Denmark-based network operator CLEVER and electric utility E.ON have partnered with gas station chain YX to install ultra-fast charging stations at 20 service stations across Norway.
The chargers’ 150 kW power level enables recharging of a 400 km-range battery in 20-30 minutes. They feature a modular design, and can be upgraded to 350 kW in the future.
The new chargers, which will be installed from 2018 to 2020, will be located along Norway’s main transport corridors, connecting Oslo with Kristiansand, Stavanger, Bergen and Trondheim, as well as neighboring countries.
“We wish to create an ultra-fast charging network that enables EV driving from Rome in Italy to Trondheim in Norway – connecting the main motorways in Europe,” said CLEVER CEO Casper Kirketerp-Møller. “Our presence in Norway will give all the EV drivers in Norway access to ultra-fast charging locally and in connection with the rest of Europe as we expand the network. Teaming up with YX secures some of the best locations along the main transport corridors in Norway.”
“In parallel with an increasing share of biofuels, we believe our future portfolio consists of several different zero-emission alternatives,” says Thor Kristian Korsvold, CEO of YX Norge. “The electric car is an important part of the future. CLEVER operates a professional and well-established charging network in Denmark and Sweden, and together with E.ON they have the ambition to establish the fastest charging network in Europe.”