"The topic of electromobility is an important part of the process of the necessary energy transformation of the 21st century. ZSE City Hub starts a new era of urban charging with the highest unique power of up to 400 kW. With its complexity and innovative technologies, it is the first charging hub of its kind not only in Slovakia, but also in the region of Central Europe", said ZSE board member Juraj Krajcár at the opening ceremony.

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The new hub offers ten charging points with chargers from renowned manufacturers Alpitronic and Alfen. There are a total of six DC charging points, two of which are separate with a maximum power of 300 kW and four shared with a maximum power of up to 400 kW, while two AC chargers with four charging points with a maximum power of 22 kW serve as a supplement. The location is controlled by an intelligent load management system (so-called dynamic load management) distributing the available power between active charging stations.

Thanks to innovative charging, the station can charge cars of the latest generation up to 80% in just 18 minutes, future vehicle models even in 10 minutes when using the full power of 400 kW.To charge electric cars, 100% certified electricity from renewable sources produced by hydropower plants from Slovakia will be used, which ZSE Drive uses for the needs of all its chargers and charging stations.

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City Hub brings new services to a lucrative location in the bustling city center. It can also impress with the unique modern appearance of the glazed rounded facade, which in terms of shape and quality of execution follows the character of the Sky Park project.

The charging hub is designed in accordance with the philosophy of ecological sustainability with the ambition of achieving the level of LEED Gold certification. The roof has a vegetative character and contains greenery that does not require irrigation, which maintains moisture. The project's intelligent technologies minimize energy demand, water consumption, regulate energy for heating in winter and cooling in summer, and maintain indoor air quality.

In addition to the charging stations, the City Hub also houses an innovative ecological solution from the company Ecotank. It ensures the filling of washer fluid in a similar way to classic refueling, i.e. without the need for a plastic container. "We are looking forward to the new cooperation with ZSE Drive. It combines our efforts for sustainability and environmental protection. The long-term goal of Ecotank is to reduce the ecological footprint and contribute to the recovery of our planet. Since our establishment, we have saved hundreds of tons of plastic waste all over the world. With each new collaboration, our planet will be hundreds of kilograms lighter. At the same time, the location of Ecotank at the charging station on Landererová shows that ecological solutions can be simple and ingenious", commented the CEO of Ecotank, Juraj Saktor, about the cooperation.

For the construction of the charging hub, co-financing from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) of up to 20% was used for charging technology within the international EU project Multi-E. "Decarbonisation of transport is a fundamental element in the fight against climate change and improving the quality of life of European citizens. The Multi-E project contributes significantly to this goal by providing multiple zero-emission transport solutions based on alternative fuels for urban, regional and cross-border transport. The European Union provides significant funding to national and local projects aimed at developing sustainable transport solutions and will continue to develop these initiatives thanks to the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Support Facility (AFIF)," said Paloma Aba Garrote, Director of CINEA (European Climate, Infrastructure and Environmental Executive Agency - European Executive Agency for Climate, Infrastructure and the Environment).

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There are currently 489 charging points in the ZSE Drive network throughout Slovakia. 209 DC charging points have a power of 50 to 400 kW and 280 AC charging points offer power from 11 to 22 kW. In addition, another 120 ultra-fast charging points should be added in 2024.

The ambition of ZSE Drive is to bring the most modern technological solutions with a focus on ultra-fast charging. In 2018, the first ultra-fast charging station (350 kW) was built in the Budča location. This year, the first charging station for trucks with a power of 400 kW was opened at the EMPARK location near Trnava.

All types of charging use the advanced power management service based on GridX technology, which ZSE was the first company in the E.ON group to deploy in real operation at the Nivy shopping center location.

ZSE is also the leading partner of the V4Grid international project, financed under the Interreg Central Europe program, whose goal is to transform the existing Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technology, which facilitates the integration of electric cars into the electric grid, into a fully functional service in Central Europe.

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