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Posts Tagged: Electric Vehicles in Germany

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 »

German government announces 1 billion euro EV and PHEV subsidy program

Several European nations, notably Norway and the Netherlands, offer generous incentive programs to support e-mobility. Germany, the continent’s largest auto market, has been a conspicuous exception until now. This week, the German government announced a new incentive scheme worth about 1 billion euros ($1.13 billion). The costs are to be shared equally between the government… Read more »

New report from JATO details German EV market

Germany is Europe’s third-largest market for plug-in vehicles, and sales are growing quickly. However, electrified vehicles still represent a minute fraction of the overall automotive market, and better information for consumers will be necessary to get the country to start plugging in. These are among the conclusions of a new report from London-based automotive business… Read more »