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- Published: Sunday, 08 December 2019 20:38
- Written by Ben David T Quirk
Welcome to the AFC Energy solution to EV Charging.
On Friday Annabelle and myself were invited to the launch of a new Hydrogen EV charger.
We arrived at the event there were Press, Officials and interested investors.
There was a new Audi eTron and a Tesla Model S P90D and 2 Rolec charging points, an AFC Energy printed small container.
The first thing you realise is the chargers aren't connected to any electric feed, rather to the container and that is where this EV charger is different, this Hydrogen EV Charger can run off grid, with absolutely no electric.
This type of application versatility is astounding, it is zero emission which inturn helps in reducing a carbon footprint.
It's can fit in an existing location where diesel generators have been operating.
The H Power Electric vehicle charger on display here is a 20 kW unit and increases from there, this one is a 10ft unit.
This allows you to be able to charge your electric cars in places where there is no electrical grid in operation e.g. the desert and it's only bi-product is mineralised water which is an asset for a myriad of reasons.
It's sustainable and versatile making it an interesting charging solution.
The more electric vehicles that are put on our roads and require plugin charging puts more strain on our grid and people have been wondering if the existing infrastructure will be able to cope with the additional vehicles.
Plug in charging whether it be on street charging or home needs additional power.
H Power EV chargers don't need this, the video explains what the company wants to achieve and explains how the system works.
Find out more on AFC energy's website as well as prices, sizes and what is possible, this company have also partnered with The 2020 British Motor Show.