EV Charging Levels and the ChargePoint CPE250: A Powerful Level 3 Solution

Published on April 15th, 2024

Article Courtesy of Dylan Buzbee, Renewable Technology Specialist

Exploring EV chargers for an organization, business, or community can offer numerous benefits and opportunities, such as environmental sustainability, cost savings, employee benefits, and even government incentives. In this article, we will walk through different ChargePoint chargers to help determine the best fit for your need.

Electric vehicle charging stations come in three main levels: Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 (also known as DC fast charging).

Level 1 chargers use a standard 120V household outlet and provide a slow charging speed, typically adding three to five miles of range per hour. These are best suited for home charging when time isn't a constraint.

Level 2 chargers use a 240V outlet, similar to those used for large appliances, and offer faster charging speeds, adding 12-80 miles of range per hour. These are commonly found in homes, workplaces, and public charging locations.

Level 3 or DC fast chargers use a 480V power supply and can add 100-250 miles of range in just 30-60 minutes. These are the quickest charging options available and are ideal for public charging stations, highway rest stops, and businesses looking to provide fast, convenient charging for their customers.

The ChargePoint CPE250 is a state-of-the-art Level 3 charging station that stands out from the competition due to its high-power output, compact design, and flexibility.

Key features and benefits of the CPE250:

  1. High-power charging: With the ability to deliver up to 62.5 kW of power individually or up to 125 kW when paired with another unit, the CPE250 offers some of the fastest charging speeds available, greatly reducing charging times for EV drivers.

  2. Space-saving footprint: The CPE250's compact size makes it perfect for businesses with limited space, allowing them to offer fast charging without sacrificing parking spots or compromising on aesthetics.

  3. Multi-connector support: The CPE250 is compatible with various charging connectors, including CCS1, CCS2, CHAdeMO, and NACS (Tesla), ensuring that it can charge all types of electric vehicles.

  4. Modular design for easy maintenance: The CPE250's modular architecture and field-replaceable components simplify servicing and upgrades, minimizing downtime and ensuring maximum efficiency.

  5. Comprehensive support: The CPE250 boasts a 98% uptime, 24/7 remote monitoring, and coverage of labor for repairs, giving businesses confidence in the reliability and performance of their charging stations.

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