First EV chargers at train station in Ukraine
Electric vehicle charging points have been launched at a train station in Ukraine for the first time. Two installations were commissioned at Kyiv-Passenger railway station, the main and busiest one in the country. In the future, Ukrainian Railway (UZ) plans to equip other railway stations with similar charging points.
The EV charging points at Kyiv-Passenger railway station were installed by ElectroUA, the Ukrainian supplier of the charging solutions for the electric cars. Each charger has two connections. As a result, they can charge four cars simultaneously with different types of connection points (CCS Combo 2 and CHAdeMO, Type1 and Type2). The charging tariff is 6.50 hryvnias (around 0.24 euros) per 1 kilowatt-hour. The estimated full charge time of Tesla 100D is about 2 hours, Nissan Leaf 2019 over 1 hour and BMW i3 about 40 minutes.
Kyiv-Passenger railway station handles around 23 million passengers annually (the entire passenger traffic of Ukrainian Railway was around 150 million people in 2019). Therefore, the EV chargers will be useful for the people who arrive at the station to welcome their friends and relatives. Ukrainian Railway also plans to lease this station to the private investor. The building of Kyiv-Passenger railway station has a total area of 407,000 square kilometres. 236,000 square kilometres will be rented to the investor for the 20-year period.