BMW has agreed to support a harmonized single-port fast charging approach for use on electric vehicles in the United States and Europe. The innovative approach is known as DC-fast charging with a Combined Charging System, and will allow drivers to charge their electric vehicles in as little as 15-20 minutes.
The DC-fast charging system could popularize vehicle transportation by creating a sustainable infrastructure of charging stations. The fast-charge technology, that BMW will demo, consists of a single-port, and is more affordable to install than previous charging options.
What’s even more exciting is that DC-fast charging is not a distant pipe dream. In fact, charging stations are projected to be commercially available later this year, and the first vehicles to use the system will reach the market in 2013.
The fast-charging technology will be demonstrated at EVS26. The Electric Vehicle Symposium was established to showcase all forms of innovations and technologies created for the betterment of electric vehicles. The symposium attracts academic, government and industry leader from around the world who are interested in understanding the policy, technical and market challenges of electric transportation. EVS26 is the perfect venue to display a technology that could make electric vehicles a more practical and widely accepted form of transportation.
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