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Rapid and fast chargers for Volkswagen UK’s ports and National PDI Centre

The Challenge

VW AG will introduce 50 battery electric and 30 hybrid models by 2025. Around 1 in 4 VW Group vehicles sold will be electric. ElectrAssure’s solution will enable Volkswagen to reliably process the electric vehicles passing through its ports and Pre Delivery Inspection (PDI) Centre for the UK market. The number will rise from just over 15,000 EVs in 2020 to over 79,000 in 2023.

The Solution

ElectrAssure successfully tendered for the EV charging infrastructure for Volkswagen UK’s three port terminals in Tynemouth, Grimsby, and Sheerness and for their national PDI Centre on the Isle of Sheppey.

ElectrAssure specified 4 x 100kW Delta Ultrafast Chargers (UFC) for the PDI Centre, each with two CCS cables, sharing the power between the two cables. ‘Dynamic Demand Controller’ (DDC) manages and balances the total load.

Alfen Eve chargers were specified for the ports with Alfen’s ‘Active Load Balancing’ to control the load. All chargers are managed by the Hubeleon chargepoint management system from our partners, Hangar-19.

The Outcome

The ElectrAssure EV charging solution delivers a robust, reliable charging solution that operates within the available capacity of the electrical system at all times and is also future-proofed for the dramatic increase in expected numbers of vehicles. ElectrAssure continues to provide annual preventative and call-fix maintenance services to ensure the very high levels of availability demanded by Volkswagen.

"Working with ElectrAssure has been a delight. They’ve been very proactive, they’ve kept us informed of what’s going on and they’ve delivered everything to time.”
Nick Byrne
Group Vehicle Planning and Logistics Manager
Volkswagen Group UK

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