Q8 opens lightning chargers at the station Viborg Hovedvej in Tørring

On 3 October, Q8 will open three lightning chargers on Viborg Hovedvej in Tørring with the possibility of card payment and without a subscription.

Towards 2026, there will be rapid chargers at more than 100 manned Q8 service stations in a national charging network.

There are more and more electric cars on Danish roads, and the development continues. To make it easier to choose the electric car, Q8 is setting up 2026 lightning chargers at all of their manned service stations. And now lightning chargers are opening at Q8 in Tørring.

From 3 October, it will be easier to charge when the three lightning chargers on Viborg Hovedvej with a total of six charging points officially open.

The station is part of a rapidly growing network. In 2022, Q8 plans to expand the network of lightning chargers in Denmark with a minimum of 25 stations and 136 charging points.

“We clearly see that there will be more electric cars on the roads, and we would very much like to help push the development and of course also be relevant to as many customers in the local area and on the road as possible. That’s why we’re really happy to be part of the first round of the national rollout of charging stations,” says Bolette Rix, business manager at Q8 on Viborg Hovedvej.

At the future charging stations, you can pay both by card and with the app ‘Q8 Charging’. Regardless of which payment method you choose, there is no extra charge for charging if you are a customer or have a subscription with another operator. The price for electricity during flash charging is shown on the gas station’s pylon, just as we know it today for traditional fuels such as petrol and diesel.

“We want to ensure that you can leave the car on the road as easily and conveniently as you are used to with traditional fuel and with access to the security and service that you can get at a staffed station with the option of staying. It can be an obvious opportunity to take a coffee break, read the newspaper or think about a meal while you wait”, says Marc Skriver-Bayer.

Electricity makes us think in new ways

The power of the lightning chargers will be 150 kW, which is significantly higher than the current barely 50 kW on a regular fast charger, where it takes around an hour and a half for a full charge. A full charge can therefore be made in approx. a third of the time with a quick charger, depending on the capacity of the car and the battery. Q8 believe, however, that many electric drivers will invest in shorter charging times of 10-20 minutes in the long term.

“The electric drivers of the future will to a greater extent leave behind the immediate need. With a larger charging network, you can better charge for the next charging opportunity at work or at a service station with a charging stand. Our goal is to make it easy and simple to drive an electric car across the whole of Denmark,” says Marc Skriver-Bayer.

Together with the electricity company Skellefteå Kraft, one of Sweden’s oldest and largest electricity companies, Danish Q8 and Swedish OKQ8 have a common goal of establishing a minimum of 400 stations and 1,100 charging points with lightning chargers across the two countries by 2026.

Source: IT-Kanalen by it-kanalen.dk.

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