Tesla plans to charge electric vehicles in just 5 minutes




If the cost of electric vehicles, whose popularity is growing by leaps and bounds, has gone by the wayside, the long charging time remains a significant challenge them. Without waiting for a breakthrough in the battery industry, the company Tesla, whose CEO is Elon Musk , has announced its intention to reduce the charging of electric vehicles up to 5 minutes.

Recall that in September last year, the company introduced the Tesla network of charging stations for cars called Supercharger, designed specifically for charging the batteries of electric Tesla Model S . Using the power of branded charging stations, the recovery of 50 percent charge the batteries of electric Tesla Model S takes about half an hour.

Not so long ago, Elon Musk showed the possibility of a complete replacement of the power subsystem Tesla Model S. At special stations for the complete replacement of the battery pack takes only 90 seconds.

At present, the technical director of the Tesla J Bee Strobel in an interview with MIT Technology Review, said the company is working on technology that will reduce the time for charging up to 5-10 minutes. It should be noted that the charging stations Tesla Supercharger current generation can use current capacity of up to 120 kW, while conventional stations offer only 10 kW.

Company Tesla is rightly considered a leader and innovator in the development of the main electric and battery charging technology. For example, the most popular charging stations use technologies that are based on the basis of Japanese CHAdeMO standard and offer current capacity of 50 kW. Even the new standard SAE J1772, the development of which was completed in October of last year, has no more than 100 kW. Recall that the company BMW and General Motors to develop new charging system that is based on the standard SAE J1772.

“Blocks battery superior in capacity Tesla analogs installed in competitive electric vehicles with more than three times. That’s why Tesla is promoting its technology so aggressively, “- said Arindam Maitri, Senior Manager Electric Power Research Institute.

Mr. Strobel said that the key to success is that the company Tesla designs and manufactures all the components yourself. That is what will help the company as soon as possible to improve the performance of batteries and charging stations.

The main problem of fast charging at the moment is overheating batteries. To prevent overheating, external charger every millisecond analyzes the state of the battery and monitors key performance indicators (voltage and temperature).

“The work of the charging station and the battery should resemble the smooth working of the mechanism. It was then that everything will turn out, “- said Strobel.

To achieve this goal will require not only a significant improvement for recharging stations, but also improve the interaction with the electric grid.

Mr. Strobel also said the company Tesla plans to get around the problem of increasing the price of charging stations that will arise as a result of modernization, by installing solar panels.

In the next few years, Tesla also plans to flood the market of electric models, the value of 30 000-35 000.
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