Fast-charging stations for electric cars already at five central locations

AMAG Automobil und Motoren AG has stated its aim to install fast-charging stations for electric cars at a total of 13 central locations in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. A total of 52 charging points with a maximum output of 360 kW per charging station will be made available. The first two fast-charging stations went into operation in March 2023 at AMAG Oftringen and AMAG Sihlbrugg. Three more installations have been added since then – one at AMAG Winterthur, one at AMAG Chur and one at AMAG Vaduz in Liechtenstein. This expansion drive is one of the cornerstones of the AMAG climate and sustainability strategy and is intended to complement the general expansion of the AMAG charging infrastructure.
AMAG Vaduz

AMAG Automobil und Motoren AG has already started operating one each of a total of 13 planned fast-charging stations for electric cars at AMAG Oftringen, AMAG Sihlbrugg, AMAG Winterthur, AMAG Chur and AMAG Vaduz in Liechtenstein. As well as being open to the public, all these stations are in close proximity to busy transit routes and the motorway. Good accessibility was ensured when selecting the locations – so that as many electric car drivers as possible can benefit from the charging stations. It is possible to obtain electricity with a maximum output of up to 360 kW at each of these fast-charging stations. 

Five more fast-charging stations planned

Five more fast-charging stations are expected to open at the beginning of 2024 – in Rheinfelden, Zuchwil, Bern, Crissier and Petit-Lancy. The remaining three stations are scheduled to go into operation later next year. ABB’s Terra 360, one of the fastest all-in-one chargers currently on the market, is being used at all locations. Terra 360 delivers high performance, flexibility and ease of use.

Wherever possible, the energy is always supplied via a direct connection to the power grid; however, if the municipality’s grid infrastructure cannot cope, AMAG Automobil und Motoren AG uses a ‘peakshaving’ system, in which the electricity is stored in a battery in order to still enable the highest charging capacity. The purchased electricity is paid for with a charging or credit card. Charging with the new AMAG customer app or the AMAG charging card, which can also be combined with a credit card function, is very straightforward.

Frank Böhmerle, CTO at AMAG Automobil und Motoren AG: ‘With our fast-charging network, we are creating the basis for offering our customers security of price and supply for their electromobility needs.’

The most attractive possible framework for electromobility

The expansion of the fast-charging network operated by AMAG Automobil und Motoren AG is one of the many cornerstones of the AMAG Group’s efforts to make the framework for electromobility as attractive as possible – in line with its climate and sustainability strategy. By 2025, the AMAG Group will also install around 1,000 more charging stations at its sites, of which 250 will be open to the public.

In addition, the car parks operated by AMAG will, wherever possible, be partly converted into charging parks, where customers can rent parking spaces with charging stations for short or long periods. Currently, the Utoquai, Kongresshaus and Messe car parks in the city of Zurich can also be used as charging parks. The AMAG Group’s sustainability strategy also includes installing solar panels for photovoltaic (PV) systems on 75,000 square metres of the roofs on its own buildings by 2025.


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