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In February 2019, Volkswagen announced that it will use Tesla Powerpack batteries in more than 100 of its Electrify America charging stations in the US. VW has since acted on this plan. The batteries are located in regions with a higher concentration of EV owners to provide electricity during intensive charging hours. Powerpacks are mainly located at charging stations on the West Coast.
Tim S, who lives in Albany, New York, said he received information that Electrify America will use Tesla Powerpacks to build a charging station in his area, reports @torquenewsauto/Twitter.
"There is construction going on at the Electrify America chargers at our local Walmart (Albany NY). I spoke to the guy in charge of the work and he told me they are installing Tesla Powerpacks (he called them BESS - Battery Energy Storage System). The idea is to charge the Powerpacks overnight when electricity is cheap, then use them to charge EVs (mostly non-Tesla) through the Electrify America chargers. I wonder how widespread this is?" wrote Tim S.
Volkswagen Electrify America is working on the infrastructure for electric charging. For them, Tesla Powerpack is the smartest solution.
Breaking News: #Volkswagen is apparently using #Tesla batteries, more precisely #TeslaPowerpack to store energy for #ElectrifyAmerica DC Fast Charging.— Torque News (@torquenewsauto) August 28, 2020
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