Epyon, a European company engaged in the development and marketing of smart charging systems, is unveiling its new fast charger for electric vehicles in the Netherlands during the presentation of Nissan Leaf, which is in Amsterdam for three days until May 12.

Epyon was invited by Nissan for the event to demonstrate the fast charging technology that is ready to be rolled out within the European market.

Epyon said that it designed a charging station with compact outlets and that a single fast charging station can operate several of these compact outlets so multiple EVs can be charged simultaneously from a single charging station.

The charging stations are remotely configured, managed and maintained through Epyon’s Power-Routing network. This web based network offers charging station operators the necessary information and tools to run their charging business.

Epyon’s charging stations support the international CHAdeMO-standard. Last month Epyon had joined the international association for the standardization of quick-charging protocols.

Epyon claims that its fast charger will recharge the Nissan Leaf up to 80% within 30 minutes whereas charging an EV via a regular 230V outlet takes about eight hours. The Nissan Leaf can drive up to 160km on a full charge (US LA4 mode) and will be launched in selected European markets starting in late 2010.

Johan Peeters, vice president of sales and marketing at Epyon, said: “We are very pleased with this opportunity and with the cooperation with Nissan. It underlines the trust Nissan has in our fast charging system and infrastructure solutions.”