BASF and BASF jointly launch concept supercharger for China’s electric vehicle market

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● BASF’s solution is suitable for high-power electric vehicle charging points

September 19, 2022 –
In conjunction with the completion of BASF’s engineering plastics plant at the Zhanjiang Integrated Base, BASF and BASF Technology Development Co., Ltd. (“BASF” for short) showcased a concept super charging pile made with BASF’s innovative material solutions. Ultramid®
Polyamide (PA), Ultramid® Advanced Polyphthalamide (PPA), Ultradur® Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) and Elastollan®
Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) is used to manufacture various components of the Concept Supercharger, including electronic housings, charging guns, circuit breakers, switches, safety components, cables and cooling systems.

Marilyn Li, Vice President of BASF Performance Materials Asia Pacific Industrial Products Business Management
Lye) said: “The material used in the concept supercharger has outstanding mechanical properties, including flame retardancy and electrical insulation. Our proprietary simulation technology, Ultrasim®, also helps to shorten the design cycle.”

The prerequisites for materials used in high-power charging piles are often more stringent because they need to carry higher current and voltage loads. Therefore, these charging piles need to be made of high-performance materials that exhibit excellent mechanical properties and high dimensional stability at high temperatures.

Lin Guojun, chairman of Basba, said: “The concept supercharger can be used as a typical example to prove that we continue to meet the increasing demand for high-power charging points for reliability, durability and safety.”

The BASF Co-creation Center also supports the stylish design of the Concept Supercharger.

Lin Guojun added: “As China is expected to account for about half of the world’s electric vehicle market by 2025, charging infrastructure is the key to the popularization of electric vehicles. Therefore, charging piles have been synchronized with market demand and government investment and accelerated construction. In particular It is a high-power charging pile that can improve the feasibility and consumer experience of electric vehicle charging.”