this is likely to lead to a further area of conflict for logistics companies, in addition to the regulations to be observed under aviation law for the transport of goods and persons by means of drones. Finally, we advise our clients on the participation in and use of state subsidy programmes, which can greatly facilitate financially the implementation of a comprehensive concept.
In addition, we show our clients all points of intersection concerning the Renewable Energies Act, the German Energy Industry Act, Building Law, and the Electricity Tax Act and advise them in this regard. Moreover, we not only advise on issues that may arise, in particular, within the framework of the “extended trade tax reduction” and general tax issues, but also with regard to data protection and public procurement law as well as road and traffic law. The recently amended data protection law, especially, must be taken into account when processing electricity supplies to third parties and must be mapped clearly.
To summarise: we have made it our goal to provide our clients with an optimal, tailor-made and individual concept in view of the many implementation possibilities that electromobility has to offer and to fully accompany and advise them in the implementation of the concept. This includes both the regulatory framework and the contractual arrangements with cooperation partners.
Your contact person
Catharina Post LL.M.
Phone 030 20188328