Kempower’s Megawatt Charging System for Electric Trucks Arrives in Europe

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True to its commitment to the development of sustainable mobility for the planet, Kempower launches in Europe its Megawatt Charging System, company’s state-of-the-art electric truck charging solution for power ratings above 1 MW. Kempower’s Megawatt Charging System seeks to be part of the solution to the challenges of electrification of heavy-duty vehicles to meet the EU’s decarbonization goals.

Kempower delivers dynamic charging with all chargers, which means power is distributed according to need. The intelligent distribution system optimizes charging curves and minimizes charging times.
Kempower delivers dynamic charging with all chargers, which means power is distributed according to need. The intelligent distribution system optimizes charging curves and minimizes charging times.
  • Kempower’s Megawatt Charging System seeks to be part of the solution to the challenges of electrification of heavy-duty vehicles to meet the EU’s decarbonization goals.
  • Trucks and large vehicles are currently responsible for around 25% of the CO2 emissions generated by road transport in the EU. 
  • Based on Kempower’s state-of-the-art technology, the first version of Megawatt Charging System comes with a peak power of 1.2 MW and a Mega Satellite ensuring maximum compatibility in the form of either high-power CCS plug or MCS plug.
  • In Kempower’s Megawatt Charging System the MCS and CCS outputs can be in the same system for maximal flexibility, and the unused power can be distributed among several outputs through dynamic power sharing.

Lahti, Finland, 3rd April 2024 - True to its commitment to the development of sustainable mobility for the planet, Kempower launches in Europe its Megawatt Charging System, company’s state-of-the-art electric truck charging solution for power ratings above 1 MW. Kempower’s Megawatt Charging System seeks to be part of the solution to the challenges of electrification of heavy-duty vehicles to meet the EU’s decarbonization goals.           

"Trucks and large vehicles are currently responsible for around 25% of the CO2 emissions generated by road transport in the EU. This is a challenge that all players in our ecosystem, public and private, must face together, joining efforts and developing solutions to co-create a cleaner and quieter world. In this sense, we believe that our Megawatt Charging System provides a part of the answer to the EU’s decarbonization goals," says Tomi Ristimäki, CEO of Kempower.

To bridge the market transition towards full megawatt charging adoption in the coming years, the current CCS2 power levels for heavy duty vehicles need to be increased in the short term. In certain truck charging scenarios, such as on-the-move and destination charging, short bursts of high power are needed. That’s why a dual strategy with MCS and High-Power CCS co-existing in the same truck charging ecosystem is a must to drive the zero-emission transition of road transport.

Grid limitations and cost efficiency make power utilization important in all truck charging scenarios. Kempower delivers dynamic charging with all chargers, which means power is distributed according to need. The intelligent distribution system optimizes charging curves and minimizes charging times. By enabling lower power grid connections and cutting idle power wastage, it is also highly cost-efficient for charge point operators.

Based on Kempower’s state-of-the-art technology, the first version of Megawatt Charging Solution comes with a peak power of 1500A, 1.2 MW and a Mega Satellite ensuring maximum compatibility in the form of either high-power CCS plug or MCS plug. In Kempower’s Megawatt Charging System the MCS and CCS outputs can be in the same system for maximal flexibility, and the unused power can be distributed among several outputs through dynamic power sharing.

 

Creating the Future of Mobility

As seen in a recent report by McKinsey, by 2040, 85% of new trucks sold in Europe, the US, and China will be zero-emission, mostly electric. This is, according to various European logistics and mobility experts and operators, a trend that is set to grow exponentially within the next decade. But it also poses a number of challenges that will impact on a broad social level in the next decades. Kempower is ready to face these challenges.

"We are experts in innovation. Through our workforce of more than 700 professionals, we have developed disruptive charging solutions that we have delivered to more than 50 countries," says Ristimäki.

“We believe that those of us who today develop the future of sustainable mobility in line with decarbonization goals will have competitive advantages in the sector in the mid and long term. With MCS, we now position ourselves as a leading player in the transition to heavy-duty electric mobility, which is beneficial for the environment and for the quality of life of drivers, who, by driving electric trucks, eliminate noise and vibration from their daily working lives. MCS is contributing to the challenges of tomorrow, today,” adds Ristimäki.

Kempower’s Megawatt Charging System is now open for orders in Europe. Kempower showcases the solution at the Nordic EV Summit in Oslo, Norway, 4-5 April 2024. We welcome media representatives, customers, and partners to the launch event at Kempower booth at 13.00 on Thursday 4 April.

  

Kempower Communications

Paula Savonen, VP, Communications, Kempower

paula.savonen@kempower.com

+358 400 343 851

  

About Kempower

We design and manufacture reliable and easy-to-use DC fast charging solutions for electric vehicles. Our vision is to create the world's most desired electric vehicle charging solutions for everyone, everywhere. The development and production of our solutions are carried out in Finland and in the U.S. with the majority of the materials and components are sourced locally. We focus on all areas of e-Mobility, from electric cars, trucks and buses to special machinery and boats. Our modular and scalable charging system and world-class software are designed by EV drivers for EV drivers, providing the best user experience for our customers around the world. Kempower is listed on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market in Finland. www.kempower.com

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