Stadtwerke Uelzen is pressing ahead with electric mobility: Eight ultra-fast chargers have been installed in Uelzen and the surrounding area, and two more will follow by the turn of the year.
The charging stations allow an electric car to be almost fully charged in as little as around 20 minutes. In-house testing of the charging stations will commence next week. This will be followed by the external test phase until the end of the year.
Currently, four rapid charging stations with a charging capacity of 150 kW and more are available for drivers of electric vehicles throughout Lower Saxony. With the construction of the ten new fast-charging points, each with a charging capacity of 150 kW, Uelzen and the surrounding area will have the most modern and most dense fast-charging network in the whole of Lower Saxony and will therefore create the best basis for switching to e-mobility. Charging can be conveniently started via a smartphone.
The “mycity E-Mobilität” project in Uelzen is being supported by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI – Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur) with funds totalling 150,000 euros within the scope of the funding guidelines for the charging infrastructure of electric vehicles (LIS – Förderrichtlinie Ladeinfrastruktur für Elektrofahrzeuge). The implementation of the funding guideline is coordinated by NOW GmbH. The federal government has allocated a total of 300 million euros for the nationwide expansion of charging networks for electric vehicles.