Published March 1, 2021
Ukraine has one of the most developed infrastructures of electric filling stations for electric vehicles. As of the beginning of 2020, there are already about 6,000 gas stations in Ukraine. We are talking only about public and public chargers, excluding gas stations in private houses and residential complexes.
According to open sources, today in Ukraine there are already more than 20 different companies that provide their services to owners of electric vehicles. As a result, a problem arises: to charge a car at a gas station of each specific brand, you need to install a separate application. This is exactly the problem the PlugBe team is trying to solve - we have created an application of the same name, which contains gas stations of all companies, ready to use. You can find a gas station, reserve a seat, charge cars and pay for a charge. In addition, we have a dozen additional useful features. To find out more - check out the app.
The map of electric stations on the PlugBe website allows you not only to see where the stations are, but also to get additional information. In particular:
Moreover, the PlugBe electric station map allows you to plan a route so that during the entire time travelers you are within the electric stations (if this is, of course, possible). All this information is available for free on the site, and eventually will appear in the application. If you want to follow the status updates - leave your mail here, we will let you know when the application is ready.
Are gas stations available 24/7?
Usually - around the clock, but sometimes gas stations can be located on the territory of shopping centers, parking lots of shops or restaurants, closed complexes. Such places operate according to their own schedule and are not accessible outside of business hours. The refueling station map shows all refueling stations together, but it is worth additionally checking their opening hours.
What does "parking fee" mean?
Some charging accommodation in places where parking is paid. Therefore, the tariff for electricity is indicated separately, and separately - additionally for parking.
Why not at all gas stations I can book a seat and pay online?
Some charging stations do not have the ability to reserve a seat, as well as systems for online calculation. In this case, the payment is either absent, or it goes in cash with the owner of the charging station.
Why is it important to indicate the make of the car?
This is necessary so that only those charging stations that have a connector and a charging cable required for each specific vehicle appear on the map of electric stations.
In Ukraine, about 20 different companies install and provide access to their electric stations. The electric station map contains all of them:
In addition, there are establishments and private companies that independently install electric refueling stations, rather than integrating them into a separate network.
In Ukraine, the most popular electric filling stations with three types of power:
11 кВт — the most popular, thousands of such gas stations
22 кВт — about 500-600 gas stations with this capacity. Refueling with this power is:
50 кВт — the least common charging stations, but - the best, since they are able to charge the car much faster. In Ukraine, such charging stations are installed by DTEK under the Yasno brand. They are in Kiev and popular tracks.
Here we have collected the most popular connectors, most often found on cars on Ukrainian roads.
Type 1 or J1772.
This is a 5-pin connector most commonly used by American and Asian car manufacturers. Such chargers, in particular, are installed on the first generation Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi electric cars.
Type 2 or Mennekes.
This is a 7-pin connector that is very often used by Asian electric car manufacturers. Usually cars with such a connector can receive up to 43 kW, but in Ukraine it is 22 kW. Cars - second generation Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi, Hyundai, Kia.
This is a 2-pin connector that can receive a powerful charge of energy up to 50 kW or more. Designed to charge the car in the shortest possible time. At some powerful stations through CHAdeMO, you can charge a car up to 80% in 30 minutes. Auto - Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.
This is a combined type of connector that allows you to charge a car with the maximum power of the car and the station itself. The CCS Combo can transfer up to 100 kW and charge the car very quickly. Auto - BMW i3 / i8, Audi e-tron, KIA, Jaguar iPace, European version of Tesla.
All this and other information, a map of electric stations, as well as access to them is in the PlugBe application. Go on and find out more.