Whether to St. Peter Ording or via Hamburg to Denmark – many attractive destinations can be reached by e-car from Tornesch in Schleswig-Holstein. EnBW is providing the necessary range: the Baden-Württemberg energy company is starting construction of a fast-charging park in Tornesch. As early as the end of the year, drivers will be able to charge their e-cars at the state-of-the-art charging site directly on the A23.
The large-scale charging park is located about 30 kilometres north of Hamburg and will be equipped with eight charging points. E-car drivers charge at so-called High Power Chargers (HPC) with an output of up to 300 kilowatts. Depending on the input power, a vehicle will charge up to 400 kilometres of range during a 20-minute charging stop. The fast-charging park will have a large roof area. The roof not only protects those charging from the weather, the installed solar panels generate solar energy that is used directly to operate the charging park. As at all EnBW locations, drivers in Tornesch also charge with 100 percent green electricity.
In addition to locations on long-distance arteries, EnBW also provides a wide range of fast charging options in the city centre. For example, drivers can charge their cars in numerous car parks of large and small retail chains throughout Germany. And the energy company is not slackening in its efforts for the future: By 2025, EnBW will have 2,500 fast-charging locations in operation, for which it is investing well over 100 million euros annually. “We expect the number of electric cars in Germany to reach 15 million by 2030 and therefore assume a total demand of 130,000-150,000 fast charging points. With the advances in fast-charging technology and our consistent push for fast-charging infrastructure, we are confident about this growing demand in Germany,” says Timo Sillober, Chief & Sales Operations Officer and the person responsible for electromobility at EnBW. www.enbw.com