AMPLY Power’s new containerized EV fleet charging solution

Fleet charging management specialist AMPLY Power has introduced a containerized EV charging system called INRUSH. The first deployment will be with AMPLY’s long-standing customer, the Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN). AMPLY will set up a charging facility using its INRUSH charging capsules and OMEGA Charge Management System to support ATN’s fleet of 46 electric transit buses.

The INRUSH containerized charging capsule allows customers to use semi-permanent, portable charging to charge EVs from any location. The electrical switchgear needed for charging is located inside of an upcycled shipping container, which is pre-built offsite to streamline deployment.

Portable charging could be an ideal solution for operators who are unable to install permanent infrastructure on a site, for example, because of lease agreements or ongoing site transformation. When containers are removed, site restoration is minimal, as most of the equipment is located within the container. Design, procurement and installation costs for the container solution are expected to be roughly 50% less than those of traditional EVSE. The setup process takes about six months from start to finish—50% less time than with traditional infrastructure.

“INRUSH is the first ready-to-deploy solution in the industry that leverages the flexibility and affordability of modular container infrastructure,” said AMPLY co-founder and CEO Vic Shao. “This offering significantly reduces the time and resources required to get fleet charging facilities up and running, a key barrier to EV adoption. INRUSH was developed specifically to meet the needs of fleets with aggressive EV deployment goals [that] need interim charging infrastructure while planning for their permanent infrastructure, which is exactly what ATN needed.”

AMPLY Power worked closely with ATN and other stakeholders to develop a solution to provide charging capabilities on an accelerated timeline while ATN’s permanent all-electric facility is being planned.

ATN’s charging facility will include two INRUSH shipping containers, each equipped with 5 chargers capable of charging 10 buses simultaneously, including two 200 kW chargers for more power-intensive 60-foot buses. As part of its Charging-as-a-Service agreement with ATN, the facility will be supported by AMPLY’s OMEGA Charge Management System and technical support services. OMEGA integrates third-party systems that manage routes, maintenance and scheduling to guarantee 99.99 EV fleet uptime.

Source: AMPLY Power