Volkswagen Group bets on electric vehicle recharging aisle

Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche (all companies of the same group) announced on Tuesday (22) a partnership with EDP to install 30 ultra-fast charging stations (150KW and 350KW) electric vehicles in the state of Sao Paulo. There will be 29 150KW and one 350KW stations.

In addition, 30 semi-fast recharging equipment (22KW) will be installed. That is, each network point will have an ultra-fast and a semi-fast station. Ultra-fast charging electroplates can replenish 80% of the car's battery in 25 to 30 minutes.

The idea of ​​the project is to connect 64 charging points in the states of Espirito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Paraná and Santa Catarina. In this way, a hybrid and electric car supply corridor of more than 2,500 km in length will be formed.

The maximum distance between stations will be 150Km, to guarantee autonomy for drivers. The highways that will receive them are Tamoios, Imigrantes, Carvalho Pinto, Governor Mário Covas, Dom Pedro, Washington Luís and Régis Bittencourt.

Tests and new vehicles

The project was approved by the National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel) and will have an investment of R $ 32.9 million. This is the first project to install ultra-fast chargers in South America. Network implementation will begin in 2019. The first openings are scheduled for 2020 and work is expected to be completed within three years.

The tests for approval of the recharge infrastructure are made with Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche vehicles. Volkswagen is expected to launch six electric and hybrid cars in Latin America by 2023. The first of these is the Golf GTE hybrid, which arrives in Brazil in November.


At the same time, the brand develops the ID. Family, produced on an electric vehicle manufacturing platform. By 2025, the company's goal is to market 1 million electric cars a year.


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