Using electricity from renewable sources, e-mobility is essential to the success of the energy transition. We’re doing our part: Our high-performance charging stations will keep your electric vehicle zooming on the open road.
Demand for electric vehicles is exploding. The range and charging time are key factors for people who want to purchase an electric vehicle. Naturally, no one wants to waste hours in their day watching their battery slowly charge. According to ADAC Ecotest, a long-range electric vehicle has a range of 300 kilometers – and the ability to add another 200 kilometers in 30 minutes of charging time. This is where Comfort Charge comes into play. We already have one of Germany’s largest high-speed charging networks with 160 stations. And in the next three years, this will expand to include hundreds more.
Quick charging – how it works
You can charge your electric vehicle at rates of up to 22 kW at standard AC charging stations – but our quick DC chargers are capable of 150 kW. Most electric vehicles use direct current and just need a special connector for quick charging. The CCS has become the standard in Germany and throughout Europe. The increased power dramatically reduces the amount of time needed for charging: You can add up to 100 km in just 10 minutes – quickly and easily with the app, a reloadable charging card or by credit card as needed.
Charging infrastructure as a service
We also help companies, communes and e-fleet operators expand their own infrastructure: MeineLadesäule offers a comprehensive range of services from planning to the backend software. We also help companies, communes and e-fleet operators expand their own infrastructure: MeineLadesäule offers a comprehensive range of services from planning to the backend software. In addition to our quick chargers (DC), we use wall boxes and standard chargers (AC) to charge vehicles at fast 11- or 22-kW rates. The “green boxes” already installed at the side of the road for fixed network and internet connections feature their own power supply and a digital measuring point for payment – reducing any additional construction to a minimum. We will also use this charging infrastructure to meet our own growing needs as we replace our entire fleet of company vehicles with electric cars starting this year. By 2025, 1,400 electric company vehicles will cut around 1,000 t of CO₂ emissions every year.
Best practice: Hamburg now hails green taxis
Hamburg aims to be climate-neutral by 2050 to keep the city a beautiful place to live. This means cutting millions of tons of CO₂ emissions caused by traffic alone. Electrifying Hamburg’s taxi fleet is a crucial step – and Comfort Charge is responsible for the charging infrastructure. Nine charging stations in the city of Hamburg offer taxis a special reduced rate – and quick charging means that passengers never have to wait for their rides. We also have charging stations in 15 cities and communities surrounding Hamburg to ensure quick charges on longer trips. It’s just one of the many ways we’re helping e-mobility make a breakthrough in Germany.