VW reveals mobile charging stations
VOLKSWAGEN is offering a further insight into the company’s future trajectory with a first glimpse of its mobile quick charging station.
It can be set up flexibly and independent of the power supply wherever it is needed: for example, in public parking lots in the city, on company premises, or as a temporary charging point at large-scale events.
The mobile charging station works according to the principle of a power bank – which is familiar to many people with smartphones – but for electric vehicles instead. The charging capacity of up to 360 kWh enables up to 15 e-vehicles, including members of Volkswagen’s new ID. family, to be charged in stand-alone operation.
Thanks to quick charging technology, the charging process only takes on average 17 minutes. If the energy content of the integrated battery set is less than 20 percent, the depleted charging station is simply exchanged for a charged one.
If, however, it is permanently attached to the power supply with up to 30 kW via alternating current, the battery pack perpetually recharges itself. The charging station also allows the temporary storage of sustainably generated power, such as solar or wind energy.
Thomas Schmall, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Group Components, says: “The mobile charging stations are a decisive step toward an efficient network of charging points.”
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