ChargePoint introduces new charging system

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ChargePoint has announced its support for the Megawatt Charging System (MCS), the latest addition to ChargePoint’s leading DC fast charging lineup.

The system is estimated to be capable of dispensing enough energy to power approximately 1000 homes, so the immense rate of charge will help enable the electrification of commercial trucking, the company says.

“Megawatt technology is the first step toward electrifying the commercial trucking industry,” says Hossein Kazemi, CTO for Hardware at ChargePoint. “Megawatt charging solves one half of the electrification equation for trucking. The companies developing electric trucks can now leverage this infrastructure to test and enable their vehicles until they meet – or even exceed – the distances covered by internal combustion trucks.”

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ChargePoint says the MCS cable and connector will be available on ChargePoint’s Power Link 2000 stations, part of the modular Express Plus DC fast charging platform. Initially, MCS will deliver up to 1.2 megawatts. The Megawatt Charging System supports bi-directional charging and will enable output of up to 3 megawatts in the future before vehicles capable of accepting such charge come. The system is also designed for charging in marine and aviation applications, the company says.

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