Objective 2020: to create in Europe a network of super-fast charging for electric cars

BMW, Daimler, Ford y el Grupo Volkswagen con Audi y Porsche construirán una red de carga ultrarrápida en Europa

BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen with Audi and Porsche will create the largest network of super-fast charging in Europe.

In these last few weeks, we are echoing many movements that are making the major automobile manufacturers with respect to the electric vehicle. For example, recently, Daimler AG announced that it will invest 10,000 million euros for the development of its new family of vehicles. To this we may add the fact that Volkswagen is studying to build a factory to produce batteries for the new electric that will launch on the market, or that Mazda will focus on electric mobility in the coming years.

In summary, the leading manufacturers have already decided to join the transition to electric. However, the news that we focused on today is the memorandum signed by the BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche. A memorandum of understanding to create what will be the electric charging network more powerful in Europe.

The goal you seek to achieve these great automotive is to deploy quickly a number of charging stations that allow the displacement of long-haul drivers of pure electric vehicles. As is logical, this infrastructure will encourage the mass deployment of electric cars battery in a short period of time.

Tesla Superchargers

A response to the network supercargadores of Tesla Motors that are distributed by some european countries.

In comparison with the charging points currently available, the new network of super-fast charging shall consist of with power levels of up to 350 kW. The deployment of this new network will begin from 2017. The initial target will be set at reaching the 400 stations in Europe. For the year 2020, the users of a pure electric vehicle will have access to thousands of points of load of high power.

Looking for offer a loading experience located almost at the same level of fuel in service stations-conventional, the network will launch BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche will be based on the technology standard System, Combined Load (CCS). Any electric vehicle prepared to accept all the power charging stations will be able to make use of this network. Regardless of what brand they are.

¿A response to the network supercargadores of Tesla? Although a priori it does not seem so, it is clear that we are before a response to the infrastructure that the company led by Elon Musk has unfolded by the old continent (especially in nordic countries). Although in your case, a few points of super-fast charging for the exclusive use of vehicles of Tesla Motors. And since we are talking about the “supercharger” Tesla, it is interesting to remember the important announcement of the manufacturer a few weeks ago, stating that it will no longer be free for new customers from the year 2017.