Volkswagen previews portable EV charging stations

VW's new mobile EV charging stations will roll out in Wolfsburg over the next six months, before the scheme extends to other German cities

VW has announced plans to introduce a fleet of portable EV charging stations in a bid to strengthen and broaden the network of charging points across Europe.

The pilot scheme will begin in the first half of the year in Wolfsburg, Germany and extend to other cities during 2020. VW has not confirmed the locations of the other sites.

Best electric cars on sale

Previewed by VW’s own illustrations, the 360kWh mobile charging station has the capacity to charge 15 e-Golfs to an 80 per cent capacity. Thanks to DC quick charging of up to 100kW the German firm claims such a recharge takes only 17 minutes.

The station operates independently of a power source allowing it to be placed in a variety of locations such as temporary car parks and building sites. Once the station’s power pack has dropped below 20 per cent capacity the station is replaced automatically with a new one. 

Alternatively the station can also be hooked up to a 30kW power supply that enables the station to recharge itself. On top of this the stations also allow temporary storage of renewable energy such as solar or wind power, in effect, enabling CO2-neutral mobility.

Do you think mobile EV charging stations are a good idea? Let us know your thoughts below...

Recommended

Pure-electric Volkswagen ID.6 SUV spied testing in the Alps
Volkswagen

Pure-electric Volkswagen ID.6 SUV spied testing in the Alps

A near-production version of seven-seat Volkswagen ID.6 SUV has been spotted wearing minimal camouflage
8 Sep 2020
Entire Volkswagen line-up updated for 2021
News

Entire Volkswagen line-up updated for 2021

Volkswagen has revised its complete range of vehicles for 2021, adding new engines, fresh tech and its latest MIB3 infotainment system
11 Aug 2020
Volkswagen e-Beetle, e-Golf Classic and e-Safari trademark applications hint at electric classic car conversations
Electric cars

Volkswagen e-Beetle, e-Golf Classic and e-Safari trademark applications hint at electric classic car conversations

Trademark applications suggest mode classic EV conversions will follow the converted Volkswagen Samba Bus and Electric Beetle Cabrio revealed last yea…
4 Aug 2020
Volkwagen introduces United trim editions for its Polo, T-Cross and T-Roc models
News

Volkwagen introduces United trim editions for its Polo, T-Cross and T-Roc models

United models add more kit to trio of compact Volkswagens, but at a reduced price over the trim levels on which they’re based
24 Jul 2020

Most Popular

New 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport turns up the wick to 296bhp
Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback

New 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport turns up the wick to 296bhp

The new Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport adds more power and gets an aero overhaul
13 Oct 2020
New Land Rover Discovery Sport PHEV 2020 review
Land Rover Discovery Sport

New Land Rover Discovery Sport PHEV 2020 review

The Land Rover Discovery Sport P300e plug-in hybrid promises 135mpg and an all-electric range of 38 miles, but does it deliver?
21 Oct 2020
Car exhaust smoke explained
British Steam Car
Tips & advice

Car exhaust smoke explained

Is your car suffering from a smoky exhaust? Our troubleshooting guide tells you the causes and what you need to do to fix it
22 Oct 2020