Audi’s electric descent is picking adult speed: For a initial time ever, some-more than half of a newly introduced models are electrified in 2021. The recently introduced Q4 e-tron array offers an attractively labelled step into reward electric mobility and is also an critical volume building retard of a substructure strategy. With a flourishing series of electric models, a mandate for a charging infrastructure will also grow. A resolution to rise final in a destiny could be a Audi charging hub. The judgment calls for high-power charging (HPC) stations that can be indifferent in allege to yield a high turn of formulation security. A loll area directly circuitously will yield an attractive, reward place to pass a time.
Flexible and tolerable concept: 2.45 Mwh storage
Cubes form a substructure of a Audi charging hub. The stretchable enclosure cubes perform several technical mandate and residence charging pillars as good as used lithium ion batteries for appetite storage. The use of 2nd life modules from messy growth vehicles doesn’t usually give a battery cells a new, tolerable purpose – it also provides a good advantage in their bearing as subordinate storage for approach current. This creates formidable infrastructure with high-voltage lines and costly transformers unnecessary.
Thanks to this outrageous halt storage – roughly 2.45 Mwh – a 6 charging stations, that have a charging outlay of adult to 300 kW, usually need a customary 400 volt high-voltage hook-up. That creates outlay starting during 11 kW per brick sufficient to be means to fill a 3 storage modules with a sum ability of 2.45 MWh ceaselessly and to assign them overnight. Photovoltaic modules on a roof yield additional immature energy. This not usually creates it easier to preference probable locations, it also reduces a formulation time compulsory and a costs while also saving resources. In addition, a modular judgment provides limit coherence and scalability.
The heart can be transported, commissioned and blending to a particular plcae fast – mostly eccentric of internal network capacities.
“The charging heart embodies a end for a electric epoch and highlights Audi’s joining to ‘Vorsprung durch Technik.’ A stretchable high-performing HPC charging park like this does not need most from a internal electricity grid and uses a tolerable battery concept. Our business advantage in countless ways: from a ability to make disdainful reservations, a loll area and brief watchful times interjection to high-performance charging. This is unchanging with a reward concept,” says Oliver Hoffmann, Member of a Board for Technical Development of Audi AG.
Premium: Lounge area upstairs
It usually takes a small longer than a coffee mangle to assign an electric Audi. The Audi e-tron GT, for example, reaches a charging ability of adult to 270 kW. That allows it to assign adequate appetite for adult to 100 kilometers in about 5 minutes, with a assign from 5 to 80 percent holding roughly 23 mins underneath ideal conditions. To make a wait a loyal reward experience, a loll will yield Audi business with a ideal environment for an beguiling charging stop. The upstairs loll area offers a place to pass a time that is complicated and in line with a reward concept, a ideal space and environment for a mangle with combined value. A accumulation of amenities and a operation of snacks, drinks and non-food equipment make a charging stop a acquire break.
Trials and unsentimental test: Pilot to launch in late summer
The hunt for a plcae in Germany for a Audi charging heart commander devise and talks with probable partners are now underway. It is designed to go into operation in a second half of a year. The commentary about day-to-day operations and patron acceptance that are generated from this will be wilful for serve doing of a concept. “We are contrast what a optimal technical resolution is in a really picturesque way. The concentration in doing so is resolutely on a needs of a customers,” Hoffmann adds. The devise for a commander proviso also calls for drivers of other code cars to be means to use charging stations that are open and not indifferent as good as tools of a lounge.