Article Republished By Javier Troconis
While current cars don’t have the systems to accommodate that rate, the company says the new 800-volt architecture of the Porsche Taycan, Audi e-tron, Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 is a step towards being able to charge vehicles at higher and faster rates than current Level 3 technology.
Also, the higher voltage and kW flow would be ideally suited for charging large electric semi-trucks. In the meantime, Wind Change would also be able to offer more traditional Level 2 and 3 charging capability.
Each of the envisioned charging stations would also be equipped with a one-megawatt storage battery allowing the Wind and Solar Tower to produce and harvest current whenever the wind is blowing, or the sun is out.
While the company has tested a single tower in Pennsylvania over five years, it’s still in the process of securing capital to go into full scale production and deployment of the system. The firm says once the money is in place, the first tower could roll out of production in 13 months.