It took an Australian company to finish a fast-charging corridor that now enables EV drivers to travel from France through Belgium and the Netherlands.
A fast-charging corridor for France, Belgium and the Netherlands has been completed with 25 stations from the Australian infrastructure provider Tritium. The Aussies have supplied all the fast-chargers for the Belgium stage of the European Union’s UNIT-E project led by utility EDF Luminus.
All 25 Veefil-RT chargers are positioned along the Belgian motorway system, linking major cities. They support DC CHAdeMO & CCS and AC Modes-3 Type-2 standards, can charge two vehicles at the same time and accept all charging cards, according to Tritium.
Interoperability is indeed a looming questions in the usually so closely connected Benelux region. The biggest charging station operators have just announced to join their networks in order to provide clients with seamless coverage (we reported).
The same goal but on a larger scale is sought by the UNIT-E project to which the Veefil chargers added. Co-financed by the European Union, UNIT-E has been established to support the construction and modernisation of transport infrastructure across the European Union. It set out to identify and fill gaps in the existing European charging network. The project’s aim is to make enable electric car drivers to travel from Scotland to Genoa in Italy or Brussels in Belgium, using public charging all the way.
For Tritium’s latest advances kindly see our interview with the company’s founder Paul Sernia out this week.
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