Prague to see 100 new fast EV charging stations by 2025

by   CIJ News iDesk III
2022-06-20   16:55

Prague will see 100 new fast charging stations for electric vehicles (EV) by 2025, according to a memorandum of cooperation Prague energy distributor Prazska energetika (PRE), the city of Prague and carmaker Skoda Auto signed today.

PRE launched the largest charging station in Prague today, near the Congress Centre, which can charge up to 15 EVs at one time.

There are over 15,000 pure electric cars and plug-in hybrids in Czechia, with Prague registering the highest number. The country has about 2,000 charging points.

One hundred high power chargers (HPC) should have some 200 points in Prague by the end of 2025, each with a minimum capacity of 150 kilowatts (kW).

"Prazska energetika has been investing in the charging infrastructure development for 10 years. We rank among the market leaders in this area," Pavel Elis, PRE board chairman and CEO, said today.

"We have launched almost 400 charging stations not only in Prague but we are also building a backbone network all over the Czech Republic," he said.

Prague's climate plan counts on at least 10,000 public charging stations to be in operation by 2030.

Out of a total of 2,393 battery EVs, Skoda Auto delivered 832 units to the Czech market last year. Its Enyaq iV was the best-selling EV with 738 units. Skoda Auto also sold over 1,000 plug-in hybrid cars Superb and Octavia.

Source: CTK