Rheinland Industrie launches "new" charger

2023-06-14 11:43

Germany's Rheinmetall recently developed a new type of curbstone ev charger. This kind of charger occupies a relatively small area, so it has a relatively wide range of popularization.


 New electric vehicle charger



Rheinmetall estimates that by 2030, Germany needs 1 million public chargers. Similar to many European countries, Germany’s public resources are not enough to support the construction of large-scale charging facilities, so the construction of "curbstone charger" was born.


The curbside charger has the advantages of small size and convenient installation, but at the same time, because it cannot accommodate a larger transformer, its maximum power is only 22kw. It is directly connected to the existing power grid, and the charging speed is relatively slow, so it is a solution to night parking. Rheinland believes that, on the one hand, the use of high-power fast charging will cause great pressure on the existing power grid, and the idle time will be longer, while users have a greater demand for charging at night, and longer charging time can also supplement the needs of vehicles. of electric energy.

Together with the German city of Cologne and TankE GmbH, the company is now launching a pilot project to install curb chargers in the city to test the acceptance of electric vehicle owners and validate its design.


Some of these chargers are located on the ground or on the curb of the parking lot, and the charger is located at the rear of the vehicle after parking; the other part of the experimental charger is located on the sidewalk on the side of the street, at the rear of the right side of the vehicle. There is a usage restriction here, and car owners need to bring their own set of charging cables to connect the charger to the vehicle.


 German Rheinland car charger


The German government requires a penetration rate of 15 million electric vehicles by 2030. To achieve this number, consumers without fixed parking spaces must also be required to switch to electric vehicles. If charging facilities cannot be followed up, this will just be an ambitious goal that fails to achieve.