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

2y 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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