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Step by step: manual to recharge an electric car at the new fast charging station |  VIDEO

Step by step: manual to recharge an electric car at the new fast charging station | VIDEO

Step by step: manual to recharge an electric car at the new fast charging station |  VIDEO

During 2022, 2,680 entered electrified cars, of which 165 are full electric (BEV) and 107 are plug-in hybrids (PHEV). Although it is true that these vehicles have their respective domestic chargers, there is an important element for their operation on long trips: the electrolineras.

A week ago in Miraflores, a new fast charging station was inaugurated in the country and with public access, since to date there are almost 50 stations throughout the country, but they are located in hotels, restaurants or shopping centers. Only three are publicly accessible.

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The station is located at the intersection of La Paz and Armendariz avenues. It is a electric station in which there are three supplies: one for fast charging and two for semi-fast charging, compatible with different types of vehicles. This was achieved through the participation of the companies Luz del Sur, EVInka and the Municipality of Miraflores. As a six-month trial period, the service will be free.

How does it work? Julio Campos, regional director of EVINka, explained that the fast electric station is 60 kilowatts and can charge a vehicle in 30 minutes. “Now, this depends on various factors such as the battery of the vehicle and other things, but the standard is in 30 minutes from 10 to 80%. The 22 kW semi-fast electric station can be charged in approximately 1 hour and a half to two hours”said to Trade.

It is worth noting that fast charging stations receive direct current, that is, a higher capacity that goes directly to the battery without a transformation process. On the other hand, alternating current is the one that reaches homes and powers electrical appliances.

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We tried the electrolinera. When recharging you have to follow some steps that we explain below:

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For this, the Audi e-tron was used, the electric model of the German brand in the country. Víctor Zúñiga, head of after-sales at Audi, explained that electric vehicles indicate the level of electrical charge in the battery and .

Audi has in Peru its line of electric vehicles e-tron. The electric SUV goes from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.7 seconds. (Image: The Trade)

Connectors and standardization

An important element in recharging a vehicle is the connector. And it is that, as with smartphones, for electric cars there are different types of connectors. An electric station has a hose that transmits the electricity to the vehicle battery, and at its end is the connector, which will just make the connection with the car.

The Audi e-tron uses type 2 chargers. Type 2 is for alternating current, which receives a maximum of 22 kW, and we have the CS2 or Combo 2 that is for direct current or direct current, which is fast charging”indicated Víctor Zúñiga.

But they are not the only types of connectors. In Peru, ministerial resolution No. 250-2019-MINEM/DM establishes some provisions to differentiate these connectors, according to the use of alternating current and direct current, the manufacturer or the origin of the geographical area.

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For the first case, there is the SAE-J1772-Yazaki (Japan) connector, or Type I; the Mennekes (Germany) connector, or Type II; and the SCAME-EV France-Italy Plug Alliance, or Type III connector. For direct current there are other configurations: AA configuration (CHAdeMO connector), BB configuration (GB/T PRC), CC configuration (CCS connector), and FF configuration (CCS2 or Combo2 connector).

The electric station installed in Miraflores has European and Chinese connectors, which facilitates its use for different vehicles. “So, the Chinese standard is very useful in Peru because it is the one that many commercial fleets are buying. There is even a fleet of taxis in Peru that are using this type of connector for their vehicles, since they are the cheapest”indicated Julio Campos.

However, with so much variety in the world regarding connectors, there is also the possibility of standardization.

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“If what we want in Peru is to standardize and homogenize the chargers a bit, . That would be ideal.”Zúñiga explained.

electric taxis

During the inauguration of the new electrical station, the Minister of Production, Raúl Pérez Reyes, was present. He recognized that the rate of entry of electric vehicles in Peru is very low, especially when compared to neighboring countries such as Colombia and Chile. For this reason, the government has a normative and regulatory package to promote electromobility.

Mayor of Miraflores, Carlos Canales Anchorena;  Minister of Production, Raúl Pérez Reyes;  and the general manager of Luz del Sur, Mario Gonzales, at the inauguration of the electric station.  (Photo: Daniel Bedoya Ramos)

Mayor of Miraflores, Carlos Canales Anchorena; Minister of Production, Raúl Pérez Reyes; and the general manager of Luz del Sur, Mario Gonzales, at the inauguration of the electric station. (Photo: Daniel Bedoya Ramos)

The problem with the entry of electric vehicles is that combustion cars would continue to circulate, but in segments with lower economic income. Today the cost of electric vehicles is still high. Therefore, one of the measures is the transformation of vehicles.

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said the minister. This would be done in a group of the population that will not be able to buy high-end or mid-range cars. And the first target audience will be taxis.

Pérez Reyes mentioned that there are around 200,000 taxis in Lima and they travel up to 250 km a day, which is why they also generate pollution. “Our goal is that in the first year we have 10,000 taxis that operate on electricity”, added to the proposal that they have been working with Mypes and other entities. A conversion bonus would also be delivered, as has been done with NGV. In other words, electric cars could be a reality in Peru.

Source: Elcomercio

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