The station’s 450-kW charging capacity allows for a significant reduction in charging times.
By Murray Slovick, Contributing Editor
Fast, convenient charging solutions increase the attractiveness of electric vehicles (EVs). Recently, the research consortium FastCharge presented a prototype for a 450-kW output charging station in Jettingen-Scheppach, located near the A8 motorway between Ulm and Augsburg, Germany. The charging capacity of the new fast charger is three to nine times as high as what’s currently possible with dc charging stations today.
The prototype Porsche Taycan used in the demonstration has a net battery capacity of approximately 90 kWh and achieved a charging capacity of over 400 kW. (Source: Porsche)
At this ultra-fast charging station, electrically powered research vehicles from BMW and Porsche created as part of the project demonstrated charging times of less than three minutes for the first 100 kilometers of range or 15 minutes for a full charge (10-80% state of [...]