Audi will continue its rollout of charging hubs, following successful pilot phase trials. From the second half of 2022, a second Audi charging hub pilot site will open in downtown Zurich, followed by sites in Salzburg and Berlin. the OEM is planning more sites for Germany in 2023 and mid-2024.
Cubes serve as the energy storage system in Nuremberg and all future Audi charging hub stations. Power is stored in recycled lithium-ion batteries, known as second-life batteries, and taken from dismantled test vehicles. This system enables the hub’s battery-storage solution to provide sustainable charging infrastructure where the electric grid is not enough, operating six HPC charging points with up to 320 kW.
Upto six electric cars can charge at once, with approximately one megawatt of power. With a green power contract in place, the Audi charging hub only uses energy from sustainable resources, while solar panels on the roof provide a further 30 kW of additional green energy.