This collaboration aims to address the pressing need for enhanced EV charging capabilities, particularly for larger vehicles, constrained by current grid limitations across Europe. The partners aim to bridge this gap by integrating Polarium battery energy storage systems (BESS) with Kempower’s charging solutions, providing reliable and sustainable power distribution while minimising peak loads and optimising energy consumption.

Through Polarium's cutting-edge energy storage technology, Kempower's chargers will be empowered to accommodate multiple electric vehicles seamlessly without requiring costly grid upgrades. This ensures faster charging times of more and larger vehicles, such as trucks and public transportation, while maintaining equal power distribution across all units, preventing peak loads that result in higher demand charges.

“No matter the route or distance, power supply is key when making DC fast charging a reality, especially for trucks,” says Jussi Vanhanen, Chief Market Officer at Kempower. “With Polarium's support, we can ensure that our charging infrastructure meets current and future energy demands, supporting the roll-out of EVs as constant connectivity is crucial for everything to run smoothly. In simple terms, without energy storage support, the grids are not strong enough to handle the high-power charging needs.”

Kempower and Polarium will be showcasing their latest innovations at KEY2024 - The Energy Transition Expo, taking place from 28 February to 1 March 2024, in Rimini, Italy.