The charging station is located next to the so-called Big Tesco in the commercial area of the Králové Hradec Retail Park. “There is a similarly large terminal only in Lovosice,” noted Tomáš Chmelík, Director of ČEZ Charging Stations Division.
Over the weekend, electric car owners had the opportunity to charge their car in less than an hour using a 50 kilowatt charger while shopping. Currently, at a rate of thirteen crowns per kilowatt-hour, which amounts to less than eight hundred crowns when charging the battery from zero to full. Under normal conditions, a kilowatt-hour is enough for modern electric car engines to drive five kilometers.
“At Hradec Králové, we offer slow, medium and most expensive express charging. Electricity prices at charging stations will depend on the evolution of energy prices.”
ČEZ, along with Retail Park and McDonald, which owns a facility in close proximity to the charging station in Králové-Hradec, plans to replace some racks early this year with 150 kW ultra-fast charging outlets with a half-hour charge time, and then 300 kilowatts with a delay of only fifteen minutes is necessary for a full charge.
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“The time has come when there will be more electric cars parked in the shopping areas than before. Thanks to the new charging station, we are ready for it in Hradec Králové. The Retail Park location near the D 35 motorway will make it possible to satisfy even passing drivers. ‘,” says Jaroslav Obat, CEO of Retail Park.
“McDonald’s priorities include the development of electric mobility facilities within the framework of sustainable operations. Today, 43 charging platforms are available to drivers in the Czech Republic at 17 institutions,” added Ivana Prosica, McDonald’s Chief Financial Officer for Development in the Czech Republic.
The Hradec Králové and Pardubice regions currently offer 67 public charging stations, mainly in regional and former cities. “During the first half of this year, e-car drivers in both regions consumed 280,000 kWh of environmental energy, which is a 41 percent year-on-year increase,” EEZ spokeswoman Sarka Labakova Berankova added.
“More than four thousand electric cars have been added to the Czech Republic this year. Although people mostly charge their cars at home or in businesses, the pressure on public charging stations is increasing,” added Tomasz Dzurrilla, Director of Electric Mobility in CEZ.
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ČEZ wants to launch 800 charging platforms nationwide by 2025. Today, they offer nearly 460 of them and can service 920 electric vehicles at the same time. Each of these 14 charging stations can charge more than six e-cars at once. The capacity of the charging network in the exclusive economic zone is 27,000 kW, which is the output of a medium-sized hydroelectric power plant capable of supplying electricity to a city of 75,000 people.
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