AC charging means ‘alternating-current’ charging. Due to the low capacity of the inverters built into vehicles, there are very few cars that are able to use its full output. Charging equipment is usually capable of providing 43 kW of power with Type 2 stecker and 22 kW of Type 2 socket. There are also some car models that can charge quickly on the AC connector: Renault (22kW or 43kW ).
It depends on the battery’s capacity and its level of charge. Current statistics show that it takes 1 to 1.5 hours for our customers to charge their cars in one sitting.
DC charging means ‘direct-current’ charging. Chargers with a capacity over 40kW are called ‘fast chargers’. These are usually direct-current (DC) chargers.
It depends on the battery’s capacity and its level of charge. Current statistics show that it takes 25 to 40 minutes for our customers to charge their cars in one sitting.
You will need to pay to use our electromobility service from 15 January 2020.
Setting up and operating the requisite infrastructure incurs considerable costs so we would not be able to improve our network if the service were kept free.
At the moment, you can purchase units of charging. Normal AC charging is 29 RON and high - power DC charging is 44 RON.
You can find a clear overview of the process here click here for details.
In these cases you can, of course, resume charging. Please let our on-site assistants know and they will take the necessary steps in consultation with Customer Services.
The Customer Service is available 24/7, access this link for contact details.
All the charging posts we installed feature 1 CCS, 1 CHAdeMO and 1 Type 2 connector. The rated output is 22kWh for normal (AC) charging and 50kWh for high-power (DC) charging.
Scenario 1: The vehicle has stopped the charging session.
Scenario 2: The charger has stopped the charging session and has entered emergency mode due to a vehicle malfunction.
Please also note:
Our assistants will take the necessary steps for you. If you, however, want to connect/disconnect the cable yourself, please avoid stopping the charging session using the disconnect button in the driver’s compartment of your vehicle. This may disrupt the processes of the connected system, thereby causing the charger to become unavailable for other users. However, if such a disconnection does occur, please notify our assistants at the station.
We have the following types of connectors available: Type 2 (Mennekes) (AC) for models: Tesla Model S / X / 3, VW eGolf, Reanult Zoe, and with a Type 2 - Type 1 adapter cable you can also charge Nissan LEAF, Kia Soul, Peugeot iOn.
Two types of direct-current (DC) chargers are widely used in Europe. The CHAdeMO system, developed by Japanese car manufacturers, is used by Nissan, Kia, Mitsubishi, Citroen and Peugeot, while the CCS connector, an upgraded version of the Type 2 connector, is mainly supported by European car manufacturers such as BMW and Volkswagen. To charge a Tesla Model S, an adapter can be used for the CHAdeMO connector.
It’s possible that the Type 2/Type 1 adapter cable supplied by the manufacturer in the Opel Ampera’s accessories may not be able to be used to start the charging process. The reason for this is that one of the pins on the Type 2 adapter cable’s connector was made shorter by the manufacturer, meaning proper physical contact is not made. This is due to a safety requirement because the manufacturer recommends using a normal AC charger for this model. An adapter cable is commercially available that can be used to start the charging process for this model.
If this happens, we would be grateful if you would report it to our assistants at the station. It is also worth noting that the charger’s cooling fans may start up during normal operation. They emit a clearly audible noise which is a part of normal operation so, in such cases, the charging session should not be interrupted and the emergency stop button should also not be used.