ChargePoint launches large-scale deployment of new fast charging platform with Mercedes-Benz

ChargePoint launches large-scale deployment of new fast charging platform with Mercedes-Benz

The charging stations can simultaneously charge two vehicles at one time, at sustained high speeds of up to 500kW.

ChargePoint announced that it is deploying its new Express Plus Power Link 2000 DC fast charging platform to power the Mercedes-Benz public charging network.

“With the deployment of Express Plus Power Link 2000, ChargePoint is setting a new standard by offering sustained, ultra high speed charging for all EV drivers,” said Rick Wilmer, COO of ChargePoint. “We congratulate Mercedes-Benz on the launch of their HPC NA network, and we look forward to boosting the availability of fast, reliable public DC charging on North American roads.” 

Express Plus is a modular DC fast charging platform. According to ChargePoint, the way it works is: The architecture is based upon Power Blocks, which in turn house up to five Power Modules to reach a desired charging specification. The Power Blocks deliver power that can be dynamically shared amongst Power Link charging stations, which are the actual units that plug into a vehicle. Featuring liquid-cooled cables, these stations can simultaneously charge two vehicles at one time, at sustained high speeds of up to 500kW. Power Blocks intelligently and dynamically allocate power based on what specific vehicles can accommodate as they charge. 

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