FreeWire products use lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. The exact chemistry is Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide. FreeWire uses the same type of cells found in leading EVs. Our batteries are produced in the United States.

    Boost Charger has a maximum output per connector of 150 kW, delivering approximately 100 miles in 10 minutes. A single EV can charge at 150 kW, or two EVs can charge simultaneously at 75 kW.

      Boost Charger discharges up to 150 kW of power to EVs primarily from its 160 kWh integrated energy storage, drawing up to 27 kW from the grid. The total number of EVs each Boost Charger can charge per day depends on a number of factors, including the EV’s power requirements, frequency, and duration of charges on a given day. Boost Charger is capable of providing over 2,000 miles (3,200 km) of range in a day, enabling a throughput of up to 20 vehicles per day. If the onboard battery is depleted, Boost Charger still passes through electricity from the grid. View a demonstration of Boost Charger dynamic charging in this video.

        Unlike most traditional DCFCs that would require high voltage (480 V) infrastructure, Boost Charger is compatible with standard split-phase 240 V connections, three-phase 208 V or 400 V connections. Boost Charger can be powered with lower electrical input levels if higher electrical input is unavailable. For maximum power to recharge the Boost Charger battery, the 240 V installation would use a 150 amp circuit, the 208 V would use a 100 amp circuit, and the 400 V would use a 40 amp circuit.

          A great starting place is the TCO Calculator. The NEXT team can also help: Schedule a visit HERE.

            Simply put, zero-emissions vehicles are quicker, quieter and cleaner, creating a better experience inside the vehicle and out, while producing zero emissions.

              Important safety features include:

              • Electric “handshake” high-voltage interlock
                • Charging only possible when the cable is fully connected
                • Protection from high voltage during charging, maintenance or accidents
                • Safe in all weather conditions
              • Vehicle is immobile while charging: Impossible to drive off while connected

              One reason today’s electric trucks and buses can achieve such impressive range is regenerative braking technology. Instead of using friction from the brake rotors (which is wasted energy) to slow the vehicle, under moderate braking, electric trucks and buses use the electric motor to slow down, while at the same time, charging the battery.

              The vehicles from International® and IC Bus® take this concept a step further by employing three levels of driver-selectable regenerative braking:

              • Level 1 provides similar stopping capabilities to a traditional automatic transmission vehicle.
              • Level 2 provides a moderate amount of regenerative braking.
              • Level 3 allows for one-pedal style driving and will slow the vehicle to a few miles per hour with the driver using the service brake to bring the vehicle to a complete stop.

              Although factors such as battery composition, temperature, charging rate, etc., affect EV battery performance, it is not unusual for them to last the life of the vehicle. For additional peace of mind, International and IC Bus electric vehicles offer extended battery warranties.

              Any charger with a minimum 600 volts will work. That includes:

              • Network-capable chargers
                • Level 2 AC (19.2 kW) - 1772 SAE standard connection
                  • Minimum for overnight charging (not recommended)
              • DC charging station (30 kW) - Combination CCS1 adapter port
                • More efficient than AC, recommended minimum
              • DC fast-charge station (up to 125 kW) - Combination CCS1 adapter port
                • More efficient than AC, fastest option
              • DC public fast-charging (up to 125 kW)

              AC charging typically takes overnight, DC fast-charging, in just a few hours. Environmental factors such as battery age and condition and ambient temperature are additional factors. NEXT will work with our customers to recommend the best installation for your charging needs.

              Network capable chargers can receive OTA (Over the Air) updates to diagnose charging issues. They also allow the fleet manager to monitor charging status.