Volkswagen establishes renewable energy and charging infrastructure arm: Elli

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January 8, 2019
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by Tim Grejtak
Truly disruptive

The Volkswagen Group is the largest automaker in the world and has been making up for lost time after its 2015 diesel emissions scandal. To support its $24 billion investment in e-mobility, the Volkswagen Group has established Elli, Volkswagen's new arm supplying renewable electricity and charging infrastructure to customers. Elli will provide chargers for home, public, and destination sites, as well as arrange electricity supply deals with carbon-free generators or rooftop solar. Elli is even pursuing V2G models with bidirectional charging. With this announcement, clients should see VW as a considerable threat to established mobility/electricity/charging ecosystems like Tesla's or Enel's.

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