ChargePoint deploys new fast-charging platform

ChargePoint deploys new fast-charging platform

ChargePoint's Express Plus fast-charging system supplies 500kW charging speeds on the Mercedes-Benz HPC NA network.

ChargePoint had its first large-scale deployment of its new Express Plus Power Link 2000 DC fast-charging platform. The Power Link system, capable of delivering charging speeds up to 500kW, debuted as the charging hardware and software driving the Mercedes-Benz HPC NA public charging network.

“With the deployment of Express Plus Power Link 2000, ChargePoint is setting a new standard by offering sustained, ultra high-speed charging for all EV drivers,” Rick Wilmer, COO of ChargePoint said. “We congratulate Mercedes-Benz on the launch of their HPC NA network.”

Express Plus is a modular DC fast-charging platform, ChargePoint said. The architecture is based upon power blocks, which, in turn, house up to five power modules to reach a desired charging specification. The power blocks deliver power that can be shared amongst power link charging stations, which are the actual units that plug into a vehicle. ChargePoint said these stations can simultaneously charge two vehicles at one time, at sustained high speeds of up to 500kW. Power blocks allocate power based on what specific vehicles can accommodate as they charge.

ChargePoint said its software combines with the Express Plus Power Link 2000 to offer features like preferential charger access via a reservation system and automatic payment functionality via “Plug & Charge.” While authentication via card, app or user interface is possible, it is not required for drivers of vehicles that have enabled these services.

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