Fleet electrification specialist InCharge Energy has launched a new Level 2 charging solution for fleets. The new Dual ICE-80A charger can simultaneously charge two vehicles at a maximum output of 19.2 kW on each cable. The two-cable option offers a smaller footprint, thus minimizing installation costs and saving space at fleet depots.
The Dual ICE-80A is designed for fleets with vehicles that can dwell for longer periods, such as overnight. It is hardware-ready for ISO15118 (a standard that allows the EV and charging station to dynamically exchange information, enabling bidirectional charging and other nifty features).
This charger can provide battery State of Charge (SoC) information to fleet managers, and will be CTEP/NTEP-certified for public or semi-public charging operations. With the enabled load management features, it intelligently responds to grid and site demand needs, taking the vehicle’s readiness into account. For school bus fleets and others wanting to qualify for government grants, Build America, Buy America Act (BABA)-compliant ICE-80A units are available upon request.
The Dual ICE-80A supports energy management via a backend or on-site controller, which can allow scheduled smart vehicle charging to proceed even if internet connectivity is lost. When paired with InCharge Energy’s proprietary InControl charge management software (CMS), the charger can be set to curtail charging power based on cost, available electrical service and the fleet’s availability requirements.
InCharge products can be purchased using the company’s Charging as a Service (CaaS) financing option, which includes predictable payments and uptime guarantees.
“At InCharge, we are committed to developing reliable charging products that address the multiple use cases of our various fleet customers,” said Nikolas Runge, Interim CTO of InCharge Energy. “We are proud to deliver a charger that can check dozens of boxes for fleet managers. From the simultaneous charging to the government certifications to the competitive price point, the Dual ICE-80A charger has all the key features for a scalable charging infrastructure.”
Source: InCharge Energy