STCC announces charging solution independent of onsite generators or infrastructure
The STCC organisation has announced a charging solution for its first electric season which will be independent of existing infrastructure and generators.
The new system has been developed by Swedish industry giant Atlas Copco.
“Atlas Copco’s cutting-edge technology is crucial to our venture and enables climate-smart top level racing regardless of location, whether we are in the middle of cities like Head 2 Head Helsingborg or on traditional race tracks,” Micke Bern, CEO of STCC, said. “We have an exciting future and development ahead of us together.”
Atlas Copco’s ZenergiZe energy storage system – a system that does not require a generator – will be used on all race weekends over the course of the season.
That means no on-site emissions or noise, with the system charged exclusively using renewable energy.
“We are starting a powerful collaboration with STCC, which is facing an extremely exciting shift with climate-smart top level racing where we will be able to contribute with a mobile and robust system for energy storage,” said Fredrik Ålund, Business Line Manager, Atlas Copco Power Technique Nordic.
“Atlas Copco’s ZenergiZe is an energy solution that helps STCC minimise environmental impact. The system produces minimal carbon dioxide emissions and noise, no NOx pollution and is virtually maintenance-free. We deliver energy without compromise, just as STCC delivers racing at the highest level without compromise.”
The 45 kWh batteries of the new 550hp STCC cars will be charged through a regular CCS Type 2 connection and can be fully charged in 45 minutes, running at reduced capacity in order to reduce the environmental impact and limit battery wear, according to the STCC organisation.