- Since its launch at The Smarter E - Power2Drive in Munich in June 2023, this charger has attracted much attention in the sector due to its elegance and functionality-based design.
- The firm, which has already received design awards for similar products, has supplied initial units to projects in several countries.
Ingeteam's RAPID 60 electric vehicle charger has won the German Design Award for its clean and modern design. Specifically, the product won the award for "Excellent Product Design” in the "Energy" category from the German non-profit organisation the German Design Council - Rat für Formgebung, by a jury comprised of 36 people from different business fields. Previous recipients of the award have included designs by BMW or Apple, and the award has been awarded annually for different products since 1953.
In the words of the jury, "the powerful 'RAPID 60' charging station charges two electric cars at the same time. The ergonomic and barrier-free design is easily accessible for all and ensures a user-friendly charging process. The station also blends discreetly into public spaces with its modern and clean appearance."
The novel RAPID 60 is a fast charging solution, a solid and robust charger, designed to withstand the most demanding outdoor conditions, thanks to its galvanised steel or stainless steel construction. Resulting in a compact, quiet, lightweight and elegant unit with a modern design and simple lines. The absence of rear ventilation slots enables installation against a wall or back-to-back with another RAPID 60. The main design premise was to achieve a silent device, enabling installation in closed or urban spaces, it also includes a retractable cable management system, for enhanced comfort of use. The device is technologically advanced for its time, incorporating credit card readers, parking sensors and Plug & Charge technology, in addition to dynamic power management between outputs, between multiple DC and AC devices, and dynamic balancing with other loads at each installation.
This is not the first time that an Ingeteam electric vehicle charger has received a design award. The RAPID 120/180 received the prestigious Red Dot Design Award and Good Design Award, thereby endorsing the company's firm commitment to a more thoughtful and modern product design, without sacrificing functionality.