Pfalzwerke has announced plans to set up fast-charging stations at more than 90 branches of the Globus DIY chain by 2023. The Hyperchargers are to be supplemented by AC charging points with 22 kW.
According to the Pfalzwerke announcement, the aim of the cooperation is to equip as many Globus locations as possible with fast-charging infrastructure, using "so-called Hypercharger charging stations with more than 100 kW" - in other words, the fast-charging station from the South Tyrolean manufacturer Alpitronic.
The charging points are to have "at least" two charging points, and each charging point is to have more than 100 kW of charging power available. Pfalzwerke does not specify which charging standards the charging points are to have in the announcement. The Hyperchargers are available both in a CCS-only version and with one or two CCS cables and a CHAdeMO cable. In addition, there are to be an unspecified number of 22 kW AC charging points.
The charging stations are roaming-capable and should therefore be able to be used with all common access systems and charging rate providers, with the exception of the AC chargers, where the first 90 minutes will be free of charge, according to Timo Huwer, spokesman for the Globus Fachmärkte management. "With the e-car charging stations, we are offering our customers another future-oriented service as part of our environmental and sustainability measures," Huwer said.