British charging equipment manufacturer Rolec EV has announced a new deal with Sinexcel. The technology company will support Rolec in launching a new range of DC charging stations offering 60kW through to 480kW. Rolec EV expects these to become the most price competitive in the industry.
Rolec and Sinexcel also have something to show. The UltraCharge 160 is the first of three models on sale, with deliveries from February onwards. Since the range relies on modules of 20kW that can be upgraded up to 160kW, Rolec says it already holds UK stock of 60/80/120/160kW models.
The modular approach was brought in by Sinexcel and made it the “perfect future-proof and cost-effective solution for public, fleet and highway infrastructure deployment,” so Rolec.
Sinexcel is headquartered in Shenzhen, China, and was founded in 2007. It provides power electronics, energy storage and complete EV charging stations.
The UltraCharge 160 can charge two vehicles simultaneously when activated via mobile app, RFID, Apple Pay, Google Pay or contactless card payment. The station is also ready for ISO 15118 Plug & Charge standard.
Since it runs on the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), businesses can integrate with any chosen chargepoint management system. Chargepoint operators can set their tariffs, monitor utilisation and assess the unit’s performance.
Frankie Mellon, Rolec’s Sales Director, added they had worked “extremely closely with Sinexcel to further develop the product to meet the requirements of the UK market, integrating with cars, lorries, buses, and to identify features we wished to include as standard for our clients, such as a contactless payment terminal and long reach cables”. So this points to fleets as a target market.
Rolec, initially from the caravan, marina and outdoor industry, has a base in Lincolnshire and started making charging stations around five years ago. The company has since scored orders from Kia UK and DPD, as well as property developers in the UK. The portfolio includes DC rapid and ultrafast products and a street lamp solution for electric vehicles.
The UltraCharge 160 costs £25,000, about €28,250. Rolec claims next-day delivery in the UK but has yet to announce exports or launches in other markets.
However, Charles Meng, Sinexcel’s Country Director, said they were “confident that working with Rolec will bring a lot of new changes to the EV Charging business in the UK/Europe”.
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