E.ON and Volkswagen launch fast charger with accumulator

E.ON and Volkswagen launch fast charger with accumulator

First “E.ON Drive Booster” powered by Volkswagen Group Components operational
Plug-and-play fast-charging column available to order now – no engineering work required
Two electric vehicles are often charged simultaneously with up to 150 kilowatt (kW)
Today E.ON member for Customer Solutions Patrick Lammers and Volkswagen Group member for Technology Thomas Schmall put operational the primary E.ON Drive Booster in Essen. The innovative product makes fast charging easier and cheaper for operators and customers. As a versatile fast charger, it requires no engineering work or adjustments to the grid connection and may charge two electric vehicles simultaneously with 150 kW. this suggests the expansion of a dense public network of fast-charging stations – as is important for the longer term success of e-mobility – can become a reality much before was previously assumed.

The “E.ON Drive Booster” is an electrical powerhouse that doesn’t got to draw its power directly from the grid but rather has its own integrated battery storage system. a traditional power connection like those found at any supermarket and therefore the internal battery together provide the required capacity to charge two electric vehicles simultaneously with up to 150 kW. As a result, it only takes a mean of quarter-hour to charge the cars with enough power for a variety of around 200 kilometers.

Patrick Lammers, who is liable for customer solutions on the board at E.ON: “The expansion of e-mobility is a crucial building block of the energy transition. so as to form electric vehicles more attractive, we’d like charging stations to be abundant and powerful. After all, around one third of Germans choose to not buy electric vehicles because they believe there aren’t enough charging stations. i’m proud that with the E.ON Drive Booster we’ve an instantaneous and attractive offer for businesses and municipalities eager to found out charging stations without spending a fortune. The Booster is therefore one among our energy solutions that permits our customers to realize their sustainability goals. We are the decarbonisation partner for our customers.”

Thomas Schmall, member for Technology at Volkswagen AG and CEO of Volkswagen Group Components, commented: “We are taking the expansion of charging infrastructure into our own hands and getting to work with strong partners to cause a fivefold increase within the number of fast chargers in Europe by 2025. Through our collaboration with E.ON, the fast-charging stations developed and produced by Volkswagen Group Components are often put to use. they’re ideally suited to support the rapid expansion of charging infrastructure, since the time and costs required for installation are minimal.”
A normal charging column also can be upgraded very easily to the Booster. it’s therefore ideal for branching into new locations rapidly and cost-effectively. Installation is easy: Place it, plug it in, configure it online – a “plug-and-play” charging station. there’s no need for costly adaptations to infrastructure or engineering work. All this makes fast charging easy, affordable and possible anywhere.

With the Booster, E.ON is that the first company to supply its German customers an answer like this, available immediately.