European Parliament voted an effective EU ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2035. There is no doubt that the world has arrived at the era of electric cars. The introduction of this type of vehicle seems to be an analogous breakthrough to the conversion of steam engines to internal combustion engines. How should the infrastructure be prepared to meet the demands of a new chapter in automotive history?
Charging stations in Europe
Due to the surge in fuel prices and increasing environmental awareness, individuals and businesses are increasingly opting for electric cars. Accordingly, car manufacturers are planning to shift their production to focus on electric vehicles. As a result, there are more and more EVs, but so far this has not been sufficiently accompanied by a corresponding increase in charging infrastructure. Europe struggles with a shortage of charging stations – both in public spaces and in the residential as well as commercial buildings.
There were about 5.6 million plug-in electric passenger cars and light commercial vehicles on European roads in 2021. European Commission seeks to increase this number to 30 million by 2030. Users should be able to charge their car just as conveniently as they are used to fuelling their cars at petrol stations.
Electric car chargers
Most electric cars in Europe have an AC and DC charging ports, which allow charging at various charging points, including at a household socket. However, this is not the most efficient way of changing a car.
Fast charging of electric vehicles
By using direct current (DC) connector, the charging time of the batteries is significantly reduced. Such chargers boast much more power than AC chargers – they can charge a car with a power of 50-350 kW. DC chargers usually use alternating current and convert it into direct current. They work with a voltage of 400-800V and a current of about 300-500A.
ZPUE fast EV charging stations
In response to the needs of the electric vehicle market, ZPUE S. A. has created a suitable offer for businesses.
ZPUE EV charging station is fitted with three connectors, two direct current (DC) connectors and one for alternating current (AC). This configuration allows up to 150 kW DC and 22 kW AC to be charged. This EV charging station is compatible with virtually all European electric vehicle model available on the market.
Thanks to an advanced dynamic power distribution technology, up to three vehicles can be charged simultaneously.
ZPUE offers three models of fast DC charging stations: 50 kW, 100 kW or 150 kW. It comes in different configurations of DC connectors CCS and/or CHAdeMO. Additionally, power of 22 kW is available in the AC connector. The charger can be upgraded and configured according to the customer’s requirements.
Our charging station is characterised by modern design and a user-friendly interface.
It can be integrated with all charging service operators.
How fast can an EV charge?
ZPUE EV fast charging station allows the charging of the car batteries up to 80% of their storage capacity in less than 30 minutes.
EV charging hubs
ZPUE S. A. offers a complete solution in the design and supply of the equipment needed to build the EV charging hub. We supply infrastructure: substation, medium-voltage and low-voltage switchgear, energy storage as well as the EV charging stations themselves.
The advantages of this solution are:
- Elimination of undesirable peak load during the charging of electric cars thanks to integrated energy storage,
- Storing energy from the grid, when the night tariff is cheaper,
- Storing energy from renewable sources, which can then be used outside of the generation period,
- Ensuring security and continuity of power supply,
- Optimisation of the supply infrastructure,
- Ability to install more chargers than the grid connection would allow without energy storage system in place,
- Regulating the power output factor,
- Reducing the need to pre-order power and optimising the power demand from the grid.
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