Shell Germany and the Volkswagen Group have put into operation a 150 kW Elli Flexpole charging station â€“ an innovative battery storage system that enables connection to a low voltage grid – at a Shell service station in GÃ¶ttingen, Germany.
Similar charging stations are also planned for elsewhere in Germany and Europe.
â€œWith the Elli Flexpole solution, one of the biggest hurdles of expansion could be overcome,â€ a statement said. â€œThe Flexpole chargers can be connected directly to the low-voltage grid thanks to the integrated battery system, without the need for a special transformer or costly construction work. As a result, the installation time is significantly reduced.â€
Volkswagen said Flexpole charging stations enable a charging speed of up to 150 kW. Depending on the vehicle, a range of up to 160 kilometres can be charged within 10 minutes.