Electromobility is something we hear more and more often about. What exactly is electromobility?
A fashionable trend that will pass away? Or maybe something that will permanently and radically change our lives?
In Poland and Slovakia, we have known about electromobility for a long time. Older people probably remember the cult Melexes that are currently experiencing their second youth. Tesla, an American cult EV, has many fans because of its performance and technology. But there are still a relatively small number of electric vehicles on our roads, although their number is growing rapidly.
About the project
Poland at the beginning of 2017 was a blank spot on the electric map of Europe.
There were not more than 150 chargers in the country, and most of these were AC. Traveling between Polish cities by EV, for example, Warsaw and Gdansk, requires at least 2 days, lots of planning, and the need to have contacts with people who can help to charge the car. In Slovakia, the existing network of charging facilities needs to be extended in order to not become the bottleneck of electromobility development in this region. However, there are EU projects being implemented in both countries helping to change this.Dowiedz się więcej
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As a result of these projects, a large, fast and ultrafast charging network will be created in Poland and Slovakia. Stations will be conveniently located along the main transport corridors, as well as in cities with high demand for charging. The distance between the stations will be between 85 and 100 km. At each of the publicly available stations, generally open 24/7, you will find facilities to be able to spend time at while charging.
Charging an electric vehicle is not always just about connecting it to a home socket. There are various charging options that allow you to charge the batteries at different times for different rates. The voltage in your home socket is 230 V, which gives a maximum power of 3-7 kW depending on the electric vehicle. Charging time takes up to several dozen hours. If we want to do it faster, we have to use the so-called fast/quick charging technology.
The average city BEV (battery electric vehicle) travels about 120 km on a single charge. It's easy enough to drive the daily limit - on average, we all travel about 45 km a day, regardless of the type of car we drive. However– stopping for a few hours break every 100 km is out of the question.
The speed of charging depends on many factors: on the battery level (up to 80% will be charged quickly, the rest will be much slower), technical parameters of the vehicle, type and current usage of the charger, and external conditions. The energy consumption in the battery also depends on many elements: speed, air temperature, and whether you use heating or air conditioning.
Currently, there are numerous different chargers on the market that allow charging at different speeds and with different connection types. In the case of fast charging, car manufacturers use several standards, so if we want to be sure that we are able to charge our vehicle at a given station, it is good to ensure that it provides support for our standard.
How to use the network?
Using the network is very straightforward.
It consists mainly of fast chargers and you can charge almost every electric vehicle on the market, thanks to the fact that the GreenWay chargers are equipped with all generally available charging standards. The only thing you need is an access card. To get it you need to register with the operator.
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