Volkswagen group is coming up with a project that will see many drivers switching from combustion cars to electric. It has come up with a first mobile charging station with DC chargers in Wolfsburg, Germany, the project is still in progress. The first Mobile Charging Station, produced by the Volkswagen Group Components subsidiary, was installed in June 2019.
As of January 2020, there are 12 delivered (9 installed permanently, while another three are deployed depending on the particular need/events).
The chargers can deliver up to 100 kW of power (CCS DC Combo) and are widely independent of the grid connection, having up to 360 kWh battery inside.
During the 80th birthday of the Wolfsburg city, the main headquarters of the Volkswagen group, the VW will be offering 80 weeks of free charging to her citizens.
The charging station can support the following:
Volkswagen Mobile Charging Station:
- CCS Combo DC output of up to 100 kW
- can charge up to 4 vehicles at the same time (but it includes bikes)
- comes with 360 kWh lithium-ion battery energy storage system
- battery modules are shared with Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB) platform
- can work off-grid or with a connection to the electric grid (up to 30 kW)
- ready for 2nd life application (partially used batteries from electric cars)