Posts Tagged: Electric Vehicles in Germany

German government awards €50 million in subsidies to 31 municipal electromobility projects

The German government has announced €50 million ($58 million) in new funding for 31 municipal electric mobility projects under its aptly-named “Clean Air 2017-2020 Emergency Program.” Under this fourth phase of the program, municipal vehicle fleets (e.g. waste disposal vehicles and buses), as well as taxi and car-sharing companies will receive subsidies of from 40… Read more »

Fastned opens its first DC fast charging station in Germany

European fast charging network operator Fastned has opened its first station in Germany. The new station is located along the A3 highway at Limburg an der Lahn, and features several 350 kW DC chargers. The roof of the station is equipped with solar panels. According to Fastned, all the energy delivered by its network comes… Read more »

German EV subsidy fund, which excludes Tesla, is barely being used

A German government program that offers subsidies to EV buyers became the center of controversy over the eligibility of Tesla buyers. Only vehicles with a base price of under 60,000 euros are eligible for the awards. The program was designed in collaboration with German automakers, who are providing part of the funding, and some observers… Read more »

175 kW charging station opens in Germany, 350 kW coming soon

Charging network operator Allego has deployed what it calls Europe’s first “ultra-fast” charging station, at Kleinostheim near Frankfurt, Germany. The station includes four charging points, each with a capacity of 175 kW using the CCS standard. The company told Charged that the CCS chargers are backwards compatible and there’s also a charger available that is suitable for… Read more »

Fastned wins 4-million-euro grant to build 25 fast charging stations

The German Ministry of Transport has awarded €4.1 million ($4.8 million) to network operator Fastned to support the buildout of 25 fast charging stations across Germany. Each station will include multiple chargers that can add more than 155 miles of range in 20 minutes. Fastned expects to open the first stations early next year. The… Read more »

ABB to deliver 117 more fast charging stations for German highways

Global electronics giant ABB has received an order from energy supplier EnBW for 117 rapid charging columns to be deployed at Tank & Rast service stations on German highways. EnBW ordered 68 stations from ABB last year. The fast charging stations, which are now being installed, have a charging capacity of 50 kW and feature… Read more »

Tritium to provide 52 custom-built Veefil-UT fast chargers in Hamburg

Australia-based Tritium has won a tender to provide 52 Veefil-UT fast chargers for German power distribution company Stromnetz Hamburg. The chargers, which support both CHAdeMO and CCS fast charging standards, have been adapted in partnership with Stromnetz to comply with German regulations and retain their signature small footprint. Each will feature an 11 kW AC… Read more »

Fastned expands into Germany with highway fast charging stations

European fast-charging network operator Fastned has acquired its first 14 locations in Germany. Each location will include multiple fast chargers, which will be upgradable to power levels of 150 to 350 kW. The new charging stations will be conveniently located along major highways. Fastned is cooperating with hotel chain Van der Valk and property developer… Read more »

Fast-E project to install 278 dual-mode fast chargers in Germany and Belgium

Long-distance electric driving in Europe is getting easier by the day, as DC fast-charging stations sprout up along the continent’s highways. The Fast-E project, co-financed by the European Union and nine companies, will install 241 fast-charging stations in Germany and 37 in Belgium, spaced every 80 km along main motorways. A sister project will add… Read more »

Volkswagen demonstrates Golden Test Device for EV charging interoperability

Germany’s SLAM project (Schnellladenetz für Achsen und Metropolen, or Fast Charging Network for Road Axes and Metropolitan Areas) is one of seven “flagship projects in electric mobility” recently designated by the German government (via Green Car Congress). Partners in the €12.9 million ($14.6 million) project include Volkswagen, BMW, Daimler and Porsche. SLAM’s mission includes setting up… Read more »