The Amsterdam-based company EVBox announced Troniq High Power, a standalone 400 kW EV charging station. It is considered to be the fastest charging station available that is capable of adding up to 62 miles additional range to Electric Vehicles in just 3 minutes. It is possible to share this power dynamically between two vehicles with each receiving up to 200 kW. Through their Early Adopter Program, the company logged over 4,000 charging sessions and delivered 91 MWh to electric vehicles. The company plans to produce up to 2,000 units this year and orders will be delivered from September 2023 in Europe.
Today, EVBox introduced the world’s first autonomous 400 kW electric vehicle charger that has been validated in real-world situations.
According to the Amsterdam-based company, the new EVBox Troniq High Power can add up to 62 miles range in 3 minutes which is 100 kilometers of range. The only condition here remains if the electric vehicle is supported. This would make it among the fastest EV charging stations currently obtainable in the market.
It is possible to dynamically share the charging power by two electric vehicles like 200 kW of energy for each vehicle. For more than five months, EVBox ran an Early Adopter Program to test the 400 kW EV charger adds up vehicle range near Toulouse and Amsterdam.
According to the company, it logged more than 4,000 successful charging sessions with more than 1,700 hours of active charging. During the program more than 91 MWh energy was delivered to the EVs.
It is essential for electric vehicles to have the ability to handle and receive high levels of power. This year EVBox aims to produce around 2,000 units at its Bordeaux factory in France. The company expects delivery of orders from September 2023 in Europe.
Maurice van Riek, COO & CTO at EVBox said, “EVBox Troniq High Power is designed to be a revenue powerhouse for shortstop locations like highway rest stops and service stations. For these busy, on-the-go businesses, faster charging means more turnover.
With the launch of EVBox Troniq High Power, we aim to help our partners become leaders in the rapidly expanding electric mobility industry whilst delivering their customers the best possible charging experience.”
Key features of EVBox Troniq High Power
EVBox Troniq High Power has several advantages and some of them are as follows.
1. Convenient for businesses
- You can customize the branding with stickers or paint.
- A guiding 3D model and baseplate enables an easier installation process.
- Connectors at the front of the station reduce its size and allow for more stations to be placed in busy locations.
- Open integration for charging management software.
2. Great EV driver experience
- Autocharge and multiple payment options.
- Flat touchscreen
- New interface that adapts to each user’s needs.
3. Intelligent Power distribution between charging sessions
- Two CCS2 cables support Simultaneous dual vehicle charging.
- It allocates power load dynamically across the charging sessions.
4. Powerful output
- Up to ten 40kW power modules with its scalable architecture.
- Available power output options: 320 kW, 360 kW or 400 kW
- Dry cables can now safely deliver high-power charging of up to 500 A for over 30 minutes.
What is fast charging?
It refers to the fastest available charging stations that are capable of charging your EV in minutes instead of hours. It is also known as Level 3 charging or DC charging. Charging stations have varying power outputs, but DC fast chargers can deliver 7 to 50 times more power than AC chargers.
Power outputs vary between charging stations, but DC fast chargers can deliver between 7 and 50 times more power than a regular AC charging station. Although the high power can rapidly charge an EV, it also produces a significant amount of heat that can strain the battery.
The impact of fast charging on electric car batteries
Fast charging more than three times a month causes 0.1% battery degradation in two years, according to Geotabs’ 2020 research.
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) tested two pairs of Nissan Leafs for a year. One pair only used regular AC charging while the other only used DC fast charging.
The pair that used only fast chargers lost 27% of their battery capacity after driving almost 85,000 km. The pair that used AC charging lost 23% of their battery capacity.
Although regular fast charging can affect battery health more than AC charging, according to both studies, it is important to note that the impact is still relatively minor.
On the contrary, AC charging is enough for most daily needs, even though level 3 charging is fast when you need to charge quickly on the go. With level 2 charging, an EV charges in under 8 hours, avoiding daily use of fast charging for most people. So as Evbox’s 400 kW EV charger adds up vehicle range, we have some exciting times ahead in the EV world.