ChargePoint introduces Megawatt Charging System

ChargePoint launched the Megawatt Charging System (MCS), the latest addition to ChargePoint’s DC fast charging lineup. 

The MCS is estimated to be capable of dispensing enough energy to power approximately 1,000 homes, so the rate of charge will help enable the electrification of commercial trucking, the company announced in a news release. 

ChargePoint MCS
ChargePoint MCS (Photo: Supplied)

“Megawatt technology is the first step toward electrifying the commercial trucking industry,” said Hossein Kazemi, chief technology officer for hardware at ChargePoint. “Megawatt charging solves one half of the electrification equation for trucking. The companies developing electric trucks can now leverage this infrastructure to test and enable their vehicles until they meet – or even exceed – the distances covered by internal combustion trucks.”

Initially, the MCS will provide up to 1.2 MgW of power. It allows for bi-directional charging and plans to support up to 3 MgW in the future, before vehicles capable of accepting such charge come. 

The MCS cable and connector will be included at ChargePoint’s Power Link 2000 stations, which are a part of the Express Plus DC fast charging platform. 

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