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Europe's largest electric vehicle charging park to be built in NRW



The project at Hildener Kreuz is an important step on North Rhine-Westphalia's path to a comprehensive charging infrastructure.

Numerous charging stations and a photovoltaic system whose electricity can be used directly or stored temporarily: This combination makes the recently opened EV charging park at Hildener Kreuz a showcase project for climate-friendly mobility. In the final stage of construction, what will one day be the largest charging park in Europe will have 112 charging stations. The capacity of the photovoltaic system will be equivalent to that of 100 average systems on single-family homes and will also relieve the public power grid.

The state of North Rhine-Westphalia is supporting the Hilden charging park to the tune of almost half a million euros. According to Economics and Energy Minister Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, the project at one of the state's transportation hubs makes an important contribution to a climate-friendly transportation system. "Our goal is to rapidly expand the charging infrastructure in North Rhine-Westphalia and to ensure that electric vehicles can not only be reliably charged at home from the wallbox, but also that a dense network of charging facilities is available at the roadside," explained Pinkwart at the opening ceremony.

In addition to Tesla and Rheinland Solar, the Dutch fast-charging station provider Fastned is also involved in the project on the premises of the Schüren bakery.