German energy supplier EnBW is consolidating its fast-charging infrastructure for electric cars in the north of Germany. The company has started construction of a new fast-charging park in Dätgen (Bordesholm/Schleswig-Holstein), about an hour's drive north of Hamburg. With its direct connection to the A7, this is ideally located, especially for long-distance travellers, and is scheduled to go into operation as early as April 2023. In February 2023, EnBW will put another large fast-charging park into operation on the A23 near Tornesch (also in Schleswig-Holstein, around 30 kilometres north-east of Hamburg).The new fast charging park in Dätgen (Bordesholm) is equipped with 24 state-of-the-art HPC (High Power Charging) charging points. These enable drivers to charge their electric car with a charging capacity of 300 kilowatts. This allows them (depending on the capacity of their vehicle) to charge fresh range of up to 400 kilometers during a 20-minute charging stop. Travellers in Dätgen (Bordesholm) can therefore cover a distance to Münster, Kassel or Berlin after a full load. The generous canopy of the charging park not only protects the shoppers from the weather, but also contains a built-in photovoltaic system. The solar power generated on site supplies the charging park, surplus electricity flows into the local distribution grid.With over 800 locations, EnBW operates by far the largest fast-charging network in Germany. In total, the company has already set up 1,000 fast-charging locations. At the structurally completed but not yet operational locations, motorists can charge as soon as these locations have been connected to the power grid by the local grid operator.