After welcoming the IONITY superchargers network from Ford, BMW, Daimler and the VAG Group, the old continent will have a new network called MEGA-E . It is a pan-European project promoted by the Allego electricity company and the Scandinavian platform Fortum Charge & Drive, which has received funding from the European Union.
The project includes 322 ultra-fast charging stations and 27 smart centers or electronic recharging centers that will allow full recharge in more than 20 European countries by 2025.
First in Belgium and Denmark
The objective of this network is to connect metropolitan areas with an interoperable cargo network that adapts to all electric vehicles. The starting point for MEGA-E will be Belgium, followed by Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
As we anticipated, the goal is to install 322 ultra-fast charging stations (350 kW) and 27 unique electronic recharging stations in the stations. Although the project and financial decisions are already under way, Allego and Fortum are open to other partners and have yet to communicate more details about locations.
On the other hand, in December the first fast chargers belonging to the Ultra-E network began to operate in Germany , a project coordinated by Allego in which Audi AG, BMW i, Renault Magna or Bayern Innovativ were involved.
Four electric vehicles can be charged simultaneously in the stations, initially with 175 kW; in the spring of 2018, charging stations will be upgraded to allow up to 350 kW to be charged. With these new ultra-fast chargers, Allego is complementing its current fast charging network of 250 50 kW charging stations.
So the IONITY network, which will start operating this year with the first 20 charging stations located in Germany, Austria and Norway, will be joined by Ultra-E and MEGA-E, ready to supply a market in Spain.