Electric car charging station for DFS employees

21.08.2013.- DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung will be installing a charging station for electric automobiles for its employees in Langen. The station, fitted with electrical outlets, will be located in the parking garage P1 so that employees can charge the batteries of their electric cars.

The station will be provided by the town of Langen's municipal utility company. DFS will give the first three employees who regularly come to work by electric car one year of free charging at the DFS charging station.

The idea of providing a station at DFS originates from the DFS employee Christian Riedel. By implementing this plan, the company would like to demonstrate its eagerness to support environmentally-friendly technology. 

The new charging station in the parking garage will be the second in Langen. Just a month and a half ago, the municipal utility company installed a charging station on their own premises in town. Customers can charge their cars for free there as well. The only requirement is that they own an electric car. In the near future, another charging station will be put in place in Egelsbach.

The director of the municipal utility company, Manfred Pusdrowski, calls the DFS location a further building block in the overall concept of electromobility. "The DFS parking garage is perfectly suited for a charging station," stressed Pusdrowski. "Company employees who commute a certain distance to work every day can charge their cars while they are at work. This should offset the problem of the limited range that electric cars have."

DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH
, the German air navigation service provider, is a State-owned company under private law and has 6,000 employees. DFS ensures the safe and punctual flow of air traffic over Germany. Staff coordinate up to 10,000 aircraft movements in German airspace every day, and about three million movements every year. This makes Germany the country with the highest traffic volume in Europe. DFS operates control centres in Langen, Bremen, Karlsruhe and Munich. In addition, DFS is represented in the Eurocontrol Centre in Maastricht, the Netherlands, and in the control towers of the 16 international German airports. DFS provides training and consultancy services around the world and develops and sells air traffic management systems. The company's portfolio also comprises flight-relevant data, aeronautical publications and aeronautical information services. DFS has the following business units: Control Centre, Tower, Aeronautical Solutions and Aeronautical Information Management.