Northern Powerhub: Vital EV’s ultra-rapid chargers electrify Be.EV’s next-gen charging hubs
Vital EV will be supplying charging infrastructure for Be.EV inspirational next-generation charging hubs in Greater Manchester and the north of England. The Kempower chargers from Vital EV will supply up to 400kW of ultra-rapid DC power at the new charging stations, which set a new standard for sustainability and design.
With just 24 chargers per 100,000 inhabitants, the north-west of England is one of the UK’s worst regions for EV infrastructure. Be.EV, the largest EV charging network in Greater Manchester, is looking to speed up the rollout of new EV charging hubs across the region and will be installing Vital EV chargers to achieve this.
Be.EV has opted for Vital EV’s hub-and-spoke charging system, which consists of the C-Series Centralised Power Unit (CPU) and S-Series satellite charging posts, for its ultra-rapid charging speeds and class-leading power-to-footprint ratio. In addition to providing faster charging speeds, the new hubs will also ‘look’ and ‘feel’ different.
The traditional ‘petrol station’ is associated with bad odours and noisy dispensers, and Be.EV views the roll-out of tomorrow’s infrastructure as an opportunity to fundamentally transform the ‘refilling’ experience and create greener and more attractive charging stations through the use of trees, grass areas and planters with native wildflowers.
Alex Rae, Business Development Manager at Vital EV, commented: “We are delighted to be working with Be.EV on these hugely exciting projects. These next-generation charging hubs in the Greater Manchester region and beyond will genuinely shift the public’s perception of the EV charging experience through innovative design and that is something we are very proud to be apart of”.
The rollout of these next-gen charging hubs is set to begin in 2023 and Vital EV will be supporting the sale of the chargers with commissioning, installation and an ongoing maintenance plan, carried out by Vital EV’s nationwide team of engineers and coordinated by its National Operations Centre in Chester.