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Partnership to bring ultra-fast charging for EVs

20th June 2024
Caitlin Gittins

ADS-TEC Energy and Caverion have entered into a partnership to supply battery-buffered fast charging solutions for electric vehicles, enabling ultra-fast charging up to 320 kW without the need for complex and costly grid expansion.

Caverion, a provider of public charging stations in Norway, installed one-third of the fast charging stations in the country last year and holds service contracts for about half of all operational chargers. The company's e-mobility team views ADS-TEC Energy's solution as a significant opportunity.

"The limited capacity of the power grid is an obstacle to the use of fast-charging stations in many places. With this solution, it is possible to set up ultra-fast charging, says Ove Kjelby, Head of Sales e-mobility at Caverion.

ADS-TEC Energy's ChargeBox and ChargePost, with integrated batteries, deliver fast charging on demand by utilising existing grid infrastructure. These chargers provide multiple times the charging capacity of the grid’s power connection, allowing electric vehicles to be charged in minutes. Additionally, they offer a cost-effective upgrade for older, low-power AC charging stations and can be positioned up to 300 meters from the grid connection.

The collaboration between ADS-TEC Energy and Caverion began in Norway in February 2024. Based on positive experiences, the partnership is now being extended further in the Nordic region. 

"ADS-TEC Energy's products and their innovative solution for ultra-fast charging in limited grids have also opened the eyes of our colleagues in Sweden and Denmark, and we have therefore decided to expand the partnership sooner rather than later," added Kjelby.

Thomas Speidel, Managing Director of ADS-TEC Energy, is enthusiastic about the long-term prospects of the partnership: "We see great potential in the cooperation with Caverion to offer fast, practical and high-quality services for customers and owners of charging stations in the Nordic region. This experienced and reliable company is the perfect partner because Caverion covers the entire spectrum of high-quality maintenance and services in the world's leading electromobility market."

In Norway, more than 20% of vehicles are now electric. A 2022 estimate indicated that the country will need between 6000 and 10,000 fast charging points for electric vehicles by 2030. Fast charging solutions from ADS-TEC Energy are crucial in achieving this goal, as they can be installed swiftly without necessitating power grid upgrades.

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