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63. Ultra-fast EV charging (and mini grids) - Redefining Energy podcast

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Laurent is a Franco-British financier, founder of Megawatt-X, the London-based global platform for Renewable Energy Assets. For the past twenty years, Laurent has been trading and managing...

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EV charging is developing exponentially. It is now a 30bnUSD market per year, growing at an astonishing pace of 20%. More than 1.5m EV charging stations are now operational in the world, 50% in China, 30% in Europe. The US will catch up soon thank to the Biden Infrastructure plan that commits 7.5bnUSD to EV charging.

But ultra-fast charging comes with technical challenges as the impact on the local electricity networks are tremendous.  On the one hand, large EV charging networks are being deployed with a commoditised approach and questionable business models; on the other hand, new turn-key sophisticated solutions start to emerge, such as integrating batteries and EV charging, creating micro-grids at retailers’ premises.

We invite Arcady Sosinov, CEO FreeWire Technologies, a Californian Start-Up that has raised more than 100mUSD from leading investors (Riverstone, BP, BlueBear), to discuss the future of Ultra-fast EV charging. And it is not going to be necessarily what people currently think.

 

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Jim Stack on Dec 7, 2021

Charging with battery storage and solar or wind is perfect. Tesla has done that on a fewcsites. EVGO iand Electrify America are also doing it. 

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