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Intelligent power strip: Transparent Factory in Dresden installs flexible, expandable electric charging infrastructure

Great pleasure after the successful initial installation of the flexible, expandable e-charging infrastructure: Marco Weiß, Head of New Mobility & Innovations, Tobias Wagner, CEO of ChargeX and Dr Robert Franke, Head of the Office of Economic Development for the City of Dresden (from left).
  • Cooperation with start-up ChargeX creates more electric charging points at Volkswagen’s Dresden factory
  • Can be expanded using a power strip
  • Several pilot projects planned at other Volkswagen locations
  • State capital Dresden is funding ChargeX to expand the city’s charging infrastructure

The Transparent Factory in Dresden is expanding its electric charging infrastructure. Extra charging points have been installed at Volkswagen’s Dresden site as part of a joint venture with the start-up ChargeX. Just days after receiving CE certification, the start-up’s first charging solution anywhere in the world has officially come on stream. The idea behind it is as clever as it is cost-effective: the only installation required was a 22 kW wall box. Two additional charging points are now connected using an intelligent power strip. 32 charging points are now available for staff and visitors. Pilot projects are also planned at other Volkswagen locations. The Office of Economic Development for the City of Dresden is also providing about €36,500 of funding for a pilot project in which ChargeX will conduct practical testing of integrated charging control (load management).

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