Northvolt and Swedish power provider Mälarenergi are partnering to establish a battery energy storage system at an electric vehicle charging station in Västerås, Sweden.  

The Northvolt battery system is intended to reduce peaks in electricity demand of the charging station by more than 80%, and thereby lessen the impact of EV charging on the local electricity network.    

The battery system will be commissioned in summer 2020 at the Rocklunda charging station and will be Mälarenergi’s first to be co-located alongside EV charging infrastructure.

As technology provider, Northvolt will deliver a lithium-ion battery system based around its modular battery system, Voltrack, which will provide power output up to 220 kW and a usable energy capacity of 320 kWh.