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Superfast EV Charging across Europe

Superfast EV Charging across Europe

By comparison, the ‘second generation’ Tesla Superchargers have a capacity of up to 145 kW

A superfast EV Charging connection right across Europe is currently being built.

Energy supplier E.ON and Clever are building this so called E-Highway from Norway all over to Italy in the South of Europe.

180 superfast chargers

The Danish eMobility company CLEVER is specialized in smart EV charging solutions.They are running the largest network of fast charging stations in Denmark, are expanding to Sweden and now want to connect Norway and Italy. The network is shy of the IONITY capacity but will, nonetheless, have 180 “ultra-fast” chargers stretching across 7 countries, from Norway to Italy over the next three years, with room for400 stations throughout Europe..

EV is the right alternative

Casper Kirketerp-Møller, CEO at CLEVER:

“We are not just putting up charge points. We are designing charging stations with customer needs in focus, to ensure our customers have the same good and reliable experience no matter where they meet our brands. We believe that the combination of being able to cater for almost any car brand, securing the right locations and offering customers well thought through solutions will be part of convincing people that EVs are a real alternative to conventional cars.”

150 kW

Technically speaking, the stations will be capable of offering 150 kW, slightly more than Tesla’s 120 kW Superchargers. However, it won’t match IONITY’s 350 kW max capacity network (IONITY is a collaboration of BWM, Ford, Daimler and Volkswagen developing a new network for 400 fast charging stations in Europe).

The first stations will be installed in Germany and Denmark, each with 2 to 6 chargers. E.ON claims each charger will give you a full charge, good for a range of 248 miles (400 km).

Project details

  • The first wave of the project will cover 180 sites in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, and Norwa
  • CLEVER and E.ON receive support from the EU (CEF program) — €10 million from 2017–2020
  • YX in Norway is a facility partner to the project
  • The sites will be placed every 120–180 km along motorways
  • The sites will offer 150 kW charging, with potential for upgrade to 350 kW
  • The first sites are under construction in both Germany and Denmark
  • The ultrafast charging stations will initially enable charging of a full 400 km range battery in only 20–30 minutes, and charging time will be further reduced as charging capacity is increased and vehicle technology develops. Charging time depends on the specific car
  • The sites will be equipped with 2–6 chargers each
  • The stations will offer charging with CCS (European standard for fast charging).

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