Nissan Developing Even Faster Charging Technology
On the tails of a recently released quick-charging station, Nissan announced that by the end of the decade, EV drivers will be able to charge their vehicles in less than ten minutes. The current charger, released in Japanese markets in September, boasts 500V (20 more than the last-gen charger), and is faster than the previous charge capacity of 80-percent in 30 minutes.
But Nissan has been the pioneer in the Electric Vehicle market, and they clearly don't have plans to stop and take a breath. Nissan claims they can reach the ten-minute charging time by tinkering with the charger's capacitor. Instead of the usual carbon electrode capacitor, Nissan will use a tungsten oxide and vanadium oxide composite. However, this is still fairly new technology, which is why it won't be market ready for another ten years.
But that's just one estimate from industry insiders
- who knows, it could be here sooner than we think. It's well worth the wait,
though. Imagine how much EV technology will advance in the next ten years, the
fuel-efficiency and mileage range are bound to increase at an impressive
level. By the time the new charger is released, EVs are likely to hold a much larger share of the market, making being green and fuel-efficient just a bit easier.
Things change pretty quickly in the auto industry though, so be sure to stayed tuned with the Connell Nissan blog for more news and updates. We're conveniently located at 2850 Harbor Blvd Costa Mesa, CA 92626, and we invite you to stop in an see us during our regular business hours to learn more about all of the emerging EV technology available in the Nissan LEAF.