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Posted on November 20, 2018 by  & 
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120kW ultra-fast charger has set a new benchmark in EV charging

Alfa Power last Friday installed and tested its latest charger, and the specifications have been calibrated to achieve 120kW. For now, Alfa Power has decided to cap the supply at 100kW. The ultra-fast charger will be unlocked to achieve its full potential when the market requires. The ultra-fast charger underwent a successful live test at the public launch event and will be available for public use via the My Alfa Power network in the very near future.
 
Attendance at Morley HQ by local MP Andrea Jenkyns
Local MP Andrea Jenkyns pushed the button that launched a new cluster of sites that went live on the growing network of electric vehicle chargers on the Alfa Power network.
 
Charge points
With the launch of a 120kW charger, Alfa Power have broken their own UK record of 60kW, effectively doubling the capacity available to EV drivers in the UK. Alfa Power officially launched the 120kW charger at their special event in Morley. The newly installed charging point is located in Leeds, on Bristol Street by Sheepscar junction off the A61, making it an ideal location for motorists who need to charge their vehicle without having to enter the busy route to Leeds city centre. Alfa Power's newest installation is strategically positioned within the new clean air zone in Leeds, which allows the business to contribute clean fuel options for motorists in the area (CleanairLeeds, 2018). In September, Alfa Power broke the long standing industry Rapid charging benchmark of 50kW with its 60kW upgradable rapid charger at Crown Service Station Brighouse. Since the launch of their first 60kW charger the business has launched many more sites at this new benchmark, and this time the aim was to exceed that record at their multi-site launch. Like the 60kW rapid charger, the 120kW ultra-fastcharger offers simultaneous AC and DC charging options. Both these Alfa Power chargers are capable not only of quick charging but also simultaneously charging up to 4 vehicles together. Unlike any other charger in the UK market this unit offers both DC delivery options (CCS and CHAdeMO) to be used simultaneously as well as Rapid AC type 2 delivery at 43kW and an open type 2 socket that is capable of up to 22kW charging.
 
 
All the new chargers launched yesterday will be available for public use, with many more of Alfa Power charging points set to open in the near future across the UK and beyond.
 
Alfa Power's first birthday
Alfa Power also hosted an exclusive event for its first year birthday celebration, where the business launched a cluster of new sites, and showcased the latest and greatest electric vehicles and offered charging demonstrations using this range of EV's
 
Alfa Power's support to the governments initiative
Alfa Power support the current Government's strategy in reducing hazardous emissions and providing clean air zones, which can only be achieved by providing alternative sources of energy, which includes a ubiquitous network of EV charge points across a nationwide footprint. Alfa Power's move to make the fastest charging options available to all EV drivers heralds their arrival as a substantial player in the UK's EV industry.
 
About Alfa Power Group
Alfa is an agile consortium of businesses with a portfolio of products and services that align strongly with environmental sustainability and ethical practice. Alfa Power offers bespoke packages for electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions for commercial and domestic green energy solutions in all market sectors with bespoke packages specific to each sector. The company's ambition is to create an expanding footprint of "green" charging units by partnering with like-minded companies and organisations to create sustainable charge points in prime 'user-friendly locations'. Please see http://www.alfapower.co.uk/
 
 
Technical clarifications
CCS charging: Combined Charging System, European standard DC charging interface CHAdeMO: trade name for another type of DC quick charging system.
 
Source: Alfa Power
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