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Dual-Head Chargers and Battery-Based Fast Charging: ADS-TEC Energy’s ChargeBox Leads the Way
ADS-TEC Energy, a prominent manufacturer of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment, recently revealed its adoption of the North American Charging Standard (NACS) charging connector option within North America. This Germany-based company has officially declared its commitment to supporting both the Combined Charging System (CCS1) and NACS charging connectors in the region.
According to Thomas Speidel, the CEO of ADS-TEC Energy, the company is fully prepared to adapt and create solutions for any future charging standard in the United States. With their extensive development expertise, they are well-equipped to take proactive measures and will persist in providing solutions for vehicles equipped with the NACS connector.
During the transition period from CCS1 to NACS, it is crucial to ensure that both plug types are available to avoid leaving any electric vehicle without a charging option. ADS-TEC Energy’s dual-head chargers, featuring two plugs per unit, can be highly advantageous in this scenario.
Among the offerings from ADS-TEC is the ChargeBox, a battery-based fast charger specifically designed for urban and rural areas where the grid connection is limited in terms of power availability. With a battery pack capacity of 140 kilowatt-hours (kWh), it can effectively support charging dispensers within a distance of over 328 feet (100 m).
The power output of the ChargeBox reaches up to 320 kilowatts (kW) when a single vehicle is being charged, assuming a minimum power input of 110 kW from the grid. In the case of simultaneous charging of two vehicles, the power output is divided into 2x 160 kW.
As per the company’s website, more than 450 ChargeBox units have already been delivered to customers, showcasing their growing presence in the market.
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