Megawatt Charging System:

the first choice for trucks

Based on the actual Combined Charging System CCS with 500 kW, the Megawatt Charging System (MCS) was created by CharIN, the leading global association dedicated to promoting standards in the field of charging systems for charging EVs of all types in as many parts of the world.

The Megawatt Charging System is capable of charging at a maximum rate of 3.75 megawatts (3000 A at 1250 V DC). MCS will become the standard for battery-electric commercial vehicles, providing ultra-fast charging at speeds of up to 1+ MW since current technology (CCS) is limited to 500 kW, which is not sufficient to drive electrification of heavy-duty transport and charge trucks within the breaks that truck drivers are legally required to take. For example, the EU requires a 45-minute break after 4.5 hours of driving, so if the battery can be charged during this break time with enough energy for the next driving period, then MCS makes electric trucks a perfect solution for goods transportation in long distances.

MCS’s higher power output increases the driving range gained per minute spent charging, making it the first choice for applications where charging is needed for reduced time. It can achieve a high charging efficiency, which means that a large portion of the electricity fed into the vehicle’s batteries is converted into usable energy, minimizing waste. MCS can also draw power from various sources, including renewable energy such as wind, solar, and hydropower, this flexibility allows for a cleaner and more sustainable energy mix.

As with any new technology, there are several challenges to overcome: the installation of a MCS infrastructure requires significant investment in terms of equipment and grid connection, so it is essential to establish interoperability standards that allow compatibility between different manufacturers and models of electric trucks and chargers.  The simultaneous charging of several electric trucks with MCS can put considerable strain on the local power grid, requiring planning and management of energy demand.

The standards will be published by ISO, IEC, and SAE, between the end of this year and 2025. 

Get ready and stay tuned, this September you will get to know our new charger for MCS!

As soon as the MCS standard is published, the certification for our solution will start and we plan to deliver the first systems in 2025.

Range Extender for Heavy EV Trucks

Since I can remember there has always been an option to add extra fuel tanks under the trailer to extend your driving range but I have never seen this as an option for heavy EV trucks to add additional batteries under the trailer, have I missed this?

This option could theoretically double the range or more so the driver can make it home before his/her driving hours run out. No driver wants to wait 45 minutes when you are only 10 minutes from home and out of time.

With the new Swedish law allowing up to 34,5 m long so-called road trains the possibilities are endless to maximum extended range, just connecting all the batteries together.