The growth in recent years of EV has been exponential. It is estimated that their numbers will reach 100 million by 2024. Good news for the environment, but as the number of EVs increases, charging them is putting the existing charging infrastructure under increasing strain.
Grid reinforcement will be necessary in the longer term, but the sheer scale of this work will mean that it is impossible to reinforce the grid as fast as EV deployment strategies demand. In some locations the cost of grid reinforcement may be prohibitive. Is the grid to be overwhelmed and will certain locations become no-go areas for electric vehicles?
Fortunately, AFC Energy has a solution to these challenges in the form of the H-Power EV fuel cell electric car charging unit, which can be used off-grid in areas with minimal grid coverage or places where reinforcement costs would be excessive. This fully packaged product includes fuel cells, fuel storage, as well as ancillaries to optimise efficiency and provide a high level EV charging rate. In doing so it provides a zero emission, rapidly deployable high charge rate solution wherever needed. The containerised EV charging unit means that it is also fully portable so can be deployed on a temporary basis if required.