Mobile infrastructure consultancy MD7 is installing XCharge North America’s Net Zero Series (NZS) EV charging station at its corporate headquarters in Allen, Texas.
XCharge is a charging solutions provider, developing UL-compliant EV charging products specifically designed for the North American electrical grid.
The NZS station, which includes an energy storage system (ESS) and a DC fast charging (DCFC) port option, will allow for two vehicles to be charged simultaneously, XCharge says. The station, located within the parking garage of MD7, is expected to be available for use in April.
The NZS charging station offers a maximum output of 194kW with two charging ports, which according to the company is almost 20 times more than the majority of L2 chargers and reduces charging idle time to 35-45 minutes. The charger also features integration capabilities with ESS and liquid-cooled Lithium battery pack, enabling optimized energy supply and demand for EVs and grid.
Additionally, the station features an integrated bi-directional ESS that can store up to 233kWh of electricity. This stored energy can be used to charge vehicles, act as emergency power for surrounding buildings and additional support to the grid in times of need or during blackouts. The bi-directional ACDC modules enable both the energy storage unit and vehicles to sell back energy to the grid, which increases the station’s feasibility and enables peak shaving capabilities.
XCharge claims the NZS EV charging station marks the first deployment of a DCFC in North Texas. It adds that the station will provide drivers in Allen with more than 100 miles of range per 30 minutes of charging compared to Level 2’s ability to provide about 25 miles of range per one-hour of charging.
“It is great to see MD7 invest in this new smart DC electric vehicle charger infrastructure at their headquarters located here in Allen,” said Allen Mayor Ken Fulk. “This represents a commitment to sustainability, which further contributes to national goals for electrification and decarbonization. They are setting a great example for others to follow as we move toward a more electric vehicle world.”
“The Net Zero Series is made with the U.S. grid in mind,” said Aatish Patel, President and Co-founder of XCharge North America. “With its high capacity internal storage, low input requirements, and ability to distribute energy in multiple forms, the NZS is what grids need to ensure sustainable and fortified energy in the future.”
XCharge also offers the NZS plus, which combines two units of storage to create a 466kWh capacity, doubling the number of charging sessions from energy storage.