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Amply Power launches containerized EV charging infrastructure solution

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David Sickels is the Senior Editor of Fleet Equipment. He has a history of working in the media, marketing and automotive industries in both print and online.

Amply Power has announced Inrush, a containerized infrastructure system for EV charging. The first deployment of this customer-ready solution is occurring with Amply’s long-standing customer, the Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN). Through this agreement, Amply will design, construct and operate a charging facility leveraging Inrush charging capsules and Amply’s Omega Charge Management System to support ATN’s entire electric fleet of 46 transit buses for two years.

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The company says Inrush provides superior cost-effectiveness and flexibility over traditional fixed charging infrastructure. The containerized charging capsule allows customers to utilize semi-permanent, portable charging to account for unpredictable changes in operations. The electrical switchgear needed for charging is located inside of an upcycled shipping container, which is pre-built offsite.

Amply says design, procurement and installation costs for the container solution are expected to be roughly 50% less expensive than traditional infrastructure. The setup process takes about six months from start to finish, 50% less time than with traditional infrastructure, the company adds.

To provide charging capabilities in an accelerated timeline while ATN’s permanent all-electric facility is being planned, Amply led efforts to identify a site to temporarily serve ATN’s fleet of 35-, 40-, and 60-ft. buses. Disney’s Toy Story parking lot, which services Anaheim’s Disneyland Resort, was chosen as the ultimate destination for the Inrush solution.

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ATN’s charging facility will include two Inrush shipping containers, each equipped with five chargers capable of charging 10 buses simultaneously, including two 200kW chargers for more power-intensive 60-ft. buses. As part of its Charging-as-a-Service agreement with ATN, the facility will be fully supported by Amply’s Omega Charge Management System (CMS) and technical support services. Omega integrates third-party systems that manage routes, maintenance, and scheduling to guarantee 99.99% EV fleet uptime, monitored in real-time through Amply’s Command Center dashboard, the company says.

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