EV Battery Tech and IONiX Pro Seek to Become Leaders in EV Infrastructure With the Smart Station.
Extreme Vehicle Battery Technologies (EV Battery Tech), together with its subsidiary, IONiX Pro Battery Technologies, announced the launch of a new electric vehicle (EV) charging solution, the IONiX Pro Smart Station (the “Smart Station”)
EV Charging Infrastructure
On June 24, 2021, the President of the United States, Joe Biden, and Vice President Kamala Harris announced their support for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework (the “BIF”). The BIF includes support for the largest investment in EV infrastructure in history with a goal to build 500,000 EV charging stations across the United States1.
Governments across the world are launching incentives to encourage the growth of EV infrastructure in an attempt to meet the requirements to accommodate the growing demand for more EVs. In Canada, British Columbia offers incentives, in partnership with energy providers, to provide consumers in commercial and residential buildings, and even family homes, rebates of up to 50% of the cost to power a Level 2 charging station2.
IONiX Pro Smart Station
The Smart Station is EV Battery Tech’s and IONiX Pro’s contribution to meeting growing EV demands. The Smart Station will consist of the previously announced IONiX Pro EV Smart Charger, along with the next product in the IONiX Pro TITAN series, the SmartCore. The SmartCore, like the TITAN EnergyCore, is a large-scale energy storage system (ESS) that, within the Smart Station, will be located underground. Solar and wind power will send power to the SmartCore, where the energy will be stored and used by incoming consumers when required for their EVs.
How it works
- The Smart Station harnesses renewable energy via wind turbines and solar panels;
- The renewable energy is stored in the SmartCore below ground; and
- The customer plugs their EV into the EV Smart Charger which transfers the stored energy from the SmartCore to the EV.
The Smart Station is set to be capable of powering over 100 EVs per day, based on a 5MW SmartCore, and the average EV requiring approximately 40KW per charge.
The Smart Station will resemble a regular full-service gas station by including a kiosk and multiple charging points. The kiosks will not be managed by EV Battery Tech or IONiX Pro but will be reserved for convenience store retailers who secure joint-venture agreements at each location. This will provide additional convenience to EV drivers that utilize the Smart Station whilst their EV charges.
EV Battery Tech and IONiX Pro are expanding on their product portfolio to further advance in the EV infrastructure space. The intention is to first roll out the full-service Smart Station to North America and Europe, offering large, fast and reliable EV charging to help meet the goals that have been set by their respective governments.
“It is becoming clear that governments around the world are looking to put more EVs on the road, by increasing the incentives for purchasing EVs and increasing their budgets for building EV infrastructure,” commented IONiX Pro Managing Director, Robert Abenante.
“We created the Smart Station to assist in our goal to become a leading supplier of EV Infrastructure. Like all of the IONiX Pro products, the Smart Station will be fitted with our patented BMS, and will be customizable dependent on the size of each location. By harnessing renewable energy, the Smart Station is perfect for roadside EV charging,” continued Mr. Abenante.