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BASF’s solutions are suitable for high-powered electric vehicle chargers.

September 23, 2022

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Concept supercharging pile
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In conjunction with the inauguration of BASF’s Engineering Plastics plant at the new Zhanjiang site in China, BASF and Ebusbar showcased a concept supercharging pile made with BASF’s material solutions. Ultramid PA, Ultramid Advanced PPA, Ultradur PBT, and Elastollan TPU are used in various components of the concept supercharging pile, including housing of electronic parts, charging guns, breakers, switches, safety components, cables, and a cooling system.

“The materials used in the concept supercharging pile possess excellent mechanical properties, including flame resistance and electrical insulation. Our proprietary Ultrasim simulation technology also helps to shorten the design cycle,” said Marilyn Lye, Vice President, Business Management Industrial, Performance Materials Asia Pacific, BASF.

The prerequisites of materials used in high-powered chargers are more demanding since they have to withstand a high current and voltage load. As such, these charging piles need to be made with high-performance materials that exhibit excellent mechanical performance at elevated temperatures and have high dimensional stability.

“The concept supercharging pile is a prime example of how we can meet the growing demand for high-powered chargers that are reliable, durable, and safe,” said Lin Guojun, President, Ebusbar. The stylish design of the concept supercharging pile was also supported by BASF’s Creation Center.

“As China is expected to account for about half of the global electric vehicle market by 2025, the charging infrastructure is key in enabling the widespread use of electric vehicles. As such, the construction of charging piles has accelerated in tandem with market needs and government investment. High-powered charging piles, in particular, improve the feasibility and consumer experience of charging electric vehicles,” added Lin.

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