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The charging infrastructure industry, such as EV charging stations, is also growing rapidly

wallpapers Tech 2021-05-27
As the number of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) continues to grow, the charging infrastructure industry is rapidly evolving to meet the growing demand for EV battery charging. The 50kW DC quick chargers (DCFCs) that were deployed a few years ago are now "slow" because network operators like Ionity are rapidly adding their 350kW DC quick-charging stations. Public charging, especially rapid charging, is a capital-intensive facility with a long payback time on investment. This has customers worried that their investment in some charging solutions could become obsolete sooner than expected. While the number and location of EV charging stations are increasing, there are still many challenges to installing charging infrastructure, especially in urban centers. The best places to meet a driver's charging needs can sometimes be too expensive or too far from available electricity. For charging network operators, it is difficult to determine the best location to install charging facilities, and there is the risk of under-utilization of charging stations, a common problem in China and Europe. In addition, installing charging stations can take months or longer, especially for DCFCs, due to licensing requirements and any capacity upgrades that must be negotiated with local utilities.
 
Mobile charging offers an alternative to traditional fixed charging facilities: Instead of forcing the EV driver to find a charging station, let the mobile charger charge the car. Mobile charging can help to charge operators quickly establish infrastructure or test optimal locations with flexibility, ease of relocation and no additional costs. A mobile EV charger usually consists of energy storage equipment (usually batteries), including portable chargers, trolleys, vans and even robots. By using mobile energy storage for charging, the cost and complexity of charging infrastructure can be significantly reduced, especially for restricted parking areas. Provide flexible charging solutions for large events, with no fixed charging infrastructure for temporary charging.

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