A dedicated charging system for higher powers above 1 MW, specified for electric truck charging, has been introduced by Kempower.
The company made the move to ensure clear energy for heavy transport, which are currently around a quarter of CO2 transport emissions in Europe and, in the US, they are 29% of road transport’s total emissions, despite being less than 5% of the total vehicles on the road.
The new solution is based on the company’s existing technology, including Kempower’s high power satellite with MCS liquid cooled charging plug and two 600 kW Kempower power units.
The company will start deliveries of the new system in Europe during the first quarter of 2024. The total power of the first delivered Kempower MCS solution delivery will be 1.2 megawatts.
Kempower expects the commercial vehicle DC charging market in Europe and North America to have 37% compound annual growth rate until 2030.
Jussi Vanhanen, Chief Market Officer of Kempower, said: “Electric trucks are gaining traction as a sustainable alternative to traditional diesel trucks. Traditional heavy-duty trucks account for more than 25% of the total CO2 emissions from road transport. So, it’s clear that transitioning truck fleets to electric will have a major impact on climate change mitigation. An electric fleet also helps businesses get ahead of the competition by meeting sustainability demands.”
“Electric trucks are typically charged with a DC fast charger either overnight, at a warehouse destination, or on-the-move along highways. Larger EVs need larger power sources. Our megawatt charging solution serves all those use cases: overnight, destination and on-the-move charging.”
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