GCL System Integration Technology (GCL-SI), a subsidiary of the energy group GCL, announced completion of the development and testing of its electrical vehicle (EV) charger in late July, ahead of the launch of its first EV charger production line which will be in Suzhou, China. The new venture indicates GCL-SI’s movement into energy product markets outside of the solar industry.
The EV chargers developed by GCL-SI come in multiple types to meet different current requirements in various locations. They’re smaller, aesthetic and able to charge EV batteries to 80% within just half an hour. Some of them also offer multimedia screens and multifunctional services including illumination, Wi-Fi hotspot, environment monitoring, security and protection, and will be connected to a cloud platform where immediate information such as their location and usage status can be traced.
“With EV chargers and all these embedded intelligent functions, we hope to extend the idea of the ‘Internet of vehicles,'” commented GCL-SI president, Mr. Shu Hua. “Our high power EV charger has a conversion efficiency of 95+% and will be introduced into GCL’s government-backed ‘Green Town‘ project in Shanghai. The future of our products is very promising, as EV chargers are in line with the general trend of green transportation and China’s national development strategy.”
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This post was prepared by Solar Thermal Magazine staff.