Volkswagen gives an outlook on the company's future mobile fast charging station. Regardless of the power grid, it can be flexibly set up where it is needed. For example, in public parking spaces in the city, on company premises or at major events.
The new mobile fast charging station from Volkswagen works on the principle of a power bank, as you know it for the mobile phone – just for e-vehicles. The load capacity is up to 360 kWh and allows the self-sufficient operation of charging up to 15 vehicles, such as. the new ID. Family of Volkswagen. Thanks to fast charging technology, charging takes only 17 minutes on average. If the energy content of the installed battery pack falls below 20 percent, the empty charging station is replaced by a charged one. If, on the other hand, it is firmly connected to the power supply via alternating current, the battery pack charges itself permanently on a permanent basis. If the column is charged with green electricity, the charging station enables the temporary storage of sustainable electricity such as solar or wind energy – and thus CO2-neutral mobility.
First Mobile Fast Charges from 2019
As part of a pilot project, the first mobile fast-charging stations will be installed at Volkswagen AG's home base in the first half of 2019, where they will support the development of a charging infrastructure in the urban area. From 2020, the charging station will also be used in other cities and municipalities. The mobile charging stations can be set up at defined points, for example in the city area. Via the Internet or App, the flexible locations can be easily found. The charging station enables DC fast charging with up to 100 kW. In addition to electric cars for example, e-bikes can be charged. At the same time, up to four vehicles can be charged, two via DC and two more via AC connections. From up to 360 kWh battery storage can be loaded up to 15 electric vehicles .
There is also the possibility of a direct connection to the power grid, which allows the charging of the column by a permanent standard network connection to 30kW via AC power. This way, charging points for electric vehicles can be quickly and easily set up without any structural changes or major financial outlay. Due to the direct power connection, the battery pack of the charging station can be recharged around the clock. This constant recharging – and thus buffering of energy – also reduces the load on the power grid at peak times.
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