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Audi Introduces Mobile Charging Containers Made of Used Batteries

At this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Audi is presenting specially developed charging containers made of used Audi e-tron batteries.

The company performs as the exclusive sustainable mobility partner for the 33rd time. The shuttle fleet of about 100 electrified Audi models is involved in Davos, including the e-tron and the A8 plug-in hybrid.

The automaker equipped three charging containers with four used Audi e-tron battery systems. Their storage capacity is around 1.0 MWh. The overall charging capacity is nearly 700 kW at three charging terminals, with 150 kW of output each.

The containers receive energy fully from local hydroelectric power. This solution minimizes the strain on the local grid during peak times. 

Further Use

During 2020, Audi plans to use the mobile charging containers more than 20 times for various events, such as the Formula E in Rome, for example.

Trade and fleet customers will also benefit from Audi’s mobile charging solutions in the future.

In context of setting up high-power charging parks in Europe, IONITY (pan-European charging network) has been already testing mobile containers.

From January 24, the company will test a charging container at the Hahnenkamm Alpine Ski World Cup in Kitzbühel, Austria.

It consists of 400 reused e-tron battery modules, which equal to 11 complete batteries. To save space, charging terminals are integrated directly into the container. The overall charging capacity is 1.2 MW. The storage capacity is 1.0 MWh.

Users will be able to charge 8 Audi e-tron vehicles simultaneously from high-power chargers with no need to connect to the grid.

One 300-foot container provides 20 charging points in total: 8 high-power chargers of 150 kW and 12 charging connections of 11 kW each.

The chargers can bundle power in four 300-kW charging points to charge the Audi e-tron GT to 100% in 20 minutes based on 800-volt charging technology in the future.

Source: Audi

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