Kempower has expanded its diverse, fast DC charging solutions offering as the company introduced its megawatt charging system to the market. Megawatt charging system (MCS) is a dedicated charging system for higher powers above 1MW, specified for electric truck charging.
The new charging solution is based on the company’s existing technology, including Kempower’s high power satellite with MCS liquid cooled charging plug and two 600kW Kempower Power Units. The company starts deliveries of the new Kempower MCS in Europe during the first quarter of 2024. The total power of the first delivered Kempower MCS solution delivery will be 1.2MW.
“We are a key part of the critical growth of the electrification of trucks and heavy duty transportation. Electric trucks are gaining traction as a sustainable alternative to traditional diesel trucks. Traditional heavy duty trucks account for more than 25% of the total CO₂ emissions from road transport. So, it’s clear that transitioning truck fleets to electric will have a major impact on climate change mitigation. An electric fleet also helps businesses get ahead of the competition by meeting sustainability demands,” says Jussi Vanhanen, Chief Market Officer of Kempower.
“Electric trucks are typically charged with a DC fast charger either overnight, at a warehouse destination, or on-the-move along highways. Larger EVs need larger power sources. Our megawatt charging solution serves all those use cases: overnight, destination and on-the-move charging,” says Jussi.
- Trucks, buses and coaches are currently responsible for around 25% of CO₂ emissions from road transport in the EU and approximately 6% of the region’s total emissions.
- In the US, medium and heavy duty trucks account for about 29% of road transport’s total emissions – and approximately 7% of the country’s total – despite being less than 5% of the total vehicles on the road.
- Emissions are continuing to rise, primarily due to the growing amount of freight traffic on roads.
- Kempower expects the commercial vehicle DC charging market in Europe and North America to have 37% compound annual growth rate until 2030.