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VW's EV charging network to add Tesla battery storage

by Justin King

Tesla's Powerpack battery systems will help reduce operating costs at more than 100 stations.

Volkswagen Group's Electrify America subsidiary has announced plans to install Tesla battery storage modules across its network of EV charging sites.

The battery systems will help reduce charges for higher power demand during times of peak electricity prices, allowing the system to charge from the grid at the lowest cost and store the energy for peak EV charging periods.

The company will install Tesla's Powerpack systems at more than 100 new charging stations. Each site will have a 210 kW battery system with roughly 350 kWh of storage capacity.

VW Group also recently announced plans to give three years of free charging for the Porsche Taycan, which can add 60 miles of range in just four minutes using a 350-kW connection at certain Electrify America locations.

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