Volkswagen AG with its charging and energy company Elli has reached the next milestone: With 400,000 charging points, Elli now operates Europe’s largest charging network with over 800 suppliers in 27 countries.
- Milestone of 400,000 charging points reached – charging in 27 countries
- 25,000 charging stations from Vattenfall and Fastned in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands and France, among others
- “With our Elli brand, we offer the largest ecosystem for drivers of electric cars in Europe and continue full speed ahead in our work to expand the charging network,” says Elke Temme, SVP Charging & Energy at Volkswagen AG.
Adding around 200,000 new charging points
Volkswagen AG with its charging and energy company Elli has reached the next milestone: With 400,000 charging points, Elli now operates Europe’s largest charging network with over 800 suppliers in 27 countries. Over the past 18 months, the network has doubled in size by adding around 200,000 new charging points. Elli recently expanded its network in Western and Northern Europe with Swedish Vattenfall and the Dutch fast charging company Fastned.
Quick and easy to use and, above all, available throughout Europe: the charging network of Volkswagen AG’s subsidiary Ellis is being expanded. In the process, the company has entered into a large number of alliances and collaborations, including with energy suppliers such as Enel and Iberdrola, the petroleum group BP and the joint venture company IONITY. The goal of the work is simply to provide drivers of electric cars with an easily accessible interconnected international charging network. Currently, around 800 suppliers are integrated.
Most recently, Elli added approximately 24,000 Vattenfall stations in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands and Norway along with 1,000 high power charging (HPC) stations operated by Fastned in the Netherlands, Germany, the UK, Belgium, France and Switzerland. A few months earlier, the network was greatly expanded in the UK with 6,800 charging stations powered by BP Pulse.
– The key to an electric everyday life is simple charging without worrying about the range, says Elke Temme, CEO of Elli and Senior Vice President for Charging & Energy at Volkswagen AG.