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Efacec Is Promoting Its Fast-Chargers

November 12, 2012 in Conference/Meeting, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

QC50 and QC45 DC Stations Include SAE Combo Connector

Georgia-based Efacec USA is talking the occasion of this week’s Charging Infrastructure Expo in Michigan to show off its latest electric vehicle fast-chargers, particularly its QC50 and QC45 DC models, highlighting the new SAE combo standard connector.

Efacec’s DC fast charge units include the new SAE J1772 Combo connector (F&F, October 16).

Efacec will also be showing the most recent developments in its charger-to-grid (C2G) implementation, which it says “is designed to turn an impending burden on the grid into a benefit by increasing grid performance and efficiency through energy storage and smart grid applications.”

The Charging Infrastructure Expo is being held November 13-15 in conjunction with The Battery Show 2012 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich. It’s organized by the UK’s Smarter Shows (F&F, August 16).

Efacec Claims U.S. Fast-Charge Lead

Portugal-based Group Efacec, which was founded in 1948 and today employs nearly 5,000 people in 65 countries, has had a U.S. presence since 1998. The firm claims the largest number of DC fast chargers installed in the U.S., with 26 in the Chicago area and one at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, Calif. (F&F, April 20).

Internationally, Efacec’s DC fast chargers are taking part in the Turkish Esarj Electric Mobility network, and are being used in Masdar City in Abu Dhabi. Group Efacec has also received orders for fast chargers from Spain, England, the Netherlands, Brazil and the Republic of Georgia.

‘The Road Ahead’

“By combining Efacec’s global technology with its local manufacturing and testing facilities, Efacec’s North American operations are able to offer competitive, best-in-class solutions to the North American market,” the company says.

On Thursday morning, November 15, Efacec’s North America transportation business development director Mario Santos will make a conference presentation titled EV DC Fast Charging: The Road Ahead.

He’s to address the lessons learned in deploying DC fast charging stations in the U.S., the challenges and opportunities offered by the new SAE Combo standard, and give an update on the C2G concept.


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Source: Efacec USA

 

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