The charging stations for Tesla electric cars in Germany do not comply with the law. The more than 1800 stations of the US company in Germany do not correspond to an investigation of the funding project "IKT für Elektromobilität" and manufacturer information according to the German calibration law, as the "Handelsblatt" reported on.
"It is to be expected that the retrofitting process for fast-charging infrastructure will drag on until the end of 2023," said Katharina Boesche from the IKT newspaper.
The authorities are aware of the illegal charging stations - and apparently don't care: "The illegal operation is not hindered and not sanctioned," said the head of the Bavarian State Office for Weights and Measures, Thomas Weberpals, the "Handelsblatt". "It was and is being worked towards a lawful state," said the Berlin-Brandenburg State Office for Measurement and Calibration, which is responsible for Tesla's retrofit.
The goodwill could be due to the fact that the legislature only introduced the calibration law when the first charging stations were already in place and there were no compliant DC electricity meters available to buy.