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PowerX Delivers Ultrafast EV chargers to Audi charging hub Kioicho



PowerX, Inc. (Head Office: Minato City, Tokyo, Japan; Director, President & CEO: Masahiro Ito) delivered two battery-integrated ultrafast EV chargers to “Audi charging hub Kioicho”, a fast charging station recently opened by Audi Japan (Head Office: Shinagawa, Tokyo; Brand Director: Matthias Schepers).

“Audi charging hub Kioicho” is a fast charging station equipped with four charging ports, each capable of charing vehicles at a maximum output of 150kW. By establishing this charging hub, Audi aims to address several challenges faced by EV owners and potential users residing in cities, including a shortage of charging stations in urban centers, the inability to charge at home, and slow charging speed. “Audi charging hub Kioicho” marks Audi’s seventh worldwide and the first outside Europe. It is accessible not only to owners of Audi’s e-tron models but also to all electric vehicle owners. PowerX’s “Hypercharger,” featuring storage batteries, was selected for the charging system to minimize the impact on the power grid while offering ultrafast charging capabilities.

PowerX announced its partnership with Audi Japan on January 20, 2023, unveiling plans to supply battery-powered ultrafast EV chargers across Audi’s nationwide dealer network. Later, on October 6 of the same year, Audi Hachioji became the first commercial installation site for the Hyperchargers. As of now, installation has been completed at 20 sites nationwide, catering to members of the “Premium Charging Alliance.”

About Audi charging hub Kioicho
Operation : Volkswagen Group Japan Co., Ltd. Audi Japan Business Unit
Address: 5-7-15 Kojimachi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo
Product: Hypercharger Standard (Model: HC0358)
Units deployed : 2 units (capable of charging four vehicles simultaneously)
Target users: All BEV model users, including brands other than Audi

About Audi Japan
Company Name: Volkswagen Group Japan Co., Ltd. Audi Japan Business Unit
Address: 18F Gotenyama Trust Tower, 4-7-35, Kita Shinagawa, Shinagawa City, Tokyo
Brand Director: Matthias Schepers

About PowerX
Company Name: PowerX, Inc. (株式会社パワーエックス)
Representative:Masahiro Ito (Director, President & CEO)
Head Office:Midtown Tower 43F, Akasaka 9-7-1, Minato City, Tokyo, Japan
Main Business: R&D and Production of Energy Storage System Solutions and Power Transfer Vessels, EV Charging Station Service, Renewable Energy and Power Supply Business

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