British charging station manufacturer Chargemaster has revealed its new UltraCharger DC fast charger.
EV owners can access the UltraCharger using an RFID card or a contactless debit or credit card. Another nifty feature is Automatic Number Plate Recognition – the unit can recognize a vehicle’s license plate number and automatically start charging.
The 50 kW UltraCharger offers three cable options, so it’s compatible with all fast-charging EVs. The user interface features a 12-inch touchscreen and automated text messaging, and the retractable cable makes for a safer and more aesthetically pleasing installation.
The UltraCharger is designed to be small (120x60x60cm) and light compared to other fast chargers, so in many instances installation doesn’t require permission from the local planning board.
The UltraCharger is manufactured at Chargemaster’s plant in Luton – the first rapid charger to be designed and built in the UK, according to the company. Chargemaster expects to build 1,000 units in the first year, and will be exporting the UltraCharger globally.
“With a host of innovations, such as Automatic Number Plate Recognition and contactless payments, the UltraCharger will make life even easier for EV owners,” said Chargemaster CEO David Martell. “We are proud to be able to manufacture these in the UK, supporting the local economy, while offering high-quality good-value rapid chargers to the electric vehicle market.”