Charging network operators Allego and Fortum Charge & Drive will collaborate to build an interoperable charging network in metropolitan areas and along highways in more than 20 European countries.
The MEGA-E project will include 322 “ultra-fast” chargers and 27 “smart charging hubs.” The roll-out is planned to begin in the first half of 2018, beginning in Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the UK.
“Around 70% of traffic in Europe takes place in urban areas, where the CO2 impact is the highest,” says Anja van Niersen, CEO of Allego. “With the MEGA-E charging network, we facilitate several forms of e-mobility and support emission-free travelling not only within, but also from one metropolitan area to another.” At “e-charging hubs,” the network will combine multiple charging solutions at the same location.
“We believe in an open infrastructure approach,” says Fortum Charge & Drive VP Rami Syväri. “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.”
Source: Fortum Charge & Drive