Do you need to pay attention to 800 volt charging and if so, what does it mean? Chances are you are only checking the kilowattage and power type (AC or DC) on a charger. There are other numbers you want to pay attention to, and this includes 800V.
What is 800 V Charging?
Technology is advancing at a rapid pace, and it includes the chargers you use to charge everything from cell phones and electric vehicles to medical equipment. What seemed impossible ten years ago, is now the new normal.
Drivers of EVs pay attention to the vehicle’s kilowatt (kW) capacity. It’s a statistic you need to know before you pull up to a charger. It lets you know the amount of wattage the charger can transfer to your EV. The difference in kW determines how long it takes to charge the electric battery.
So why does voltage matter? With higher voltage, chargers can deliver the same amount of power using less current. It means vehicles can use lighter cables reducing their overall weight and increasing their range on a single charge.
Owners of newer EV charging systems are often compatible with 800V, so you can charge your vehicle two times as fast.
Get Your Charging Infrastructure Ready for the Future
Most older EV charging stations can’t keep up with the faster-charging technology drivers are coming to expect. In the next few years, EV drivers will want both DC charging and lightning-fast 800V.
Newer chargers come with the architecture necessary for 800 Volt charging, ensuring your infrastructure is ready for the future.
Even though the technology is still evolving, some companies are ready for 800v charging and are starting to deliver to consumers. Our Exceed DC series, for example, is built with a 950v internal structure, futureproofing them in more ways than one!
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Auto Companies with 800v Charging Architecture
The following auto manufacturers are ahead of the pack and are ready to give drivers the fast charging times they want.
BYD is introducing its Blade battery ready to accept 800v. The company states, drivers can charge a 90-mile range in five minutes. The battery introduced in Shanghai will be part of the manufacturer’s 3.0 e-platform.
Audi is catching up with the Porsche Taycan with its eTron GT. The EV will come with an 800v compatible battery that can hold 270kW. It will give EV drivers the range they want and an incredibly fast charging time.
Released back in 2019, the Porsche Taycan is still the most powerful EV on the road. It comes with an 800v ready battery, but all the electric vehicle needs is a charging station that can deliver 270kW of power. While only a few EV chargers can keep up with the Taycan’s charging needs, like our Exceed DC Line.
Hyundai Motor Group
The Hyundai Motor Group, based in South Korea, is releasing the Kia EV6. It comes with a battery capable of handling 800v and boasts a charging speed of 80% in ten minutes.
Along with the EV6, Hyundai is also including the 800v architecture on the Inoiq 5, giving consumers more options as they’re shopping for a fast-charging electric vehicle.
Get 800 Volt Charging with Apogee Charging Solutions
800 volt charging isn’t the norm, but it will be necessary for the future. With technology quickly advancing, owners of EV charging infrastructure want to start thinking about the future. Our EV charger specialists are available to answer any of your questions. To speak with an Apogee Charging Solutions expert, call 484-816-2076, email [email protected], or schedule a call that fits your needs by clicking the button below.