October 2, 2017 | News Brief | Chakratec, the Kinetic Energy Storage company, and DBT, a European EV Technology partner for AC and fast charging, has announced their cooperation to offer and deliver DBT’s Fast and Ultra-Fast EV charging stations combined with Chakratec’s unlimited charge cycle and environmental friendly kinetic power booster. Fast EV chargers have a great impact on the grid when charging with high power. The newly developed system between DBT-CEV and Chakratec connects a multi standard fast charger and a kinetic storage to a low power grid and boosts it times three. The objective is to avoid massive upgrade investments of the grid. The system will store energy while no car is charging and flush it into the EV during the EV charging process.
The advantages of kinetic storage over chemical batteries are its capability of providing unlimited charge cycles and since not chemical, it is environmental friendly. The power booster is modular, starting at 100 kWp and scalable to multiple MWp. This cooperation will enable both companies to offer fast chargers everywhere, including in areas with weak grid without effecting the grid.
“Car manufacturers are announcing new EVs for next years to come and behind the curtain we are making it possible. These new electric versions will only sell if we are able to charge them safely, anywhere without stressing the grid. I am glad this collaboration allows chargers to be installed in remote location where upgrading the grid makes no sense. The product is high tech, high quality and environmentally friendly which is crucial in our industrial approach today,” said Alexandre Borgoltz, sales director of DBT-CEV.
“After maturing our kinetic storage technology and our patents granted in the US, EU and Israel, Chakratec is accepting orders and preparing for deliveries of its power booster with fast EV chargers in 2018.” said Nir Zohar, co-founder and VP Business Development of Chakratec. “Cooperating with DBT, and together accelerating the penetration of EVs by enabling fast EV charging everywhere is very exciting for us,” he added.