This is significant on many fronts. Of course frequently spaced and speedy charging infrastructure is critical to the expansion and growth of EV car usage. This also should be a great opportunity to co-locate energy storage and DC input from solar and wind. On Autobahns and motorways in particular space should allow for the perfect storm of locally generated renewable energy powering EV vehicles on their journeys. As I've said before, when you get the big brands committed play the game, things happen. Once again Tesla has stimulated the market to action.
A new joint venture has formed that will develop a high-power, EV fast-charging network in Europe has been signed by BMW, Daimler, Ford, and Volkswagen Group (including Audi and Porsche). In other words, these major auto companies are looking to finally catch up to Tesla on one of the most critical components of a healthy and vibrant electric vehicle ecosystem. This newly signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will reportedly see the firms cover common long-distance travel routes in Europe with high-power DC electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging stations that offer up to 350 kW in power. (For comparison, current non-Tesla EV “fast chargers” max out at 50 kW, while Tesla’s max out at 120–135 kW.)