- New service for electric vehicle customers of the Volkswagen Group: wall box can be ordered straight from the dealership
- New sales channel at Elli with Volkswagen Original Teile Logistik GmbH & Co. KG (OTLG) for electric mobility services from one provider
The Volkswagen subsidiary Elli is offering electric vehicle customers of the Group brands more comprehensive service. The wall boxes can now be purchased from the German Audi, SEAT, Cupra, ŠKODA Auto, Volkswagen and Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge dealerships. Through the new sales channel, Elli is continuing its strategy to offer a customer-friendly ecosystem for electric mobility. The new partner for in-store sales of the wall boxes is Volkswagen Original Teile Logistik GmbH & Co. KG (OTLG).
Until now, Elli has sold the wall charging stations exclusively on the Internet. The wall boxes are also available online in Italy, Sweden and Spain. Both the Connect and Pro wall charging stations can now be ordered from the German Audi, SEAT, Cupra and ŠKODA Auto, Volkswagen and Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge dealerships or configured as part of a new car purchase. Depending on what their offer includes, the local sales partner also provides an installation service.
Simon Löffler, CCO of Elli says: “We provide electric vehicle customers in Europe with everything they need to charge their vehicles quickly, conveniently and sustainably. We are now making our offer accessible on an even more individual basis through the dealerships. At the same time, we are reinforcing our local offering. In addition to the electric vehicle, dealerships can now also provide quality charging accessories from one provider.”
The wall box models are compatible with current and future electric vehicles of the Volkswagen brands as well as all cars from other manufacturers with a Type-2 connector. Other common features include a charging capacity of up to 11 kW and an integrated 4.5 or 7.5 metre long charging cable. Both the Connect and Pro charger models connect to the Internet via WiFi, optionally also via LTE, allowing users to also control the wall box when on the move. What’s more, these two models can also be activated via app or charging card for particular users. The starting price for the wall boxes in Germany is 769 euros including VAT – both in the Elli Internet shop and from the dealerships.
About Elli – a Volkswagen Group brand
The Volkswagen Group has made charging and energy part of its core business in its NEW AUTO strategy. Volkswagen is investing like no other car manufacturer in establishing a global open fast charging network. Together with partners, around 45,000 high-power charging points (HPC) are planned by 2025 in Europe, China and the US. The Volkswagen subsidiary Elli is responsible for all activities relating to these topics in Europe. The current range of products also includes the entire spectrum of charging solutions for private customers and companies – from the customers’ own wall box and the flexible quick-charging station to charging services and innovative, smart green-power rates. In the next step, Volkswagen plans to anchor the electric car as a mobile power bank in the energy system and create added value for electric car customers.
About Volkswagen Original Teile Logistik GmbH & Co. KG
Volkswagen OTLG, based in Baunatal, belongs to the Volkswagen Group and provides original parts, accessories and services to the service partners of the Volkswagen, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Audi, Seat and Škoda brands in Germany and Denmark. That makes OTLG the after sales backbone of the Volkswagen Groups in Germany and, as a full-range provider, it ensures that millions of customers stay mobile with their vehicles. OTLG employs more than 2,500 people at seven locations in Norderstedt, Cologne, Ludwigsburg, Munich, Dieburg, Ludwigsfelde and Baunatal.
Source: Volkswagen, https://www.volkswagen-newsroom.com/en/press-releases/elli-now-also-offering-wall-boxes-via-german-dealerships-15252