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Feasibility Study for the Development of a PFC Harmonic Filter Missing Link for Creation of Simultaneous Multi-Point Fast Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - MultiCharge (Feasibility Study for the Development of a PFC Harmonic FilterMissing Link for Creation of Simultaneous Multi-Point Fast Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles)

Reporting period: 2015-03-01 to 2015-08-31

The MultiCharge system developed by Carroll & Meynell is a multiple rapid EV charging unit and will rapidly charge simultaneously up to 10 vehicles with a full or partial electrical powertrain that are able to take a power input of up to 50kW DC.
The market study revealed that the main markets for MultiCharge are electric vehicle (EV) charging and storage of power from the grid. A priority for the project will therefore be the EV charging market. A patent application has also been filed as part of Phase 1 and supply chain partners engaged, part of which makes up the list of partners for the Phase 2 application.

A business plan has been produced detailing the financial, technical and commercial requirements for market access and success. Under the Plan, Carroll & Meynell will be the OEM who will market the product directly to installers, with some marketing to site owners or site operators.
The Value Proposition for MultiCharge is:
• The ability to rapidly charge up to 10 vehicles simultaneously using 50kw DC
• A capital cost of up to 60% less per vehicle port than the incumbent rapid charging products, with the total cash outlay required from a customer being lower when 4 or more rapid charging ports are required.
• Greater ability to immediately meet user needs by the avoidance of queues
• Provision of all the functionality of incumbent systems, and availability of both CHAdeMO and Combo connectors.
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