Delta’s ultra fast EV charger to power electric haulage truck in the UK

Delta, a global provider of power and thermal management solutions, announced its 200kW Ultra Fast EV Charger (UFC200) will charge a electric haulage truck in the UK.

The new electric truck, which is operated by a major haulage operator in South Wales, will be used to provide delivery services for British multinational groceries and general merchandise retailer. Rapid Charge chose to install Delta’s UFC200 at its South Wales depot to meet the truck’s charging requirements given the UFC200’s AC and DC outputs, multiple CCS connectors, as well as Delta’s long standing reputation for quality and reliability.

Adrian Wright, CEO, of Rapid Charge, says, “We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to support our client with the installation of Delta’s UFC200 to charge the new electric truck. We have made history with this being the first 200kW Ultra Fast EV Charger (UFC) on UK soil to power an electric truck.

Given that electric power is the future of global haulage, we are confident that Delta’s reliable and durable UFC is a perfect solution for this application. With this installation, we are playing a role in kick-starting a new era for the haulage industry that will result in a dramatic reduction of its carbon footprint.”

Vincent Lin, senior director of e-Mobility & smart energy solutions business development, Delta EMEA, says, “We are very excited to work with Rapid Charge in playing a key role in the electric revolution that’s set to sweep across the haulage industry. Providing the power source for the UK’s electric lorry reflects Delta’s status as a provider of leading EV charging solutions. We are certain that this is the first step in helping the industry migrate to electric powered vehicles, which are better for the environment while offering haulage companies lower operating costs.”

Rapid Charge chose to install Delta’s UFC200 at the South Wales depot to meet the truck’s charging requirements. Delta’s UFC impressed them with its features ranging from both AC and DC outputs and its multiple CCS connectors as well as Delta’s long standing reputation for quality and the reliability of its solutions.

Designed to support next generation EVs, e-trucks and e-buses in a broad range of applications such as highways, parking lots, service stations, logistics companies, as well as urban traffic hubs., Delta’s UFC200 provides the convenience of a single station installation combined with the ability to charge up to four vehicles at the same time.

This maximises the individual charge rates depending on the vehicle which reduces vehicle waiting times while dynamically adjusting to secure grid connection points. For larger DC charging parks, additional variants and configurations are available in order to optimise the operation or to support different traffic/parking schemes.

The installation comes at a time when the haulage industry and the sectors it serves looks at ways of reducing its carbon footprint thought the adoption of alternative energy sources, ahead of government mandates banning the sale of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. In line with this, Delta’s UFC can deliver significant fuel and energy savings for the operator and their clients, helping both of them reduce their carbon footprint.

Comment on this article below or via Twitter: @IoTNow_OR @jcIoTnow


Amplify the off-road audio experience with the all-in-one Tread Audio System from Garmin

Posted on: August 8, 2022

Olathe, United States. 04 August, 2022 – Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., announced the all-in-one Tread Audio System with LED controller featuring audio sources for AM/FM, AUX and Bluetooth technology. Designed to withstand the rigors of any off-road adventure, this rugged, high-performance stereo system brings music, lights and fun to any powersports ride using the audio box

Read more

Amazon and iRobot sign an agreement for Amazon to acquire iRobot for $61 per share

Posted on: August 8, 2022

Seattle and Bedford, Mass., 5 August 2022 – Amazon and iRobot announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire iRobot. iRobot has a history of making customers’ lives easier with innovative cleaning products for the home. iRobot has continued to innovate with every product generation, solving hard problems to help

Read more

9 IoT applications that will change everything

Posted on: September 1, 2021

Whether you are a future-minded CEO, tech-driven CEO or IT leader, you’ve come across the term IoT before. It’s often used alongside superlatives regarding how it will revolutionize the way you work, play, and live. But is it just another buzzword, or is it the as-promised technological holy grail? The truth is that Internet of

Read more

Which IoT Platform 2021? IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide

Posted on: August 30, 2021

There are several different parts in a complete IoT solution, all of which must work together to get the result needed, write IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide – Which IoT Platform 2021? authors Robin Duke-Woolley, the CEO and Bill Ingle, a senior analyst, at Beecham Research. Figure 1 shows these parts and, although not all

Read more

CAT-M1 vs NB-IoT – examining the real differences

Posted on: June 21, 2021

As industry players look to provide the next generation of IoT connectivity, two different standards have emerged under release 13 of 3GPP – CAT-M1 and NB-IoT.

Read more

IoT and home automation: What does the future hold?

Posted on: June 10, 2020

Once a dream, home automation using iot is slowly but steadily becoming a part of daily lives around the world. In fact, it is believed that the global market for smart home automation will reach $40 billion by 2020.

Read more

5 challenges still facing the Internet of Things

Posted on: June 3, 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) has quickly become a huge part of how people live, communicate and do business. All around the world, web-enabled devices are turning our world into a more switched-on place to live.

Read more

What is IoT?

Posted on: July 7, 2019

What is IoT Data as a new oil IoT connectivity What is IoT video So what’s IoT? The phrase ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) is officially everywhere. It constantly shows up in my Google news feed, the weekend tech supplements are waxing lyrical about it and the volume of marketing emails I receive advertising ‘smart, connected

Read more
IoT Newsletter

Join the IoT Now online community for FREE, to receive: Exclusive offers for entry to all the IoT events that matter, round the world

Free access to a huge selection of the latest IoT analyst reports and industry whitepapers

The latest IoT news, as it breaks, to your inbox