With around 2,400 filling stations in Germany, Aral is one of the “big players” on the filling station market. Last year, more than 100 quick charging stations for electric cars were announced. Now they want to give more material and with an announcement of 500 charging points over 120 filling stations will be adding up to the end of the year. This goes hand in hand with the formation of all activities in the e-mobility sector under the branding “Aral pulse”, which will be used in the future.
The aim is to increase its range of e-charging stations fivefold by the end of 2021. Around 40 locations in northern Germany are to be equipped by then; these values are also to be achieved in western Germany. With 25 locations in the east and 20 locations in the south, the expansion there is somewhat “thinner”, but the expansion of fast charging stations is also to be promoted in the future “Aral pulse”.
The charging technology is one thing, the suitable battery technology in the vehicle is another. In the case of the Porsche Taycan, the software-limited upper limit is currently 270 kW, for example. With a Tesla Model 3 LR it is 250 kW.
The current fleets on the market are not being used to the full. Purely from the data that Aral’s fast charging stations offer on paper, you can “fill up” a suitably equipped vehicle with electricity for a range of almost 350 km within 10 minutes. Aral compares this to the same amount of effort that would be required to refuel a combustion engine.
By the end of February, almost 100 charging points should be ready at 25 Aral filling stations. Depending on the charging point, between 300 and 350 kilowatts of charging power should be available there. You can use this overview to get an overview of the range of Aral pulse charging points.
The last point mentioned is often discussed in our comment columns on the subject of e-mobility.