Electromobility is gaining momentum - the number of electrified cars on the roads is growing rapidly, but the public charging network is growing even faster. In the last two years, the number of public charging stations has more than doubled and new ones are created literally every day.
CEZ has the lion's share of this, which has just opened its 300th jubilee public charging station (which can also serve up to 600 electrified cars) - this happened in the city of Nymburk, where CEZ built it in cooperation with the Kaufland sales chain, with which has been cooperating for a long time on the development of the charging network (as well as with Shell and Benzina petrol stations or McDonald's restaurants). CEZ thus operates the largest domestic network of charging stations comparable to larger chains of conventional filling stations.
The strongest players in the field of electromobility / Current number of charging stations
CEZ / 300
PRE / 250
EON / 111
Ionity / 4
The opening ceremony was attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade and Transport Karel Havlíček, who stated dynamic construction of stations is good news for the development of electromobility in the Czech Republic. At the same time, he also promised that the state would invest 22 billion crowns in the development of charging infrastructure in the coming years, which he considers being a more efficient use of funds than direct financial incentives for buyers of electrified cars.
The rapidly growing number of electric cars is a clear trend. By building a reliable nationwide network of public charging stations, we support electromobility not only in the Czech Republic but also within the wider Central European region.
The total installed capacity of charging points in the ČEZ network is over 18,000 kW, which is, for example, the equivalent of a medium-sized hydroelectric power plant supplying emission-free electricity to households in a city of 50,000.
More than 6,000 electric cars and more than 3,300 plug-in hybrids currently drive on Czech roads. And the most important new models are just coming to market ...
There is still a long way to go to the 2,000 public charger line from the current roughly 700, but all energy companies, in cooperation with many other companies and with state support, are doing everything they can to make the charging network as dense as possible and not hamper the development of electromobility.