Published on November 28th, 2023 | by Subhash Nair0
Will Lotus Offer This New Liquid Cooled 450kW DC Fast Charger In Malaysia?
Lotus launches liquid-cooled EV Charging solution but will it arrive in Malaysia?
Lotus Cars has shown a state-of-the-art electric vehicle charging solution – it’s a 450kW DC fast charging station that’s liquid cooled AND modular. Given that the company used to have some links to Malaysia, we wonder if they’ll present this new 450kW charging station at their Pavillion KL headquarters or Bukit Jelutong showroom/service centre.
Lotus’ Innovative EV Charging Solutions
- Liquid-Cooled All-in-One DC Charger (450 kW):
- Offers ultra-fast charging, adding up to 88.5 miles in just 5 minutes.
- Achieves 10% to 80% charge in only 20 minutes, extending the range by 74 miles.
- Compatible with Lotus Eletre R and other electric vehicles, making it one of the most competitive chargers on the market.
- Liquid-Cooled Power Cabinet (480 kW):
- A modular power cabinet designed for high-energy spaces like motorway rest stops.
- Market-leading power output capabilities ensure efficiency and minimize charging time.
- Liquid-Cooled Charging Unit (Up to 4 Vehicles at Once):
- Used in conjunction with the Power Cabinet, it can charge up to four vehicles simultaneously.
- Maximum current output of 600 Amp ensures compatibility with all electric vehicles.
Expanding Global Reach
Lotus has already deployed its fast-charging solutions in China, with plans to roll out across Europe and the Middle East in Q2 2024. Further market availability details will be announced soon, marking a significant step towards global EV infrastructure development.
Futureproofing Charging Solutions
Recognizing the evolving nature of charging infrastructure, Lotus has futureproofed its offerings. The 450 kW solution is poised to be the next step in fast charging when infrastructure catches up. Importantly, Lotus customers can seamlessly upgrade to this power output without incurring additional hardware costs when in-market service providers roll out grid upgrades.
Lotus’ Commitment to Electrification
Mike Johnstone, Chief Commercial Officer at Lotus Group, emphasizes the brand’s commitment to electrification, citing six years of investment in technology and infrastructure. The unveiling of these cutting-edge charging solutions aligns with Lotus’ Vision80 strategy to transition from a British sports car maker to an all-electric global luxury technology brand by 2028.