Germany’s Deutsche Telekom announced electric car charging project
The Bonn-headquartered telecommunications firm, Deutsche Telekom, has revealed plans to build an electric vehicle (EV) charging network in Germany.
The company will develop the network by adding power cables to fixed line and cable infrastructure boxes.
The firm will target existing grey cable boxes located on residential roads across the country, Reuters reported.
By upgrading cable boxes, the T-Mobile subsidiary has introduced a smarter, faster, and more cost-efficient system of building charging stations for EVs.
Europe’s largest telecom firm by revenue will upgrade the boxes to enable them to supply 11kW of power.
The charge on offer is significantly lower than other charging stations on the market. For example, Tesla’s Supercharger can provide approximately 150kW. However, the company suggests that with the location of the boxes users can charge their vehicles more regularly, meaning they will need less power each time.
Deutsche Telekom is also working on 100 fast-charging stations with 150kW of power to supply.
The firm announced it planned to establish 500 of these fast-charging stations by 2021.
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