Volkswagen previews design of mobile charging station

Volkswagen previews design of mobile charging station

Volkswagen has revealed the first details on its future mobile quick charging station, which can work integrated with the power supply network or independently as a power bank.


The quick charging station can work independently from the power supply when this 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.

Volkswagen Mobile Quick Charging Station

The charging capacity of up to 360 kWh enables up to 15 e-vehicles, including members of Volkswagen’s new ID. family,1 to be charged in stand-alone operation.

Thanks to quick charging technology, the charging process only takes 17 minutes on average. 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. In case the charging process is based on renewable Power bank for electric cars – the mobile quick charging station by Volkswagen Group Components power supply, the charging station furthermore allows the temporary storage of sustainably generated power, such as solar or wind energy – and therefore CO2-neutral mobility.

The first mobile quick charging stations will be set up as early as the first half of 2019 in Volkswagen’s hometown as part of a pilot project, and will support the expansion of a charging infrastructure in the urban area. As of 2020, the charging station will also be implemented in other cities and communities.

The mobile charging station is an in-house development with the goal of developing a closed life cycle for the battery. The start of production is planned for 2020.

(Source: Volkswagen)

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