Audi has inaugurated its fifth charging hub located in Munich’s Obersendling district. This state-of-the-art hub comes after successful launches in Nuremberg, Zurich, Berlin, and Salzburg. It boasts quick-charging capabilities and offers a unique collaboration with the &Charge platform to enhance user experience.
Why It Matters
With the increasing emphasis on sustainable mobility, providing efficient and user-friendly charging stations is vital. Audi’s partnership with &Charge and its venture into augmented reality technologies showcase the brand’s commitment to revolutionizing the electric vehicle (EV) charging landscape, optimizing both infrastructure and user experience.
- The Obersendling charging hub has four quick-charging points with a power capacity of up to 320 kW each.
- Audi’s power cubes ensure constant charging power. Comprising reused lithium-ion batteries from retired research vehicles, they serve as buffer storage units. The hub holds an energy capacity of 1.05 megawatt hours, enough to charge around 60 vehicles without power faltering.
- It’s not just for Audi drivers; the hub is open to all EV brands. Although Audi drivers enjoy special perks and discounts.
- Partnership with &Charge allows drivers to rate their charging experience. Active participants are rewarded with “free kilometers.”
- An augmented reality project is being trialed at the Nuremberg Audi charging hub. This feature, powered in collaboration with Vodafone, offers users a more immersive experience.
Audi continues to push the boundaries of EV charging infrastructure by combining cutting-edge technology with customer-centric solutions. The company’s commitment to enhancing the charging experience, from efficient power solutions to partnerships with platforms like &Charge and ventures into augmented reality, signifies its dedication to leading in the EV market. Drivers across Munich can now enjoy a superior, seamless, and more interactive charging experience, setting a new benchmark for urban EV charging hubs.