Originally published on EV Obsession.
The Berlin to Munich electric vehicle fast-charging corridor has now been completed, according to recent reports.
The new, German EV fast-charging corridor is composed of 8 different DC fast-charging stations spread out along the A9 highway. The corridor was created — by BMW, Siemens, and E.ON — with the intention to function as part of the “Electromobility Connects” Bavaria-Saxony showcase (sponsored by the Deutschland government).
The various EV fast-charging stations have reportedly been spaced apart from one another at distances of no more than 90 kilometers (56 miles) — thereby making the corridor of use to most of the electric vehicles on the market currently. The full corridor stretches across a distance of over 430 kilometers (267 miles).
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With the project’s completion, Allego GmbH assumes commercial operation of the stations. Initial availability to some of the stations for the public began in May 2014, linking Munich to Leipzig. With the installation of the final station in Dessau, the corridor was completed. In compliance with the EU Directive on the Deployment of Infrastructure for Alternative Fuels and the standardization roadmap of the National Platform for Electromobility, each column can be accessed via CCS (50 kW DC) and IEC type 2 (22 kW AC).
Access to the charging columns is provided through an “SMS payment system”, ie the charging columns can be operated with any mobile phone that is activated for German payment services. DC charging costs €3 per 10 minutes charging time, AC charging costs €2 per 30 minutes charging time. All the fast-charging stations also have been connected to a trans-regional charging roaming system.
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