Charging Station Dashboard for Monitoring and Planning Urban Charging Infrastructure

Category: Mobility/Smart City

Challenge Title

Charging Station Dashboard for Monitoring and Planning Urban Charging Infrastructure

Research Question

The city of Leipzig would like to better understand the spatial distribution and past growth of charging stations in the urban area and be able to simulate future developments.

Challenge Description

In the context of the Connected Urban Twins project ( the Department of Digital City would like to develop a prototype/pilot for a charging station dashboard that answers specific questions.


The charging station dashboard should, on one hand, provide insights into the historical growth of charging infrastructure and, on the other hand, serve as a basis for planning new charging stations.


We are looking for a modern web application that evaluates the locations of charging infrastructure on a daily basis, analyzes historical data on drivers/determinants of growth, and compares definable growth scenarios.


Furthermore, it should be possible to expand the analysis to additional data sources from the city of Leipzig in order to cross-reference topics and gain better insights.


  • Specific Questions:
    • Where are all the charging stations located in the city?
    • What types of charging infrastructure are most commonly available?
    • In which neighborhoods were the most charging stations built in the past?
    • How does this align with demand?
    • Are there explanatory models/patterns for this historical growth?
    • How many charging stations are there per city area if we continue the previous growth rate into the future? Increase or decrease by 10%?
    • What demand for power lines can we derive from this?
    • What influence do specific neighborhood-related information have on registration numbers?
  • Technological Requirements:
    • Open Source, with publication on Open Code
    • A containerized application
    • Modern tech stack
    • Clear data pipeline
    • Stable, monitorable application
    • Informative data visualization

Maintenance and expansion of the software should be possible by the city of Leipzig.

Vision / Expected Result

Ideally, a containerized open source application will be developed, based on public data from the Open Data Portal and expandable with internal (statistical) data.


This software should be used in the process of monitoring and planning the expansion of charging stations and other urban development issues.


As part of the Connected Urban Twin Project, this software should also be transferred to other cities and operated there with their own data. This means that the source code for the software will be published on Open Code (


Sebastian Böhm
Referat Digitale Stadt

Tel.: 0341 1235912


Additional Information

Thank you for your interest in Smart City Challenge Leipzig 2024.