What is needed to enable electric vehicle charging for fleets in Mexico?
When you do business with MegaFlux, we assist you in deploying your charging solution.
- Charging is essential when integrating EVs into your fleet.
- You should plan your charging infrastructure well in advance.
- We provide you with the best fleet charging equipment.
How to connect to the electrical grid?
You will recharge your vehicles when they return to your facility after the daily work shifts. We assist you in designing the layout of your charging area.
We help you understand the CFE (Federal Electricity Commission) rates. "Medium voltage" rates are advantageous, and there are two types:
- Ordinary: A flat rate for installations with a capacity of less than 100 kW or 3-4 charging points.
- Hourly: A variable rate based on the time of day for installations with a capacity of over 100 kW or more than 5 charging points.
By spreading out your charging over as many hours as possible, you reduce infrastructure costs and promote battery health.
What equipment do I need?
Charging infrastructure involves the substation, wiring, and charging equipment. The most important elements are:
- Transformer: This equipment 'steps down' the voltage from 'medium voltage' in the distribution network to 'low voltage,' which is used by equipment within your facility.
- Charger: This equipment converts alternating current (AC) into direct current (DC) to store energy in the batteries.
- Dispenser: It is the connector that fits into the vehicle's receiver to transmit energy in direct current. At MegaFlux, we use the North American 'CCS1' or Combo 1 standard, commonly used for fast direct current charging.
- The charger and dispenser can be combined into the same 'unit' or separated in a 'charger with satellites' configuration.
- The system is intelligently monitored and controlled, and you will have a visual display of your fleet's charging routines.
At MegaFlux, we can provide energy storage systems to help reduce the 'size' of your electrical installation and hence your contracted load with CFE
- Power: The unit resulting from the product of voltage and current. In the context of charging, it represents the transfer rate or charging speed, measured in kW.
- Energy: The unit resulting from the product of power over a period of time. In other words, it's the amount of electricity you use, measured in kWh.
- Charging time: Resulting from dividing energy by power. Our heavy-duty truck battery pack charges to 100% in 3 to 5 hours.
- Charging window: The number of hours you have to recharge your fleet.
Alternating current (AC) is a type of electric current that varies in direction and amplitude periodically. The electrical grid transports energy in this format. To store it, it needs to be converted into DC through a charger.
Direct current, also known as DC, is a type of electric current that flows in a constant, single direction. DC is used in most batteries and propulsion systems.