Who is it for?
Our fast chargers are suitable for a brief stop, after which EV drivers quickly can go on their way. Ideal for stops at retail locations, meeting venues, or roadside restaurants.
But they’re also ideal for EVs that must be charged quickly for the next trip or the next client, for example shared vehicles, e-taxis, or fleet cars for large organisations. The fast charger is suitable for every electric vehicle with a fast-charge option.
How fast charging works
EV drivers whose vehicles have a fast-charging option can charge at up to a maximum of 24kW (with the IES DC wallbox) or 50 kW ( with the Efacec QC45). In concrete terms, this means a fully electric vehicle can be charged two to six times as fast as with a different charger, depending on the battery capacity. Charging and charging speed depend on the following factors:
- the car;
- available capacity.
The car. There are two international fast-charging standards: AC (43 kW) and DC (24 kW and 50 kW). Car manufacturers also make use of three different standards and types of plugs:
- CCS Combo (DC), for example for the BMW i3 and the VW e-Golf.
- CHAdeMO (DC), for example for the Nissan Leaf and the Mitsubishi Outlander.
- AC (AC), for example for the Renault Zoë and the Tesla Model S.
Allego’s fast chargers comply with the international standards and are equipped with various types of plugs. This means that every electric vehicle with a fast-charge option can charge there.
Battery capacity. The capacity of an e-vehicle’s battery plays an important role in how quickly it can be fully charged. With the Efacec QC45 fast charger, a fully electric vehicle can be charged to 80% capacity in 20 minutes. The IES DC Wallbox charges an empty electric vehicle with a battery capacity of 20 kWh in one hour. The speed is also dependent on the battery’s temperature and state of charge.
Simultaneousness. The Efacec QC45 fast charger can charge simultaneously on AC and DC. That means that two vehicles can be charged at full capacity at the same time. The fast charger can also be connected to a charging plaza, which allows regular and fast charging to be combined.
Available capacity. Simultaneous AC and DC charging at full capacity with the Efacec QC45 fast charger requires electrical capacity of 3 × 125 amperes at the location. Fast charging a single vehicle requires 80 amperes. Charging with the IES DC Wallbox at the location requires electrical capacity of 3 × 40 amperes. The electrical input of the Wallbox can be reduced to 3 × 32 amperes. If you have less electrical capacity available, charging capacity will decrease accordingly.
Allego Fast Charger Corridor
Allego is developing and operating a European Fast Charger Corridor. In consultation with you, we can analyse your location to see whether it fits into the Corridor. Depending on the features of your location, we will then install 1 or more fast chargers. We’d be happy to discuss our business models with you. An appropriate solution is always available.