Alfen to deliver mobile integrated storage and ultrafast charging solution

24/05/2018

Alfen, specialist in energy solutions for the future, is supplying one of BMW AG's test locations in Munich, Germany, with an integrated energy storage solution to facilitate ultrafast charging of electric vehicles (EVs).

Alfen will supply an integrated energy storage system of 1.1MW which incorporates an ultrafast charger for BMW Group's EV prototypes. The storage system is based on 34 BMW i3 car batteries and ensures maximum available power for the charging of EVs, irrespective of the capacity of the local power grid. One of the benefits of BMW i batteries is that these make the system transportable. This provides optimal flexibility to relocate the system to other locations in the future, wherever a backup for fast-charging of EVs might make sense. This addresses the increasingly imminent problem of concentrated fast charging of EVs in relation to the available grid capacity.