First 3-in-1 fast-charging station for electric vehicles

Alpiq E-Mobility will present a 3-in-1 fast-charging station for electric vehicles to trade visitors at the Suisse Public fair. The newly developed station combines three plugs for electrically powered vehicles with fast-charging connections.

Alpiq E-Mobility will showcase the new charging station as the first of its kind. The 3-in-1 fast-charging station was developed by Swiss firm EVTEC and is the first station to be compatible with every model of electric vehicle, thanks to the various plug types with which it is equipped. This innovative new model rounds off the Alpiq range of charging stations.

At the moment, electric vehicles in Europe are equipped with three different plug systems. The "ChaDeMo" system is generally used in Switzerland. German vehicle manufactures will launch vehicles equipped with the combo system in autumn 2013, while French electric vehicles are equipped with the type-2 plug. The new charging station supports all of these systems.

With this innovation, owners of electric vehicles receive the certainty that they will be able to charge their vehicles at all of the EVite fast-charging stations. The EVite project aims to establish a comprehensive network of fast-charging stations across Switzerland that are compatible with every model of electric vehicle. Alpiq is a partner and founding member of this initiative.

Note: Suisse Public – Swiss trade fair for public enterprises and administrations. The new charging station will be displayed at the stand of the Alpiq-subsidiary Mauerhofer & Zuber SA, stand B022, in Hall 1.2. The trade fair is being held from 18 to 21 June 2013 at Bernexpo in Berne.