New charging platform brings eight times faster charging
Chargepoint in the US has developed a new Express Plus Electric Vehicle Charging Platform that charges up to eight times faster than today’s mainstream fast chargers.
The Express Plus can deliver up to 400 kilowatts (kW) to an EV and will be launched in July 2017. It will be accompanied by the CHargepoint app that will enable EV drivers to find ChargePoint Express stations for long-distance trips, along with other ChargePoint stations for Level 2 charging around town.
“Express Plus is a platform built to support ChargePoint’s vision for the future of DC fast charging: ultra-fast, scalable and incredibly efficient charging that’s conveniently located where drivers need it for long trips,” said Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint.
“Express Plus charging centers can start small and grow as needed by adding charging capacity without further construction. Together with our commercial and residential charging solutions, Express Plus completes the technology offering required to make fully electric transit a reality.”