Volkswagen tests charging stations for electric vehicles in extreme conditionsJuly 17, 2020
The object is located in the USA, Arizona. This place has one of the harshest climates on earth, so the results will be very informative.
Volkswagen has begun testing new charging stations for electric cars in the US. The work is carried out by a subsidiary of the Electrify America Volkswagen Group. The completion of construction became known about a month ago. Recall that construction began in 2019, and the cost of the project was estimated at $ 9 million.
The new charging station is one of the most high-tech in the world – it will be able to charge cars at an air temperature of 50 degrees Celsius. In total, the complex is designed for the simultaneous charging of 50 cars. At the same time, 25 of them are fast – their power ranges from 50 to 350 kilowatts, and for a minute of charging the car gets an additional 32 km of travel.
Another 10 devices are DC powered and simulate home stations. Volkswagen shared the first photos from the tests – on them you can see three modern cars – Volkswagen e-Golf, Audi e-Tron and Porsche Taycan, which are being charged.
Note that the space above the cars is made in the form of a canopy, and some parts of it have a darkening awning to protect against heat.
Volkswagen calls its charging station one of the most high-tech and comfortable in the world and says that such facilities bring the world closer to an increase in the share of electric cars.
Earlier it became known that the electric Audi e-Tron became the best-selling electric car in its class. Despite the coronavirus epidemic, sales have nearly doubled.
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