Alfen to supply ultra-fast charging at BMW testing facility


Energy solutions provider Alfen will supply an integrated storage solution to one of BMW’s test locations in Munich, Germany, facilitating the ultra-fast charging of electric vehicles.

The system will be rated at 1.1MW, and will incorporate ultra-fast charging capabilities for the BMW Group’s electric vehicle prototypes.

The storage system is based on 34 BMW i3 batteries, and will help to ensure maximum available power irrespective of local grid capacity. The use of the i3 batteries ensures that the systems is transportable, and can be relocated to other locations in the future. Alfen has also signed an agreement with BMW to purchase i3 batteries for other storage solution projects.

“We have been working with BMW i batteries at multiple storage projects, but are very proud to be selected to provide a storage system for one of BMW’s locations in Munich,” said Andreas Plenk, global sales director for energy storage at Alfen.

“As the energy transition evolves, we see more and more of our clients being interested in our integrated energy solutions capabilities, in which we combine our expertise in smart grids, EV charging and energy storage. We look forward to addressing the energy challenges of our clients.”

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Matt joined UKi Media & Events in 2014 after seven years of living and working in Dubai. He has been a journalist for over a decade and has worked for a wide range of publications, including Rolling Stone, Time Out, iQ and Loaded. After starting out on the automotive team as deputy editor of Engine Technology International, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Transmissions Technology International, he began editing Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International in 2016, and took over as editor of Tire Technology International in 2018.

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