Audi has set up the brand’s first charging hub in the world at the Nuremberg Exhibition Center in Germany, which is all set to open for customers on December 23. The unique pilot project features 6 reservable fast-charging points with up to 320 kW of charging power. And, as you can see in the photos, there’s also an integrated lounge for the customers to relax with a coffee while their EV sips electrons.
Apparently, the hub is built out of shipping containers—which of course, makes it easy to disassemble and reassemble in a different area. The hub uses second-life batteries, reducing costs and resources, and can store about 2.45 MWh of energy. In addition to a 200 kW green power connection, solar panels on the roof add up to 30 kW to the hub. Audi claims that up to 80 vehicles can be charged here per day without reaching the limits of the energy storage system’s capacity.
Anyone with an e-tron Charging Service contract can charge for 31 cents per kilowatt hour at the Audi charging hub. A slot can be booked via myAudi app. And, as mentioned, the visitors can relax in the upstairs lounge while their EV gets recharged.