Israel-based GenCell Energy, a provider of hydrogen and ammonia to power fuel cell solutions, launched GenCell EVOX, a new off-grid EV charging solution that leverages alkaline fuel cells, hydrogen and ammonia to power technologies. The solution has been designed to resolve range anxiety and grid limitations by generating green, grid-independent, on-site power that can charge EVs anytime, anywhere.
As EVs consume a growing amount of electricity, and forecasts point to an enormous increase in the number of EVs entering the vehicle pool each year, the demand for electricity is expected to increase. Meeting these increased demands for electricity is already placing significant financial and logistical stress on power grids; developing the necessary electrical infrastructure to accommodate this demand will involve highly expensive investment of time and financial resources.
The GenCell EVOX solution, which is currently in deployment to deliver EV charging services to several commercial parking projects in Israel, helps overcome this shortage of electricity and grid stress, both in remote locations where transmission infrastructure is lacking as well as in densely populated areas where the demand for a large quantity of EVs puts high pressure on the grid.
The GenCell EVOX solution can service up to 10 75kW DC fast chargers. Leveraging the proven hydrogen-based fuel cell technology used in the GenCell BOX with up to 920 kWh stored as hydrogen together with a 372 – 500kWh energy storage device, each GenCell EVOX solution generates a reliable, uninterrupted flow of power in any weather conditions to ensure that the charging station has sufficient power to charge vehicles visiting the station at any time.
In the case of hybrid charging stations combining multiple power resources for optimal cost, efficiency and performance, GenCell’s energy management software monitors and manages the use of different resources at different times to optimize the charging operations.
Each charging solution has the power to charge dozens of EVs per day at DC power rates of between 50kW to 150kW, typically enabling each vehicle to reach a charge of 80% energy capacity within 12 – 30 minutes anywhere, anytime, independent of the grid.
The official launch of GenCell EVOX follows the deployment of GenCell’s first off-grid EV charging stations in June 2022, implemented with E.V. Motors Pure Energy the EV charging subsidiary of E.V. Motors Ltd., at key locations across Israel’s roadways in a deal valued at US$5 million.