Aral opened the first ‘Mobility Hub’ in the center of Berlin. The multifunctional station on Holzmarktstrasse serves as a test field for changing customer needs in terms of mobility. In addition to the classic fuel range and a REWE To Go shop, Aral is setting new standards in charging options for electric vehicles in metropolitan areas with the first stage of a so-called ‘microgrid’ made up of a charging station and battery.
In cooperation with various sharing and mobility providers, a battery changing machine and the connection to public transport, the Aral station will also become a transfer point for various modes of transport. In its first rudiments, it corresponds to the future model of the metropolitan petrol station that Aral used in the study ‘
Consumers can charge compatible electric vehicles with an output of up to 320 kW at the station. The special feature: This location was not connected to the medium-voltage network, as is usual in this performance class. Instead, the required high charging power is provided by a local battery that charges when no electric vehicle is connected.
In addition, electricity can be generated independently at the location in order to be self-sufficient. This is the first stage of a so-called microgrid. With this technology, Aral can also offer ultra-fast charging there, where the local power grid does not meet the technical or commercial requirements.
Aral station offers consumers the following:
- Aral station with REWE To Go Shop,
- Battery changing machine for e-bikes, cargo bikes and small vehicles (Swobbee),
- Car sharing (Miles, Cambio & Greenwheels),
- E-scooter sharing (animal),
- E-scooter sharing (Emmy),
- Bike sharing (Nextbike),
- Aral UFC charging station (two charging points),
- Connection to public transport (S-Bahn / U-Bahn / Bus),
- DHL parcel station.