Volkswagen Group Components to start series production of fast charging station
The transformation of Volkswagen Group Components towards e-mobility continues to gather pace.
The new brand within the Volkswagen Group announced its decision to start series production of the fast charging station from 2020 onwards.
This station, based on the principle of a powerbank, can charge up to 4 vehicles at the same time and also be used for the interim storage of eco-power. The station is to be produced at the Hanover components plant, where heat exchanger production, forming part of the engine business area, will be replaced step-by-step by the new e-mobility business area.
In technical terms, the charging station is based on the battery package of the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electric Toolkit MEB and is designed to use its cell modules. Later, the charging station will provide a second life for batteries from electric vehicles. A battery loses charging capacity over time. When a vehicle battery has reached a defined, reduced residual capacity, it will be replaced. If this battery subsequently passes a thorough analysis, it can be reused in a mobile charging station.