Aral has put its first HPC chargers into operation under an existing filling station roof in Wuppertal. The two 300 kW columns, each with two charging points, are located at Nevigeser Straße 31. Aral will be opening further HPC infrastructure at filling stations in Germany in the coming weeks.
It is still rare for charging and refuelling to be offered under the same roof. Aral board member Patrick Wendeler therefore speaks of the opening of the HPC columns in Wuppertal as a "structural engineering peculiarity". This is the first Aral station in Europe where this approach has been implemented.
The petroleum company had initially opened five pilot charging parks in 2019, and then this summer held out the prospect of rolling out more than 100 fast charging points within a year at its German service stations. Now it says that this goal will be achieved on time: the 100 charging points at 25 stations will come online in January, it says, always two HPC columns with four charging points as in the case of Wuppertal.