Very important EV has commissioned the UK’s first liquid-cooled 400kW Kempower Satellite tv for pc Chargers – believed to be the quickest charger within the UK – on the well-known automotive testing facility in Bedfordshire.
The 2 400kW chargers, together with two 260kW chargers, will probably be used to cost prototype and manufacturing autos.
UTAC Millbrook Proving Floor was opened in 1970 as the principle testing facility for Vauxhall and Bedford manufacturers. Now owned by French automobile testing firm UTAC, the well-known facility continues play a serious position within the growth of autos as a efficiency testing centre for specialist and mainstream producers from all around the world.
Over the previous couple of years, Very important EV has been supporting the event of latest electrical autos at UTAC Millbrook with the 40kW Kempower Movable Charger, along with powering the check drive classes at high-profile automotive occasions corresponding to Firm Automotive In Motion and LCV Cenex.
When the requirement got here for a high-powered, everlasting charging resolution, the administration group of UTAC opted for Very important EV’s experience in delivering advanced and bespoke DC charging with their unrivalled aftersales help.
Chris Polmear, principal engineer at UTAC, defined: “Very important EV have enabled us to ship class-leading momentary charging options for our largest automotive occasions and now we have at all times been impressed by their engineering experience and resolve, which is why – when the requirement for a everlasting resolution arose – Very important EV was the corporate that we may belief”.
“At 400kW, our new charging hub deploys the quickest cost within the UK and the entire course of – proper the best way from the preliminary conversations to placing it into operation – has been seamless, and their engineering groups have stored us in shut communication with all of the updates”.
Every of the 4 Kempower Satellite tv for pc Chargers is dynamically powered by the 500kW Energy Unit, which helps make best-use of their grid provide. The 2 400kW chargers are fitted with liquid-cooled cables that are rated to 500A and able to 500kW short-term enhance.
Alex Rae, director & normal supervisor of Very important EV, mentioned: “The completion of the UTAC challenge is simply one other instance of our group’s experience in delivering subtle EV charging tasks and our ongoing dedication to reaching our prospects’ charging objectives. Very important EV is proud to be help UTAC in charging each manufacturing and next-generation prototype EVs, which require our tailor-made options and unrivalled aftersales help to fulfill their distinctive necessities, time and time once more”.
As a part of the ‘Belief’ aftersales help, Very important EV’s Networks group will constantly monitor the standing of the chargers by way of our Occulus charging administration portal, and perform deliberate and reactive upkeep – together with over-the-air (OTA) updates – to maximise charger uptime.