The Volkswagen Group announced today that it can install as much as 25,000 EV chargers globally together with its partners this 12 months.
What number of VW EV chargers are coming
At the top of 2022, Volkswagen Group had installed greater than one-third of the 45,000 EV chargers that it intends to put in by 2025 – that’s around 15,000 EV chargers with a charging capability of as much as 350 kW.
Geographically, the overall of 45,000 will break all the way down to 10,000 EV charging stations in North America, 18,000 in Europe, and 17,000 in China.
VW is planning for around 10,000 of its EV chargers – what it calls “high-power charging points,” in corporate speak – to be online in Europe, and as much as 25,000 in total globally by the top of 2023.
Who’s installing them and where
Electrify America (EA) is in control of VW Group’s electric infrastructure within the US. EA’s website says it currently has 3,551 fast and Level 2 EV chargers online and that 90 are “coming soon.” So it’s going to take quite an effort for VW and EA to achieve its North American goal of 10,000.
In Europe, IONITY, a three way partnership between Audi, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, and Porsche are doing the EV charger installations.
The VW Group launched Ewiva with the Enel X Way in Italy last 12 months to put in EV chargers, and it’s going to put in around 8,000 of those 10,000 European chargers with BP and Iberdrola. The latter will concentrate on the important traffic arteries in Spain.
In China, the EV charger installation work is being performed by the three way partnership CAMS.
OK, I admit it: I’ve got skin in the sport here. My 2023 VW ID.4 comes with three years of free Electrify America charging. But I’ve got only one EA fast charger near me, in Recent Hampshire, and really annoyingly, there are ZERO EA chargers within the state of Vermont.
In the event you give it some thought, 25,000 EV charger installations globally in what’s now just 11 months is a monumental effort. In the event that they reach their goal of 40,000 by the top of this 12 months, they’d only must install one other 5,000 to achieve their 2025 goal. Hopefully they’ll bump up that 45k number.
Read more: Here’s what number of EV chargers the US has – and what number of it needs
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