Volkswagen previewing cell fast charging station; trials in 2019, manufacturing in 2020

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Volkswagen is previewing the corporate’s future cell fast charging station. The primary cell fast charging stations might be arrange as early as the primary half of 2019 in Wolfsburg as a part of a pilot venture, and can assist the enlargement of a charging infrastructure within the city space.


The cell charging column relies on the battery pack of the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrical Toolkit (MEB). This provides the benefit of fast scalability; it additionally permits batteries from electrical autos to have a second life. The cell charging station is an in-house growth with the aim of growing a closed life cycle for the battery. The beginning of manufacturing is deliberate for 2020.

As of 2020, the charging station may also be carried out in different cities and communities. The cell charging stations may be arrange at outlined factors, for instance, unfold out throughout a metropolis. The stations may be arrange flexibly and impartial of the ability provide wherever wanted: for instance, in public parking heaps within the metropolis, on firm premises, or as a brief charging level at large-scale occasions. The versatile areas may be simply discovered by way of the Web or apps.

The cell charging station works in keeping with the precept of an influence financial institution. The charging capability of as much as 360 kWh permits as much as 15 e-vehicles, together with members of Volkswagen’s new ID. household, to be charged in stand-alone operation. Every charging station permits DC fast charging with as much as 100 kW. With fast charging expertise, the charging course of solely takes 17 minutes on common.

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If the vitality content material of the built-in battery set is lower than 20%, the depleted charging station is solely exchanged for a charged one. If, nevertheless, it’s completely connected to the ability provide with as much as 30 kW by way of alternating present, the battery pack perpetually recharges itself.

In case the charging course of relies on renewable energy provide, the charging station moreover permits the short-term storage of sustainably generated energy, similar to photo voltaic or wind vitality—and subsequently CO2-neutral mobility.

The cell charging stations are a decisive step towards an environment friendly community of charging factors. They are often arrange wherever as required—with or with out connection to the ability provide. This flexibility permits a totally new strategy for the fast enlargement of the charging infrastructure. Cities can, for instance, discover out probably the most appropriate locations for a everlasting charging level earlier than making main investments in growing the community. As well as, will probably be potential to arrange a lot of charging stations quickly—precisely when and the place they’re wanted.

—Thomas Schmall, Chairman of the Board of Administration of Volkswagen Group Parts

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