The Mega-E project for EV charging infrastructure will receive 29M euros in funding through the EU. Initially set up together with Fortnum, Allego is now alone in leading the project that wants to install 322 ultra-fast charging stations and 27 e-charging hubs in Europe.
Finnish Fortnum had declared back in March that they would step back from the Mega-E project as they want to concentrate on the integration of PlugSurfing after the take over and charging their home region up in the north of Europe rather.
Allego however has been granted EU funding of no less than 29 million euros. For the EU it makes sense to support an initiative that plans to install a fast-charging network along highways connecting metropolitan areas and to enable continuous fast-charging in more than 20 European countries. Mega-E stands for Metropolitan Greater Areas Electrified.
The announcement marks the completion of the financing round so that nothing is in the way of the project’s kick-off anymore. The first countries to receive the new charging infrastructure will be Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Great Britain. The first station is set to open in June.
Allego is working with local and international partners to make the planned 322 ultra-fast charging columns with up to 350 kW and 39 multimodale Charging Hubs happen.
The MEGA-E project is part of the innovation cluster developed in the TEN-T/CEF programme. The project is among the first to implement this at a pan European scale. Further details about locations and location partners will be given at a later stage.