The first four fast-chargers of the EU project Ultra-E are now in operation in Kleinostheim, Germany, close to the highway A3 (exit “Aschaffenburg West”). The finalisation comes just one month after Smatrics and Allego announced the installation of these stations.
Initially, the four CCS fast-chargers provide an output of 175 kW. In spring, two of the chargers shall be updated to enable 350 kW charging. Moreover, a multi standard station with 50 kW is going to be available, too.
Allego is currently erecting 21 ultra-fast charging stations in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, Smatrics continues in Austria, starting with a site close to Vienna due within the upcoming weeks. Three other stations shall follow in Salzburg, Linz and Graz.
Besides that, first HPC chargers of the high-power charging network IONITY are about to be installed in Denmark. Six chargers with 350 kW each are in construction, as reported.
But back to Ultra-E: The project is supported by BMW, Audi, Renault, Hubject, Magna, Bayern Innovativ, Verbund, Allego and Smatrics. Kick-off was back in October 2016. The project is part of the EU’s programme „Connection Europe Facility“ (CEF) and shall cost around 13m euros. Another charging infrastructure project backed by CEF is NEXT-E with 252 fast-charging stations to be erected in Middle and East Europe as well as a project led by E.ON and CLEVER targeting 180 fast-charging stations in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, France and Norway.