merc, bmw, ford, VW & Porsche launch joint CCS charging network

1y ago


A joint partnership's been announced today between almost all the major car manufacturers that will see the installation next year of 400 "ultra fast" chargers across European motorways and major road networks.

BMW, Daimler, Ford, Audi and Porsche have all signed a "Memorandum of Understanding" supporting the installation of what they claim will be be the largest network of CCS chargers in the EU.

"A reliable, ultra-fast charging infrastructure is important for mass consumer adoption and has the potential to transform the possibilities for electric driving”

Mark Fields, President & CEO Ford Motor Co.

Power levels will be up to 350kW and installation will begin in 2017 with the first 400 units. The group says that number will be in the thousands by 2020.

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Comments (7)
  • Happy to help, Bruno! Agreed - in the states we have a network of free, paid, and shared charging stations, but most require another vehicle to meet all travel needs. Hopefully we get there. ⚡️

    1 year ago
  • @Greg @Simon Perfectly explained, useful information. I'm not from the States, but we also have plug—in stations scattered here and there. These stations were free to use for the past 5 years, to encourage people to buy electric vehicles. I've already accepted the Hybrid systems, but I struggle with full EV, either for the lack of stations or the battery capacity which, IMO, is still lacking. It only makes sense in the city, but you still need a second car for long distance travels. Thank you so much guys, I like to learn new stuff. 😉

    1 year ago


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