Charging technology developer L-Charge has demonstrated a fully working prototype of its gas-powered off-grid charging station.
L-Charge’s system offers a charging power range of 250-600 kW, and comes in two versions—stationary and mobile. Designed for highways, gas stations, and parking lots, L-Charge’s stationary charger requires no connection to an external power grid—it runs on an internal supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) or an LNG/hydrogen mixture.
L-Charge’s mobile device is mounted in a minivan, and offers charging power of 120 kW.
L-Charge says its devices emit 7.05 kg of CO2 per 100 km worth of charge power, 68% less than a typical diesel vehicle would emit to drive 100 km.
“Our chargers will give you the fastest charge your EV can accept,” said Dmitry Lashin, CEO of L-Charge. “Generally, most EV models are able to accept 100-120 kW, so we build our chargers for that need, but as soon as there are more advanced EVs available, the charging speed for them will increase respectively.”
L-Charge has released its first production batch as a sample installation, which is targeted at showcasing the technology to potential EV and industry partners.