Wheely powerful charging network to hit Europe

A new high power charging network for electric vehicles (EVs) across European cities and motorways has been announced. Technology firm Allego and EV infrastructure operator Fortum Charge & Drive aim […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

A new high power charging network for electric vehicles (EVs) across European cities and motorways has been announced.

Technology firm Allego and EV infrastructure operator Fortum Charge & Drive aim to facilitate the use of low carbon vehicles across urban areas in more than 20 countries by 2025.

The plan will include the installation and operation of 322 ultra-fast chargers and 27 smart charging hubs to help power a wide range of vehicles quickly and easily.

The first round of the project will start in Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the UK.

Rami Syv√§ri, Vice President of Fortum Charge & Drive, said: “We believe in an open infrastructure approach. This means that it is intended to welcome every citizen and different car models at our chargers.

“The idea is therefore also to combine multiple charging solutions to meet different needs and speeds.”

Roll-out is planned to start in the first half of 2018.