New ultra-fast charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) are set to be rolled out across Europe under a new partnership.
Energy company E.ON and e-Mobility service provider CLEVER have joined forces with the aim of installing “several hundred” charging points every 120-180 kilometres along motorways.
They hope to create a coherent pan-European charging network that can accommodate the needs of both existing EVs and the next generations of long-distance.
Initially, the ultra-fast charge points will offer 150kW of power with a modular upgrade option to 350kW.
They will be able to charge a full 400-kilometre range battery in 20-30 minutes initially but is expected to be reduced as charging capacity is increased and vehicle technology develops.
Frank Meyer, Senior Vice President B2C & Innovation at E.ON said: “A network of this magnitude not only requires solid funding and expertise, it would also be a game-changer for the growth of EV demand and a key blueprint for accelerating green and sustainable e-Mobility.”