The two CharIN members CLEVER and E.ON will establish a network of 180 ultra-fast charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) in seven countries connecting Norway to Italy. The project has received a 10-million-euro support from the European Commission’s Connecting Europe Facility program (CEF).
The charging stations will be placed every 120-180 km along motorways. Most of the locations will be built in Germany, followed by France, Norway, Sweden, UK, Italy, and Denmark. The sites will offer 150 kW charging, with potential for upgrade to 350 kW. The ultra-fast charging stations will enable charging of a full 400 km range battery in only 20-30 minutes. The charging time will be further reduced as charging capacity is increased and vehicle technology develops. Each of the stations will provide two to six charging points. They will be established in Europe during the next three years.
The NEXT-E project, which is funded with 18.8 million euros from the EU's CEF program, will build a network of 252 e-vehicle fast charging stations in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia and Romania. These are expected to be 222 fast charging stations with charging power of 50 kW and 30 high power charging stations with 150 to 350 kW. The project is being carried out by a consortium of European energy and petroleum companies. The work will start in 2018 and should be completed by 2020.
Moreover, the announced EU-Project Ultra-E, which started in 2016 and is partly financed by the Connection Europe Facility“ (CEF), now starts with the implementation of its 25 high power charging stations with up to 350 kW. The first charging stations will be implemented in Austria, followed by Germany and the Netherlands as well as Belgium. All charging stations are equipped with CCS. Part of this project are also CharIN members like Allego, Audi, BMW and Hubject.
The CharIN e.V. welcomes all initiatives to build CCS high power charging station throughout Europe to secure a seamless EV driving. The participation of many CharIN members in the alliances mirror their commitment to foster a common charging standard for electric vehicles and their useful exchange within the CharIN association.