‘Trees’ that can fully charge any electric vehicle in 5 to 13 minutes begin to grow in the US

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GRAVITY UNVEILS DEAP TREES TO CHARGE ANY ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Gravity, an infrastructure startup for electric vehicles, has released DEAP Trees, a series of chargers with mounting and cable systems planted on the streets and curbsides so EV owners can fully charge their vehicles in 5 to 13 minutes while they’re on the road. They developed these for their 200kW and 500kW Distributed Energy Access Points, or DEAPs, which they have already unveiled to the public in March 2024.

Now, the startup takes their chargers further by implementing their curbside installations. Gravity is attempting to grow a network of on-street DEAP Trees charging, more expansive than Tesla’s current Supercharger network, as the startup aims to become ‘the largest fast-charging network in the US.’

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STREET AND CURBSIDE ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGERS, LIKE LAMP POSTS

For the DEAP Trees’ design, Gravity collaborated with design firm Rangr Studio. They gave them a hinged swing arm holding a cable that bows down towards the electric vehicle when the charging begins, similar to the take-out-and-fold mechanism of a Swiss Army knife. This can allow the cord to be extended and reach the port of the electric vehicle, ‘regardless of the model,’ the design team states.

Full article

www.designboom.com/technology/deap-trees-fully-charge-electric-vehicle-us-gravity-rangr-studio-05-23-2024/

– Universal Compatibility: Gravity’s DEAP Trees are engineered to be universally compatible, easily reaching the charging ports of all EV makes and models with a hinged swing arm that pivots down during charging.
– Fast Charging: These systems can provide up to 200 miles of range in as little as 5 minutes with the 500kW DEAPs, significantly outpacing traditional Level 2 chargers.
– No Utility Upgrades Required: DEAP Trees bring high-speed charging to the curbside without the need for extensive utility upgrades.
– Enhanced Safety: The system’s retractor-less cable management prevents tripping hazards and reduces the risk of vandalism.
– Minimal Visual Impact: Designed to blend into urban environments, DEAP Trees have a sleek, unobtrusive profile.

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