The all-in-one solution is designed to charge EVs with a range of up to 100 km in just five minutes. In its new charging solution, a Darmstadt-based company combines modern technology with a principle already used in the Middle Ages. This should also make it possible to charge quickly in places where the power lines weren't designed.

The Darmstadt-based energy company Adaptive Balancing Power (ABP) recently presented a charging solution for electrically operated company fleets. Flywheel mass storage is used—an invention from the Middle Ages.

The manufacturer says that the solution also allows fast charging without a corresponding main connection. As a result, the range can be increased by up to 100 kilometers in five minutes.

Charge quickly or slowly, depending on your needs. The so-called "Smart Charge Boost" should enable fleet operators to charge EVs regularly or ultra-fast, depending on their needs. According to a press release from the end of May, this should even be possible in locations that are not designed for ultra-fast charging.

The power storage device only needs a 63-amp high-current connection to be able to build up the necessary power. The all-in-one solution is a variant of the charging solution with a flywheel storage system called "Amperage," presented in October 2021.

If necessary, energy delivery can be accelerated up to six times. The charging process should be similar to a high-power (HPC) solution using a battery: the storage is slowly charged with the available electricity. If desired, it can also release its energy faster and more precisely with six times the power.

Locally generated renewable energies such as wind and photovoltaics can also be integrated for recharging. ABP says that the Amperage memory's "particularly sustainable and durable construction" is one of its best features.

Flywheel storage systems are no longer a new invention; wooden flywheels with up to 100 revolutions per minute were already used in the Middle Ages. They were able to maintain their rotation for several minutes in some cases. 

It should also be possible to retrofit existing charging structures. According to Adaptive Balancing Power (ABP), fleets with charging points can also be retrofitted with a flywheel storage system. In addition, the installation of other fast chargers should also be possible with the help of the memory.

Anyone who has an electric car will never need fuel again. But electric vehicles need electricity. However, "filling up on electricity" is entirely different from "filling up on fuel." So you can find out how to charge your electric car most quickly, at a low cost, and in a CO2-neutral manner.


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