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star and Tesla open e-filling station: only 30 minutes of loading for 270 kilometres of driving enjoyment


Elmshorn, 2 July 2015 – To start out the second half of the year, star petrol stations are partnering up with US electric car manufacturer Tesla. Two star filling stations customers will offer fast-charging Tesla stations available, known as the "Supercharger", able to recharge the Tesla Model S in just half an hour – for free – which can then drive up to some 270 kilometres.

Two star filling stations are currently being outfitted with Superchargers, the world's fastest charging ports, for up to four cars – one at Grimmen in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and one in Uckerfelde in Brandenburg, near the Polish border. Both stations are just off the motorway, open 24 hours and have a spacious, inviting star Café where it is pleasant to spend the charging wait having a coffee and a tasty snack while browsing the attractively priced star-brand products. A mere 30-minute charge powers up the zero-emissions Tesla S sports car for a range of 270 kilometres; 40 minutes is enough to reach 80% battery capacity, which is enough to travel the international Supercharger network. The two star Supercharger stations represent an expansion of Tesla's planned Europe-wide network of charging stations strategically spaced approximately every 200 km.

"The partnership with Tesla expands star's offering of alternative mobility solutions, making an important contribution to resource conservation," said star managing director and spokesman Wieslaw Milkiewicz. But star has other such activities underway as well, selling alternative fuels and car products at several petrol stations already, like LPG and AdBlue in Grimmen and Uckerfelde. Since October of last year star has been offering car sharing as well. Motorists in the Hamburg area can pick up and drive a vehicle at 19 different stations as part of "Share-a-Starcar".

star – a strong brand of ORLEN Deutschland GmbH
star is the petrol station brand of ORLEN Deutschland GmbH, which has been operating more than 550 petrol stations in the northern half of Germany since 2003. Based in Elmshorn near Hamburg, the company is part of the Polish oil and petrochemicals group PKN ORLEN SA, which is the largest company in Eastern Europe and one of the largest Central European corporate groups with annual turnover of 26 billion euros in 2014.

PKN ORLEN SA is listed on the Warsaw and London stock exchanges and is represented on the petrol station market in Eastern and Central Europe with a total of 2,700 petrol stations in Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany and Lithuania. In
recent years, large investments have been made in Lithuania and the Czech Republic to get one closer to becoming the leading oil company in Central Europe.

ORLEN Deutschland GmbH
Wieslaw Milkiewicz / Managing Director and Press Spokesperson
Tel. +49(0)4121 / 4750 - 1609,
Andreas Khan / Head of Marketing & PR
Telephone +49 (0)4121 / 4750 – 1618,

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