The European Union commission is working through a package of proposals to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 55% till 2030, compared to 1990 levels. These proposals are coded with the iconic name «Fit for 55» and contain legislative initiatives to promote ‘Green Deal’ policy. For the automotive industry the target for CO2 emissions of new cars will be zero by 2035, which means practically the end of internal combustion engines (petrol and diesel).
The Electro Vehicle (EV) market in Europe and worldwide is steadily increasing and new EV models are coming up continuously from car manufacturers. Due to EV battery price reduction, price parity with petrol and diesel cars is expected to be a fact soon. Approximately 6M public EV chargers will be needed by 2030 at European level and one fast charging station per 60 km on highways is expected. (https://www.electrive.com/2021/07/14/eu-commission-presents-fit-for-55-climate-package).
For Greece, large or medium-sized municipalities have to prepare an Electric Vehicle Charging Plan (ΣΦΗO) for establishment of publicly accessible charging points and provide at least one charging point per 1,000 municipality inhabitants. Taxi stands and Bus stations are included herein as well as smaller municipalities. Moreover, publicly accessible or controlled access areas like Commercial Hubs (shopping centers, supermarkets), Workplaces with Car parking lots, Airport parkings, Hotels, Hospitals, Car Rental or Repair companies, Entertainment and Restaurants, Shared Charging on Multi-Dwell properties, Gas stations, Governmental locations are potentially EV charger deployment domains.
Intracom Telecom cooperates with internationally acknowledged companies in the field of EV charging and can meet the market requirements with the following EV charger categories:
Intracom Telecom develops and provides software for EV chargers operation management, health monitoring and EV usage reporting.
The total EV charging solution provided by Intracom Telecom covers the specifications of publicly accessible EV charging points, in accordance to Greek Legislation (Law 4439/2016, KYA 42863/438, Law 4710/2020) which incorporates the relevant European directive and defines the EV chargers (IEC 61851) and sockets (IEC 62196-2 Type 2) specifications for the public stations as well as provisions for EV chargers installation in various locations and electro-mobility market. In addition, our offering complies with HEDNO's technical requirements for Public Access Mode 3 EV Chargers as well as connection to electricity network requirements.
Depending on the communication protocol between the car and the charging point, there are 4 charging Modes for EVs. Mode 1 and 2 are for residential use and Mode 3 and Mode 4 for public (semi-private, public access) stations. The Mode of charging is independent of the connectors used on each case.
Charging time is affected by the size of the battery (capacity), the state of the battery (empty vs full), the max charging rate of the vehicle (max rate the vehicle on-board charger can accept ), the max charging rate of the charging point (provided power), as well as environmental factors (colder ambient temperature increases charging time). The charging time for AC chargers may range from 2 to 8 hours and for 50KW-DC chargers ranges from 25’ to 45’ for 70-90% of the battery capacity.
The AC chargers can be ground, pole or wall mounted with the following basic characteristics:
Different ΑC models and variants inherit aforementioned characteristics:
DC chargers are ground mounted and share the afore-mentioned characteristics of AC chargers supporting concurrently one (1) DC charging session (Mode 4) at 24, 50 or >50KW power output and one (1) AC 22KW charging session (Mode 3). According to the European Union regulatory framework, DC charging stations must be equipped with a Type 2-CCS plug, but at the same time allow the existence of a plug according to the CHAdeMO standard, or AC charging.
DC chargers may have up to 3 outputs:
Different models and variants are available on this product family:
The electric vehicle charger management platform is a necessary part of the overall solution for the effective, safe, and efficient remote monitoring and management of the charging infrastructure. Intracom Telecom offers a scalable and comprehensive charger management SW solution, powered by its in-house uiTOP™ unified IoT orchestration platform that helps Charging Point Operators (CPOs) optimize operations and reduce their TCO. Additionally, an e-Mobility Service Provider (e-MSP) application can be provided for drivers allowing them to easily find charging points of interest, manage charging & payments and review historical transactions. The SW solution is pre-integrated with the offered chargers but can be expanded to include additional charger equipment types and manufacturers through open protocol standards such as OCPP, REST. The charging management software exposes a web based interface through which authorized users can gain valuable business and operational insights, tweak the infrastructure, manage monetization and expand the network.
Key features include:
Intracom Telecom with Ether have joined forces to provide a full range of professional services which complement the HW & SW and provide a Turn-key EV Charging Solution. These services include site survey, electromechanical design and licensing issuance followed by EV charger installation. Such Installation includes connection with supply cables to the low voltage of the electricity distribution network as well as EV charging signage, painting of the parking points and concrete bases construction for placing the chargers with protective barriers installation in front of the charger. Afterwards, charger configuration and communication tests with the remote management SW takes place and Solution training ensures customer familiarization with both HW and SW. Moreover, Technical Support and Maintenance (for charger and end user) as well as Preventive EV charger maintenance during and after the HW warranty is offered.