More than 300,000 electric vehicles are registered on the streets of Germany. Every day around 235,000 vehicles pass through the Kreuz Hilden junction connecting the A3 and A46 motorways near Düsseldorf. Motorway junctions make ideal locations for charging stations. With a site covering of 12,000 square meters, this is where Europe’s largest charging park is being built. A total of 114 charging points with a charging power of up to 300 kilowatts (kW) will be available for electric vehicles to charge their batteries. In order to be able to store the generated green electricity, Voltego GmbH planned to install the TPS flex container system from TESVOLT with a total capacity of two megawatt hours.
Quick charging for electric vehicles causes high electrical peak loads. With the powerful battery storage system, power peaks can be "accommodated". This means that electrical peak loads are then generated by the discharging battery instead of the grid. This way charging station operator Roland Schüren saves also considerable costs thanks to the storage system.