FREMONT, Calif.—Loop Neighborhood Market has expanded its partnership with FreeWire Technologies to introduce the company’s Boost Chargers to its existing stores, beginning with Loop's Fremont location. “We applaud the work that Loop is doing to provide fueling options for drivers of zero-emission vehicles along California's major highways,” said Arcady Sosinov, CEO and founder at FreeWire, in a press release. “Loop is known for its premium amenities and exceptional customer service. The introduction of ultrafast EV charging is an ideal addition to Loop's upscale service portfolio, and we look forward to collaborating with Loop to provide swift, accessible and dependable charging solutions to even more drivers.”
Compatible with all Level 3 EVs and Teslas (with an adapter), Boost Chargers make deploying ultrafast EV charging simple and cost-effective, according to the statement. Payment terminals are located directly on the Boost Charger or through the EV Connect app, creating a seamless charging and payment experience for customers.
“At Loop Neighborhood Market, we believe the transition into zero-emission and lowering our carbon footprint is of utmost importance in today's world," said Loop Neighborhood Market CEO Varish Goyal. “We are most excited to integrate FreeWire's leading edge Boost Chargers into our Loop locations, helping our customers save time while being more energy efficient.”
Boost Charger says its system has the following benefits:
- Integrated energy storage: Boost Charger is an ultrafast charger and has an integrated lithium-ion battery pack with 160kWh of total energy storage capacity and battery management system (BMS).
- Simultaneous charging: Boost Charger is able to provide fast charging to two EVs simultaneously with both CCS and CHAdeMO connectors.
- Low-power input: The battery-integrated rapid charger outputs 150kW to an EV while drawing 27kW from the grid. This design minimizes energy costs by up to 70%, and can be deployed just about anywhere without needing grid connection upgrades.
- Space efficient: Boost Charger’s design takes up five times less ground space than traditional fast chargers with associated infrastructure.