VW Commercial Vehicles has commissioned 100 charging points for electric vehicles at its plant in Hanover. Half of these are on the company premises and the other 50 on public parking lots around the site. By 2023, VWN plans to increase their number to 450.
By then, 150 connections will be available on the plant site and 300 on the public parking lots. “As an automobile manufacturer, we are thus making an important contribution to setting up the charging infrastructure at the Hanover location,” says Josef Baumert, Board Member for Production and Logistics at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.
According to the communication, electricity will come to 100 per cent from renewable sources. The parking spaces with charging points are also marked green and are now reserved for vehicles with electric drives. “We are thus promoting the sustainable mobility of our employees,” says Thomas Edig, Brand Management Board Member for Human Resources. “The best place to charge an e-vehicle is where it stands for several hours anyway. And that’s currently where many people work.”
VW Commercial Vehicles is thus following in the footsteps of the core passenger car brand. This had already put the first employee charging park in Braunschweig into operation in August. On the Ohefeld car park near the Volkswagen Group Components plant, 60 charging points with 11 kW alternating current each were installed. By 2025, 4,000 charging points are to be built at the ten German VW locations.
According to the August announcement, the carmaker will invest a total of around 250 million euros in the expansion of the charging infrastructure at its European locations, according to its figures.
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