Nissan Working on Fast EV Charger

October 13th, 2011 by GreenDan Leave a reply »

Probably the biggest problems that make customers doubt electric vehicle is a low driving range and long charging time.

With this in mind the famous car-maker Nissan decided to solve one of these problems – recently the Japanese news agency Nikkei announced that the company managed to come up with an experimental system that makes it possible to fully charge an EV battery in just 10 minutes.

The technology features a capacitor in which the electrode is created using a mix of tungsten oxide and vanadium oxide that replace the conventional carbon. This considerably increases the power of the charger, allowing it to function much faster.

Nissan has carried out tests on the batteries and did not find any considerable effects concerning voltage or their storing capacity.

The new charger is about half the size of the fast charger that Nissan currently uses. It was also said that the new device will be able to charge batteries from different manufacturers. At the same time it is worth mentioning that it might take about 10 years before the EV charger hits the market.

[via NY Daily News]


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