. All signs point forwards at
“Over the past few weeks, we have reached some important milestones on our way to becoming an electromobility site”, said Gerd Rupp, Chairman of the
“Since the initial ground-breaking ceremony in February 2000, we have invested more than 1.3 billion euro to develop the plant”, said Albrecht Reimold, Member of the
Due to the Corona crisis, the official topping-out ceremony was cancelled but Mayor of Leipzig, Burkhard Jung, still visited the site and was shown the latest developments last Friday (July 3).
In addition to the work on the new body shop, the assembly line is being modified significantly.
The customer centre is already equipped for electric vehicles: This February,
Electromobility is not a completely new concept for the
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* The published consumption (l/100km and Wh/km), emissions (g/km) and kilometre (km) range figures (excluding any
The specified charging outputs and times (hour/minutes) are dependent on various factors: in general, the charging output and time can vary due to physical and chemical limits, depending on factors such as the available output of the country-specific energy infrastructure, the customer's own domestic installation, the temperature, interior pre-conditioning and charging status, as well as the age of the battery. Charging times may therefore be significantly higher than those specified. To achieve the optimum value of the specified DC charging time (DC = direct current) for a charge status increase from 5 to 80%, a CCS (combined charging system) fast-charging pedestal with > 270kW and > 850V is required, as well as a battery temperature of 30°–35°C. The charging status when commencing charging must not exceed 5%. For physical and chemical reasons, the charging speed decreases as the battery approaches its full capacity. Therefore, it usually makes sense to use fast DC charging to charge the battery up to 80% or up to the required range. The predominant use of CCS fast charging pedestals leads to a long-term increase in charging times. For regular fast DC charging, we recommend a maximum charging output of 50kW. When charging in a domestic environment, AC charging (AC = alternating current) is recommended. Using an (AC) industrial electrical outlet will result in improved efficiency and a much shorter charging time compared to using a household socket.
Published figures should only be used for the purpose of comparison between vehicles. Please contact an Official