Hybrid vehicles can also charge at GOFAST, although their smaller batteries and plugs are not designed for fast charging.
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Yes, all cars can charge at GOFAST, as all our locations offer charging options for plug types "CCS", "CHAdeMO" and "AC Type 2".
At more and more locations, there is also the "DC Type 2" plug for Tesla vehicles.
We do not yet know the Tesla model 3 delivery timing in detail but expect the first deliveries in Europe to take place in 2019. In any case, all Tesla cars, including the model 3, are able to fast charge at GOFAST.
By the end of 2018, around 30 locations will be in operation. Over the next few years, we will build a nationwide network of 150 locations, all with multiple charge points.
We follow the trends and the technical developments closely to ensure that our customers always have the right charging infrastructure. Most new cars being offered over the coming years will be able to fast charge at rates between 100 and 150 kW. That is why GOFAST was one of the first providers worldwide to install charging stations with a charging power of up to 150 kW, back in 2016. Should the cars be able to charge even faster in the future, we will be happy to offer even higher charging power to our customers.
The charging stations built by the Swiss manufacturer EVTEC can charge up to 4 vehicles simultaneously. GOFAST usually installs the charger so that 2 cars can charge at the same time.
Product offerings and billing is handled by your charging service provider (mobility provider). We recommend that you contact your provider directly – click here to find the contact details of the most important charging service providers:
Our charging stations are part of the swisscharge.ch network. As a customer, you pay by customer card (RFID card) or smartphone app. Guests (customers without membership) can simply scan the QR code displayed on the charger’s screen with their smartphone, enter their credit card information and immediately start charging. But also customers of other charging services can use our chargers.
The most important providers of compatible charging services are:
When charging at home, you usually pay around 20 - 25 Rp per kWh for electricity, maybe slightly less at night. Due to the powerful grid connection we need (up to 150 kW per charging station), the energy supplier often charges GOFAST so called demand charges on top of the regular kWh fees - up to CHF 1'000 per month and location. With currently only a limited number of customers per location, GOFAST may actually end up paying more for electricity than a residential consumer.
In addition, the large investments in our high-tech charging infrastructure as well as costs for operation, maintenance and rent are to be factored in as well.
GOFAST only uses and provides electricity from 100% renewable sources.
Switzerland has no comparable subsidies, nor is the construction of fast charging infrastruktur financially supported by the government. However, some cities, municipalities or cantons offer subsidies when buying an electric car or the reduction of car taxes.
No, no personal adapters or cables are required when fast charging at GOFAST. Our stations have the respective cables and plugs already attached.
When charging an electric car, the electricity must always be converted from the grid (Alternating Current / AC) to be stored in the battery (Direct Current / DC). During slow charging, this power conversion takes place in the car itself. However, for space and cost reasons, the conversion performance in the car is very limited. During fast charging, therefore, the conversion takes place in the outside charger. Our chargers are 15 - 30 times more powerful than the charger in the car.
Detailed information can be found here:
At more and more GOFAST locations GOFAST locations our customers* are receiving information and special discounts for local shops and restaurants by e-mail as soon as charging starts.
* Currently, the charging services of swisscharge.ch and Energie 360° provide the necessary information to inform you about local discounts. This service is being expanded to all locations in the near future.