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Epyon Opens Europe’s First Commercial Fast-Charging EV Station

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On May 25, 2010 @ 3:00 pm In Green Transportation,TransportationTuesday | No Comments

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Good news for European electric vehicle fans–a company called Epyon [2] recently opened Europe’s first commercial fast-charging station [3] in the Netherlands. The system can reportedly pump out 50 kilowatts of power–enough to charge a nine-person taxi van–in just 30 minutes.

Epyon’s system offers some impressive features, including the ability to charge multiple vehicles at the same time, remote configuration, and an Internet-based system that lets Dutch utility Essent bill customers for use. The Netherlands-based station will be used to charge two nine-person taxi van EVs [4] from local taxi company Kijistra.

The introduction of a fast-charging station in Europe isn’t that big of a deal in and of itself. But the implications are important–fast-charging stations will be necessary if EVs ever become mainstream. So here’s hoping Epyon’s system is the first of many throughout the continent!

+ Epyon [2]

Via Green Car Advisor [5]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/25/epyon-opens-europes-first-commercial-fast-charging-ev-station/epyon/

[2] Epyon: http://www.epyonpower.com/Home/Epyon_Power.aspx

[3] fast-charging station: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/05/austrian-company-turns-phone-booths-into-electric-vehicle-charging-stations/

[4] EVs: http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/30/an-ev-for-the-people-all-electric-nissan-leaf-to-cost-25280/&sa=X&ei=n_X7S6_bHY3KNcSK7NQB&ved=0CBsQzgQoADAA&usg=AFQjCNHntSqWn1cmJmTLnU2NPPi-FhGBxg

[5] Green Car Advisor: http://blogs.edmunds.com/greencaradvisor/2010/05/first-commercial-fast-charging-station-for-evs-in-europe-enters-operation.html

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