VW plans massive expansion of own fast load infrastructure

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Volkswagen plans to double the number of employees in his loading and energy saving, to introduce a new payment technology in the coming year and to forge further alliances to be present in an essential field for the electromobility: the loading infrastructure. With a narrow-machine network of fast load columns, more customers should be convinced that the purely electrical is the drive of the future.

So that this becomes a success, Volkswagen has already brought ahead at the beginning of the year with Elke Temme as head of the newly created business segment “Loading & Energy” in Volkswagen Group Components a lot of expertise in the house. Among other things, it is responsible for the existing consolidated activities on the topics of energy, charging services, charging equipment and charging infrastructure. Elke Temme came from the energy company RWE / Innogy, where she worked for 18 years in various functions. Mems lasted as COO the Innogy Emobility Solutions GmbH, an independent company under the roof of Innogy SE, which sells cloud-based software solutions as well as AC and DC charging hardware to B2B partners.

In order to implement all your projects at VW, Temme needs more staff. And she also gets: the workforce in the European charging and energy savings of Volkswagen, known as Elli, should double in 2022 to about 300, after it has already tripled this year, such as Temme in a conversation with the news agency Reuters said. “We invest in huge growth areas that do not always have to be profitable immediately. We always see these investments in the overall context of our corporate strategy, “she said. And in the construction of a comprehensive infrastructure of the keys.”

45.000 fast loads up to 2025

According to the report, Volkswagen wants to build thousands of fast charging stations worldwide through 2025: 18.000 in Europe, 17.000 in China and 10.000 in North America. To achieve this, different models are conceivable, so temme, “from product partnerships and joint ventures to mergers & acquisitions” (mergers and acquisitions).

The fundamental approach is different from that of Industryprimus Tesla, who has so far only Tesla customers invite to his in-house superchargers, this will soon be opened for drivers of other brands. “We want an open, discriminatory charge network and will develop services to make our offer more comfortable, easier and more attractive,” Temme said. In addition, among others, in the joint venture ionity, from the first quarter 2022, the Plug & Charge technology in Europe wants to roll out, which makes loads significantly easier. The payment details of the car owner are conveniently transmitted with the charging cable to the charging station, after the motto: infect, done. Tesla drivers have been valuable for years for years.

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4 thoughts on “VW plans massive expansion of own fast load infrastructure”

  1. Plow&Charge is an important approach to make the e-mobility more customer-friendly and thus more acceptable.
    It can not be that when changing from one federal state to another, I also need another charging card!
    Since Tesla really has the best loading network – Herbert this has apparently recognized correctly that here is a lot to do

  2. The fundamental approach is different from that of Industryprimus Tesla, who has so far only Tesla customers invite to his in-house superchargers, this will soon be opened for drivers of other brands.

    That was exactly the key to success.
    • Loading grid was already when no other charging column wanted to build
    • Charging function was not affected by all the stages that do not know how to perform a charging process
    • Communication protocol only needed to communicate with a manufacturer

    I think in the end, it must run out that all vehicles with the columns themselves can communicate sufficiently that no charge card O.a. It is needed ..
    Insert, load, paid … And everything without a mobile phone or an RFID chip

    remains only to hope that Teslas program can communicate with all.
    Unfortunately, I’m not afraid ..

    In the end it will give a “downgrade” so it works -.-

    It remains exciting

  3. Plow&Charge is good and right. Only the ionity approach completely wrong. With kWh prices of 79 ct / kWh, the motorists are largely avoiding the e-stations. The prices must gradually go 20 CT for the kWh. Cart model for this could be the falling feed-in tariff as the EEG. Also important is the elimination of the basic fee. I myself have a systematic ionity avoidance strategy and use the app or. Loading card by EnBW / ADAC.

  4. The E-Laden must be as easy as the fuel refueling and though Germany / Europe-wide. Only then will the wide mass be changed from the burner to the e-mobile. Politicians overslept the setting of standards and the operators were of course collapsed. The consumer has understood this and continue with gasoline / diesel. The tenders with max. 44 CT / KWH are therefore correct and only the beginning. Destination 20 CT / KWH Then people will change the most part.


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