XCHARGE launches battery-integrated charger in collaboration with BYD
Beijing-based EV charging solutions company XCHARGE has unveiled 'Net Zero Series' aimed to drive the adoption of fast charging and energy storage solutions. In collaboration with battery manufacturer BYD to combine advanced battery technology with intelligent charging, the company has developed its latest offering that has a high-power output of 210kW, with the capacity to charge multiple vehicles in less than 30 minutes.
The Net Zero Series enables 210 kW max output power, and supports charging of up to two vehicles simultaneously. It is equipped with liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery modules which come in two storage capacities - 233kWh in the base configuration and 466kWh in the 'Plus' model.
In addition, the net zero series is designed with a Battery-to-Grid function where applicable, so that in peak hours, the charger can sell energy back to the grid, if the battery is relatively full. In response to the growing demand for electricity during peak times, XCHARGE claims to have developed this product for next-generation of EV charging infrastructure.
"Since we have less than 20 years to achieve net zero carbon emissions, all of us must feel compelled to speed up our innovation toward this transition. we are delighted to work with a strong battery partner like BYD on this specific initiative." said Simon Hou, CEO of XCHARGE.
"The Net Zero Series is a significant proof point to align technology with environmental goals in our entire product portfolio. We will also have more new products that integrate with renewable energies coming out, using our strong R&D capabilities to adapt a new era of Net Zero while advancing sustainable economic growth", he added.
In addition to various pre-set modes, the smart operating system also includes a 'Power Reserve Mode', ensuring that a certain amount of energy is always kept within the charger. This always allows the charger to provide power to vehicles or buildings in the event of emergency blackout situations, according to the company.
XCHAGE and BYD have agreed to collaborate on the new product based on their commitment to a carbon-free, sustainable transportation and a shared vision to foster a greener future. The company is working to deploy the latest product in Europe by year end, with a US market offering planned for next year.
The Net Zero Series will help reshape the future of EV charging by offering a way to sustainably and reliably charge EVs with ever-increasing grid demand, according to XCHARGE. The company is founded by former Tesla employees, with investment by Shell Venture in its Series B funding round.