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New Charging Systems Offered in the UK

The all-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles market has been constantly growing, as the automotive industry is making efforts to reduce the vehicle's impact on the environment.

The “eco” vehicles are showing more and more improvements with a part of them already offering a decent driving range and reasonable performance. However, in order to convince consumers to adopt this mobility option, the industry must also provide a wide network of charging points.

Many companies are currently developing charging systems as they plan to take advantage of the market’s potential. The latest example comes from the UK, where two new charging products are being offered by Infracharge Technologies Plc.

The developer has introduced two charging points under its Chargemaster brand. The first one is the FastCharge, which can charge two vehicles at once at an impressive speed. The product can perform a full charge twice as fast as the current 200 charging points installed in London, delivering a 32 amp (7 kW) current.

The second system, called HomeCharge, has been engineered for home use, using night time electricity, as this is offered at a low cost. This allows the product to reduce charging costs by up to 70 percent. It also offers a special option that perfectly suits Britain’s climate, allowing users to remotely start the car’s heating system for 15 minutes to defrost the vehicle without using the battery.

The company also announced that it plans to upgrade its DuoCharge unit, which has already been installed in public areas. This will receive a new display and enhanced electronics in June.

 

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