JOLT rolls out ADS-TEC’s battery-buffered fast chargers in city centers

ADS-TEC Energy, an international manufacturer of battery storage-based solutions, and Munich-based charge point operator JOLT Energy will collaborate to deploy fast EV charging stations in major cities in Europe and the US. JOLT has already ordered “a high double-digit number of systems” for 2023, and more orders are expected.

ADS-TEC’s battery-buffered charging solutions are designed to provide charging power of up to 320 kW in power-limited, low-voltage energy grids, without the need for grid expansion. In addition to supporting the grid, ADS-TEC’s charging stations store excess energy, making them “energy platforms that enable sustainable site energy management for operators and fast charging for EV drivers.”

In Germany, JOLT has been deploying ADS-TEC Energy ChargeBox charging systems for over a year, primarily in metropolitan areas. JOLT says some of its high-use charging points see weekly average utilization of over 60%. The company is now significantly accelerating the rollout rate of fast charging stations to meet the high demand.

“The entry of an infrastructure investor into JOLT demonstrates that exponentially growing fast charging networks are recognized as a critical enabler for the widespread electrification of urban transportation,” said JOLT Energy CEO Maurice Neligan.

“In inner-city areas, there is usually a lack of the required grid capacity and there is little available space,” said Thomas Speidel, CEO of ADS-TEC Energy. “This is what our charging solutions are ideally suited for, as they enable ultra-fast charging despite power-limited grid connections, take up little space, and are easy to install. With their large battery storage capacity and multifunctionality, they are a valuable platform for the energy transition.”

Source: ADS-TEC Energy

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