Audi, SkiStar and Jämtkraft will establish a mobile charging station in Sveg during the sports holidays. The charging station is based on a flexible concept from two recycled batteries that are easily connected to the existing electricity grid. The chargers have an output of approx. 75 kW per charging point when the battery storage is fully charged.
* Volkswagen Group got 95,000 new electric drivers on the roads and many of the total of approx.
* 200,000 want to take their electric car to the mountains.
* During Christmas and New Year, Volkswagen saw that 90 percent of its guests traveled by car to Volkswagen destinations and the proportion using electric cars doubled during this period.
* Close to 30 percent came to Åre and Vemdalen by electric car or electric hybrid.
Original Press Release:
Jan. 30 -- Volkswagen Group Sverige AB issued the following news release:
Audi, SkiStar and Jämtkraft repeat last year's success and contribute to strengthening the charging infrastructure for mountain travelers this year as well. During the sports holidays, a mobile charging station with up to eight charging places will be established in Sveg to make it easier for everyone who wants to take the electric car to the mountains. The location is selected together with electric car owners who plan to drive to the mountains during the sports holidays.
After last year's investment in Ljusdal, it is now Sveg that is the focus of the investment. It is the same fast charger with energy storage from Audi that is now being moved to Härjedalen. The chargers have an output of approx. 75 kW per charging point when the battery storage is fully charged. In total, there will be eight charging points that are open to all electric cars with CCS outlets.
- Electric car sales increased enormously last year. We got 95,000 new electric drivers on the roads and many of the total of approx. 200,000 want to take their electric car to the mountains. Audi has a smart concept with reused batteries in a mobile solution that is perfect for temporary needs with high load, says Irene Bernald , head of communications Audi Sweden .
The project is a continuation of the collaboration between the three parties where Audi, SkiStar and Jämtkraft are the initiators. This year, Region Jämtland Härjedalen, Härjedalen municipality and More Sweden have also contributed to establishing the project in Sveg.
Sveg requested charging stop
Sveg was a big request in the survey conducted among mountain travelers. It is a hub for many mountain travelers and still something of a bottleneck.
- We want to offer our guests both memorable and more sustainable mountain experiences and then the trip to us also becomes increasingly important, where we want to help the guest do the right thing. During Christmas and New Year, we saw that 90 percent of our guests traveled by car to our destinations and the proportion using electric cars doubled during this period. Close to 30 percent came to Åre and Vemdalen by electric car or electric hybrid. At the same time, we know that the anxiety of charging queues is great during the car journey to the mountains, so this is an important step in the right direction for us to help our guests along the way, says Fanny Sjödin , Sustainability Manager at SkiStar .
The process of establishing a permanent charging station is often very time-consuming, but the hope is that the charging infrastructure will soon be improved in Sveg as well. The municipality and the local business community are actively working on the issue for both passenger cars and heavy traffic.
- We have no ambitions to build any permanent chargers, but this is a mobile solution that is temporary. This year we will also use a broad payment solution thanks to our collaboration with Mer. We want as many people as possible to have time to charge just in time to reach their destination, says Jimmy Anjevall at Jämtkraft .
Wide payment solution
Via Mer Sweden, several payment options are offered. Audi customers who have Audi Charging or e-tron Charging cards can use this just as usual. The same applies to customers who use any of the VW Group's charging services that are also integrated with Mer Sweden. Electric car drivers who have a subscription from Mer can use their RFID tag or Mer's app, Mer Connect Sweden, to charge. The cost depends on the type of subscription the customer has. Mer Sweden also has roaming cooperation with Easypark and several other large players, which means that the chargers will also be available to these customers. Customers who do not have a subscription can also use a so-called drop-in solution via Mer's app.
Power bank with recycled batteries
The charging station is based on a flexible concept from Audi with two so-called Power cubes filled with recycled batteries that are easily connected to the existing electricity grid. The battery storage functions as a large power bank that is recharged mainly during the night. The corresponding concept was recently used by Audi during the World Economic Forum in Davos and in Ljusdal 2022.
* The charging station is centrally located in Sveg Medborgarhuset, Ringvägen 2, along E45 .
* It is in place during the sports holiday weeks 7-10
* Power: 150-75 kW, if two cars are charging the power will be 150 kW, if four cars are charging at the same time the power will be 75 kW per car when the battery storage is fully charged.
* The station is open to all electric cars with a CCS outlet.
* A Power cube is filled with reused batteries from 5.5 Audi e-tron test cars
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Source: Volkswagen Group Sverige AB
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