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Aral accelerates ultra-fast charging expansion in Germany

Feb 17, 2021
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Aral, bp’s fuel retail brand in Germany, is expanding its ‎charging network of ultra-fast electric charging stations ‎–‎ operating under its new name ‘Aral pulse’ ‎–‎ ‎significantly faster than planned.

By the end of the year, Aral pulse will have 500 ultra-fast charging ‎points with a charging capacity of up to 350 kW each in operation at more than 120 Aral filling stations.

‎“Our e-offer is picking up speed. We will increase the number of our charging points fivefold this ‎year,” said Aral CEO Patrick Wendeler. “In view of the increasing demand for electric vehicles, the ‎time has come to accelerate the expansion of our charging infrastructure.”

Aral now unites all its e-mobility activities under the new name Aral pulse. The introduction of this ‎new brand underlines the importance of electric car charging for Aral’s future business.

‎“We want to provide the fastest and most convenient network of charging and, combined with our ‎high-quality services at our filling stations, we want to deliver exceptional customer experience and ‎innovative offers,” added Wendeler.

Aral pulse stands for the commitment and excitement to electrify the future. Starting with ultra-fast ‎charging on the road, Aral’s goal is to ensure that electric vehicle charging is as seamless, convenient ‎and as fast as possible. Aral wants its customers to spend less time worrying about charging, and more ‎time enjoying the journey.

By the end of February, Aral will operate 100 ultra-fast charging points at 25 filling stations. They are ‎powered by 100 percent green energy and have a charging capacity of up to 300 or 350 kilowatts, depending ‎on the location. A vehicle with the appropriate battery technology can be charged for a range of up ‎to 350 km in just over 10 minutes ‎–‎ as fast as refuelling at the pump. That’s the equivalent of driving ‎non-stop from Bochum to Hamburg.