NÜRTINGEN, Germany – May 17, 2023 – ADS-TEC Energy (NASDAQ: ADSE), a leading international manufacturer of battery storage-based platform solutions, and JOLT Energy today announced an extension of their long-standing collaboration to deploy ultra-fast charging stations in major cities in Europe and the United States. JOLT has already ordered a high double-digit number of systems for 2023 and more orders are expected in support of JOLT’s roll-out plan. The collaboration reflects the strong demand for a fast, convenient charging experience, especially in inner-city areas.
ADS-TEC Energy’s battery-buffered ultra-fast charging solutions provide charging power of up to 320 kW in power-limited, low-voltage energy grids, without the need for grid expansion. Waiting for grid expansion can take months, and in cities there is typically no space for electrical substations. Charging stations from ADS-TEC Energy, on the other hand, can be quickly integrated into existing sites with a minimum footprint. In addition to supporting the grid, the ADS-TEC Energy stations store excess renewable energy so it is available for charging and other purposes. As a result, the charging stations turn into energy platforms that enable sustainable site energy management for operators and fast charging for electric vehicle drivers.
In Germany, JOLT has been deploying ADS-TEC Energy ChargeBox ultra-fast charging systems for over a year. Primarily installed in metropolitan areas, the systems see frequent use by electric vehicle drivers. At a high-use JOLT charging point, a weekly average utilization of over 60% is typical, and is trending upward. The company is now significantly acceleraing the roll-out rate of fast-charging stations to meet the high demand. “The entry of an infrastructure investor into JOLT demonstrates that exponentially growing fast-charging networks are recognized as a critical enabler for the widespread electrification of urban transportation,” said Maurice Neligan, CEO of JOLT Energy.
Thomas Speidel, CEO, ADS-TEC Energy, said, “We are excited to further deepen our strategic collaboration with JOLT to pursue our common objective: Ultrafast charging at almost any location. Especially in inner-city areas, there is usually a lack of the required grid capacity and there is little available space. This is precisely what our charging solutions are ideally suited for, as they enable ultra-fast charging despite power-limited grid connections, take up little space and are easy to install. With their large battery storage capacity and multifunctionality, they are a valuable platform for the energy transition.“
About ADS-TEC Energy
ADS-TEC Energy plc, a public limited company incorporated in Ireland and publicly listed on NASDAQ (“ADS-TEC Energy”), serves as a holding company for ads-tec Energy GmbH, our operating company incorporated in Germany (“ADSE GM”) and ads-tec Energy Inc., a US subsidiary of ads-tec Energy GmbH (“ADSE US” and together with ADS-TEC Energy and ADSE GM, “ADSE”). Based on more than ten years of experience with lithium-ion technologies, ADS-TEC Energy develops and manufactures battery storage solutions and fast charging systems including their energy management systems. Its battery-based, fast charging technology enables electric vehicles to ultrafast charge even on low powered grids and features a very compact design. It was most recently nominated by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany for the German Future Prize and elevated to the “Circle of Excellence” in 2022. The high quality and functionality of the battery systems are due to a particularly high depth of development and in-house production. With its advanced system platforms, ADS-TEC Energy is a valuable partner for automotive, OEMs, utility companies and charge-operators.
More information: ads-tec-energy.com.
About JOLT Energy
JOLT Energy, a Munich-based Charge Point Operator (CPO) established in 2018, offers ultra-fast charging to drivers in Europe and North America’s cities. JOLT’s charging infrastructure can charge vehicles up to 200 km in just 10 minutes, thanks to its up to 320 kW output capacity. The company’s core expertise lies in developing, financing, and operating charging infrastructure at the energy production and distribution interface. JOLT partners with various businesses like gas stations or supermarkets to bring ultra-fast charging downtown. Its charging stations feature integrated battery storage, enabling them to connect to the standard low voltage grid without the need for extensive grid extensions. JOLT’s charging network serves as an intelligent energy storage system that can balance the supply and demand of electricity from renewable sources in real-time, stabilizing the grid and create additional revenue streams. The company´s approach not only meets the demand for ultra-fast charging by its customers and partners but also supports the global energy and mobility transition towards a sustainable all-electric transportation system.
More information: www.jolt.energy
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