Maximum DC power of ULTRA FAST CHARGER can be scaled up -in smooth 10 kW steps- during the life of the charger. Customers may start with the desired entry level power, minimizing the initial investment and then scales it up to according the market needs. High power (150 kW) DC charging is the next automotive standard hitting the market in 2018 with Audi Q6 eTRON.
In the transition phase to higher charging EVs, it is important to be able to still serve “older” EVs capable of 50kW fast charging only. ULTRA FAST CHARGER can charge both, modern EVs up to 150kW or several, parallel charging “older” EVs. The investor decides when the maximum DC power of its charger shall be increased, and can do this in smooth 10kW — steps. With competitors’ chargers, investors have only two options to match EV evolution: either start with a lower power and later replace the charger and double the investment or invest a lot of money for high power today but with a poor return on investment until the 150 kW cars will become mainstream.