ADS-TEC Energy has announced two new installation options for its battery-buffered ChargeBox system. The ChargeBox Dispenser can now be installed indoors, and the associated ChargeBox Booster outdoor battery—which was previously installed partly underground—can now be completely installed at ground level.
The new installation options are available now in Germany, and are planned for other European countries and the US.
The promise of battery buffering is that it can enable DC fast charging stations to provide higher power levels than would otherwise be possible without disruptive and expensive upgrades to a site’s grid connection. According to ADS-TEC, “Calculations at customers’ sites have shown that, in the long term, considerable savings potential can be achieved compared to a charging solution with corresponding new expansion of the existing grid infrastructure.”
The ChargeBox Booster can be installed up to 200 meters (656 feet) from the grid connection point and up to 100 meters (328 feet) from the ChargeBox Dispensers. The install requires only about 1.5 square meters (16 square feet) of floor or ground space. The system continuously charges up from the electrical grid, and can provide charging power of up to 320 kW.
The ChargeBox Dispenser can be installed in parking lots and underground garages, as well as in showrooms and halls.
“We have had a number of inquiries from large customers expressing the need for ultra-fast charging of e-vehicles inside buildings,” said Chief Sales Officer John Neville.
“This is a tremendous added value that further increases the attractiveness of our ultra-fast chargers and fills an important gap in the expansion of charging infrastructure,” said Thomas Lächner, Head of Department Sales Representative EU. “Our ultra-fast charging systems, which are not dependent on large grid connections like conventional systems, far outperform in many use cases, and [deliver lower] total cost of ownership.”
Source: ADS-TEC Energy