Volkswagen Expands its Charging Infrastructure with New 750 Charging Points

Volkswagen Expands its Charging Infrastructure with New 750 Charging Points

The German automaker, Volkswagen is significantly expanding the charging infrastructure at its German sites. As the company announced yesterday, it plans to have 750 new charging points, including the first High Power Charging stations with up to 300 kW for the year 2021. 

The firm has recently been in the news for releasing the first glimpse of its new EV charging robot, the luxury automaker is all set to achieve its target of 2,000 charging points in total to be in operation by the end of 2021. 

Currently, there are already more than 1,200 charging points at Volkswagen’s ten sites in Germany with the biggest charging park with some 500 charging points located in Wolfsburg. 

Speaking of the expansion of the charging infrastructure, Thomas Ulbrich, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Brand, said, “As announced, 2020 marked the start of Volkswagen’s major electric offensive. We successfully launched the ID.3, and are already following that up with the next model, the ID.4. 

“Volkswagen is also making an important contribution to the urgently needed expansion of the charging infrastructure. We need significantly more charging points in Germany and Europe if electric vehicles are to establish themselves quickly. For that reason, all players from the fields of politics and industry must continue their efforts in the coming year,” Thomas added. 

Volkswagen also offers exclusive wall-boxes, charging services, and green power tariffs via its subsidiary Elli. In the last three months alone, private wall-box deliveries (Home Charging) by Elli ran at a five-digit figure. Home Charging demand is driven by the two models, eligible for a 900-euro incentive, namely the ID. Charger Connect at 599 euros and the ID. Charger Pro at 849 euros – both provide up to 7.4 kW (single-phase) or 11 kW (three-phase) of AC power.

Furthermore, The company has announced its future targets as it plans to have some 4,000 charging points to be installed at the brand’s sites by 2025. Also, every Volkswagen dealer in Germany will provide at least one AC charger with 11 kW power and one DC charger with 22 kW power. Besides, the Group engages worldwide in setting up fast-charging networks – via IONITY in Europe, Electrify America in the USA, and CAMS in China. 

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