ESSEN: Volkswagen and energy partner E.ON say the establishment of a dense public network of ultra-fast e-vehicle charging stations can be realised much faster than previously assumed.
By integrating a battery system, it will be possible to install ultra-fast charging stations almost anywhere and at significantly lower cost without civil engineering or mains connection.
According to E.ON and Volkswagen Group Components, the new technology paves the way for a larger number of ultra-fast charging points to be installed where they are needed.
E.ON is seeing demand for this solution from municipal utilities and local authorities as well as from filling stations and service areas. In addition, the offer is tailored to the electrification of retail parking lots and logistics companies such as parcel services.
The stations are installed according to the plug & play principle – put them down, connect them and configure them online.
The quick charging system can charge two e-cars with up to 150 kilowatts of power at the same time, thus providing an additional range of around 200km on average in just 15 minutes.
To ensure that the battery installed in the charging station always has sufficient capacity, it is permanently fed by a conventional 16 to 63 ampere power connection.
E.ON will operate the rapid chargers exclusively with green electricity. Updates, remote maintenance and billing of the charging points will be carried out via E.ON's central software platform.