Why is MCS (Megawatt Charging System) important for commercial EV industry? | MCS for Mid-Heavy duty vehicles

There are two key technologies to broad acceptance of battery electric commercial vehicles: increased range and decreased charge times

Charging time, which can be quantified as distance per time unit charged, should be considered across the fleet, and should also consider lost charging time due to delayed charging or even charging equipment issues. 

MCS offers the charge rate necessary to realize widespread adoption of battery electrification in the commercial vehicle market by increasing driving range gained per minute spent charging. MCS also offers improved robustness of communication, which will reduce downtime related to failed charging events.

Commercial vehicles customers have very specific driving patterns. The increased charge rate offered by MCS will allow customers to drive more distance per day by utilizing the mandated break-time from the hours-of-service regulations. 

These regulations state that drivers must take a break on occasion during their drive cycle; the exact amount varies by location, but it’s well understood that reducing charging times to fit into normal breaks in the duty cycle is an enabler for improved electrification for commercial vehicles. This is just one specific example of how the MCS charge rate can enable the market.

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