Powering up in the fast lane

  • Client

    Phoenix Contact E-Mobility GmbH

  • Services

    To recharge electric vehicles as fast as they can fill a gas tank.

  • Technologies

    Fast charging

  • Dates



Phoenix Contact E-Mobility GmbH has united with the BMW Group, Allego GmbH, Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche AG and Siemens AG to build up another innovation that could enable drivers to energize electric vehicles as quick as they can fill a gas tank.


The accomplices are working together as a feature of a consortium supporting the FastCharge look into venture, which was propelled in July 2016 with aggregate financing of 7.8 million euros from the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. In mid-December the organizations displayed their most recent advancement in growing quick and advantageous charging innovation for electric vehicles when they propelled the model of an accusing station of a limit of up to 450 kW. Electric research vehicles made as a major aspect of the venture were driven up to the ultra-quick charging station, where the accomplices showed that charging times of under three minutes can be accomplished for the initial 100 kilometers of range and 15 minutes for a full charge (10-80 percent condition of charge, or SOC for short).


The new charging station can be utilized with the expectation of complimentary immediately and is reasonable for electric models from all brands that convey the Type 2 adaptation of the universally broad Combined Charging System (CCS), as is generally utilized in Europe. As far as it matters for its, Phoenix Contact has contributed its completely CCS-good cooled HPC (High Power Charging) links, which help to meet the requests related with quick charging at high limit.


It is foreseen that quick, helpful charging arrangements will make electromobility considerably more engaging. Expanding the accessible energizing ability to 450 kW - which is three to multiple times what current DC quick charging stations can convey - is an essential when attempting to fundamentally cut charging times. The FastCharge venture is currently taking a gander at the specialized conditions that vehicles and foundation need to meet all together that these to a great degree high charging limits can be used.