Slow Charger

[INQ. NO. 2211M43] Starkoff’s new slow charger, ChargePro®, that charges smart EVs has been developed for charging businesses.

ChargePro® has convenient and rational charging functions, and is compact in size, requiring the minimum TOC from service operators, such as installation, maintenance, and capacity expansion costs.

ChargePro®, a slow charger to provide various options
It is made according to HSM specifications required by major finished OEM vehicles, and its feature is that it is compatible with normal AC chargers (cable SAE J1772).
ChargePro® provides various options to be selected by EV charger users depending on their needs, by enabling two cables to be connected to one charger at the same time, if desired, and supporting a speed of up to 50A.

Real-time monitoring for safe charging
For safe charging, data on the charger’s temperature, current and voltage is collected and recorded remotely in real time for 24 hours through 365 days.

The operating system (Star_CSMS®) is also based on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to support the charging infrastructure standard operation protocol of OCPP, making it possible to look up and operate chargers around the world in real time.

The built-in meter that measures the electric power used guarantees Class-1 degree measurement performance.
And, the charger also provides a two-way measuring function to replace V2G.

Moreover, it is manufactured by using recycled PVC and aluminum and helps preserve the environment by keeping the standby power under 3W, thus contributing to carbon neutrality in the era of converting to electric energy.

It recognizes a user’s approach thanks to the infrared TOF sensor and provides voice information on the use instructions and on-site events. It also authenticates and manages membership through RFID card tagging and QR scanning. Flexible payment as per each site is also possible.

And, is provides a roaming function by connecting with Star_CSMS®, a cloud management system. | Blog Magazine of korean-machinery, brands and Goods

EV Chargers

[INQ. NO. 2205M11] Established in 2006, ModernTec Co., Ltd. is engaged in producing EV-chargers, providing EV-charging services, and manufacturing robot systems & machine tool control systems. ModernTec strives to lead the market based on its core values of “Technical Skills” and “Quality Control.”
According to the International Energy Agency, the number of EVs on the roads globally will surpass 125 million by 2030. This forecast creates demand and opportunities for the deployment of EVs.
ModernTec is developing innovative and effi cient charging devices for EVs.
ModernTec developed RACS (Robot Arm Charging System), a fully automated smart charging solution suitable for the charging systems that have become more sophisticated.

To meet the needs and demands of the growing numbers of EV users, ModernTec’s AC/DC chargers for EVs off er high performance, and low maintenance.
ModernTec off ers an eff ortless home-charging experience. Its modular design and simple interface make electric vehicle charging and installation easier than ever before.
The ModernTec 1.5-gen distributed charger delivers up to 240 or 360 kW of power.
ModernTec’s EV charging system is perfect for fast charging at on-the-go locations. Its secured and user-friendly design makes it suitable for any environment and electric car. Plus, with smart power management capabilities, you can operate multiple stations at a low-cost and in an energy-effi cient manner.
ModernTec 2-gen distributed charger adapts to your business needs thanks to its fl exible architecture that delivers up to 360kW and 480kW of power. Now you keep your customers coming back to your location by off ering ModernTec’s fi rst-class charging experience. Plus, you can also take advantage of smart charging features to maximize your charging operation revenue.

Generation and gender, and cable management are important issues for users and devices safety. The RACS system does not require people to be involved or precise parking. Two cameras analyze parking state and the car-inlet location and then be fully automated charging process. Via ISO 15118, ModernTec can match with EV protocol to make the inlet open and close as well as activate the plug-and-charge system.
ModernTec is advancing yet further by securing the capability to develop advanced technologies and improving the structure of the production environment.
The president of the company noted, “We are one step closer to becoming a trusted company that solves any diffi culties of customers together by utilizing our technology and experience. Moderntec can help you take advantage of the growing number of electric vehicles hitt ing the streets. Whether you operate a parking facility, multifamily residence, workplace, healthcare facility, educational institution, airport, or just about any other business, we will help you create an EV readiness program that drives you into the future.” | Blog Magazine of korean-machinery, brands and Goods

Charging Platform for EVs

[INQ. NO. 2205M10] Pluglink Inc. is a Charge Point Operator(CPO) focused on deploying charging infrastructures particularly within mass residential complexes(mainly apartments). It is also the only CPO to join the K-RE100 initiative committed to deliver renewable energy to EV owners. The company targets to provide convenient charging experiences where EV users enjoy easy, safe, and reliable charge points.
In response to the global transition to electric vehicles, South Korea is setting up EV charging points mainly driven by government subsidies. Amid the national commitment to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles, Pluglink is aggressively scaling up to set up charging infrastructure through external financing.

Many CPOs based in South Korea require online registration and card ordering procedures which harms the EV user experiences. Pluglink on the other hand, eliminates all unnecessary steps and allows the required procedures to proceed through the mobile application. Pluglink users benefit from 1 minute to register, 30 seconds to connect EV with the charging point via QR code reading and automatic payment once charging is completed. The mobile application focuses to make owning an EV even easier through pioneering solutions aimed to provide a seamless charging experience.

Pluglink’s charging infrastructures are suitable for apartment complexes as they are equipped with a ‘dynamic load balancing’ function which allows for efficient distribution of limited power supply across multiple vehicles. This minimizes the burden on the current electricity grid of the building and thereby enables the deployment of more charging stations within each building.
Pluglink visions to accelerate the transition to carbon free mobility. Emissions from the transportation sector accounted for approximately 13.5% of South Korea’s total Carbon emission in 2018. Therefore for EVs to be truly aligned with green initiatives within the transportation sector, Pluglink offers EV users to not only charge their vehicles with renewable energy but also integrate sustainable mobility into their existing lifestyle. | Blog Magazine of korean-machinery, brands and Goods

Battery Pack Cases for EVs

[INQ. NO. 2205M09] DONGHEE is an automobile parts leading company that develops and produces eco-friendly products, electrical device products, suspensions, fuel tanks and pedals of automobile parts for the past 50 years.
DONGHEE is developing and producing battery pack cases that can store electric energy needed for electric vehicles or hybrid vehicles using electricity as a power source.
Due to the weight of these battery packs, battery pack cases require high durability when installed in vehicles. They also separate and protect battery packs from external harmful environments that can occur while driving and play a role of attaching and supporting various electric devices around them.

DONGHEE, furthermore, is developing and producing LWR case products, exclusive for electric trucks and electric freight cars, that can protect batteries of electric vehicles from outside moisture and shock and play a role of covers that can be attached to vehicles.
At this point, DONGHEE has set up global production bases in Russia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, the USA, and Mexico. In the car assembly area, it is assembling and producing light passenger cars including Morning, Ray and Niro and developing used car circulation and service business.

DONGHEE is developing its business with a motto of providing better value to customers, as an eco-friendly company that focuses on future-oriented researches by developing new technology and managing quality according to changes in the auto industry paradigm, and respects nature and people. | Blog Magazine of korean-machinery, brands and Goods

Charging Infrastructure Maintenance for EVs

[INQ. NO. 2205M08] LOGISYS CO., LTD. is the leading company in EV-charging infrastructure maintenance in Korea.
LOGISYS is the only KOSDAQ-listed company in this specialized field. Established in 1974, LOGISYS has been professionally committed to the field of the maintenance of EV-charging infrastructure maintenance.
LOGISYS is a company with a credit-rating of AO class with 33 direct branches and 328 staffs nationwide.
LOGISYS started its EV-charging infrastructure business in 2017 and now it has the greatest number of EV-charging partners in Korea. For major customers, LOGISYS is carrying out business with various high-profile partners such as the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), the Automobile Environment Association, Seoul Metropolitan Government, and Seoul Energy Corporation.

LOGISYS’ key strengths are: quick reaction for dispatching nationwide within two hours in case of customers’ safety issues and complaints regarding maintenance; fault inspection and fault maintenance for completing of on-site action within 24 hours in the event of a charger failure; and exclusive call center dedicated to EVs charging-related consultancy 24 hrs. per day.
For installation construction business, LOGISYS is actively engaged in such diverse kinds of businesses as personal home charger (7kW), the Ministry of Environment’s slow charger (7kW), quick charger (50kW~400kW), electric bus charging station (990kW), and Tesla’s supercharger construction project.
Moreover, LOGISYS is briskly conducting out all types of consultancy work required for EV-charging businesses. LOGISYS is determined to grow together with companies who are interested in EV-charging infrastructure business.
The president of the company explained, “I think a company’s value depends on customers’ evaluations. Equipped with ceaseless efforts for elevating of the quality of our products and services and the passion for customers satisfaction, we are gaining more customers.” | Blog Magazine of korean-machinery, brands and Goods

KEVA, Korea’s Representative Body Implementing Various EV-related Projects

The era of EVs is widely opening globally as shown by the release of growing numbers of new EV models caused by the accelerated increase in the supply of future cars to cope with climate change and fine dust, and to lead the global market for future cars.
The yearly numbers of EVs are increasing exponentially — affected by the highlighted advantages of exclusive platforms for EVs and the rapidly disappearing shortcomings of EVs.
There are also tangible effects being seen in the EV-applied areas of autonomous vehicles and mobility sharing models. Moreover, as EVs are considered nonpolluting vehicles in line with the strengthening of international environmental regulations and standards, global makers’ massive interest in manufacturing EVs is increasingly evident.
EVs are emerging as an essential lifestyle choice, and various EV-based business models are being created.
The Korea Electric Vehicle Association (KEVA) is carrying out various activities for the future of the general trend of the era of EVs. KEVA faithfully provides not only political, legal, and institutional consultancy, but also plays a role in bridging the gap between private- and public sectors for the future business models.
In particular, KEVA is playing a leading role as Korea’s representative body carrying out various kinds of challenging projects such as the information expansion and strengthening of international relations through overseas exchanges, the hosting of various related exhibitions, forums and training programs, etc.
As Korea’s representative agency for future EVs, KEVA will also intensify the linkages with other relevant organizations, both domestically and abroad. | Blog Magazine of korean-machinery, brands and Goods

Korea Planning to Expand the Supply of EVs andChargers for EVs

Aiming to be the World’s No. 1 in Future Automobile Competitiveness

For carbon neutrality in the transportation sector, which is responsible for 18.2% of global greenhouse gas emissions, moves are accelerating toward the cessation of the production of internal combustion engine cars and shifting to electric vehicles.
Leading countries are actively promoting eco-friendly vehicle support policies in connection with the development of their own industries, so it is expected that the electric vehicle market will grow rapidly.
The global electric vehicle market dominance is expected to grow sharply by more than 40% annually — from 1.7% (1.49 million units) in 2019, to 11.8% (11.8 million units) in 2025.

The Korean government is expanding the supply of electric vehicles and chargers — aiming to be the world’s No. 1 in future automobile competitiveness. The government aims to supply 1.13 million electric vehicles by 2025 and secure the world’s No. 1 competitiveness, establishing a proactive implementation strategy of charging infrastructure suitable for the popularization of electric vehicles, and aiming to supply 1.2 million fast chargers and 500,000 slow chargers by 2025.
Currently, domestic automobile manufacturing companies and corporate and private parties are actively participating in this strategic plan. Hyundai Motor is expecting to leap into the third place in electric vehicles by selling 1.06 million units annually in the global market by 2025, and Kia Motors has set a goal to increase the proportion of eco-friendly automobile sales to 25% (500,000 electric vehicles sold) by 2025.
Corporations are actively participating in a program for shifting to the zero-emission car K-EV 100 (replacing all corporate vehicles with zero-emission vehicles by 2030) and participating in the shift to electric vehicles as part of ESG management. With the image that electric vehicles are eco-friendly, the number of persons who wish to purchase electric vehicles is rapidly increasing – from 48.3% in 2018 to 58.2% in 2021. | Blog Magazine of korean-machinery, brands and Goods

Charging Station for EVs envisioned that a cost-effective, but feature-rich EV charging station will contribute to expanding the EV charging infrastructure, ecarPlug developed the world’s first smartphonecontrolled EV charging stations − replacing the user interface built in the commercial EV charging stations with a user-friendly smartphone application. The ecarPlug EV charging stations are convenient and offer various useful features including user access authentication, mobile billing and payment through the user’s smartphone.
EV Drivers can use their smartphones with the installed application as a remote controller for charging. The installed application provides information on the locations of charging stations. EV Drivers can confirm the charging status. EV Drivers can use the charging service by making reservations, available for both normal charging and off-peak charging.
Just one unit of ecarPlug EV charging station can charge up to three EVs. The ecarPlug EV charging station is conveniently available for both apartment housing and commercial buildings, thereby enabling residents to use it together and contributing to the solving of the allocation of exclusive parking space for EVs.
ecarPlug guarantees the safety of the EV charging station in use. ecarPlug provides product protection class IP44. Also it has certificated KC(Korea Certification). For this station’s safety, a stop button is attached for emergency. Established in 2015, ecarPlug develops and supplies EV charging stations in Korea.
Including acquiring the related patent for this charging method in 2013, ecarPlug leads what it called the “home charger era” by enabling the charging of EVs in personal parking lots just as each person charges their mobile phones. The company further researches and develops in order to produce more convenient and higher-quality EVs chargers, based on the fact that within a few years, EVs would dominate more than 50 percent of the overall vehicle production despite the fact that the current popularization level of EVs still remains relatively low.
For the recently developed technology, ecarPlug’s EVRang is a new brand by which users can directly control EVs and pay charging fee by using mobile phones. And it enables the charging of multiple units of EVs simultaneously with only one unit of charger, thereby giving economical benefit and resolving the difficulty in securing of parking lots. And also, this solution is a convenience-maximized product with several impressive advantages including user self-payment, charging status checking, charging history searching, etc. | Blog Magazine of korean-machinery, brands and Goods

Smart EVs in 2000, Semisysco, Co., Ltd. is a semiconductor and OLED solution company. Since its KOSDAQ IPO listing in its eleventh year in 2011, Semisysco has completed a smart EV lineup based on world-class technology and expertise, preparing for a second advance as an eco-friendly electric vehicle powerhouse.


Smart EV D2 (A perfect micro e-mobility that has already been certified in Europe)

D2 was the fourth best-selling electric car in the world in the first half of last year following Nissan Leaf, Tesla model S and model X. The D2 sold more than 50,000 models in Europe and China. In Korea, it is getting popular quickly as a next-generation means of transportation that fits the travel distance and purposes, e.g. for commuting, deliveries and public service.
In particular, the environmental protection effect and delivery and logistics transportation capability of D2 were recognized, and it was supplied to post offices as part of the government’s MOU project for popularization of environmentally friendly delivery systems. Currently a total of 30 D2 models are operated as mail delivery vehicles in post offices nationwide.
The D2 is rated as closest to a passenger car among the micro e-mobility models sold in Korea. As it comes with a lithium polymer battery (17.3kWh) with a capacity about double that of vehicles in the same class, it can run up to 150km. Compared to general micro e-mobility that can run 80km on one charging. It has nearly double the range.
As the winters are cold and long in Korea, micro e-mobility models are not very useful if they do not have a heating system even though they have good convenience features. But the D2 is the only micro e-mobility now on the roads in Korea that has a cooling and heating system.


Smart EV R3 (Personal electric vehicle R3 that has been optimized for the urban road environment)

R3 is a reversed-three wheeled electric vehicle made with domestic technology in the Semisysco Sejong Plant in the Sejong Future Industrial Complex. It is rated as the icon of the environmentally friendly short-range mobility model and delivery free from worries about emission of polluting particulate matters. With excellent power of 18.8HP, it can be driven stably on a 30% slope (about 16.7°). It is a perfect substitution for conventional small means of transportation, such as motorcycles and bicycles, and it can run 60km on one charging, and be charged with domestic 220V. | Blog Magazine of korean-machinery, brands and Goods

Electric Vehicles Motors Korea was established in 2016 as the South Korean Branch of Beijing Automotive Group Co., Ltd., acquiring exclusive rights for distributing its electric vehicles in Korea.
Beijing Motors Korea has plans to produce Korean-made EVs with its own technology within three to four years by establishing its own manufacturing factories in South Korea.
In the preliminary stages, Beijing Motors Korea is currently involved in various activities that are expected to help its business positioning from current importer into net exporter in global markets.
In 2019, Beijing Motors Korea has a plan to first release electric low floor buses in the nation’s medium-sized bus market, and then it will introduce the electric passenger car EU5 and the highperformance electric car SUV EX5. Those cars have the world’s highest level performance, showing mileage of over 500 kilometers with only a single charging.
Beijing Motors Korea was determined to expand the supply of commercial trucks which are in relatively short supply in South Korea, targeting independent businessmen and company customers. With comparatively lower maintenance costs than internal combustion engines, they are expected to be popular among customers.
Beijing Automotive Group’s electric trucks features high competitiveness in price compared to those of EVs in the nation, with a little gap in quality. Beijing Motors Korea will target the medium- and small-sized truck market. These electric trucks deliver superior stability and performance. These trucks are expected to be impressive electric trucks popular among the nation’s buyers, especially the growing number of small businesses affected by the economic slowdown.
In fact, as of 2016, there were 140,000 units of these trucks sold. They are suitable for short-distance driving, and they can be developed into more optimized and functional types. Beijing Motors Korea plans to supply optimized trucks depending on each purpose in use.
Beijing Motors Korea had the electric bus FOTON AUV to be first sold in Gangneung City among the brands of Beijing Automotive Group, which made a trial run during the PyeongChang Olympics. Persistent efforts are now being made to advance into the South Korean market.
Beijing Automotive Group is a company that established Beijing Hyundai in China in collaboration with Hyundai Motors. | Blog Magazine of korean-machinery, brands and Goods