Currently, EV owners plug their cars into home chargers which are powered by an alternating current (AC) flow of energy generated from the electric grid. However, EV batteries operate on a direct current (DC) requiring the power to be converted from AC-to-DC in the charging process. This conversion is inefficient and results in a significant amount of lost energy and a longer charging time.
By eliminating the AC-to-DC conversion, Enteligent’s EV chargers help users optimise every kilowatt of precious, clean energy, resulting in up to 25 percent energy savings. Direct charging DC also by-passes the EV’s internal conversion electronics, dramatically improving the time necessary to charge.
Additionally, BloombergNEF forecasts that by the end of this decade 52 percent of the total car market will be composed of EVs. Today, the vast majority of EVs are charged overnight by a fossil fuel-powered grid. With the dramatically increased number of EVs plugged in at night and with the rapidly growing array of household electronics we rely on daily, this proliferation of required electricity will strain the grid’s ability to reliability meet energy demand.
Enteligent’s proprietary solar EV chargers aim to make it convenient and affordable to charge during the day, direct from convenient on-site solar generation, fostering a fundamental shift in energy consumption habits that utilise solar power when it is locally generated and readily available.
“Rapid growth in EV ownership and usage and the resulting demand for energy are putting increased pressure on an already stretched electricity grid” said Sean Burke, founder, and CEO of Enteligent. “This first-of-its-kind technology will benefit consumers by enabling them to shift from night-time charging, which is dependent on the fossil-fuel powered grid, to clean, solar-based, daytime charging.”
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