On January 19th, according tomedia reports, Audi announced that it would invest 100 million euros ($111 million) to install more than 4,500 charging piles at its German plant by mid-2022. This basically means that on average, 1 in 10 parking spaces is available for charging new energy vehicles, and most of them will be open to the public.
Audi will contribute to the energy transition in private transportation by setting up more than 4,500 charging piles for battery-powered cars.
This concept of independence is the largest charging infrastructure project carried out by Germany. The investment will give Audi a leading position in the setup and operational expertise of hardware and software for such charging concepts, as well as allowing the company to pilot new mobile charging business areas in the future.
Audi already has a charging infrastructure of 21 megawatts in Brussels, Ingolstadt and Nekasholm charging stations, which is equivalent to the power consumption of a town of 14,000 inhabitants. There are 600 charging piles in these areas, including 60 DC charging piles with output power between 50 and 350 kW.