New ‘ultra-fast 350 kW charging stations’ for EVs to be deployed in Europe in partnership with Audi, BMW and others
Ultra E, a project born out of an alliance between European carmakers, utilities and other companies, announced the deployment of 25 new charging station for electric vehicles along the trans-European transport network (TEN-T).
The group is referring to the stations as “Ultra-Fast-Charging” and claims that they have a power output of “up to 350 kW” or more than twice the capacity of the currently most powerful DC fast-chargers available.
The network will be using the CCS charging standard and it will be connecting the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Austria.
Currently, there is no passenger electric car capable of charging at a rate anything close to 350 kW, Tesla’s vehicles have the highest capacity at 120 kW, but in the meantime, the network will be used by electric buses and trucks which are starting to be deployed.
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