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Partnership opens first of 3 public CHAdeMO fast charging stations in Berlin

Project partners The New Motion, e8energy, Citroën and Total recently opened the first of three public fast charging stations in Berlin. The stations use the e8energy @fix fast charger, featuring an integral Type 2 connector (AC, up to 22 kW) and fast charging CHAdeMO (JEVS G105) socket (DC, up to 20 kW). The @fix charging station is also available with the CCS Combo 2 (IEC 62196-3) output jack.

Use requires a charge card—which can be ordered free of charge—from network operator The New Motion. This not only allows charging at all The New Motion charging stations, but also at those of its roaming partners Ladenetz.de.

Customers of Citroën Multicity Carsharing Berlin—with a total of 350 Citroën C-Zero BEVs—will find a charging card in their vehicles for use at the quick charging stations. Drivers will be able to charge the battery of the vehicle to 85% of maximum within 40 minutes.

The charging points are located at three different Total stations. The first is in Berlin-Mitte (Holzmarktstraße 36-42), the other two will be in Friedrichshain (Margarete-Sommer-Straße 2) and Prenzlauer Berg (Storkower Straße 174).

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Partners with the new @fix fast charger and Citroën C-Zero. Note the hydrogen (Wasserstoff) stand in the background. Click to enlarge.

The New Motion operates more than 11,000 intelligent charging stations—currently the largest network in Europe.



Low capacity (20 to 22 KW) chargers may be OK at shopping mall, cinemas and restaurants, where people would normally stay about 2 hours but it is not enough for road side quick charges.

Future road side public quick chargers will have 3 o 5 times that capacity.


Ordinary Level 2 chargers are enough for stays of 2 hours.  That's sufficient to half-charge a Leaf or fully charge most PHEVs.  Even Level 1 would be a great help in many places, it just isn't promoted enough.


I wonder how they calculate the cost.


Future extended range BEVs with 120+ kWh battery packs will need higher capacity public quick chargers.


BEVs with 120 kWh battery packs won't need to be charged for days at a time in normal commuting use.  Quick chargers on highways are another matter, but Tesla seems to have the model for that well in hand.


Even Tesla quick chargers are being upgraded to 135 KW units to satisfy current Model S-85.

Near future Tesla Model S-150+ will need upgraded 200+ KW quick chargers along highways.

It is not a major challenge.


Not only is it not a major challenge, but the ability to go days without charging also means that just plugging into your standard 110 V 15 A outlet when not in motion is sufficient to keep all but the most heavily-driven cars from running the battery flat.  Just plugging in for 10 hours overnight would feed a Model S roughly 38 miles' worth of juice, nearly twice the average daily commute.  The need for special chargers at home practically goes out the window.


Well said. Future extended range BEVs with 150+ kWh (*) battery pack will recharge on long trips every 4 to 5 hours or so, much like we currently do with ICEVs.

Yes, for average daily usage (41 miles), an overnight Level I or II charger will be OK.

(*) those 150+ kWh battery packs will probably be smaller and lighter than the current 85 kWh units.


Car charging is a very concept by them, sometimes people face the problem for charging their car battery those are running in the battery. These type of things are helpful for the car users and it ca charge in a short period.

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