Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has registered a new patent after its R&D Centre’s researchers developed an universal smart system for electric vehicle charging stations.
The system can charge all kinds of electric vehicles, whether they use AC or DC, with a single cable and plug.
The charging station’s design is to be as user-friendly as possible. It simplifies the charging process and makes it as easy as possible for drivers of electric vehicles to charge their cars, said the statement from Dewa.
Drivers do not need to bring their own cables. Instead, the charging station is a one-stop point for all types of electric vehicle, as it automatically adapts the plug and the charging to the vehicle’s requirements.
The R&D Centre is currently building a prototype for further study, it added.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the MD & CEO of Dewa, expressed his pride in this scientific achievement, which adds to the Dubai utility’s record of achievements and excellence.
"As a globally leading sustainable innovative corporation, Dewa works to harness innovation and creativity to encourage the use of sustainable transport and increase the number of government electronic and hybrid vehicles," noted Al Tayer.
"This reduces carbon emissions in ground transport, which is the second-largest greenhouse gas emitter in Dubai. The new patent registered by Dewa will provide a seamless and innovative experience that is consumer- and environment-friendly," he stated.
"It will also raise DEWA’s position as a pioneering world-class utility. This is the second patent registered by the Centre, which His Highness launched last March. There are currently four more patents underway," added Al Tayer.
Dr. Saif Almheiri, Vice President of Research & Development at Dewa, said "The R&D Centre adopts an approach that focuses on developing the latest sustainable technologies and solutions for energy and water as well as conducting researches to maintain Dewa’s global leadership."
Dr Edwin Rodriguez-Ubinas, the senior researcher at Dewa R&D Centre and co-inventor, said: "The universal electric vehicle charger idea centred on a research project on human-centric electric vehicle charging stations."
"The project aims to find innovative solutions to challenges faced by customers during the traditional charging process in stations with standard, fast and non-straightforward services," he added.-TradeArabia News Service