Electric City: Russelsheim takes 152 charging points

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Electric City: Russelsheim takes 152 charging points-city

The city of Russelsheim am Main makes a big leap forward when expanding their charging infrastructure for electric cars. At the beginning of September, Lord Mayor Udo Bausch, together with Opel Personal Officer Ralph Wangemann, put the first of three public loads with 152 charging points. The loading farm has been built on a now public car park in front of the workshand of Opel. In the future, citizens together with factory employees should be able to use the area at Mainzer Strabe to load their electric cars.

“Today is an important day for Russelsheim. As a city, we solve a first part of the promise that we have given to the Russelsheim citizens: that Russelsheim becomes electrical, “said Lord Mayor Udo Bausch. He thanked the federal government as a funicer, all partners and service providers of the project, in particular the Russelsheim’s stoneworks, which have provided for network expansion, as well as Opel, which provided areas. “From formerly private, company-owned employee parking spaces, public parks, also accessible to the general public have become available.”

Two more loads are shortly before commissioning. By the end of October, the city will then have a total of three charging farms with 540 publicly accessible charging points to parking spaces in the urban area. Up to 250 other public charging points, distributed to the whole urban area, should succly follow in the coming weeks and months. With the project Electric City, a total of around 1200 charging points in the urban area are to be created by spring 2022: about 800 public and almost 400 private. To 67.000 residents calculated this means a loading density of a public charging point each 84 citizens or citizens.

“Projects like, Electric City Russelsheim ‘are lighthouses that create an important basis for the mobility of the future. With the establishment of a sustainable charging infrastructure, we support sustainable and clearly our climate protection goals. And at the same time, we support the economy based in the Russelsheim in the development and establishment of e-mobility.”- Udo Bausch, Lord Mayor Russelsheim

Loading at the Russelsheim charging farm to AC normal load points with AC and a charging power of up to 22 kilowatts. The duration for a full load is dependent on the charging power of the charging station, the capacity of the battery and the charging technology of the electric car between two and four hours.

Charging current with and without contract

If you want to load on one of the public Russelsheim Electric City charging columns, there are different tariff and contracts open to this. Since the charging columns will be operated by the Stadthwerke Russelsheim in the future, the spontaneous store is available without contract loyalty (Adhoc-Loading) the green electricity of the Stadtwerke. Who binds at least three months to the stream of stadtwerke, can save money compared to the spontaneous shop with the “eco-electric mobile” tariff and also refuel the roaming network outside Russelsheim, the roaming network.de. About the roaming partner can also load any stream of each third-party power supply on an Electric City Charging Station, which for the cooperation network of Loading Network.de.

So that the current can then be assigned to the right customer and can be charged correctly, the city of Russelsheim keeps up to four different ways ready to authenticate for a charging process. The city is based on all current, but also on standards still under development.

First, the charging card is to be called the loading point for the charging by simply stopping to the RFID field of the charging station. An advantage of RFID cards is the comfortable handling. The municipal utilities will also provide their electricity conductors.

With many additional information, such as the current occupancy of charging columns or across the tariff, the smartphone apps of the various charging tariff and roaming providers are waiting for. In Russelsheim, this can be about the widespread app from Loading Net.de. Prerequisite for this is an existing internet connection.

Also dependent on the Internet is the adhoc charging, which works without contract binding. For this, the customer data and a means of payment must be deposited before loading on the website of the electricity provider (here: Stadtwerke). The website can be reached via a QR code attached to the charging column, which is scanned with the smartphone camera.

A fourth, but only future variant will be Plug & Charge. The technology for billing is integrated directly into the charging electronics of the electric cars so that it will be possible to pay even without cards, apps or QR codes – just by connecting the charging plug. This authentication form is currently still in the development and first pilot phases and should be recorded as an update to the Electric City charging columns.

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3 thoughts on “Electric City: Russelsheim takes 152 charging points”

  1. Have you ever wondered the motorists where you want to load?? I would prefer to load when shopping. What benefits me a loading point in front of the workstor if I need to charge after 2h??

  2. If I’m not Employees of Opel, my wife must drive me from home with their parallel vehicle in the convoy to the loading park and then take me home again. After hours, she has to go back to me again so I can pick up the full vehicle. Did I understand that correctly?

  3. Good morning
    My cart tolerates only max 3.9kw AC cargo. I do that at home over solar / net. DC fast loads would be desirable. Also argues the question of who stores there, because in Russelsheim felt more AMG’s ride as electros.


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