Allego and Fortum Charge & Drive are starting a pan European project of interoperable charging network in metropolitan areas and along highways, based on High Power Charging architecture and smart e-charging hubs. The planned charging network will facilitate metropolitan areas in more than 20 countries until 2025.
The project named MEGA-E is selected and advised for co-financing by the European Union. The plan covers 322 Ultra-fast chargers and 27 smart charging hubs throughout 20 European countries. Through the joint project Allego would continue to develop charging network in Central Europe and Fortum in the Nordic region. Roll-out is planned to start after financial closing which is expected in the first half of 2018. The project starts in Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and United Kingdom.
Anja van Niersen, CEO of Allego said, “Around 70% of traffic in Europe takes place in urban areas, where the CO2 impact is the highest. With the charging network of MEGA-E we facilitate several forms of e-mobility and support emission free travelling not only within, but also from one metropole area to another.”