Voltempo, a developer of new technology for electric vehicles (EVs), has announced the launch of its new HyperCharging™ technology. According to the company, the new technology can deliver 1,000kW of power – 2.8 times that of any comparable charging system, making it the world’s fastest charging system.
The company explains that is has designed its HyperCharging technology to be able to charge the next generation of electric vehicles, in as little as six minutes. It also has the capability to charge up to 24 vehicles at the same time.
Voltempo itself is based in Birmingham, and aims to “change the way in which the world travels” by enabling usage of zero-emission vehicles. It describes its HyperCharging™ technology as a “next-generation electric vehicle charging hub,” which focuses on charging electric vehicles as quickly as possible.
“Earlier this year, we announced a world first when we carried out a public demonstration in which we designed and installed a prototype battery in an electric vehicle and completely charged it in under six minutes,” said Michael Boxwell, Chief Executive Officer of Voltempo.
“Our new HyperCharging system already gives up to 30% faster charging in current electric vehicles through dynamic power management. However, the demonstration showed that it will be able to charge the next generation of electric vehicles in a similar time that it takes to refuel a conventional, petrol-driven vehicle.”
Developed and built in Britain, a demonstration version of HyperCharging can be seen at Voltempo’s Technology Design Centre in Birmingham. The first installations of the technology will begin in 2022, with a charging hub that will be installed at the Tyseley Energy Park in Birmingham.
“We’re really excited to be working with Voltempo and are looking forward to having the first HyperCharging hub installed in March,” said David Horsfall, Director of the Tyseley Energy Park.
“We’re really impressed with its future-ready, scalable charging concept. It gives companies the ability to start small and grow with demand, and charge at much higher currents, ready for the next generation of EVs.”
According to Voltempo, its HyperCharging technology has been designed around the needs of service stations and fleets, and is suitable for cars, vans, trucks and buses. The power can come from multiple sources – combining, for instance, the national grid with local green energy sources such as solar and battery energy storage.
The HyperCharging system can apparently be installed anywhere, and the company promises that the technology’s modular system enables it to be installed 70% faster than other charging systems – in a matter of hours or days, rather than months. The company also says its installation costs are typically 30% lower, due to its patented centralised charging design.