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According to TESLARATI.com (This article and its images were originally posted on TESLARATI.com February 4, 2019 at 12:45PM.)
In a rather interesting turn of events, Volkswagen’s Electrify America has decided to purchase and install Tesla Powerpacks at over 100 of its charging stations. In an announcement on Monday, Electrify America stated that the Powerpacks would be installed to help during peak charging times. The battery storage units, which are expected to be installed this year, would have a capacity of 350 kWh and be compatible with 210 kW rapid charging.
The deployment of Tesla Powerpacks to the Electrify America network mirrors the concept utilized by Tesla in its Superchargers. That said, the deal between Tesla and Volkswagen could be seen as proof that even competitors in the electric car industry could work together for a common goal. In a statement to The Verge, for one, Electrify America CEO Giovanni Palazzo noted that Tesla’s industrial-grade batteries are a “natural fit” for his company’s charging stations, considering the Silicon Valley-based carmaker’s expertise on charging networks.
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