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Η VW επενδύει 10 εκατ. δολάρια για σταθμούς φόρτισης, η Audi εξαγόρασε πατέντες κυψελών υδρογόνου

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Η Volkswagen ανακοίνωσε τα σχέδιά της να επενδύσει 10 εκατ. δολάρια για την ανάπτυξη ενός δικτύου υποδομών φόρτισης ηλεκτρικών οχημάτων, με την εταιρία να συνεργάζεται με την ChargePoint αλλά και την BMW, για την κατασκευή ενός δίκτυο ταχυφορτιστών από τη μια άκρη των Η.Π.Α έως την άλλη. Η ChargePoint έχει το μεγαλύτερο δίκτυο φόρτισης στη Βόρειο Αμερική, με περισσότερους από 20.000 σταθμούς, με τους νέους σταθμούς, σε αντίθεση αυτούς της Tesla, να χρησιμοποιούν το δημοφιλές πρότυπο SAE Combo που χρησιμοποιείται στα BMW i3, VW e-Golf, Chevrolet Spark EV καθώς και σε άλλα ηλεκτρικά αυτοκίνητα.

Οι σταθμοί των 50 kW θα είναι σε θέση να φορτίσουν το 80% των μπαταριών του i3 και του e-Golf μέσα σε 20 λεπτά, ενώ αυτοί των 24 kW θα χρειάζονται 30 λεπτά για να φορτίσουν το 80% των μπαταριών των δύο αυτοκινήτων. Οι σταθμοί θα περιλαμβάνουν επίσης και φορτιστές “Επιπέδου 2″ που θα φορτίζουν τα i3 και e-Golf πλήρως, μέσα σε 3,5-4 ώρες. Το σχέδιο των δύο εταιριών είναι να κατασκευάσει σταθμούς ανά 50 μίλια στους δρόμους εκείνους που έχουν υψηλή επισκεψιμότητα.

Audi kauft Brennstoffzellen-Patente von Ballard Power Systems

Η Audi από τη μεριά της ανακοίνωσε πως αγόρασε πατέντες κυψελών υδρογόνου από την καναδέζικη Gallard Power Systems, με το VW Group να ανακοινώσει πως επεκτείνει τη συνεργασία με την εταιρία αυτή έως το 2019, και τον Ulrich Hackenberg, μέλος του διοικητικού συμβουλίου για την τεχνολογική ανάπτυξη της Audi, να δηλώνει πως όλα τα brand το VW Group θα μπορούν να χρησιμοποιήσουν τις πατέντες αυτές.

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Audi buys fuel-cell patents from Ballard Power Systems

  • Development agreement with Ballard extended until 2019
  • Audi’s Head of Development Prof. Hackenberg: “The entire VW Group will use these patents.”

AUDI AG has acquired a package of patents relating to fuel-cell technology from Ballard Power Systems Inc. In addition, the Volkswagen Group has extended its cooperation with the Canadian clean energy company until 2019.

The purchase of these patents will provide new impetus for the development of fuel‑cell drive systems at Audi, VW and the Volkswagen Group. As explained by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development at AUDI AG and responsible for the steering of the development departments of all brands in the VW Group: “Audi is acquiring these strategically important patents for the entire group and will make them available to all the brands. In this way, we are securing crucial expertise that will provide new impetus for the further development of this technology.”

Ballard Power Systems Inc. is based in Burnaby, Canada, and is one of the world’s leading companies in the technology of proton exchange membrane fuel cells. Ballard provides clean energy products that reduce customer costs and risks, and helps customers solve difficult technical and business challenges in their fuel‑cell programs.

VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA TO INVEST $10 MILLION IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE BY 2016

Washington, D.C., February 10, 2015 – Jörg Sommer, vice president, product marketing and strategy, Volkswagen of America, today presented Volkswagen’s holistic approach to e-mobility surrounding the launch of the zero-tailpipe emissions 2015 e-Golf, including a $10 million commitment to support electric vehicle infrastructure by 2016. During a presentation delivered at the 2015 Electric Drive Congress in Washington D.C., Sommer stated that Volkswagen believes continued legislative support is needed to reach the next level of electric vehicle adoption.

“Automakers have effectively delivered electric vehicles that can satisfy the needs of most American drivers,” said Sommer. “In addition to the investment we and other companies and industries are making, we would like to see Federal financing support for establishing fast charging networks in urban areas and interstate corridors. We’d like to see more state and federal organizations commit to cleaner fleets by purchasing EVs and PHEVs. This should be a U.S. Government priority, and federal purchasing guidelines should reflect that by giving fleet purchasers the flexibility they need,” Sommer said.  “We need further congressional support with the mid-term review of the EPA’s greenhouse gas regulation to extend the multiplier credits for plug-in vehicles beyond MY21”.

Sommer discussed the programs that Volkswagen has invested in including the recently announced initiative with Chargepoint to support development of express charging corridors along heavily-traveled routes on the East and West Coasts. Designed to increase the number of fast charging locations, the initiative will help meet the large and growing demand for convenient, publicly available electric vehicle fast chargers, including direct current (DC) Fast charging locations, and support the adoption of electric vehicles in the United States. The goal of the Chargepoint program is to install nearly 100 DC Fast Chargers across both coasts aiming to have charging sites no more than 50 miles apart.

This investment is one piece of a $10 million commitment Volkswagen has announced to support the electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The company will also invest to support installation of charging stations in certain dealer locations. To facilitate local, state and regional infrastructure deployment, Sommer suggested that the regulators will also need to support programs that reinforce these efforts to support mass electric vehicle adoption including the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program and the Department of Transportation’s MAP-21 program.

Sommer explained the Volkswagen Group’s global commitment to become more environmentally conscious from sourcing, to manufacturing, to the cars on the road and beyond. This commitment has been a guide in Volkswagen of America’s holistic approach to e-mobility and the launch of the e-Golf. Through strategic collaborations, the company addressed the forward thinking lifestyle and preferences of the EV customer: Volkswagen of America (VWoA) teamed with 3Degrees, a renewable energy and carbon offset services provider. Under a carbon reduction/offset program, Volkswagen will help offset the e-Golf greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions resulting from its production, distribution and from the estimated emissions produced from keeping the vehicle charged through the initial 36,000 miles of the vehicle’s life.

Other initiatives supporting VWoA’s holistic approach include an arrangement with SunPower to provide qualified U.S. Volkswagen e-Golf customers the opportunity to install a high performance solar system. In addition, e-Golf customers will have the opportunity to purchase home charging installation and hardware packages from Bosch.

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