Global automakers from the United States and Germany have announced a new fast-charging technology that will enable the recharging of most electrified vehicles with compatible systems in as little as 15-20 minutes. For unknown reasons the list does not include Asian automakers and the announcement mentions just Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Porsche and Volkswagen.
The new system is called DC Fast Charging with a Combined Charging System and is meant for use on electric vehicles in Europe and the United States.
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 will allow customers to charge at most existing charging stations regardless of power source and may speed more affordable adoption of a standardized infrastructure.
The first vehicles to use this system will reach the market in 2013.
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