UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) is pleased to announce our research partnership with ZapGo, Inc. Founded in Oxford, England, ZapGo has recently located its US office in Charlotte, NC, joining hundreds of other energy-related companies in the Charlotte region. ZapGo leads the way in ultra-fast sub-five-minute charging with its Carbon-Ion (C-Ion) cells that can replace slow-charging lithium-ion batteries.
EPIC is providing engineering expertise leading to the first large-format grid-tied energy storage system based exclusively on C-Ion cells with EPIC partner, Parker Hannifin’s Energy Grid Tie Division as the system integrator. Parker Hannifin brings their field-proven power conversion technology to the project. EPIC will also work closely with Duke Energy to test the system at their Mount Holly Microgrid Research Center to confirm its easy integration into a utility distribution network. This work is led by EPIC’s Dr. Mike Mazzola and Dr. Madav Manjrekar.
Pictured (left to right) are Curt Feldman, Business Development Manager-Energy Grid Tie Division and Norman Lindner, Business Development Manager-Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Energy, Parker Hannifin; Dr. Madhav Manjrekar, Assistant Director, EPIC; Stephen Voller, CEO & Founder of ZapGo; Charles Resnick, President, ZapGo; and Dr. Mike Mazzola, Executive Director, EPIC.