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  • Challenges of Urban Electric Vehicle DC Charging Challenges of Urban Electric Vehicle DC Charging
    Jun 21, 2023
    The International Energy Agency (IEA) published the report The Global EV Outlook 2023 in April, and from the global vehicle trading data presented in the report for the first quarter of this year, EV sales reached another record high, up about 25% over the same period last year. Stimulated by various policies and incentives, trading data from countries have shown strong EV growth, but we still seem to have a long way to achieve our decarbonization goals. In other words, the present market share of EVs is nowhere near what is expected for the global achievement of Carbon Reduction targets. Electric Vehicle anxiety makes many ICE drivers hesitant to choose EVs and is a major barrier to further EV popularity. In essence, EV anxiety is not range anxiety as we usually think, but more about the fear of being unable to recharge efficiently after a power shortage. With the explosive growth of the electric vehicle market, the EV charging infrastructure is being pushed to its limits. This means that EV plug is always available to plug in power whenever you need it. Besides promoting the application of home AC chargers, it is imperative to leverage the power of government and utilities to vigorously increase the percentage of public DC charging piles in urban that can replenish energy quickly and efficiently. However, building DC fast charging stations in urban is not an easy task and usually faces several challenges.   The Right Space Although the DC charging time for EVs is getting closer to the refueling time for gasoline vehicles, it is challenging to find the right DC charging space in cities. The planning and layout of charging facilities should consider the needs and behaviors of diverse user groups, particularly in densely populated residential areas and high-value commercial zones. The location selection should consider various factors, including urban public planning, drivers' charging habits, demand frequency, fair access to charging for residents on each street, etc. Whether it is for daily urban life recharge or to facilitate road trips, DC fast charging points are bound to have large enough parking spaces and charging spaces. This would probably involve such things as gas stations, parking lots, apartments, residential and commercial buildings, etc. It should not be overlooked that the prerequisite to start implementing construction is the ability to obtain land and building permits.     Grid Strength Support Electric vehicle charging must be connected to the grid. Compared to low-power home AC chargers, DC fast charging requires a much larger amount of power supply, which may put considerable pressure on the regional grid. First, sufficient energy supply generation must be secured to enable the high output voltage requirements of DC charging posts. Especially in the summer peak, ensuring sufficient power supply and balancing the energy demand of the city is a key issue. In addition, the grid needs to be reliable enough to handle increasing loads, while being resilient enough to withstand bad weather and other potential threats.   Driver Experience Satisfaction As the ultimate user of the charger, the EV driver has an absolute say in the charging experience. DC charging can provide higher power and faster charging speed to the car, gaining significant mileage increase in a short time. This requires chargers to have higher power to ensure they can meet the huge charging demand created by the growing number of EVs. The EVSE must improve its reliability and extend its uptime. To avoid the difficulty of finding available charging piles nearby when EVs run out of battery. The consistency of the vehicle-pile interface protocol is the key to ensuring convenient charging for drivers. Workersbee's charging cable is highly compatible with a wide range of charging standards and has obtained many international authoritative certifications such as UL, TUV, CE, and RoHS. The flexible TPU cable is designed with excellent workmanship, and the connector is easy to plug and unplug without effort. The superior ergonomic design makes it easy to handle and comfortable for the driver to grip during the charging connection preparation stage. The interactive experience of the device is also the part that drivers will concern. The interface of the charger side is clear, friendly, and easy to understand and operate, and the supporting APP of smart devices such as mobile phones can precisely position the location of the charger and be easy to operate, etc. In the payment part of the completed charging, the billing standard should be clear and transparent, in line with market fairness. It is also necessary that the payment operation is convenient and safe, whether through the device side or the APP side. Perhaps the surrounding environment and supporting facilities of the charging station also have to be taken into consideration, such as convenience stores, cafes, or restaurants. Certainly, the parking fees incurred in the charging process need to be charged reasonably.   Operation and Maintenance The high equipment procurement cost and increasingly high-frequency usage rate of DC chargers make the operation and maintenance cost the biggest concern, and the O&M work will be pushed to the front line. The management platform can monitor the operation of each device point remotely, and identify the chargers that are broken down in time, with after-sales support from technicians.      Frequent plugging and unplugging of the charging cable will inevitably cause wear or damage to the terminals inside the gun, which leads to a poor electric connection, affecting the charging speed or even a charging failure. It is also easy to overheat and damage components, significantly shortening the life of the device, and even a serious safety risk. Workersbee's terminal quick-change technology makes DC charging maintenance easier and lower cost. The terminals only need to be replaced individually when they are worn, not the whole plug and the modular operation process is very simple.   Charging Security Safety is a well-deserved topic for electrification applications in urban. The safety of the device, the car, the driver, the installer, and the technical service provider are all intertwined. Equipment needs to meet relevant quality standards and safety codes, including fire and flame retardants, leakage protection, temperature monitoring, overload protection, etc. It can automatically respond to the battery management system of electric vehicles, interact and communicate to ensure the security and efficiency of the charging process. Moreover, special consideration should be given to the potential for accidents occurring under user error operations. Conduct adequate communication tests and electrical safety tests before putting them into use, and equip them with suitable insurance according to the actual situation.   The demand for EVSE in cities is growing exponentially as the number of electric vehicles on the road continues to rise. Developing sustainable business models and ensuring that revenues from charging facilities cover operating costs are the challenges we face if we are to achieve our goal of a decarbonized society. These challenges need to be resolved by governments, urban planners, energy suppliers, and stakeholders working together to drive the development and uptake of EV and EV charging facilities in cities. Stay Charged, Stay Connected. Workersbee is focused on the future of green transportation and is deeply committed to the EV charging market with superior quality, cutting-edge technology, complete certification, and a robust after-sales system. Contact us to learn how we can help you better deploy DC charging in your city.
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  • Is the White House's New Standards for Electric Vehicle Chargers Network a golden opportunity or a super barrier for EVSE exporters? Is the White House's New Standards for Electric Vehicle Chargers Network a golden opportunity or a super barrier for EVSE exporters?
    May 24, 2023
    In early 2023, the Biden Administration announced New Standards for the Network of Electric Vehicle Chargers, as the global economy faded from the gloomy effects of COVID-19. As a strong complement to the Inflation Reduction Act, it aims to promote the widespread application of clean energy and the U.S. goal of achieving an electrified society. Major actions include:   l All EV chargers funded Federally must be built in the United States. It means the final assembly of all steel charger housings or enclosures and all manufacturing processes must take place in the United States; l At least 55 percent of the cost of EV chargers will also need to come from U.S. manufacturing by July 2024; l Invest $7.5 billion in EV charging construction. A national network of 500,000 EV chargers along U.S. highways and in residential communities by 2030, while achieving 50 percent of new vehicle sales as EVs; l The new chargers will require uniform adoption of the mainstream U.S. charging connector standard, known as the Combined Charging System (CCS), as well as standards that require 97 percent reliability time for all charging posts.   The standard is another forceful policy support for the U.S. electric vehicle industry following IRA enacted last August.Which means EV chargers will also have to comply with Made in America, after requiring local production of power batteries.It is a core part of the Biden Administration's plan to confront climate change, to fully promote the adoption of EVs in the market and accelerate the advent of an electrified society.   What we are facing With the continued stimulation of both policy and demand, the U.S. electric vehicle market penetration has reached a record high but is still depressed compared to the European and Chinese markets. Due to policy support and multiple subsidy incentives, the penetration rate of electric vehicles in certain European countries is already close to 50%, with the most prominent Norway having reached about 70%. Chinese electric vehicle penetration has also surpassed 25%, which is more than three times that of the United States. The previous IRA released by the White House coupled with the new standards for chargers this year, the implementation of a powerful subsidy policy, will certainly stimulate the U.S. electric vehicle market to boost significantly. Last year some analysts believed that the market share of electric vehicles in the United States was expected to reach 12% in 2023.   Build America, Buy America Along with the rising penetration of electric vehicles, the number of EVs on the road will gradually increase. This means that the market demand for EV chargers will also usher in a spurt of growth opportunities. According to the 2022 survey data, the public vehicle-charger ratio in the U.S. market is only 24.2:1, while the public vehicle-charger ratio in the Chinese market has reached 7.6:1, and the EU data for 2021 shows that the overall EU public vehicle-charger ratio has also reached 16.5:1.Therefore, to accelerate the strength of the EV market, the construction of EV chargers in the United States can not wait. The purpose of releasing new standards on  EV chargers at this time is not only to actively promote the plan to combat climate change on a macro level but also to further plan the direction of the local electric vehicle industry in the U.S., to realize the unification of domestic charging connector standard, as well as to improve the charging efficiency and satisfaction of the charging experience of EV drivers,  with the deeper intention of enhancing the market share of various sectors of the local charging industry chain.With the strong support of the new charging standards, the U.S. administration has been able to harvest capital back to the homeland in a big way by supporting or cultivating local charging industry businesses and keeping 55% of the purchase cost in the U.S. since 2024. It is also a powerful expression of the Build America, Buy America Act.   Challenge: To Be or Not to Be Obviously, the new U.S. charging standards will certainly make a huge splash in the global EV chargers market due to the great potential market demand in the U.S. in the future. Whether it is an opportunity or an obstacle, global supply chain enterprises are actively responding to it. First and foremost, Tesla announced the opening of its Supercharger and Destination Charger network to competitors, non-Tesla electric vehicles. At least 7,500 open chargers for all electric vehicles by the end of 2024, distributed throughout the United States. At least 3,500 high-powered fast chargers are distributed along highways, and Level 2 chargers at locations such as hotels and tours in urban and rural areas. In addition, Tesla has more than doubled its Supercharger network in Buffalo, New York. Several of the market's top charger companies and CPOs have also been quick to provide corresponding market feedback, adjusting their market strategies and accelerating the expansionary layout of their nationwide charging networks by establishing partnerships and other means. But, with the advent of net zero , the global explosion of demand for electric vehicle chargers is bound to put tremendous pressure on the supply chain. In order to meet the new US-made standards, it will become increasingly difficult to lay new chargers in the short term, limiting to some extent the acceleration of the US chargers layout. For EVSE exporters, the dividends of the U.S. charger market may just be gathering momentum, but with the implementation of the new standards, it is unknown whether exporters will regretfully stop there or rise to the challenge. This is because it means that all manufacturing processes for these EV charger enclosures, from melting and pouring to the final coating application, must take place in the United States.The choice of building a factory in the United States, or choosing to produce the core modules in the home country and OEM assembly in the United States, or simply relying on the export of technology and services to get a share of this huge market is a not so easy strategic choice and challenge for exporters. Not to mention the direct competition from big international manufacturers, such as ABB, Shell, and Siemens, and local manufacturers that already have a certain market share, such as ChargePoint, Blink, EVgo, etc.Workersbee is based on an international vision and global strategic layout, establishing a European company in the Netherlands in 2022, and planning to establish an American company in the future. Besides the requirements of the new standards, the sale of EVSE in the United States is required to pass UL certification, the cost of certification is a costly expenditure, and the time cost of the long certification cycle also needs to be taken into account.Further, there are numerous stringent technical indicators standards that bring technical challenges which should not be ignored. All of these may be enough to become obstacles for companies to enter the U.S. EV charger market.With a forward-looking international perspective and industry-leading technology grade, Workersbee was the first to pass UL certification in 2021 with the product application of innovative technologies such as Terminal Quick-change , Ultrasonic Welding, and High-power Liquid Cooling. The protection level of our products reaches IP 67, and we take the leading position in China and overseas markets with absolute technical advantages.   Plug-in with us,Powering the Future As the global focus and plans for climate change accelerate, we are working together to build a climate-friendly and eco-friendly society.Workersbee will definitely follow the trend and embrace the changes in policy and market activity so as to make it easy for more people to choose electric vehicles wherever they go.We will deepen our research and development of forefront technology in the field of electric vehicle charging, work to promote multiple certifications overseas, and accelerate the strategic layout of overseas markets.We are convinced that as our efforts advance, driving electric vehicles will become more and more convenient, simple, carefree, and common.If you are interested in joining us to embrace the future of a mobile, green, clean, and sustainable world, please explore and contact us, as your EV Charging Solution Partner.
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  • How EV Charging Is Reducing Carbon Footprints How EV Charging Is Reducing Carbon Footprints
    May 11, 2023
    It's no surprise that traditional gas and diesel cars are slowly being phased out. There has been a surge in popularity of electric vehicles because of their convenience, environmental friendliness, and cost-effectiveness.The intelligence and digitization of EV chargers have also boosted the popularity of electric vehicles.   The following are some key takeaways from the popularity of electric vehicles 1 , Electric vehicles emit far less greenhouse gases(After reading the full text, you will understand) 2 , Electric vehicles are much cheaper to operate(There is no need to change the engine oil, and the frequency of changing the brake pads is very low) 3 , Electric vehicles are much quieter than gas cars(no sound of engine starting) 4 , Electric vehicles have far fewer moving parts(Fewer components reduce maintenance costs)   Intelligent EV chargers and a variety of charging methods contribute to reducing EV carbon footprint.   Owners of electric vehicles benefit from smart charging It is possible to control both AC and DC EV chargers using an app or Bluetooth. This allows car owners to avoid tedious waiting in the garage and schedule charging. Car owners can choose to charge at night when electricity prices are lower, spreading people’s demand for electricity to avoid overloading the national grid.   WORKERSBEE enables electric vehicle charging methods to diversify WORKERSBEE is a leading manufacturer of EV Chargers in China with strong R&D and production capabilities. Its products include the Portable EV charger and wallbox charger which provide convenience for car owners to travel long distances. The Portable EV charger can be charged anywhere with a power outlet while the wallbox charger is a kind of household AC charging equipment. Compared with DC charging piles in public places, its installation cost is small and there is no requirement for the site, which reduces the cost of electric car charging. New life breathed into electric car charging by wind and solar power In the long run, charging electric cars with wind and solar power is more affordable. As a result, more and more wind and solar charging stations are popping up all over the world. This provides car owners with a more reliable, affordable and convenient charging method .Generating power from wind is not only carbon neutral, it can also be used to produce hydrogen and synthetic fuels like kerosene and diesel in a climate-friendly way. There is no doubt that wind and solar energy are more conducive to sustainable development.   Contact us to get more knowledge about electric cars charging.
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