Several Megawatt Charging System Connectors Were Tested At NREL

The new Megawatt Charging System (MCS) is expected to allow EV charging at 1+ MW.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in partnership with the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN), hosted an event to test high-power EV charging connectors, currently under development by the industry (OEM’s, utilities, equipment manufacturers and suppliers).

Vehicle and electrical equipment manufacturers are working on new Megawatt Charging System (MCS), based on the CCS standard, for the largest EVs, with power output beyond 1 MW.

CharIN actually announced its High Power Charging for Commercial Vehicles (HPCCV), rated at up to 1,500 V and up to 3,000 A in early 2019, and released more details a year ago in September 2019.