New charging technology allows electric cars to charge as fast as filling fuel: 3 minutes to reach 100km, full of batteries in just 15 minutes

This is an effort from the research team backed by leading automakers. But there are still difficulties that we cannot take advantage of new technology.

The charging of electric cars of the next generation of cars will only take time equivalent to refueling. Do you believe that? A group of the world's leading car manufacturers, including BMW of Germany, both Porsche and Siemens announced they created the technology to enable super-fast electric vehicle charging.

Last Tuesday, they announced a 450 kW charging station, taking only 3 minutes to drive an additional 100 km. The full charge of the battery only takes 15 minutes.

Ian Ellerington, chairman of the technology transfer board at the Faraday Institute, says the technology is better than any existing similar technology. But before it appears on every road, the team still needs to address a few key issues first.

"450 kW has been faster than Tesla's supercharger (only 120 kW), and has the potential to be 10 times faster than the fast charging technology we currently have," Ellerington said.

Charging time is too long is one of the factors pulling the electric car industry again. Long journeys will become more troublesome, not to mention individuals with cars but cannot charge at home for many reasons. President Ellerington said that the new generation of charging devices will solve the problem smoothly.

"At 350-450 kW, charging will be as fast as the time it takes to fill up, so electric cars of the future will run no different from conventional fuel-burning vehicles."

However, as mentioned above, the widespread adoption of this newly developed fast charging technology still has some problems. As Ellerington points out, one of the key factors is how to create a safe vehicle that can withstand a huge amount of energy transmitted to it.

"I believe that in the current market, no electric car can use charging technology with such a high energy level, so the battery research and production industry must also have breakthroughs to new charging technology have land for martial arts, ”said chairman Ellerington.

BMW and Porsche have been aiming to produce cars that meet the new charging technology.

Keith Pullen, professor of energy systems at the University of London, says super-fast charging is also not very good. "If the battery is charged too quickly, the battery performance is reduced but it will also damage the battery," he said. The technology is very suitable for emergency situations, but in the long run, the battery will run very quickly.

Engineers installing super-fast charging systems will also face a problem, super-fast charging requires a huge amount of energy. Professor Pullen said the charging station with 20 super-fast charging systems will need 6 megawatts of power, the same amount of power needed to maintain the operation of a small town.

"The huge amount of energy must come from somewhere from the grid," he said. "You will not be able to just mount the charging station, you need more revolutionary changes."