“Charge Up in as little as 17 minutes.”
To say Volkswagen has ambitious plans for electric vehicles may be an understatement.
The automaker projects it will produce 15 million vehicles on its new MEB platform in the first wave of its EV assault, and it plans to invest 9 billion euros in the new VW I.D. familythrough 2023.
The marque will have 20 electric models in its lineup by 2025, up from just two entries now. To support this barrage of new EVs, Volkswagen is getting ready to introduce mobile quick-charging stations.
The charging columns are based on the battery pack used with the automaker’s MEB platform.
These stations can be set up in public parking lots, at a company building, or at large events, then removed when no longer needed. VW says the charging process takes an average of 17 minutes.
With a battery storage capacity of 360 kilowatt-hours, each station can charge up to 15 electric vehicles before themselves needed to be recharged.
As many as four vehicles can be charged at the same time, two with DC quick-charging connections and two with AC connections.
Charging stations that have depleted their energy storage would be exchanged for full ones.
When linked up to a power supply, however, the mobile station can be recharged constantly. The charging stations can be juiced up via solar or wind energy, providing C02 neutrality.
Furthermore, VW suggests reusing batteries from electric vehicles to power the stations.
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