Take Espresso & Charge At Up To 120 kW DC From Espresso&Charge
Charging power is going up in Europe as EVTEC introduces Espresso&Charge, a 120 kW DC fast charger.
With an additional AC plug and AC socket Espresso&Charge offers 180 kW total distributed between four cars.
Four types of plugs/sockets is the best visualization of how the charging options are complicated to cover all EV models.
“Support of all European, American and Asian charging standards: espresso&charge meets the variety of charging technologies currently on the market by offering all DC and AC charging standards – CHAdeMO, Combined Charging System (CCS) and AC Type2 Mode3 – in a single device. Compatibility with all electric vehicles is thus guaranteed.”
The DC part of the charger is made in Tesla Motors style, in which 10 kW modules together can be stacked from 20 to 120 kW.
Then, DC power is available for one (full power of up to 120 kW) or two cars (half power) on both CHAdeMO and Combined Charging System plugs as “Dynamic DC-Power Splitting” option.
For the US, there would be need to order J1772 AC and DC Combo plugs, although we don’t count on that setup being added to the espresso dispenser.
More on the unit can be found here.