On Wednesday (31 May), German power company, E.ON announced the purchase of 4,500 additional fast charging stations for electric vehicles (EV) from Italian manufacturer, alpitronic.
The stations are planned to be used in customer projects and for public charging by 2025, E.ON said.
“The energy transition in transport toward electric mobility is in full swing. Electric driving is easy, fun, saves CO2 and is becoming interesting for more and more people. At E.ON, we offer our customers everything they need to make the switch, both privately and for business. Our long-standing and successful partnership with alpitronic is a central element for this. It enables us to further promote the expansion of the European charging infrastructure and thus ensure more climate protection in transport,” said Patrick Lammers, Member of the E.ON Board of Management.
E.ON has purchased the latest generation of alpitronic fast charging stations with outputs between 50 and 400 kilowatts (kW), the company said. The stations are able to cover a wide range of charging needs, including ultrafast charging on the highway, to megawatt charging for heavy commercial vehicles.
“A green turnaround in transport that is to succeed, because it convinces end customers, requires a dense network of reliable charging points. Our partnership with E.ON, which has grown over the years, makes this possible. As specialists in power electronics, our hyper charger product line provides the reliable, efficient, forward-looking solution for our partner E.ON in expanding the charging infrastructure throughout Europe,” said Philipp Senoner, CEO and co-founder of alpitronic.
Additionally, E.ON and alpitronic are “pooling their expertise” in the introduction of charging solutions for heavy commercial vehicles and future megawatt charging. The first pilot sites with current fast-charging infrastructure for trucks are to be established at various European locations by 2024, E.ON said.