Volkswagen customers can now purchase their electric vehicle, charger, and electricity tariff in an easy and integrated manner from a single source.

The Volkswagen Group brand Elli presents a product innovation for charging EVs. The new Elli Charger 2 is equipped with a wide range of services, enables significantly reduced charging costs, and is characterized by a perfectly coordinated ecosystem. In the future, they will also be able to purchase a solar panel system via selected Volkswagen sales channels.

As part of the product launch of the new charger, Elli today announced a strategic partnership with the European solar panel provider Otovo to offer e-mobility customers holistic and innovative energy solutions for their home.

"To drive e-mobility, we have to make the charging experience simpler and significantly more cost-effective for customers. This is where the new Elli Charger 2 shines. It charges when solar energy is available and electricity prices are at their lowest. The smart charging functions not only provide real cost savings for customers but also represent a milestone in the use of renewable energy," explains Giovanni Palazzo, CEO of Elli and SVP of Volkswagen Group Charging & Energy.

Palazzo refers to the possibility of the new Elli Charger 2 to incorporate a home’s solar energy production (solar surplus charging), as well as to use the new Volkswagen Naturstrom Flex (market price-optimized charging) to charge with lower electricity prices when demand is low or renewable energies are highly available. To achieve this, Elli already acquired the license to trade on the European Power Exchange in July 2023. By optimizing charging profiles based on electricity prices and charging from a home’s solar energy, charging costs can be reduced by up to 40 percent.

The new Elli Charger 2 will be available in four versions and can charge any EV with a Type-2 charging port. Thanks to the new metering functions, the associated cost transparency and dynamic load management, the new Elli Charger 2 can not only be used in private households, but also within commercial settings.

Source: Volkswagen Group

Евгений Ушаков
Evgenii Ushakov
15 years driving