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Friday 25 January 2019

VW announces it will produce its own mobile fast-charging station with 360 kWh battery pack

After unveiling a concept for a mobile fast-charging station powered by a 360 kWh battery pack last month, Volkswagen announces today that it plans to bring the product to market and manufacture it itself at its Hanover components plant.

When unveiling the fast-charging station concept, the German automaker described the system:

“The mobile charging stations can be set up at defined points, for example, spread out across a city. The flexible locations can be easily found via the Internet or apps. Each charging station enables DC quick charging with up to 100 kW. In addition to electric cars, e-bikes can also be charged. Up to four vehicles can be charged simultaneously: two with DC and two with AC connections. The total battery storage capacity of up to 360 kWh is sufficient for up to 15 e-vehicles. There is also the possibility of connecting to the power supply directly, allowing the station to be charged with up to 30 kW via alternating current by means of a permanent standard grid connection. This enables charging points for electric vehicles to be set up quickly and simply, without any structural changes or major financial outlay. The battery pack in the charging station can be recharged around the clock thanks to the direct power connection. This time-independent recharging, and therefore buffering of power, also considerably reduces the strain on the power supply at peak periods.”

Read more on electrek.co 


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