ChargePoint, which operates over 31,000 independently owned public charging stations around the world, has announced a higher-level DC charging solution designed to accommodate the coming generation of longer-range EVs. ChargePoint Express Plus can deliver up to 400 kW, plenty of power to charge new EVs such as the Chevy Bolt at their maximum rates, as well as upcoming models such as the Tesla Model 3.
Express Plus features a modular design to allow site owners to incrementally build out charging infrastructure, adding capacity to meet future demand. The system intelligently allocates power among vehicles, charging each car as quickly as possible while making efficient use of the power available at each site.
ChargePoint has also introduced Express 250, a standalone DC fast charging station capable of adding 90 miles of range in 30 minutes.
“Express Plus is a platform built to support ChargePoint’s vision for the future of DC fast charging: ultra-fast, scalable and incredibly efficient charging that’s conveniently located where drivers need it for long trips,” said Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint. “Express Plus charging centers can start small and grow as needed by adding charging capacity without further construction.”
Express Plus will be available in July.