Chakratec, DBT-CEV combine fast EV charging with kinetic power booster
Chakratec, a developer of kinetic energy storage systems, and DBT, a manufacturer of AC and fast charging systems, announced their cooperation to provide DBT's fast and ultra-fast EV charging stations combined with Chakratec's unlimited charge cycle and kinetic power booster.
The companies say that the newly developed system between DBT-CEV and Chakratec connects a multi-standard fast charger and a kinetic storage to a low-power grid and boosts it threefold. The objective is to avoid massive upgrade investments of the grid. The system will reportedly store energy while no car is charging and flush it into the EV during the EV charging process.
The reported advantages of kinetic storage vs. chemical batteries is its capability of providing unlimited charge cycles and, because it is not chemical, it is environmental friendly. The power booster is modular, starting at 100 kWp and scalable to multiple MWp. This cooperation will enable both companies to offer fast chargers everywhere, including in areas with weak grid, without effecting the grid, according to the companies.
"Car manufacturers are announcing new EVs for next years to come, and behind the curtain we are making it possible. These new electric versions will only sell if we are able to charge them safely, anywhere, without stressing the grid. I am glad this collaboration allows chargers to be installed in remote locations where upgrading the grid makes no sense. The product is high tech, high quality, and environmentally friendly, which is crucial in our industrial approach today," said Alexandre Borgoltz, Sales Director of DBT-CEV.
"After maturing our kinetic storage technology and our patents granted in the U.S., EU, and Israel, Chakratec is accepting orders and preparing for deliveries of its power booster with fast EV chargers in 2018," said Nir Zohar, Co-founder and VP Business Development of Chakratec. "Cooperating with DBT, and together accelerating the penetration of EVs by enabling fast EV charging everywhere, is very exciting for us," he added.