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EV infrastructure startup Gravity launches fastest charger in New York 

Gravity Mobility, a startup supported by Google in the electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure sector, has unveiled its high-speed charging solution in the United States, now accessible to the public. The move aims to draw in fleet customers.

For significant fleet operators, Gravity has made 24 of its 500-kilowatt (kW) chargers available in New York. These chargers boast a remarkable capability, providing 2,400 miles of range per hour or 200 miles in just five minutes.

Gravity Mobility has the production capacity to manufacture and deploy thousands of chargers annually. Additionally, the company is actively working on developing more sites, with the first one already operational in Midtown Manhattan.

“If you look at how many (Tesla) Superchargers are added per year, we can add that many or more to grow our network. There’s nothing blocking that,” Gravity’s CEO Moshe Cohen told Reuters. 

Tesla has entered into extensive agreements with major automakers, including Ford and General Motors, enabling cross-brand access to its extensive network of over 15,000 charging stations. While achieving such scale presents challenges, Tesla is making strides in collaboration.

Gravity intends to secure additional funding later this year to expand its network of high-speed chargers throughout the United States.

“We will do more fundraising, of course, our goal is to expand nationally immediately, and so we have quite a bit of interest,” CEO Cohen said. 

Gravity Mobility’s chargers, compact in size akin to a carry-on suitcase, distinguish themselves from the larger stands utilized by automakers and other electric vehicle (EV) charging networks.

Although most electric cars’ current charging speed limit stands at 350 kW, future models are anticipated to leverage faster chargers. In late 2023, ChargePoint introduced its Express Plus Power Link 2000, which is capable of simultaneously charging two vehicles at speeds up to 500 kW. Tesla’s Superchargers, by comparison, have a maximum limit of 250 kW.

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