APT Technologies will be giving visitors to the Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) 2014 event an insight into a new energy storage system which aims to overcome the barriers to installing rapid charges for electric vehicles.
The event, which takes place at the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire on September 10 and 11, is designed to showcase the capabilities and developments of leading UK technology providers in the field of low-carbon transport to a wider international audience.
The Electrical Vehicle Embedded Renewable Energy Storage and Transmission (EVEREST) Consortium unit, which APT Technologies will be showcasing, has been designed to store energy, both from renewable sources and grid connections, and can be used to manage peak demand thus reducing pressure on the National Grid and local distribution electricity networks.
The EVEREST Consortium is confident that this technology will address the issues associated with the need to upgrade electricity networks when installing rapid charging infrastructure for plug-in vehicles.
Justin Meyer, general manager at APT Technologies, said: “By reinforcing the existing networks this new system will help remove the barrier to more efficient charging technology.
“It is hoped that in turn this will increase the uptake of low carbon vehicles. This is an exciting development for the industry and we will be showing visitors to LCV a video of the stages of the prototype being installed at the Lotus Engineering headquarters and automotive test centre.”
APT Technologies will also be showing key products from its range of EV chargers, including the Evolt Street charger (a robust outdoor charger), the Evolt Multipoint (an intelligent charging solution proving to be popular with car park operators and fleet managers), and the Evolt Ultra rapid charger which offers simultaneous charging of two vehicles in under 15 minutes.