Environmentally friendly driving – thanks to solar-powered charging stations
Dresden’s largest public charging station is located right at the Gläserne Manufaktur. This is not just a logical consequence of planning and developing the site into a “Center of Future Mobility,” but also a sign of the comprehensive partnership between Volkswagen Sachsen and Dresden, the capital of the state of Saxony, in developing future-oriented mobility strategies.
Six 25-kWp solar panels each measuring 22 square meters supply power to the two high-speed charging columns with four charging points each. This means the cars that charge here are neutral with respect to their CO2 emissions. Surplus electricity is stored in a long-life battery with a capacity of 130 kWh or fed into the Gläserne Manufaktur’s grid. This all goes to show that responsibility for the environment starts well before the cars hit the road.