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Nidec ASI presents an ultra-fast charger for speedy recharging of next-gen EVs

Nidec ASI, the Industrial Solutions sector of the Nidec Group, presents the innovative Ultra Fast Charger (UFC), an advanced system that hooks up to the national grid through charging towers, simplifying and accelerating the electrification process of infrastructures for supplying electric cars, and reducing operating costs at the same time. This solution will help pave the way for the spread of electric vehicles, a market which in many countries is still struggling to get off the ground, but which has huge opportunities for growth in the near future. The Ultra Fast Charger developed by Nidec ASI is a highly efficient solution, able to respond to the increased energy requirement demanded by the charging towers and the need to maintain the maximum stability of the electricity grid.

The new Ultra Fast Charger, which works as a “buffer” between the electricity grid and the recharging tower, incorporates 160 kWh of installed batteries with advanced power controls. It is the prototype of a new generation of ultra fast chargers, which can be connected to LV or MV grids and which, against an energy requirement of only 50 kW, can supply 320 kW of power to a vehicle, thereby multiplying the power delivered by 6 compared to that drawn from the grid. Thanks to this innovative system, the batteries of new-generation cars can be rapidly recharged to 80% of their capacity in less than 15 minutes, guaranteeing the vehicles up to 500 km travel.

The system also allows the recharging of 2 vehicles in parallel or 3 in series, has an efficiency of 95% and, thanks to its compact dimensions, it activates an extensive service able to meet the widespread distribution requirements of the electric vehicle market’s players. Nidec ASI’s recharging systems are designed to be supplied both from the electricity grid and from renewable sources, such as solar energy, and can be bi-directional: they can be used not only for recharging electric vehicles, but also the grid (Vehicle-to-Grid – V2G).

For more information visit www.nidec-industrial.com

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