The world’s first commercial ultrafast EV charging station began operations at the Chongqing International Airport New Development Zone in China. The electric bus charging station was jointly developed by Microvast and the China State Grid, and is used by a fleet of electric and plug-in hybrid buses powered by Microvast’s Lithium Titanate Oxide batteries (LpTO).

The charging station has six 400-kW chargers, each of which can fully charge a bus battery in 5 to 10 minutes. It’s the first of several planned for Chongqing as part of the city’s plan to deploy more than 1,000 EV buses. Microvast JV HT eBus Power Systems has delivered 125 buses so far this year.

Microvast’s technology evaluated and demonstrated over the last year in six prototype buses and commercially deployed. For the new charging station, natural gas hybrid buses were replaced to electric with ultra-fast charging lithium-titanate batteries. They are among the latest technology in a line of ZERO emission transportation options tested in Beijing.