Last summer the President of the United States, Joe Biden, and Vice President Kamala Harris announced their support for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework (BIF) which included the largest investment in electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure in history with a goal to build 500,000 EV charging stations across the United States.
We are beginning to see governments across the world launch incentives to encourage the growth of EV infrastructure in an attempt to meet the requirements to accommodate the growing demand for more EVs.
In Canada, British Columbia offers incentives, in partnership with energy providers, to provide consumers in commercial and residential buildings, and even family homes, rebates of up to 50% of the cost to power a Level 2 charging station.
To help build the needed infrastructure, Vancouver’s Extreme Vehicle Battery Technologies is launching a new EV charging solution called the IONiX Pro Smart Station.
The Smart Station will consist of the IONiX Pro EV Smart Charger, along with the next product in the IONiX Pro TITAN series, the SmartCore.
The SmartCore is a large-scale energy storage system (ESS) that, within the Smart Station, will be located underground. Solar and wind power will send power to the SmartCore, where the energy will be stored and used by incoming consumers when required for their EVs.
The Smart Station is set to be capable of powering over 100 EVs per day, based on a 5MW SmartCore, and the average EV requiring approximately 40KW per charge.
Resembling a regular full-service gas station, the Smart Station will include a kiosk and multiple charging points. The kiosks will be reserved for convenience store retailers who secure joint-venture agreements at each location.
“It is becoming clear that governments around the world are looking to put more EVs on the road, by increasing the incentives for purchasing EVs and increasing their budgets for building EV infrastructure,” commented IONiX Pro Managing Director, Robert Abenante.
“We created the Smart Station to assist in our goal to become a leading supplier of EV Infrastructure. Like all of the IONiX Pro products, the Smart Station will be fitted with our patented BMS, and will be customizable dependent on the size of each location. By harnessing renewable energy, the Smart Station is perfect for roadside EV charging,” continued Mr. Abenante.