Kempower introduces Megawatt Charging System (MCS) for electric trucks and electric vehicles using power above one megawatt. The Finnish company’s new charging solution is based on their existing technology, including Kempower’s high power satellite with MCS liquid cooled charging plug and two 600 kW Kempower Power Units. The company starts deliveries of the new Kempower Megawatt Charging System in Europe during the first quarter of 2024. The total power of the first delivered Kempower MCS solution delivery will be 1.2 megawatts.
Kempower for electric trucks
“We are a key part of the critical growth of the electrification of trucks and heavy-duty transportation. Electric trucks are gaining traction as a sustainable alternative to traditional diesel trucks. Traditional heavy-duty trucks account for more than 25% of the total CO2 emissions from road transport. So, it’s clear that transitioning truck fleets to electric will have a major impact on climate change mitigation. An electric fleet also helps businesses get ahead of the competition by meeting sustainability demands,” said Jussi Vanhanen, Chief Market Officer of Kempower.
“Electric trucks are typically charged with a DC fast charger either overnight, at a warehouse destination, or on-the-move along highways. Larger EVs need larger power sources. Our megawatt charging solution serves all those use cases: overnight, destination and on-the-move charging,” added Vanhanen.