- Brand-specific charging stations similar to Tesla's superchargers?
- Picture gallery: Audi RS e-tron GT (2021)
Brand-specific charging stations similar to Tesla's superchargers?
Audi has just presented its new e-tron GT. Now Audi boss Markus Duesmann is apparently concerned about the charging options for the newcomer. Because while you can charge your Tesla on a Supercharger, there is no comparable offer for Audi vehicles.
That should now apparently change, as the Handelsblatt reports.
"We are looking into whether we can set up our own premium charging infrastructure in large cities," said Audi boss Duesmann in the interview. "We don't want our vehicles to fail due to the lack of charging stations."
200 to 300 stations are to be created, with six or twelve charging points per station. Where the network is to be built (in Germany, Europe or the world) is not clear from the article. The costs for its own charging network are high: Audi will probably have to spend over a billion euros on it, and Porsche could also participate.
A common fast charger network from Audi and Porsche would make sense. Because both the Taycan like the e-tron GT have been given an elaborate 800-volt system with which charging capacities of up to 270 kW are possible. The planned charging stations are apparently not supposed to penetrate into these regions: At least 150 kilowatts of charging capacity are planned, according to the report.
With 11 or 22 kilowatts of alternating current, most charging stations for large batteries are far too weak if you want to drive longer distances with them. With the 270 kW that are possible with the e-tron GT, on the other hand, refueling stops during the lunch break are possible: under ideal conditions, charging from 5 to 80 percent should only take 23 minutes.
More about the e-tron GT and the Taycan: Audi e-tron GT: The Porsche Taycan equivalent is here
Electric sports car Porsche Taycan: an overview of the versions
Ionity's charging network, in which many electric car manufacturers are involved, with around 300 charging stations and 1,200 charging stations in Europe has so far not been an equivalent alternative to the supercharger network. Even the planned Audi network could not keep up with 200 to 300 stations and 1,200 to 3,600 columns.
About a year ago, the Supercharger network comprised 500 charging stations and 4,700 individual charging points, as ecomento reported at the time. This does not yet include destination chargers (charging stations at hotels, etc.), the number of which is roughly the same. According to Statista, there were almost 2,600 Supercharger charging stations with around 23,000 charging points worldwide at the end of 2020. The number of destination charger connections was then just under 24,000 in the third quarter of 2019.
In addition to the available fast chargers, according to the Handeslblatt, 1,000 fast charging columns are to be added, which the federal government apparently wants to build and operate on its own. However, this plan has met with criticism from the energy industry. EnBW, by its own account the largest operator of fast charging stations in Germany, spoke of "ruinous competition".
Picture gallery: Audi RS e-tron GT (2021)
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