The first ‘GOFAST’ fast-charging station, which has been marketed as ‘Supercharger for all’ in reference to Tesla’s proprietary charging network, opened in Airolo, Switzerland this week. As previously reported, the Swiss company behind the project, GOtthard FASTcharge, is planning over 150 of these fast-chargers at 100 locations by 2018.

The company will partner with service stations, restaurants and hotels along highways, and the charging technology, which has been developed by EVTEC, is compatible with SwissCharge.

Each station will be equipped with 3 charging options: CCS and CHAdeMO for DC fast-charging and a level 2 AC charger. The company claims that its system supports up to 150 kW output for the DC options – Tesla’s Superchargers currently support up to 145 kW.

While there’s currently no electric vehicle that can take 150 kW charging, the company sees the power rating as essential for the system to be future-proof. Until vehicles can support it, it is still useful to deliver more charge to more vehicles at the same time:unnamed (2)

Pricing:

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And here’s a gallery of GOtthard FASTcharge station:

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