Map Shows Where Fast Chargers Will Be Installed In Europe

DEC 23 2014 BY MARK KANE 5

Fastned charging station

Fastned charging station

As we already reported, the European Union, under the Trans-European Transport Networks (TEN-T) program, intends to install 155 fast chargers in four countries: 30 in the Netherlands, 23 in Denmark, 35 in Sweden and 67 in Germany.

CLEVER will take on the duties in Denmark and Sweden, while FastNed will focus on the Netherlands and Germany.

50 kW chargers will be installed throughoutt corridors along major highways and here we present the map with important roads in the 2013-EU-92043-S TEN-T program. Those marked by violet bubbles will get chargers and all four countries will be better connected.

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Brian Henderson

The use of “Fast Chargers” in the title does not provide a lot of meaning, or context to the type and speed of the charging facilities. The previous article used “Quick Chargers” in the title.

The issue stems from a number of charging station network vendors referring to using AC L2 (Level 2) EVSE as fast charging. Thus we now need to qualify as DC EVSE as DC Fast Charger, Quick Charger, or Rapid Charger. Perhaps we should quantify with type of power and the maximum power capability? eg: DC 50 kW charger, or AC 7 kW charger … further dropping use of kW leaves just DC50, or AC7.



I agree, “fast,” and “quick” are pretty ambiguous.

I would use mph or kph instead of kW to rate charging speed. It will mean more to most people.

AC20 for a 20 mph EVSE (7 kW).

DC150 for a 150 mph Charger (50 kW).



Te European Union has defined charging Speed in a law.

Normal charging ist AC on Mennekes TYP2 Plug – only, and up to 22kw
Fast charging is AC on Mennekes TYP2 Plug or DC on CCS Plug and ist starting ABOVE 22kw.

These mentioned chargers above MUST have AC 43kw and DC CCS 50kw as a minimum requirement. Faster speeds are welcome.

Because CHAdeMO is widely used they inlcude CHAdeMO 50 kw as well.



The simplest and least subjective system is to use the ‘Level’ system. Level 1 is what you get out of a household socket (i.e. rather slow and up to about 2kW), Level 2 is what you get from a typical street-side EVSE (up to 7kW) and anything else – AKA something actually useful for a long distance trip – is Level 3 (22kW+). These can all, helpfully, be neatly abbreviated to L1, L2 and L3 and it leaves room for expansion. Why no-one else except me finds the idea of using utterly subjective and swappable words like ‘fast’, quick’ and ‘rapid’ utterly stupid, as a means to usefully describe EV charging levels, is a bit of a mystery. I expect has something to do with generally thick journalists and salespeople making the decisions rather than generally clever and insightful engineers.

Happy Christmas. MW

Robert Weekley
Martin, (& GSP), What about this – L1-15 (= Wall Plug at 15 Amps); L2-16 (= Wall Plug in Europe at 220V and 16 Amps or so, + North America Lower Powered 208-220-240V unit at 16 Amps Service – like what a Volt, Smart ED, or iMiEV use, as well as older or Basic LEAF’s); L2-30 (= L2 Service at 30 Amps, or a European Wall Box with 30 Amps Service); L2-48 (= L2 units like a CS60 Clipper Creek unit with a 60 Amp Breaker to serve up 48 Amps at 220-240V) L2-80 (= L2 Units like a CCS100 by Clipper Creek with 100 Amp Breaker to serve up 80 Amps, or a Tesla Model S HPWC at the same service); L3-20 (= Level 3 Chargers [CCS or CHAdeMO] at 20 kW Service, like the new BMW ‘Fast charger at ~ $6,495, or the CJ-23 ABB Unit also at 20 kW, either in CHAdeMO or CHAdeMO + CCS Offerings); L3-25 (= Level 3 Chargers at 25 kW, like the Fuji 25 Kw CHAdeMO units); L3-44 (= Level 3 Chargers that put out 44 kW, like the Nissan 44 kW CHAdeMO unit); L3-50 (= L3 Chargers that put out 50… Read more »