EV rapid charger draws energy from power reserves

Four new products will be exhibited at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) Event, 14th–15th September at the Millbrook car testing facility in Bedford by the nationwide Electric Vehicle (EV) charge point supplier, Evolt. The first live demonstration of its energy storage solution, e-Stor, which supports EV charging equipment will be shown. Harnessing the power from second-life EV batteries it stores electrical energy to charge electric vehicles.

Therefore, when an EV uses a rapid charger connected to e-Stor, it will draw energy from power reserves, reducing rapid charging’s immediate load on the power grid.

In connecting e-Stor to a charging unit, and subsequently an EV, Evolt will exhibit the latest 50kW Tri-Rapid charger that can simultaneously charge two EVs to 80% battery life within 30 minutes. It also features a 47″ LCD screen, offering a revenue enhancing facility to owners (e.g. a council).


The latest model in Evolt’s 22kW (DC) Fast Charging range is also to be introduced at LCV. The Raption charger features a smaller and slimmer design than its Compact model predecessor, and takes one hour to simultaneously charge two EVs. It includes fully-secure charging connector holsters that can only be unlocked from the charging station with a verified RFID card, reducing damage to the equipment through improper use or vandalism.

Finally, the 7kW lamp post charging solution will be showcased for the first time. With twin AC power outlets, these resolve the problem of a lack of space for on street charging in busy towns and cities, as they are bolted onto street lighting columns to charge adjacent EVs (typically in residential locations).

Justin Meyer, General Manager of Evolt, says these advances in technology and practicality are essential for the industry: “Consistent innovations are required to capture the demands and requirements of a rapidly growing industry,” he says. “Our latest solutions further enhance reliability and cost-efficiency, and ensure that we can provide the most appropriate charging solution for every application.”

As well as its new products, Evolt will also be exhibiting its existing product range – three street post charging variations, the fast, rapid and home charging solutions.

Evolt is a company of the SWARCO Group.

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