In 2022, the top-level vision and user level use case requirements were completed on schedule and provided the foundation of the detailed engineering design. The team completed system engineering and built a bench test prototype that included hardware, firmware, and EMS software. The team has begun testing by connecting to the DC input of a 125 kW power conversion unit to simulate the input to a 150kW fast charger.
Intertie’s EV ChargePod™ overcomes the key barrier of costly electric infrastructure upgrades for ultra-fast charging by decoupling the charger from the AC grid. This is a productized DC microgrid that connects a fast charger, energy storage, and grid-tied bidirectional AC/DC converter sized to available grid capacity. Furthermore, adding DC-coupled distributed solar to the microgrid improves the economics and resilience of the ultra-fast charging process. The project seeks to develop a commercially available ultra-fast charger that supplies high power to electric vehicles via a low amp grid connection that can be deployed quickly at almost any location.
This project reduces the need for electrical upgrades to enable fast charging.
Key Project Members
Stafl Systems, LLC
Thermocline Labs Inc.
California Mobility Center