BMW, E.ON and Siemens have completed the installation of 8 DC fast-charging stations on the A9 highway linking Berlin to Munich in Germany as parat of the framework of the “Electromobility Connects” Bavaria-Saxony showcase sponsored by the German government.
|The A9 fast-charging corridor links Berlin and Munich. Click to enlarge.|
The fast-charging stations are placed at maximum intervals of 90 kilometers (56 miles), thereby facilitating electric long-distance traffic along a stretch of more than 430 kilometers (267 miles) on one of the busiest traffic axes in Germany.
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 (22kW AC).
Access to the charging columns is provided through an “SMS payment system”, i.e. 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.