ZAPINAMO Launches the World's First 'Power Boosted' Rapid EV Charging System

ZAPINAMO Launches the World's First 'Power Boosted' Rapid EV Charging System

PR Newswire

COVENTRY, England, Nov. 16, 2018

ZAPINAMO HUBZ™

COVENTRY, England, Nov. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ZAPINAMO (pronounced ZAP-IN-A-MO), a Coventry based Electric Vehicle [EV] Charging infrastructure innovations company, has developed a patented EV Charging system utilising Battery Stored energy to 'Power Boost' a nominal Grid supply into a rapid or ultra-fast charge unit. This reduces the amount of time it takes to replenish the EV battery. Typically, a home charge unit will provide 4 miles of charge per 30 minutes into the EV battery, whereas a ZAPINAMO HUBZ unit power boosts it to 50 miles in 30 minutes from a domestic supply.

ZAPINAMO ‘STREETHUBZ’ unit shown here at the University of Warwick. It can easily fit over a standard 3 or 7kW Grid connection to provide a ‘Power Boosted’ rapid charge up to 50kW, punching well above its weight. Its ergonomic design also lets it fit in space saving corners of car parking bays.

The ZAPINAMO HUBZ product range is created out of a modular system which can expand capabilities as the EV parc develops. www.zapinamo.com

Being able to Power Boost a normal 3 or 7kW supply to enable delivery speeds of not just 50kW but upward of 350kW to meet the EV market's emerging high-speed charging needs and wants. ZAPINAMO HUBZ already deliver 50 miles of range in just 30 minutes from battery stored renewables and trickled grid supply.

ZAPINAMO WAS THE ONLY EV CHARGING COMPANY INVITED TO THE FIRST BRITISH ZEV SUMMIT

This is developed out of patent protected innovation in power electronics and battery storage with advanced processes enabled through InnovateUK and collaboration with industry and academic partners including WMG, at the University of Warwick, who is one of the founding consortium partners for the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre.

RAPID HOME CHARGING IS THE HOLY GRAIL

Until now, charging a large battery EV at home has been simply slow and impractical. Typically a home charger will provide about 4 miles of driving range for every 30 minutes it's plugged in claims ZAPINAMO However the ZAPINAMO HOMEHUBZ system aims to provide up to 50 miles of range in the same time.

The HUBZ base unit will Power Boost a normal household supply to provide increased power and also utilise a 'Community' energy model to collate and distribute energy when required.

ZAPINAMO  hopes to also transform a kerb mounted 7kW Charge point in to a Rapid STREETHUBZ unit without further substation upgrade, support or planning, and will work well in commercial depots where substation upgrades can run into hundreds of thousands of pounds of unforeseen costs.

SAVES SPACE AS WELL AS TIME

The PARKHUBZ unit is ergonomically designed to 'fit' in to the corner of car parking bays without reducing vehicle access or taking more than a parking bay. This is typically a 20% reduction in a normal car park for traditional rapid charge units when implemented. With PARKHUBZ it's zero tolerance to oversized space consuming charge units.

ZERO TOLERANCE FOR AIR QUALITY

ZAPINAMO aims to improve air quality and therefore public health. As well as saving billions in healthcare costs.

The ZAPINAMO technology already in operation at HEATHROW Airport shows an estimated saving of over 22 tons of CO2 emissions in the last 3 months and continues to power EV Private Hire and Taxis, all day every day.

The introduction of ZAPINAMO HUBZ provides the world with a healthy alternative to traditional EV charging. Extending the reach of renewable energy and even home and community distributed micro solutions through the most thorough connectivity developed for the EV world.

ZAPINAMO introduces EVIE™, the Electric Vehicle Information Exchange system which uses 'Herringbone' AI and ML techniques to reach the most distant of information sources to capture availability of energy and maximise it for the end user needs. Satisfying DNO, Commercial and Domestic users.

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BOILERPLATE:

ZAPINAMO offers world class innovation in the development of Electric Vehicle [EV] Charging Infrastructure, which performs like no other. ZAPINAMO seeks to be a major global player in all things stored energy and electric vehicle charging infrastructure and to this aim has received great support from being showcased at the British Government first ZEV Summit in 2018 and via InnovateUK funding opportunities for research and development.

Utilising Battery stored energy and combining it with renewable and other economical energy sources, ZAPINAMO patented technology 'Power Boosts' a poor or low Grid supply to be able to perform at much higher speeds and deliver energy quicker to EVs. The ZAPINAMO technology also requires little or no groundworks, no grid upgrades or special supply, a simple household socket can do.

The combination of innovation, battery technologies and power electronics provides a transformative tool for the new EV market and its accelerating growth and impact on air quality globally..

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For interviews contact:
Ian Stillie, CEO ZAPINAMO, +44(0)776-803-1129
Tim Martin, CTO ZAPINAMO, +44(0)781-729-2844

Also, for information, video and image requests:
Contact Lisa Hardy, lisa.hardy@zapinamo.com or on +44(0)800-009-6208
Gielgud Way, Coventry, CV2 2SZ
www.zapinamo.com

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