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Electric cars can be charged for free during EXPO in Astana

5 July

The owners of the electric cars in Astana can recharge for free during the world specialized exhibition EXPO 2017. This can be done at the first industrial charging station for electric vehicles, which was officially opened on July 5, the "Khabar 24" TV channel reports.

"The new charging station is fundamentally different from all the previous ones. It is the first fast-charging station in Kazakhstan with a capacity of 50 kilowatts, that allows charging the battery of 24 kilowatts from 30% to 80% in 15 minutes, which is 48 times higher than the usual charging stations," television channel reports.

It is noted that already about 100 Kazakhstanis switched to electric vehicles of Tesla motors brand, the total number of electric vehicles in Kazakhstan is more than 200.

"While the electric vehicles are primarily designed to travel within a city, the further development of a network of fast-charging stations will allow you to make long trips more than a few hundred kilometres and long-distance trips. Despite the popularity of the Tesla model, there are many models of European, Asian production among the vehicles, for which our stations are already oriented, “ the material says.

According to the television channel, the universal electric vehicle charging station is suitable for 13 automotive brands of the world auto industry.

"During the period of Astana EXPO 2017 the electric car charging will be free of charge. The developed network of charging stations for electric cars will increase the number of owners of eco-friendly cars and the “green energy in general”,  the television channel sums up.

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