InCharge Energy Launched 3 Bidirectional DC Fast Chargers to Manage Fleet and Local Grid Energy

23 May 2023

InCharge Energy, a provider of electrified fleet services, introduced a fresh lineup of bidirectional chargers in the month of April 2023 for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) applications. These chargers not only enhance fleet operations but also provide support for increasing the available energy to nearby power grids.

Along with this, InCharge Energy also assisted in one of the most significant rollouts of all-electric school buses in California by setting up 43 ABB TERRA DC fast chargers for charging the new fleet of electric buses in March 2022.

According to the BIS Research report, the global bidirectional electric vehicle charger market was valued at $933.2 million in 2022 and is anticipated to reach $4.82 billion by 2031, witnessing a CAGR of 20.02% during the forecast period 2022-2031.

Cliff Fietzek, CTO InCharge Energy, stated, “Our turnkey bidirectional solution not only helps our fleet customers reach their emissions reduction goals, it also provides greater sustainability for local communities.” 

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InCharge Energy, a company that offers end-to-end fleet electrification services, has unveiled a fresh range of bidirectional DC fast chargers called ICE-22 V2X, ICE-44 V2X, and ICE-66 V2X. 

These chargers are specifically aimed at fleet operators, and their purpose is to enhance operational efficiency and reduce costs while also providing support for grid stability. Additionally, these chargers help fleets to meet the requirements for grant funds that necessitate vehicle-to-grid (V2G) compatibility.

V2X technology has a wide range of applications and is particularly beneficial for fleets with extended dwell times, those with time-of-use energy tariffs, and/or those located in areas susceptible to power outages. Fleets can reap cost savings and benefit from a built-in backup power source, offering greater flexibility.

InCharge Energy has conducted thorough interoperability tests at its Engineering and Fulfillment Center and confirmed that its solution permits fleet managers to charge any bidirectional-capable electric vehicle at any ICE V2X charging station.

A Suite of InCharge’s Bidirectional DC Fast Chargers

This range of V2X bidirectional chargers can cater to the charging requirements of commercial fleets while offering the potential to fulfill the requirements for electric vehicle (EV) grants due to their vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capabilities. These chargers come with varying levels of charging performance.

Here are the three bidirectional DC fast chargers launched by InCharge Energy:

•    The ICE-22 V2X charger is designed for fleets that require consecutive charging for their vehicles, especially those without time-of-use tariffs and with extended dwell times. This charger is helpful for discharging multiple vehicles in a row.

•    The ICE-44 V2X charger is ideal for fleets that need to optimize charging by simultaneously and sequentially charging or discharging two vehicles at once.

•    The ICE-66 V2X charger is intended for fleets with high daily utilization rates that need fast charging or the ability to feed energy back to a building or facility, ultimately reducing utility costs.

Bidirectional charging is a feature that is being incorporated in specific electric passenger vehicles such as the Hyundai IONIQ 5 and Ford F-150 Lightning. 

However, at present, there are considerable regulatory and infrastructure challenges to overcome in order to fully enable vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology in this segment. 


According to Dhrubajyoti Narayan, Principal Analyst, BIS Research, “The massive shift in consumer preferences has provided a viable opportunity for bidirectional electric vehicle charger providers to gain strong ground in this domain.” 

Moreover, the rising awareness about electric vehicle technologies and the increasing efforts by governments are anticipated to boost the global uptake of bidirectional electric vehicle charging.

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