Cyber Switching Solutions, Inc., a leader in the power management industry, today unveiled the next product in its line of electrical vehicle charging solutions. The Electric Vehicle Master Controller – High Current, or EVMC-HC, provides the same electrical infrastructure cost reductions offered by Cyber’s EVMC, but for the higher voltages and current of medium- and heavy-duty electric buses and trucks. Using the product’s rotational charging capability, the EVMC-HC reduces the electrical infrastructure needs by up to 75% while still providing the necessary charging needs of most fleets. “The vast majority of fleet facilities simply don’t have enough available power to charge the electric trucks, vans, or buses they’d like to deploy,” said Cyber Switching CEO Chuck Reynolds. “We’ve enhanced our standard EVMC to be able to work with high-current charging needs.”
- Allows for a single high-current circuit to power up to four charging stations.
- Cyber’s method switches the power to multiple charging stations in a “round-robin” scenario rotating on a timed as well as a charging-status basis.
- Can be customized to handle any and all types of high-current needs, from DC fast chargers to heavy-duty bus or truck chargers.
Medium- and Heavy-duty Electric Vehicles are gaining popularity as true zero-emission solutions. However, these vehicles require high-current charging, which can require wholesale, and very expensive, upgrades to the main service. “In many cases, clients are required to pay tens of thousands of dollars to their utilities just for transformer upgrades,” continued Reynolds. “In some cases the power is simply not there.”
The EVMC-HC also will provide a significant reduction to utility demand. “We have had dialogues with fleet managers who need to deploy EV buses, but fear utility demand charges alone could create major cost over-runs,” said Reynolds. “Demand Charges are a serious impediment to fleet deployment of high-current electric vehicles. These larger EVs need much more power than consumer EVs. Imagine plugging in twenty 480V, 126 amp chargers at the same time. Demand charges would go through the roof.”