May 16, 2019 - 05:10 pm

Germany: EnBW announces plans to build 2,000 HPCs


The energy group EnBW announces the construction of a further 2,000 fast charging points at up to 1,000 locations throughout Germany. Completion by the end of 2020 was named as the time window. The declared aim by the company is to provide customers with comprehensive rapid charging in the DACH region.

For this purpose, EnBW will be using charging points that are geared to the respective demand and generally offer an output of at least 50 kW. At the same time, the company wants to upgrade the existing rapid charging infrastructure on German motorways to a charging capacity of 150 kW and more. HPC chargers are increasingly becoming the focus of the supplier’s attention: EnBW recently opened its first charging park with capacities of up to 300 kW at Autohof Seligweiler near the A7/A8 intersection.

With their charging app, the EnBW Group already offers access to over 28,000 charging points in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The roaming charging network includes all the company’s own charging stations as well as numerous charging stations of other providers, “which results in a total network coverage of over 95 percent”, according to the EnBW headquarters. Furthermore, since the 1st of March, the EnBW app has been offering a uniform tariff throughout the entire network – based on kilowatt-hours and thus on the amount of electricity actually charged.

Parallel to their own expansion ambitions, EnBW is also continuously expanding their partner network. The group not only cooperates with the petrol station and service area operators Shell, OMV Deutschland and Tank&Rast, but also with trading companies such as Euronics and Hagebau, and most recently with the fast food chain Burger King. (In German)


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