E.ON and Volkswagen launch the so-called ‘E.ON Drive Booster’, an electric powerhouse that doesn’t need to draw its power directly from the grid but rather has its own integrated battery storage system. The system is capable to charge two electric vehicles simultaneously with up to 150 kW. Talking about cars (the Drive Booster is mainly addressed to cars or LCVs), this means that in only 15 minutes it’s possible to charge the cars with enough power for a range of around 200 km.
E.ON and Volkswagen: another brick in the wall of decarbonization
Talking about light commercial vehicles, Volkswagen mentioned the plug-in hybrid drive system when introducing the latest version of its iconic multivan, the T7. Also, along the group’s path to e-mobility, Volkswagen is highly focused on implementing battery production labs as well as signing valuable partnership for battery production plants on a global scale.
“We are taking the expansion of charging infrastructure into our own hands and aiming to work with strong partners to bring about a fivefold increase in the number of fast chargers in Europe by 2025. Through our collaboration with E.ON, the fast-charging stations developed and produced by Volkswagen Group Components can be put to use. They are ideally suited to support the rapid expansion of charging infrastructure, since the time and costs required for installation are minimal”, said Thomas Schmall, Board Member for Technology at Volkswagen AG and CEO of Volkswagen Group Components.
“We need more, and more powerful, charging stations”
Patrick Lammers, who is responsible for customer solutions on the board at E.ON, added: “The expansion of e-mobility is an important building block of the energy transition. In order to make electric vehicles more attractive, we need charging stations to be abundant and powerful. I am proud that with the E.ON Drive Booster we have an immediate and attractive offer for businesses and municipalities wanting to set up charging stations without spending a fortune”.
As pictured above, E.ON Board Member for Customer Solutions Patrick Lammers and Volkswagen Group Board Member for Technology Thomas Schmall put in operation the first E.ON Drive Booster in Essen.