Germany to Revolutionize E-Car Industry By Creating Charging Stations Out Of A Common Item
German-based telecommunications company Telekom plans to double the country’s current car charging capabilities. The company plans to open 12,000 more electric car charging stations by converting their network’s existing distribution boxes.
Sustainability Through Reuse
As originally reported in the industry publication Automobilwoche, Telekom’s initiative includes 500 100-kW fast-charging stations. The remaining stations will be used as level 2 charge points capable of a 22 kW charge rate. The innovative telecommunications company currently has two working prototypes and plans to begin deploying them this summer. Through reusing the network’s existing infrastructure, the plan will cost less than building new stations would and could reportedly be completed by 2020. While countries such as London and Norway already have programs in place that use existing street lamps and block heaters to charge electric cars, the scalability of Telekom’s plan is quite impressive.
Telekom’s plan addresses some of the challenges seen in most urban settings. Finding a parking spot in a densely-populated area can be nearly impossible, let alone finding a charging station. In addition, the time it takes to charge an electric vehicle can often deter their use.
Changing The Tide
By incorporating more charging stations into its urban settings through existing distribution boxes, Germany may begin to see more people choosing electric vehicles. On top of that, a fast-charging station can charge the electric cars up to 80 percent in half an hour.
Germany’s increased charging outlets will give the country the necessary boost it needs to catch up to the countries which are leading in electric vehicle usage.
Leading The Charge
Other countries, such as Norway, which has the highest per capita number of all-electric cars in the world, have already made great strides toward sustainability through their incentive programs which include priority parking and toll-free travel. In China, there are more than 600,000 electric vehicles and in the United States, 400,000 people had paid to be on the waiting list for Tesla’s newest electric model.
More in Uncategorized
11 años después de que el niño envía un regalo en una caja de zapatos recibe un mensaje que le cambió la vida
A veces, las cosas más pequeñas de la vida pueden tener el mayor impacto en nuestros futuros. Tomemos, por ejemplo, a...February 10, 2019
Una mujer ve un hombre llorando forzado a tirar el paquete en la basura del aeropuerto: lo que ella descubre es desgarrador
Es el tipo de inconveniente al que todos nos hemos acostumbrado en el mundo de los aviones de hoy: las reglas...February 10, 2019
Looking For Romance? Timeless Relationship Advice To Consider In The New Year Ahead
Navigating relationships and dating can be challenging, especially when you are single and looking to couple up with someone. Of course,...January 4, 2019
An Assisted Living Home Worker Inspired An Entire Movement With Nail Polish
We all know the bad reputation that assisted living facilities get. However, not all of them are alike. Some employ amazing...August 14, 2018
Estas fotos le muestran cómo es Corea del Norte en este momento
Probablemente hayas escuchado algo sobre la nación lisiada de Corea del Norte, pero no hay muchas fotos genuinas que muestren las...July 8, 2018
Conozca a las WAG de la Copa Mundial de la FIFA 2018
¡La Copa Mundial de la FIFA es uno de los eventos deportivos más populares del mundo y por una buena razón!...July 8, 2018
Man’s Video Goes Viral For Showing The Truth About Teacher Salaries
James Deming was tired of hearing the same thing over and over. His wife Courtney is an elementary school teacher in...March 22, 2018
Mattel Releases New Inspirational Barbie Dolls Just In Time For Women’s History Month
Mattel is rolling out 17 new inspirational women Barbie dolls to influence young girls to pursue their passions in any career...March 20, 2018
Google’s New Website Aims To Demystify Artifical Intelligence
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are subjects that are increasingly discussed in tech circles. But what exactly are AI and ML,...March 16, 2018