Users book a slot at the solar powered station via an app
Spotted: China’s Great Wall Motor (GWM) company recently unveiled a G-Charge Supercharging Station for electric vehicles in Siam Square in Thailand.
Designed to provide simultaneous power to up to six vehicles, the station is solar powered and bookable via an app. Each of the three charging units contains two connectors, and all brands of EVs can use the station from December 2021. Each connector provides 160 kilowatts of power, with charge times ranging from 32 to 40 minutes depending on the model of car.
Thailand announced a goal of providing 12,000 public fast charging facilities by 2030. The G-Charge station is an important step in that direction, and GWM said the business plans to install nine supercharging stations across the country within the next three years.
The app that accompanies the station allows users to book and pay for a charging session as well as monitor connections from afar. By requiring reservation for a slot at the station, the system also helps prevent non-EVs from parking at a charger.
Electric vehicle innovation is moving rapidly, with recent developments including a super fast-charging, recyclable battery designed for delivery scooters, and the introduction of battery-powered, heavy duty construction equipment.
Written by: Keely Khoury