ChargePoint has introduced the 24 kW Express 100 compact DC fast charger, designed for businesses including retail locations, restaurants and convenience stores. Earlier this year, ChargePoint announced the Express 200, a 50 kW output DC fast charger with a maximum charging rate of 200 RPH (miles of range per hour); the Express 100 can provide 100 RPH.
With its compact design and state-of-the-art power conversion electronics, the Express 100 is one of the lowest cost DC fast chargers available. The station is designed to isolate critical electronic components from the outside environment, increasing reliability and performance, and with remote diagnostic capabilities, the ChargePoint Support team instantly detect problems thereby reducing down time.
Express chargers give drivers the ability to recharge in just 20-30 minutes and are crucial for long distance travel as well as quick recharging around town. In January, ChargePoint announced a partnership with Volkswagen and BMW to create Express corridors on the East and West Coasts. There are already 144 Express locations on the ChargePoint network.
Also this year, ChargePoint unveiled ChargePoint Home for single-family homes and ChargePoint Multi-family Home Service for apartment and condo dwellers.
Drivers can find charging stations and see their availability in real-time at ChargePoint.com or with the free ChargePoint mobile app. To start a charging session, drivers simply tap their ChargePoint card in front of the station, use the ChargePoint mobile app or call the 1-888 number printed on the ChargePoint station.