Delta Electronics, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, has launched a new ultra fast charger for electric vehicles.
The system has the capability of charging as many as 4 vehicles simultaneously. It complies with CCS-200A, CHAdeMO-125A, as well as Typ2-63A. In other words – open to all electric vehicles. It provides output power of up to 120 kW DC and up to 65 kW AC, significantly improving charge times. And for optimizing the cost of the necessary infrastructure to power all coming electric vehicles with larger batteries, the ultra fast charger is equipped with a dynamic power split function.
Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular not only in the city segment but also in the premium segment. Several OEMs like Aston Martin, Porsche, Audi and BMW have announced the development of vehicles with significantly larger battery capacity, coming to the market within the next couple of years. These premium vehicles are to have ranges of 400-600 km and are all fast-charge enabled.
Today’s premium EVs already have battery capacities of 80kWh with outlook to grow to 120kWh. Also medium sized EVs’ batteries are increasing capacity – from approximately 20kWh to 40kWh, enabling them to reach ranges of over 200km. Combined with dropping prices, the improved drive range is the main reason for the growing success of EVs worldwide. The global transition towards electric vehicles is a fact. In some countries, like Norway, the market share already exceeds 20%.
The typical low power AC charging of the EVs is a good option during the comparatively long hours of parking at home during the night or at work. Long driving distances, however, would require DC fast charging, as the Tesla-supercharger network already demonstrates. Unfortunately the Tesla system is not compatible with all other EV models. Therefore it is crucial to establish a worldwide available system which allows all EV models to recharge at rapid speed – significantly faster than what is possible with today’s CCS or CHAdeMO standard chargers, which are typically limited to an output of 50kW or less.
As a world leader in the power electronics field, Delta industrialised a brand new ultra fast EV charger, featuring:
– 2 DC plugs – CCS-200A and CHAdeMO-125A.
– Ready to support upcoming CHAdeMO power enhancements
– 1 AC Plug (Typ2-63A).
– Open to all EVs and therefore not discriminative to any vehicle type
– Output power of up to 120kW DC (plus up to 43 kW + 22 kW AC) per charger
– Up to 4 parallel outlets per charger
– Modular power split among the charging vehicles
– Flexible power modules (the base equipment of 60kW can be upgraded to up to 120kW by simply adding more power-modules)
– Possibility to regulate the maximum grid absorption power
– Over two times more powerful compared to competing products
– Highly competitive cost
– Worldwide distribution, maintenance and service network
Prototyping and industrialization of the ultra fast charger have been successfully completed and the first charging stations are currently being made available to the local users in Norway and other European countries.