Porsche launches 2.1 MWh mobile charging stationSeptember 18, 2020
The German carmaker showed its version of Tesla Megapack for charging electric vehicles in regions that did not have time to create a full-fledged infrastructure for the transition to electric transport. The 2.1 MWh energy storage system has not yet received an official name, but is already capable of charging 30 electric Taycan from 0 to 100%, and 10 cars can be charged simultaneously, Electrek reported.
The company is already transporting several pilot mobile stations across Europe and has completed about 5,000 charging operations, Porsche said. During the tests, the automaker tested the system under difficult conditions with extreme temperatures down to -40 ° C. She withstood all loads without a significant drop in power. The main problem that Porsche seeks to solve is charging electric vehicles at sporting events such as the Porsche Track Experience.
The Porsche Track Experience is an annual event where the company showcases the capabilities of new models and invites customers to test cars on the track. The last event took place in Budapest and, according to a press release, the company could not find a charging solution that would meet the high requirements of Porsche, so the engineers created their own. Together with its project partner, Germany’s ads-tec, the company produced seven mobile charging machines with a charging system and a buffer storage.
Apart from the capacity of 3.2 MW and the volume of battery blocks up to 2.1 MW * h, practically nothing is known about the system specifications. Porsche does not disclose specifications or price. Perhaps the company does not plan to sell the units to private clients and will only use it in its own projects.
Despite the claims of Porsche about the uniqueness of the station, competitors – Audi and Tesla – have similar solutions. In May of this year, Audi showed a mobile charging station for electric vehicles, assembled from old Audi e-tron batteries. The total charging capacity of the Audi is 700 kW and the capacity is 1 MWh. Tesla’s offer appeared even earlier – in the fall of 2019. Elon Musk’s company used the developments of the Tesla Energy division and built a charging unit based on Megapack with a capacity of up to 3 MW * h and a capacity of 1.5 MW.
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