Kempower has launched a new adaptive voltage charging solution which allows its chargers to work with EV batteries up to 1000V. The company developed the solution in response to an increasing number of EVs with higher battery voltages and capacities being produced by electric car manufacturers to cut charging times. Adaptive voltage charging is an extension of Kempower’s existing dynamic EV charging solution, which optimizes charging curves when multiple chargers at a single fast charging hub are in use.
One of the biggest challenges currently facing the e-mobility sector is EV drivers’ queue anxiety, with long charging times and limited available charging stations sometimes leading to lengthy queues at charging hubs. As a result, EV manufacturers are increasingly developing EVs with 1000V batteries to enable faster charging and reduce queue times. This is a significant step-change from the previous market standard of 500V or less for private EVs.
Kempower has responded to the changing market by developing a new fast-charging solution that optimizes the higher power potential of the new batteries coming onto the market. The new feature increases the company’s dynamic charging options, which allows charging capacity to be shared between EVs at the same charging hub and optimizes charging curves. The new adaptive voltage charging solution further enhances these benefits by enabling chargers to take full advantage of higher-voltage batteries, resulting in even quicker charging times for customers.
Although the solution has been designed to serve EVs with a battery voltage capacity of up to 1000V, it can work with voltages up to 500V. Even though there are not many EVs with 1000V capacity batteries currently on the market, Kempower is ensuring that its solution is futureproofed for further advances in battery technology.
Our customers already love our flexible dynamic charging, so we’re thrilled to be able to enhance their charging experience even further with this new solution. What makes this adaptive voltage charging solution so special is that it is fully sustainable. It works with batteries of up to 1000V – which aren’t even on the market yet – yet also benefits drivers of EVs with batteries below 500V. We’re alleviating queue anxiety for all EV drivers – everybody wins.Tomi Ristimäki, CEO of Kempower
Kempower presented the innovative adaptive voltage charging solution at EVS35, the world’s largest EV event in June 2022 in Oslo. The solution will become a standard feature of all the company’s deliveries from the third quarter of 2022. Furthermore, any existing Kempower charging system can be retrofitted with adaptive voltage charging as part of an upgrade package.
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Tomi Ristimäki, CEO, Kempower, +358 29 0021900, firstname.lastname@example.org
Paula Savonen, Communications Director, Kempower, email@example.com, +358 400 343 851
Kempower designs and manufactures DC fast charging solutions for electric vehicles and machines. We’re a team of electric vehicle enthusiasts with a deep understanding of the charging market and a hands-on mentality. Our product development and production are rooted in Finland, with a majority of our materials and components sourced locally. We focus on all areas of transportation, from personal cars and commercial vehicles to mining equipment, boats, and motorsports. With Kemppi Group’s 70 years’ experience in perfecting DC power supplies, we set the bar high in engineering and user-experience design. Kempower is listed in the Nasdaq First North Growth Market Finland. www.kempower.com