One fact that will always hold electric-cars back from being adopted by the masses is the amount of time it takes to recharge the battery that powers the electric-motor. Yes, going from 0 to 80 percent on a high-voltage outlet takes 30 minutes – but that’s still quite a while for people on the go.
According to a new report, Nissan is now working on a super-rapid charging system that can recharge a drained battery in just 10 minutes. Researchers at Japan’s Kansai University and Nissan engineers have apparently created a new capacitor electrode made “tungsten oxide and vanadium oxide” instead of the usual carbon (confused?). All that really means is that the capacitor electrode can hold more power and cut charging time without reducing capacity or voltage.
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JFE Engineering from Japan announced last year that it had created a 3-minute super-rapid charging system. Reports suggest that Nissan is also working on reducing the charge time to around 3 minutes.
While all this may sound outstanding, it will take at least 10 years to commercialize this super-rapid charging system.
– By: Omar Rana