Coulomb Technologies and Aker Wade Power Technologies announced the availability of their Networked DC Fast Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles (EVs). The ChargePoint CT3000 family of Networked DC Fast Charging Stations are capable of charging the battery of electric vehicles in half an hour and are designed in accordance with the CHAdeMO standard (earlier post).
|Networked DC Fast Charging Station. Click to enlarge.|
Automotive supplier Magna ECAR Systems is the first customer to purchase the DC Fast Charger for use at its Rochester Hills, Michigan technical center; the charger will be made available to Magna’s visitors. The DC Fast Charging Station is on display for demonstration at the Business of Plugging In Conference, 12 – 14 October at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.
For drivers, the charging stations offer innovative features including an intuitive touch-screen interface, consumer-friendly cable storage and access to the ChargePoint Network. For station owners, the DC Fast Charger accommodates two connectors, ensuring uninterrupted business in the event of a transition away from today’s connector standard.
The charging stations convert AC 480 Volt, three-phase electric service to the DC CHAdeMO standard. The station will be qualified for use with several electric vehicle brands including the Nissan LEAF and the Mitsubishi i MiEV. The Networked DC Fast Charge Station is distributed, marketed and supported by both companies.
The CT3000 is now available to order through Aker Wade and Coulomb distribution. Pricing is available upon request based on custom options and specifications. Deliveries begin in Q1, 2011.