27. 7. 2023

Electric vehicles drew 12% more electricity at ČEZ in the first half of the year. The most powerful Czech network has added 56 stations this year

*ČEZ has commissioned 56 new stations so far this year
*The construction of ultra-fast charging points continues, with drivers already using 20 of them
*ČEZ will make thousands of stations abroad available to drivers this year through roaming
*Drivers have drawn a record 2.3 million kWh of green electricity from ČEZ stations so far this year
*The amount of electricity drawn per charge is growing
More than 50 new charging points, a 12% year-on-year increase in total emission-free electricity consumption, and a 14% increase in average energy drawn per charge. These are the main contributions by the largest Czech public charging network to the electromobility boom in the Czech Republic. So far this year, ČEZ has increased its total network capacity to 36.3 MW, mainly thanks to the accelerated construction of high-speed stations. Combined with the proliferation of charging points, this means reductions in the time drivers spend charging or waiting to charge. The network is growing thanks to a European grant from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme, funds allocated by the Operational Programme Transport and ČEZ Group's own resources.

ČEZ remains the driving force behind the development of the public charging infrastructure for electromobility in the Czech Republic. More than 2.3 million kWh of clean electricity flowed from its charging points into car batteries between January and June, five times more than in the same period five years ago. The charging speed for drivers at ČEZ is on average the fastest in the entire country, thanks to the highest output of the entire charging point network, which reached 36.3 MW at the end of June. This is mainly thanks to the installation of new ultra-fast stations with outputs of up to 360 kW, where people can, for example, replenish the energy needed to travel from Prague to Brno in 10 minutes. ČEZ plans to build around 40 of these this year. The downtime while waiting for a free charging plug is effectively eliminated by charging hubs, places with a larger number of charging points where drivers can usually start charging immediately upon arrival. In addition to the more than 1,500 charging points in its own network, ČEZ offers its customers, through roaming, roughly the same number of connectors from other charging providers in the Czech Republic.

“We pay great attention to the expansion of electromobility at ČEZ. We are rapidly building new stations and also increasing their capacity. We basically try to incorporate at least one ultra-fast charging point, where drivers stay for only a few minutes, into every new charging hub we launch. Other options, led by roaming, are also improving service quality for customers. As a result, people can now charge at 3,000 charging points with our charging card or downloaded app. We intend to make thousands more connectors in neighbouring countries available to our customers in this way over the coming months,” says Pavel Cyrani, vice-chairman of the Board of Directors at ČEZ.

The most powerful stations in the ČEZ network




Mladá Boleslav, Olympia

D10, km 44

360 kW



360 kW

Loket, Bageterie Boulevard

D1, km 66

320 kW, 240 kW, 180 kW

Plzeň, Olympia

D5, km 76

300 kW

Loket, McDonald´s

D1, 66. km

300 kW

Šlovice, Benzina

D5, km 83, direction Rozvadov

225 kW

Unčovice, McDonald´s

D35, km 253

225 kW


ČEZ has long maintained the highest share of charging points on the Czech market (currently around 40%) More at http://www.elektromobilita.cz/cs/mapa-dobijecich-stanic.html

Two cars can charge simultaneously at each station, so the network can supply green energy to the batteries of 1,140 electric vehicles at any time.

Drivers used ČEZ charging points more than 123,000 times between January and June this year. The average electricity consumption per “refuelling” increased by 14% to 19 kWh.

The busiest stations in the network, with annual consumption in the tens of thousands of kWh, are located in Prague, in the Central Bohemia Region, and on the main D1, D5, D10 and D11 motorways.

When using the network, users identify themselves through RFID cards or the FUTUR/E/GO app before recharging. This streamlines charging by pairing phones with charging stations, locating the nearest charging point - including the arrival time - and showing the current availability of the points. More than 80% of the ČEZ network currently features 50 kW charging points, but the share of ultra-fast stations is growing rapidly.