The Ultra Fast Charge Age is here
Bloomberg estimates that the market for grid energy storage will be worth $0.6 trillion by 2040, and at the same time, the mass rollout of electric cars, buses, and trucks will challenge national grid infrastructure.
Initially these vehicles will require 350kW or 450kW chargers and very soon 1MW chargers or more.
Our solution is to install energy storage at filling stations and retail sites that allows buffering of the electrical grid. The buffered energy can be stored of-peak or at night when electricity is cheap. EVs can then be recharged from this stored energy, not directly from the grid.
Helping to make this scenario feasible is the next generation of EVs, such as the Porsche Taycan, that will support Extreme Fast Charging (XFC). This allows charging stations to operate at megawatt rates of charge, according to TransportXtra—10 times faster than the current Tesla superchargers. At these rates, recharging an EV for a 300-mile (450 km) range is possible in just five minutes. Not only can Carbon-Ion’s C-Ion technology replace an EV’s lithium batteries to allow XFC, it can be integrated into the recharging stations that make bufering possible as well.