E.ON SE and Danish electric mobility operator Clever A/S formed a joint venture to build and operate "ultra-fast" chargers for electric vehicles along freeways in Scandinavia, according to a Jan. 8 news release.
The joint venture plans to link cities in Denmark, Norway and Sweden through 48 charging sites slated to be operational by 2020. Of the total, 28 co-financed sites will be built in Denmark and Sweden, while 20 sites in Norway outside of the funding scope will also be deployed.
The project is being implemented under the European Commission's Connecting Europe Facility program. The first ultra-fast chargers in Halsskov, Denmark, were recently opened, to be followed by numerous other sites in Denmark, Sweden and Norway in 2019.
In the first quarter, the first large flagship site will also be opened near Fredericia, Denmark, according to the news release.
Clever and E.ON subsidiary E.ON Drive Infrastructure will remain competitors in other service categories, and E.ON Drive plans to deploy additional ultra-fast charging sites in Germany, the U.K., France and Italy under the EU program.