The German auto giant literally heats up under the scorching sun North America your charging station, built “vs Tesla”.
Through its subsidiaries Electrify America the Volkswagen Group was responsible for the installation of chargers for electric vehicles in the United States. Last month, the company Electrify America has completed construction of its first two crossover networks, and now Volkswagen Group of America announced the opening of one of the largest electric car charging stations in North America.
This new station located at the test site VW in Arizona, will be used to assess the quality of the battery and charging in extreme hot weather conditions. The 50-seat complex in Maricopa, Arizona, is one of two global objects Volkswagen, capable of charging electric vehicles at temperatures up to 50 degrees Celsius. It is equipped with 25 high-speed chargers, DC power from 50 to 350 kilowatts, which provide a charge time of up to 32 km per minute, and 10 battery chargers, AC level 2, simulating a home charging.
As seen in the photos, in 16 points on the object mounted awnings with remote control. In honor of the opening, the VW Group has provided one electrocare from their brands is the Volkswagen e-Golf, Audi e-Tron and Porsche Taycan. The photo shows that the e-Golf is conveniently located under a shaded awning. The shadow, undoubtedly, will be useful for the car, but the complex also includes a small building for engineers who test station and drivers participating in the test car.
The opening of this charging station means that one of the most complex installations to test EV with some of the toughest conditions on Earth will be right here in the United States, said Dr. Wolfgang Demmelbauer-Ebner, chief engineer of Volkswagen’s North American region. This confirms not only the commitment of Volkswagen to the US market, as we strengthen our expertise in this area, but our commitment to an electric future.