Greenway networkPress releasesUltrafast Electric Vehicle Charging in Poland a Significant Step Closer to Reality as GreenWay and Gdańsk Transport Company Sign Location Contract

 

Agreement is a significant, tangible step forward in bringing the most advanced EV charging technology to Poland

Gdansk – GreenWay Polska has signed an agreement with the Gdańsk Transport Company S.A. to place ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations (up to 350 kW) at multiple locations along the A1 highway in Poland.

This is a significant step forward after many months of complex preparatory work and negotiation and allows GreenWay to advance to the next stage of preparation.

The ultrafast chargers will greatly reduce charging time for users, increase the number of vehicles that can charge at a single location, help balance the energy grid, and overall enhance the GreenWay charging network in the country.

This ultrafast charging technology can provide up to 350 kW of power at once and charge up to six vehicles simultaneously. Energy flow to the vehicles is controlled by an energy management system and the internal capacity of each vehicle. With this power, charging a vehicle battery for 100 km can take less than 4 minutes.

 “Our mission is to make the journey by electric car a viable alternative to internal combustion vehicles, and thereby improve our air quality,” said Rafał Czyżewski, CEO of GreenWay Polska, “We already have several fast charging stations on the A1, and these will be complemented by the ultra-fast stations. We plan them mainly at intersections with other motorways, and on the A1 between the Tri-City and Łódź, on both Malankowo Rest Areas managed by Gdańsk Transport Company. These chargers will greatly enhance the GreenWay network and the experience for our users.”

„We are enthusiastic about the development of e-mobility in Poland,” said Torbjörn Nohrstedt, president of the board of Gdańsk Transport Company S.A. “We care about the comfort of people traveling on the A1 highway. The GreenWay idea related to the development of fast and ultra-fast charging networks of electric cars is a priority, as it fits into the protection of the natural environment and modern solutions desired by drivers today.”

The first stations of this type in the GreenWay network will appear in 2019.

By 2020, GreenWay Polska plans to install 200 charging stations for electric cars, including 10 ultrafast and 135 fast chargers. In areas with an increased demand for charging services, energy storage will be installed, which will shorten the waiting time for charging, as well as reduce the load on the power grid during peak hours.

The project is co-financed by the European Union under the Connecting Europe Facility.

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March 9, 2018

For further information, contact:

Aaron Fishbone, Communications Director

GreenWay Infrastructure

Aaron.fishbone@greenwaynetwork.com

+421 911 371 827