DC charging is the key to long-distance EV travel times equalling those of the Internal Combustion Engine vehicle. In this section of the EV Charging theme, you will hear all about your DC charging options - and some possible future trends…
After several years of operation, construction of a nationwide ultra-rapid network and expansion into charging services around fleet and apartment charging, Chargefox has learned a lot about how Australian's use EV chargers. With thousands of drivers, 140,000+ charging sessions and millions of kilometres travelled they're learning all the time about how to adapt for local usage.
Marty will explore some of the insights from that growth in usage on the network over several years, sharing interesting stats and stories from the lessons that have been learned.
Evie Networks has committed to building Australia’s largest open-access fast and ultra-fast charging network, and our 350kW highway network rollout is now well underway with ARENA’s support.
This talk will share Evie’s experiences to date in highway site acquisition, power design, field deployment and customer operations, and also help to illustrate the underlying costs of owning and operating a national ultra-fast charging network.
Evie will also share its views on the future roadmap for DC charging technology and the opportunities to deploy networks in other market segments, such as for metropolitan fast charging.
AC charging is still used today simply because EVs are still supplied with on-board chargers. However this pairing of hardware will struggle to maintain relevance as the electric mobility industry matures.
The average electric vehicle battery capacity has increased by 250% since 2012. Today’s battery capacities are capable of delivering an average 354km (220 miles) on a full charge. With the average single day commute around 64km (40 miles), it is uncommon for EVs to run the battery flat. As a result, bulky on-board chargers are becoming redundant as they no longer serve as the fail-safe device they once did. Rectifier Technologies specialises in developing and manufacturing high efficiency power conversion products, and is leveraging its expertise to offer chargers as the industry transitions to using low power DC.
Where and how do EV drivers charge? Ultra-rapid charging on the go is certainly a must-have when travelling long distances. However, the average Australian EV driver drives only 40kms per day and it's very convenient to charge where vehicles are parked for a few hours. This includes locations like workplaces, shopping centres, public car parks and many more.
Companies are also transitioning their fleet to EVs and are therefore installing charging infrastructure at their offices. A handful of chargers is usually not a problem but what if you need more? How do you manage the load and avoid costly upgrades?
The time to ask questions arising from our EV Charging Block B speakers. Questions to be submitted via the Q&A function. These will be read out to the speakers by the stream MC John Harris and answered live. Speakers this session were: - Andrew Simpson (Evie) - Marty Andrews (ChargeFox) - Nicholas Yeo (Rectifier Technologies) - Carola Jonas (Everty)