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Volkswagen pilots reuse of EV batteries to power fast charging stations

Second life for used ID.31 and ID.42 power packs at fast-charging park

Mark Moran
14 July 2022
The high-power-charging park with new automotive powerbank in the background is open (from left): Florian Köhler, project manager AW Automotive, Ingolf Keller, energy officer, Karen Kutzner, managing director finance and controlling VW Saxony, Lars Thielemann, head of planning and Jörg Engelmann, head of innovation


Volkswagen is looking to promote the build-up of fast-charging infrastructure in residential areas by using second life electric vehicle batteries.

Volkswagen commissioned the first fast-charging park in Saxony at its Zwickau vehicle plant with energy largely supplied from a power storage container (PSC).

The PSC is an electricity storage unit that consists of 96 cell modules with a net capacity of 570 kWh. The advantage is that fast-charging infrastructure can be built nearly anywhere, even if...

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