CHAdeMO, the association that promotes a worldwide connection standard for EV fast charging, recently certified Epyon’s Terra Base Station 50.x and Terra Base Station 100.x, which can charge the batteries of up to four electric vehicles simultaneously in as little as 15 minutes.
In addition, Epyon also received CHAdeMO certification for the Terra 51 Charge Station, a cost-effective single-port charger, designed for locations with occasional EV traffic.
Multi-port solutions are ideal for locations that are expected to see an increase in EV traffic in the coming years. The number of charge posts can easily be upgraded to a maximum of four without significant intervention at the site. Epyon’s multi-port solutions are receiving strongly increasing interest from the larger utilities.
Epyon’s systems are future-proof: they’re equipped with web-updateable software, allowing easy downloads of communication protocols for new car models. During testing in December 2010, Epyon successfully demonstrated simultaneous charging of three EVs with different protocols: two Mitsubishi i-MiEVs – with different versions of the CHAdeMO protocol – and one retrofitted delivery van via the Epyon Luna Interface Module, which is used to upgrade older EVs for fast charging.