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German EV charging points, power sales to jump by 2030 - BCG

* Public charge points, power sales values to rise strongly

* EV users will integrate loading with leisure, shopping

* Oil majors likely to benefit, utilities need software

FRANKFURT, April 21 (Reuters) - The number of public charging points needed by electric vehicles (EV) in Germany could jump more than tenfold and the value of the market for power sales could surge as much as 23% by 2030, researchers Boston Consulting Group (BCG) said on Wednesday.

Keen to cut emissions from transport by expanding the use of EVs, policymakers in Europe’s biggest economy launched a 3- billion-euro ($3.61 billion) scheme last November to support sales of EVs and related equipment.

Currently, there are some 35,000 charging points available for EV users that seek public loading facilities in addition to workplace or home charging, BCG noted in the Germany part of a Europe-wide sector study.

Electricity sales for private and public EV charging needs put together are currently worth 300-500 million euros per year.

But by 2030, the number of charging points could increase to 400,000 and annual sales values to 7 billion euros, said Christian Wagener, one of the authors.

“A billion euros market is emerging, with attractive growth opportunities,” he said.

The report, “Winning the Battle in the EV Charging Ecosystem,” said owners of residences with private charging boxes were taking advantage and driving the initial rollout of EVs.

Later on, there would be a shift to more public charging as car users’ behaviour patterns change.

By 2030, some 40-50% of power would be supplied by public chargers as opposed to one0third at the moment, BCG said.

Rather than making targeted visits to petrol stations, EV users would combine opportunities for loading or topping up power with shopping or leisure activities.

Oil majors could play a big role in the shift, with conventional filling stations rethinking current offerings while utility companies focus on digitising power flows and billing, to try and secure their space in the new set-up.

$1 = 0.8313 euros Reporting by Vera Eckert; Editing by Bernadette Baum