SPX Service Solutions, a business unit of SPX Corp., and Aker Wade Power Technologies plan to jointly develop EV fast chargers for the global vehicle market, the companies said Friday.
The charge stations will utilize an all-in-one connector from SAE that provides Level 1, 2, and DC Fast Charging for any EV, with a power level that permits fast charging, a statement said.
The first product, a 30kW dealership-based unit, will be available in North America and Europe and meet SAE and IEC standards.
The new charge station is designed to be a low-cost, wall-mounted indoor unit aimed initially at dealerships. Future products will work for outdoor applications such as retail and public locations.
"DC fast charge infrastructure will reduce range anxiety, which will encourage the more widespread adoption of EVs," said Tanvir Arfi, president of SPX Service Solutions.
The chargers will allow dealerships to play an active role in EV sales and service, he said. Aker Wade CEO Duncan Brown said that SPX and Aker Wade have been working towards a common standard for DC fast charging.
SPX Service Solutions and Aker Wade have signed a letter of intent to establish a partnership formally in the second quarter of this year.
Bosch Group has signed an agreement to acquire SPX Service Solutions, based in suburban Detroit.
Aker Wade, based in Charlottesville, Va., designs and manufactures advanced fast charging systems for electric vehicles and industrial forklifts.