BMW in cooperation with E.ON and Siemens have completed the installation of 8 DC fast-charging stations on the A9 highway linking Berlin to Munich in Germany.
12/5/15 4:00 am chumakdenis 1
Good news for German citizens.
BMW in cooperation with E.ON and Siemens have complete the installation of 8 DC fast-charging stations on the A9 highway linking Berlin to Munich in Germany as part of the framework of the “Electromobility Connects” Bavaria-Saxony showcase sponsored by the German government.
With the project’s completion in October, Allego GmbH assumes commercial operation of the stations. The fast-charging stations are placed at maximum intervals of 56 miles (90 kilometers), thereby facilitating electric long-distance traffic along a stretch of more than 267 miles (430 kilometers) on one of the busiest traffic axes in Germany.
Additionally, all-new fast-chargers support all types of connector —50kW DC CCS, 50kW DC CHAdeMO and 43kW AC—thus, attracting more customers.
Initial availability to some of the stations for the public began in May 2014, linking Munich to Leipzig. With the installation of the final station in Dessau, the corridor was completed.
In compliance with the EU Directive on the Deployment of Infrastructure for Alternative Fuels and the standardization roadmap of the National Platform for Electromobility, each column can be accessed via CCS (50 kW DC) and IEC type 2 (22kW AC).
How the access is provided?
Access to the charging columns is provided through an “SMS payment system”, i.e. the charging columns can be operated with any cell phone that is activated for German payment services. DC charging costs €3( $3.3) per 10 minutes charging time, AC charging costs €2 ($2.2) per 30 minutes charging time.
Plans for the future
As of now, all the fast-charging stations from Berlin to Munich have been connected to a trans-regional charging roaming system.
The company aims to build the similar corridors and, of course, install more up-to-date fast-charging stations, connecting all this stuff to the central system.
Well, good luck with that.
Providing the fast-charging stations placed at maximum intervals of 56 miles (90 kilometers), there will be even more EV drivers in Germany.