Like EVs themselves, charging stations come in all shapes and sizes. Power management giant Eaton has announced the release of what may be the world’s highest-capacity charger. The new HyperCharger is capable of fast-charging EVs at power levels up to one megawatt (MW).
Designed to charge fleets of electric buses and other mass transit vehicles, the HyperCharger was recently installed in several cities, including Tallahassee, Fla., Worchester, Mass. and Stockton, Calif.
The HyperCharger is scalable from 200 kW to one MW. According to Eaton, it has the highest energy density in its class. On a recent demonstration route, the HyperCharger recorded an average of eight charges and 240 miles per day.
“Eaton has a long history of developing electrical and hybrid power systems for trucks and busses,” said Product Line Manager Michael Dadian. “Our new HyperCharger is the latest example of Eaton’s leadership in building a charging infrastructure across North America and helping to set the stage for mass adoption of EVs.”