MOSCOW, January 10 (Itar-Tass) — The first recharging stations for electric cars will be opened in Moscow at the end of January or the beginning of February 2012, representative of the Moscow Unified Power Grid Company Vitaly Strugovets told Itar-Tass.
In his words, first of all four recharging stations will be set up at 36, Sadovnicheskaya Street in Moscow.
An official at the Russian Energy Ministry, in turn, said that 28 recharging stations of various kinds are planned to be created in Moscow and in the region.
The pilot project for the development of the infrastructure for electric cars in Russia envisages creation of 15 stations of the first type with AC current and capacity up to 3.5 kilowatt. Their voltage pattern will be at 220 volts with single phase connection and maximum current of 16 amperes (recharging time is eight to ten hours), the officials said.
Another ten stations with AC current in three phase connection will have the capacity up to 22 kilowatts, voltage pattern 380 volts, the maximum current 32 amperes and the recharging time from four to five hours, the officials said.
The remaining three stations of the third type with the DC current of the CHAdeMO standard will have capacity of 50 kilowatts, voltage pattern 600 volts and the recharging time about 20 to 30 minutes, the specialists said.
All the above-mentioned stations will be united into a network. A special software will be worked out for the network management, the officials said.
Currently, the infrastructure for electric cars is being formed in the world, the officials said. For instance, at the beginning of 2011 China created a network of 25 recharging stations to serve electric taxi cars. Germany and Denmark plan to launch first stages of the electric recharging stations in the near future.
Japan is the world’s leader in the sphere. In 2010, the country worked out and adopted the world’s unified standard for the electric cars’ recharging stations, the specialists reaffirmed.
The development of the network of electric car recharging stations will make it possible to create an appropriate infrastructure for the full scale use of electric cars in Russia, which is able to improve significantly the environmental situation in Moscow and in other cities of Russia in the future.
In addition, the growth of the electric transport share will make it possible to increase efficiency of the power generating infrastructure and use of the operating facilities. The present-day efficiency of their use is about 65-70 percent.
In particular, the recharging of the biggest part of the electric transport in night will allow the city to fill the schedule of the power grid loading and level up the electricity consumption in the off-peak period.