Megawatt Charging System (MCS)

To give an answer to global challenges like CO2 reduction and energy saving, the automobile industry has been accelerating the development and commercialization of electric vehicles (EV), and hybrid electric vehicles. But climate-friendly mobility is not just limited to passenger cars. Most of the goods are transported by trucks, ships or planes, a different dimension if we think about clean transportation. Due to size and weight of these transport options, user-friendly and quick High Power Charging is the key to increase the acceptance of e-mobility also in this area.

To satisfy the market demand of the Truck and Bus industry to charge electric heavy-duty vehicles within a reasonable time, a new solution for high-power charging is needed. It will help meet climate and sustainability goals and offer maximized customer flexibility. Not just the truck industry will benefit from this solution. Other applications like Maritime and air vessels may use this charging system to fulfil their needs, too.

Therefore, batteries with larger capacities need to be taken in consideration. To charge those large capacity batteries in comparable times as today available or even faster, the charging power needs to be increased. Besides the charging voltage also the charging current needs to be increased to boost the charging power.

The larger charging current lead to either larger conductor cross sections for the cable assembly according to existing standards or additional measures in the cable assembly both still allowing for manual charging by the customer/ driver without the help of a supporting machine or robot.

Post time: May-21-2021