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US: First High-Power fast charging station to open in California

An electric vehicle (EV) charging station capable of providing a maximum charging rate of 150kW in less time will be installed by EVgo, an operator of public fast charge network, at Lucky Supermarkets in Fremont, California.

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Author: PetrolPlaza Correspondent Daniel Infante Tuaño

The charger, manufactured by electrification technology firm ABB, has the potential to reach charging speeds of up to 350kW with an upgrade.

The High-Power fast charger will not be accessible to the public and will serve as a testing platform for electric vehicle developments, electric certification, installation and building requirements, according to a company release.

Both EVgo and ABB consider the implementation of High-Power fast charging as a critical next step in the evolution of EVs, as automakers are introducing new electric vehicles with increased battery capacities and longer ranges, added the release.

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