BMW and General Motors have learned to charge electric cars in just 20 minutes

Jun

18

2013

BMW and General Motors have learned to charge electric cars in just 20 minutes

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV – high tech electric city car priced

Not so long ago, Siemens and Volvo announced the development of a new charging system for electric vehicles , which can reduce the time required to fully charge the battery up to 90 minutes . Currently charging technology Fast Charge, based on the new standard SAE J1772, developed by the community of automotive engineers for electric vehicles announced by BMW and General Motors, who have learned to charge electric cars in just 20 minutes.

True, it is clear that 20 minutes is enough for a 80-percent charge. Currently, the implementation of the new standard are involved only the BMW and General Motors, but the project were also interested in brands such as Audi, Chrysler, Daimler (Mercedes-Benz), Porsche and Volkswagen. In the list of special equipment listed ABB, Aker Wade, Eaton and IES.

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The first electric cars, which will be implemented Charging System Fast Charge, will be the BMW i3 and the Chevrolet Spark EV.

The cost of electric BMW i3 and the Chevrolet Spark EV, which will be on sale at the end of the year to be about 40,000 and 27,000 dollars respectively.

The new standard for charging electric vehicles includes a combined charge of AC and DC.

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