VW takes a bold step into the fast-charging infrastructure space

January 31, 2019
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by Tim Grejtak
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The Volkswagen Group announced that it would manufacture its own fast charging systems for its future lineup of electric vehicles starting in 2020. VW's new fast charging platform would integrate energy storage to buffer fast charging sessions, and that integrated storage would be modeled after VW's Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB) platform, which would allow easy second-life use of old EV batteries when they become available. VW is building a consolidated electric mobility solution that connects its new electricity retail arm, Elli, through its new charging infrastructure products to its future electric vehicles, while integrating both upstream materials and downstream second-life products. Clients should model VW, but act quickly. 

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