Modular solution provides portable and semi-permanent charging infrastructure with half the cost and half the time of traditional charging infrastructure
Render of AMPLY Power’s INRUSH containerized infrastructure system for electric vehicle charging
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., November 5, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – To provide increased flexibility in its customers’ fleet recharging operations, AMPLY Power announces INRUSH, an innovative containerized infrastructure system for recharging electric vehicles. The first deployment of this customer-ready solution takes place with AMPLY’s long-standing customer, the Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN). Through this agreement, AMPLY will design, build and operate a charging facility using INRUSH charging capsules and AMPLY’s OMEGA charge management system to support ATN’s entire electric fleet of 46 buses. of public transport for two years.
“INRUSH is the industry’s first ready-to-deploy solution that takes advantage of the flexibility and affordability of modular container infrastructure,” said Vic Shao, co-founder and CEO of AMPLY Power. “This offering significantly reduces the time and resources required to commission and operate fleet charging facilities, a key barrier to the adoption of electric vehicles.
The INRUSH solution offers greater cost efficiency and flexibility compared to traditional fixed charging infrastructure. The containerized charging pod allows customers to use semi-permanent portable charging to accommodate unpredictable changes in operations, providing fleet operators with the ability to charge electric vehicles from any location. The electrical equipment needed for charging is located inside a recycled shipping container, which is pre-built off-site to streamline deployment.
Portable charging is an ideal solution for operators who are unable to install permanent infrastructure at a site, whether due to rental contracts, ongoing site conversions or for other reasons. When the containers are removed, site restoration is minimal as most of the equipment is located inside the container. The costs of designing, procuring and installing the container solution are expected to be approximately 50% less than traditional infrastructure. The setup process takes about six months from start to finish – 50% less time than with traditional infrastructure.
“INRUSH was developed specifically to meet the needs of fleets with ambitious electric vehicle deployment goals or who need a temporary charging infrastructure while planning their permanent infrastructure, which the Anaheim transportation network needed. (ATN), “Shao continued. “We are grateful for ATN’s continued trust and partnership as we build the next generation of fleet charging solutions together. “
AMPLY Power worked closely with ATN and other relevant stakeholders to develop a solution tailored to the unique requirements of the project. To provide accelerated recharging capabilities during planning for ATN’s permanent all-electric installation, AMPLY led efforts to identify a site to temporarily serve ATN’s fleet of 35 ‘, 40’ buses and 60 ‘. Disney’s Toy Story car park, which serves the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, was chosen as the ultimate destination for the INRUSH solution.
“As we continue to develop our long-term infrastructure for our battery-powered electric bus (BEB) fleet, we are excited to take advantage of AMPLY Power’s portable and containerized charging solution to meet our current need for flexibility.” said Diana Kotler, Executive Director of Anaheim Transportation Network. “This will allow us to continue to operate our dozens of BEBs without any disruption in service, while maintaining our commitment to be the first fully electric bus fleet in the world. ‘State. “
ATN’s charging facility will include two INRUSH shipping containers, each equipped with five chargers capable of charging 10 buses simultaneously, including two 200 kW chargers for the more fuel-hungry 60-foot buses. As part of its Billing as a Service agreement with ATN, the installation will be fully supported by AMPLY’s OMEGA Load Management System (CMS) and technical support services. OMEGA integrates third-party systems that manage routes, maintenance and planning to ensure 99.99% availability of the electric vehicle fleet, monitored in real time via the AMPLY command center dashboard.
The launch of INRUSH is the latest step in AMPLY Power’s collaborations with ATN and other public transportation agencies in California to advance the state’s fleet decarbonization goals. In 2020, ATN chose AMPLY Power to manage all aspects of electric bus charging serving the city of Anaheim and surrounding communities, signing a 20-year contract to manage ATN’s charging operations. This includes system design, installation, purchase of equipment, operation and maintenance for a fixed price per kWh consumed, according to the power purchase contract model that was popularized by the solar industry. In February 2021, ATN received a $ 5 million grant from the California Energy Commission to purchase, install and integrate a micro-grid and solar charging infrastructure, which AMPLY also supports.
About AMPLY Power
AMPLY Power is a comprehensive provider of electric vehicle charging and energy management for fleets operating trucks, buses, vans and light vehicles. Our intelligent load management software, OMEGA ™, optimizes charging for lower cost energy, while delivering improved resiliency and reliability, all in one user-friendly dashboard. Coupled with our charge-as-a-service model, our vehicle and charger independent approach allows us to manage all the details of EV charging in a fleet, ensuring performance and dramatically reducing initial capital. To learn more about AMPLY, visit www.amplypower.com Where LinkedIn and follow @AMPLYpower on Twitter.
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