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ČEZ to build 40 new ultra-fast charging stations for electric vehicles

Czech utility group ČEZ remains the main developer of the country’s public charging infrastructure for electromobility.

According to the company, more than 2.3 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of clean electricity flowed from its charging points into car batteries between January and June, five times more than in the same period five years ago.

The charging speed for drivers at ČEZ is on average the fastest in the entire country, thanks to the highest output of the entire charging point network, which reached 36.3 megawatts (MW) at the end of June. This is mainly thanks to the installation of new ultra-fast stations with outputs of up to 360 kilowatts (kW), where people can, for example, replenish the energy needed to travel from Prague to Brno in 10 minutes. ČEZ plans to build around 40 of these this year.

“We pay great attention to the expansion of electromobility at ČEZ,” said Pavel Cyrani, vice-chairman of the Board of Directors at ČEZ. “We are rapidly building new stations and also increasing their capacity. We basically try to incorporate at least one ultra-fast charging point, where drivers stay for only a few minutes, into every new charging hub we launch. Other options, led by roaming, are also improving service quality for customers. As a result, people can now charge at 3,000 charging points with our charging card or downloaded app. We intend to make thousands more connectors in neighbouring countries available to our customers in this way over the coming months.”

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