Change has also begun in the transport sector, with mobility, whether by land, 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 automotive industry from combustion engines to electric drives.
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 tanks etc. ). As far as 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 electro-mobility providers) and external charging infrastructure operators, for whom we accompany the relevant cooperation negotiations. 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, among other things, is often the focus of the legal analysis of these facts.
Our clients include project planners, operators of renewable energy plants, energy supply companies, industrial enterprises, housing associations, condominium owners’; associations, homeowners, public institutions, automobile companies or their suppliers and companies which have set themselves the goal of promoting the topic of electromobility and at the same time offering their tenants, owners and employees a further opportunity to load their electric vehicles or set up their own sustainable vehicle fleet. In the future, this should also lead to a further area of conflict for the transport of goods and persons by means of drones for logistics companies, in addition to the regulations to be observed under aviation law. Finally, we advise our clients on the participation and use of state support programmes, which can significantly facilitate the implementation of a comprehensive concept.
In addition, we show our clients all points of intersection concerning the Renewable Energies Act, the Energy Industry Act, Building Law, and the Electricity Tax Act and advise them in this regard. However, we also 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, in particular, must be taken into account when processing electricity supplies to third parties and must be mapped cleanly.
In summary, we have made it our goal to provide our clients with an optimal tailor-made individual concept in view of the many implementation possibilities that electric mobility 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.