VW ID. models to achieve faster charging and two-way charging
After accelerating its push towards electrification, the Volkswagen group is already unlocking more technologies for its ID. range as well as investing in other green energy and second life options drums Infrastructure. Elke Temme, CEO of the Elli Group Energy and Charging Business, said: “Our goal is to ensure that an electric vehicle can be a customer’s primary car – without any compromise. That is why we are building a complete charging system. system, with residential charging solutions and a rapid expansion of the rapid charging infrastructure required for mobile charging, along with knowledgeable advice, comprehensive charging rates and the right fleet solutions for business customers. “
The automaker says everything ID. models with the 77 kWh battery will be able to charge two-way – taking energy from one source and charging a separate energy storage system such as a wall box plugged into a home energy system. This capability will come via an OTA update. VW will sell special two-way DC wall boxes for home use. Another software review and OTA update will increase the ID load capacity by 77 kWh. battery from 125 kW to 135 Kw for standard models, and up to 150 kW for the racy ID.5 GTX. We’re told the boost cuts charge times up to nine minutes when charging from 5% to 80%. There will also be a new battery care mode that caps the battery charge at 80%; VW did not say whether this would be an owner-selected mode or a fixed setting in the car.
Speaking of owner settings, UX designers tweaked the layout of the load menu to be “more informative and clear structured.” Beyond that, the navigation’s online route calculation will do the math to determine how to reach a destination in the shortest possible time taking into account the charging times and the desired charge level at the destination. This could create a route that is not the shortest distance, but ultimately reduces travel time by including faster charging stations.
VW did not provide a more specific timeline for all of this than “in the future”. When the upgrades arrive, European owners will receive them first, but we expect them to cross the Atlantic after that.
Across Europe, the automaker expects its electric vehicle owners to sign a We Charge contract to gain access to 18,000 additional fast-charging stations in addition to the 270,000 public stations that are part of VW’s partner networks. 35,000 additional retail charging points are planned. A Plug & Charge feature aims to eliminate the need for physical cards, with secure communication between the charging cord and the vehicle’s charging port authenticating administrative details as soon as the cord is plugged in.
VW also wants more green energy, with plans to build 20 new wind and solar farms across Europe by 2025 producing up to seven terawatt hours of electricity, as well as solutions for managing and storing it. energy to prevent green energy from being wasted. The company said that in Germany in 2019, 6,500 gigawatt hours of renewable energy was wasted, enough to power 2.7 million electric cars for a year.