DC chargers are getting smaller and lighter, with commensurate cost savings. Portuguese electrical manufacturer Efacec has introduced its new QC24S, which provides fast charging for CCS-compatible EVs (VW, BMW, Daimler, GM). A CHAdeMO version is scheduled for launch by the end of this year.
“This new product is a breakthrough and will be a huge contributor to the adoption of EVs, being an affordable charger like never before in the market,” said Pedro Silva, Managing Director of Efacec Electric Mobility. “We have invested heavily during this last year in developing this new concept and in its design to make it easily integrated in any network. We have also extended our slogan ‘choose the color of your energy’ even further by offering the possibility to customize the front panel to any customer, with a stylish design and attractive look.”
The 24 kW QC24S complements Efacec’s existing QC50 and QC45 models, both of which deliver 50 kW and can be equipped with multi-standard outputs. The company also offers the QC20, a 20 kW charger.
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With a weight of 55 kg (121 lbs) and dimensions of 35.6x13x16.3 inches, the QC24S looks like a worthy competitor for BMW’s similarly compact DC charger. It can be wall- or pedestal-mounted indoors or outdoors.
The new QC24S will be on display at the eCarTec show in Munich in October.