VW Mobile Electric Vehicle Charging Station can Charge EVs in 17 Minutes
Charging an electric vehicle in an average of 17 minutes, Volkswagen is to put the first of its mobile EV charging stations into operation in the first half of this year.
The new EV charging stations will support the expansion of a charging infrastructure in the urban area of Wolfsburg. However from 2020, it will also be implemented in other cities.
Chairman of the board of management of Volkswagen Group Components, Thomas Schmall, said: “They can be set up anywhere as required – with or without connection to the power supply.”
“This flexibility enables a completely new approach for the rapid expansion of the charging infrastructure. Cities can, for example, find out the most suitable places for a permanent charging point before making major investments in developing the network.”
“In addition, it will be possible to set up a large number of charging stations temporarily – exactly when and where they are needed.”
- While charging the capacity of up to 360kWh, 15 EV’s can be charged.
- According to VW, he charging process takes an average of 17 minutes.
- If the energy content of the integrated battery is set at less than 20%, the depleted charging station is simply exchanged for a charged one.
- The battery pack perpetually recharges itself if it is permanently attached to the power supply with up to 30kW via AC.
- Each charging station enables DC quick charging.
- Up to 4 vehicles can be charged simultaneously, 2 with DC and 2 with AC connections.