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E.ON wins contract to install charging networks for BMW in Germany

E.ON SE has won a contract to install and operate electric vehicle charging networks at Bayerische Motoren Werke AG production plants, development centers and offices in Germany. E.ON said the contract with the automaker, or BMW Group, is the largest order for its e-mobility business to date.

The contract will see the installation of more than 4,100 new charging points, around half of which will be publicly accessible.

E.ON plans to install alternating current charging stations with 11 kW output and direct current fast charging stations with 50 kW output. Renewable electricity will power the stations, it said in a Dec. 12 news release.

A large portion of the charging points will be located in the greater Munich area, with others installed in Berlin, Leipzig, Regensburg, Landshut, Wackersdorf and Dingolfing.

Target completion date for the project is sometime in 2021 but the first charging points are already online.

Drivers of BMW Group company cars in Germany will also have the opportunity to charge their vehicles at home through an E.ON product that offers the assembly and operation of chargers in a garage or other private parking space.