Jump to content

MyCarForum Logo
Magnifying glass



Eight carmakers comes up with a universal fast charger for EV cars

By SYF77 on 05 May 2012

Attached Image

Eight global automakers, namely Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Porsche and Volkswagen, will jointly participate in a single-port DC-fast charging technology at the upcoming Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS26) event in Los Angeles.

Attached Image

The new technology is said to be able to rapidly recharge most electric vehicles (EVs) with compatible systems in as little as 15-20 minutes.

The Society of International Engineers has chosen the single-port fast charging method as its standard for fast charging and the European manufacturing association (ACEA) has endorsed harmonization for all vehicle types.

The fast charging system was developed for all international vehicle markets and creates a uniform standard with identical electrical systems, charge controllers, package dimensions and safety mechanisms.

The combined charging system integrates one-phase AC-charging, fast three-phase AC-charging, DC-charging at home and ultra-fast DC-charging at public stations into one vehicle inlet. This provide customers the convenience of charging at most existing charging stations regardless of power source and may speed the adoption of an affordable standardized infrastructure.

This is certainly an important milestone in the development of EVs. It is akin to standardization of fuel ports on petrol-powered vehicles.

The chargers will be available commercially by end of 2012 and vehicles using the technology will be available starting in 2013.

new technology, electric car and 8 more...

Viewed: 556 times

Related Blog Posts
Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

Car Makes

Please select a car make

Facebook Likes
   Featured Blog Post
With a bit of quick thinking, this man hid his E30 BMW M3 in his living room when he heard Hurric...
The Aston Martin-Red Bull 001, Adrian Newey's take on the modern McLaren F1, will be blessed...
Prices of the Porsche 911 R have rocketed so high that used examples are selling for up to seven...
Bavaria's smallest four door model has been revealed but sadly, the potential hot seller for...
Renault's next Megane RS has been spotted in South Europe doing some testing with minimal cam...
Focus2move, a statistics reporting company in the automotive sector, has revealed the best sellin...
   Lifestyle Articles