ZAPINAMO’s technology can boost an ordinary grid-based power supply into a fast charger
ZAPINAMO, a Coventry-based electric vehicle charging infrastructure innovations company, has developed a patented EV charging system utilising battery stored energy to ‘power boost’ a nominal grid supply into a rapid or ultra-fast charge unit.
This reduces the amount of time it takes to replenish the EV battery. Typically, a home charge unit will provide four miles of charge per 30 minutes into the EV battery, whereas a ZAPINAMO HUBZ unit power boosts it to 50 miles in 30 minutes from a domestic supply.
Being able to power boost a normal 3- or 7-kW supply to enable delivery speeds of not just 50-kW but upward of 350-kW to meet the EV market’s emerging high-speed charging needs and wants. ZAPINAMO HUBZ already deliver 50 miles of range in just 30 minutes from battery stored renewables and trickled grid supply.
The HUBZ base unit will power boost a normal household supply to provide increased power and also utilise a ‘community’ energy model to collate and distribute energy when required.
ZAPINAMO hopes to also transform a kerb mounted 7-kW charge point in to a rapid STREETHUBZ unit without further substation upgrade, support or planning, and will work well in commercial depots where substation upgrades can run into hundreds of thousands of pounds of unforeseen costs.
The PARKHUBZ unit is ergonomically designed to ‘fit’ in to the corner of car parking bays without reducing vehicle access or taking more than a parking bay. This is typically a 20% reduction in a normal car park for traditional rapid charge units when implemented. With PARKHUBZ it’s zero tolerance to oversized space consuming charge units.
ZAPINAMO aims to improve air quality and therefore public health. As well as saving billions in healthcare costs.
The ZAPINAMO technology already in operation at Heathrow Airport shows an estimated saving of over 22 tonnes of CO2 emissions in the last three months and continues to power EV private hire and taxis, all day every day.
The introduction of ZAPINAMO HUBZ provides the world with a healthy alternative to traditional EV charging. Extending the reach of renewable energy and even home and community distributed micro solutions through the most thorough connectivity developed for the EV world.