Charging infrastructure for e-campers in Europe

Charging infrastructure for e-campers in Europe
Prague Labs
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With our electric camper you are part of the e-revolution in camping! You would like to start a trip with our e-camper, but you are not sure whether you will find enough charging stations in the holiday destination of your choice?

No problem, in this article we tell you which charging infrastructure for e-campers you can find in European countries. We then answer the most important questions on the subject of charging infrastructure for electric campers.

Charging infrastructure Germany

This sign shows you where to find charging stations
This sign shows you where to find charging stations

Germany has greatly expanded its range of charging stations. You will now find around 55,570 standard charging points and 10,231 fast charging points. The number of charging stations is thus greater than in most other European countries, but the ratio of charging stations to electric cars in the country is still expandable. This charging station map gives you a precise overview of where you can find charging stations in Germany. You can also use the Chargemap app to easily find charging stations in your area throughout Europe.

Charging infrastructure Austria

There are about 18,646 charging points in Austria, of which about 2,238 are fast charging points. On Austria's motorways you can find an e-charging station about every 80 kilometres, off the motorways you will find a charging station about every 30 kilometres. https://www.adac.de/news/ladesaeulen-oesterreich/

Charging infrastructure Switzerland

The charging infrastructure in Switzerland is also extensive. A high density of around 7200 charging stations ensures that you always have a charging point nearby. https://www.energieschweiz.ch/tools/ladeinfrastruktur-schweiz/

Charging infrastructure Italy

There are a total of around 17,397 charging points in Italy. Most of them are in northern Italy, while the number of charging stations in southern Italy is significantly lower. When travelling to Trentino or South Tyrol, you don't have to worry about electricity, as there are plenty of rest stops with charging stations on the Brenner motorway.

Charging infrastructure Poland

In Poland, the charging infrastructure is developing only slowly. You can currently find around 1,498 charging stations here. Between the major cities via the motorways, there are plenty of offers for you. However, when travelling to the lake regions in the north-east and north-west of the country, you should fully charge your e-camper in advance and plan your route accordingly.

The best charging infrastructures: Netherlands, Norway & Sweden

In the charging network ranking by the Association of the Automotive Industry, the Netherlands takes first place. In second and third place - Norway and Sweden. Currently, there are approximately 82,263 charging points in the Netherlands. This means that the Netherlands has the best charging infrastructure in Europe. In Norway you will find more than 16,000 charging points, in Sweden more than 10,370.

Charging infrastructure for electric campers: Frequently asked questions

Here we answer the most frequently asked questions about charging infrastructure for electric campers.

Can I charge my E-Camper at any charging station?

Yes, you can charge your e-camper at any public charging station. Many European countries already have a good charging infrastructure, but you should still prepare for the journey and check beforehand where you can find charging stations. In some countries or regions, the charging infrastructure is not yet very well developed, which is why you should also adapt your route to the available charging points.

What types of charging stations are there?

A distinction is made between two types of charging stations. DC (Direct Current) means direct current and AC (Alternating Current) means alternating current. DC points are also called fast charging stations and AC points are called normal charging stations.

Woman at DC charging point
Woman at DC charging point

AC charging stations are much more compact, but the charging process also takes longer here. Because of the lower power, a complete charging process takes several hours.

DC charging stations, on the other hand, are designed for fast charging and are therefore more suitable for public locations.

Can e-campers be charged overnight?

In principle, you can charge your E-Camper overnight. However, you should not use public charging stations for this. If you want to charge your electric camper overnight, then use an Schuko charging cable at a household socket. However, we recommend that you use public quick-charging stations during the day.

What will 1 kWh of electricity cost at the charging station in 2022?

Here, the prices differ somewhat, depending on the country and provider. In Germany, 1 kWh of electricity at the charging station costs an average of 44 cents at AC charging stations and 54 cents at DC charging stations. On Chargeprice.net you can compare the current charging prices and even plan your route within Europe.

How do you pay at a charging station?

There are several ways to pay at a charging station. https://ladenetz.de/

One option is to pay with a charging card. This requires registration with the provider before charging. In the meantime, several providers have joined forces to form a charging network. This makes it possible to charge and pay with a charging card at several providers.

Payment at charging station with charging card
Payment at charging station with charging card

You can also pay at charging stations via app. Use the app to scan the QR code displayed on the charging station. Then select your preferred payment method to complete the charging process.

At some charging stations, you can also simply pay by EC or credit card.

By the way, our e-camper comes with a charging card, so you don't have to worry about it and can simply pay at the charging station of your choice.

How long does an E-Camper have to be charged?

The charging time for our E-Camper is 1h 50min to reach a 100% charged battery. For an 80% charged battery, our Pössl E-Vanster must be charged for 30-45min when the battery is empty.

Can I charge my E-Camper for free?

Yes, you can charge your electric camper for free at some public places. Free charging stations are operated by municipalities or energy providers, and you can usually find them at shopping centres, public car parks or garages. With a little research on the internet, you can usually quickly find free charging stations in your area. You can also use the app "mehr-tanken".

Now that you know everything there is to know about the charging infrastructure, you can set off on your next journey with our Pössl E-Vanster without any worries.

We wish you lots of fun camping,

Your FreewayCamper-Team