Most of today’s EVs operate on 400-volt systems, but 800 volts is clearly the near future. Higher-voltage systems can deliver the same amount of power with less current, which means that charging rates can get higher without making charging cables impractically heavy and bulky.
Charger manufacturer Noodoe explains that DC fast chargers are going to have to go to 800 volts to be able to meet the maximum charging speeds of the next wave of EVs.
The Porsche Taycan features an 800-volt internal architecture, and a maximum charging rate of 270 kW. New Audi eTron GTs will offer the same. BYD demonstrated a new Blade battery with an 800-volt structure earlier this year. Hyundai Motor Group announced in July that the new Kia EV6 and Ioniq 5, both based on the E-GMP platform, will do 800 volts.
The Noodoe EV Exceed DC series is built with a 950-volt internal structure, which, as the name implies, more than meets the coming 800-volt standard. Exceed DC chargers support simultaneous charging, and feature a modular internal architecture that makes them upgradable. By increasing the number of 30 kW modules, the 120 kW model can be upgraded to 150 kW or 180 kW after purchase.