H ierzu the partners have signed a joint letter of intent. Together they want to set up a considerable number of charging stations at their own expense in a short time and thus significantly increase the long-distance suitability of electromobility Support 350 kW and thus enable significantly faster charging than current fast charging networks. Current CCS stations charge with up to 50 kilowatts. Construction will begin in 2017 and around 400 locations in Europe are planned as a first step. By 2020, customers should have access to thousands of high-performance charging points. The charging stations on motorways and highly frequented thoroughfares should be accessible to the public and thus enable electric driving over longer distances. Charging is to be further developed so that in future it will be as convenient as conventional refueling. In addition, the joint venture is open to cooperation with regional partners. The stations are to be handed over to operators later, so it is not planned to provide the electricity for free.
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Further charging infrastructure projects planned
The federal government is also working on a network of charging stations. A total of 300 million euros should be available for this. 200 million of them for fast charging stations, 100 million for normal charging stations. Investments in normal charging stations up to 22 kW are funded with a maximum of 3,000 euros, fast charging points up to 100 kW with up to 12,000 euros and charging stations with more than 100 kW receive up to 30,000 euros in funding. The pillars must support common standards such as Type 2 and CCS and be accessible for at least 12 hours a day.
In addition, the federal government wants to set up 400 fast charging stations at motorway service stations in cooperation with Tank & Rast. The cooperation partners want to share the costs. Tank & Rast will pay for the operating and maintenance costs.
The electric car manufacturer Tesla already has a network of fast charging stations that charge with up to 120 kW. A total of more than 1,500 charging places are available at the 264 superchargers in Europe.