– The future is now
Zaptec’s patented electronic transformer is the first of its kind in the world. Now they are ready to take charging of electrical vehicles in the city to a whole new level.
Zaptec was established in Stavanger in 2012, in order to commercialise 10 years of research and development in the field of super compact power electronics. Today they develop products with Norwegian and international partners in the car, energy and space industry.
– Our core technology is a super compact and super compact, safe and intelligent electronic transformer. It outperforms transformers up to 10 times its weight and volume, and uses up to 100 times less copper and iron. With that much power in a small package, we are ready for anything. This means that we can do things with power that you could never do before, explains CCO at Zaptec, Geir Frode Skjæveland.
At Zaptec, this is what democratization of energy is all about – creating new technology that can more safely and efficiently control and distribute electronic power, transforming everything.
– We are about to launch our first commercial products: charging stations for electric vehicles called ZapChargers. These are designed and produced in Norway. There is nothing else like it on the market today. They are safe, flexible, powerful and future-proof, meaning we can upgrade them from afar. They are aslo easy to install, maintain and use. ZapChargers will always be online, providing the administrator of a large charging installation and the person using the charger relevant information about the charging progress – and more importantly, the ability to control the power. It will be a major upgrades for your parking facility, office or home, says Skjæveland.
In the last three years Zaptec have grown from 2 to 30 employees, or “zappers” as they like to call themselves. The company has been given several prestigious awards, but they show no signs of slowing down. In July they signed a big contract with Renault, making them the supplier of chargers for Renault Zoe cars – first in Norway, then world wide. Zaptec are also in the running for a major deal in London, where the government look to equip lampposts with chargers for electrical vehicles. Zaptec will present these chargers, called City Chargers, at Nordic Edge Expo in October. CEO Brage Johansen will also be on stage to tell the audience more about the internet of energy, and tomorrow’s infrastructure.
– The CityCharger is unique. Imagine being able to park your car and charge it almost everywhere. These are the sort of measures that really make a city smarter, concludes Geir Frode Skjæveland.