New EV Chargers

The motor vehicles are trying to find new ways that would attract the users to buy their electric cars. As the electric cars are not still very tempting due to many reasons as the price is expensive comparing to the usual cars that runs with ordinary fuel. But the big problem that faces the electric cars is the charging.

Nissan researchers were working on the problem of charging, as the charging time is long and the range of the kilometers driven is limited. They were able to solve the problem of the time as they reached a system that can fully charge the car in ten minutes.

The system incorporates a capacitor in which the electrode is made from a combination of tungsten oxide and vanadium oxide, instead of the traditional carbon. This change is said to drastically boost the power of the charger, which is what allows it to work so quickly. On the batteries that were tested, no significant effects were noted regarding their storage capacity or voltage.

The charger is apparently half the size of Nissan’s existing fast charger, and is said to work with batteries from a variety of manufacturers. It may take up to a decade, however, before it’s commercialized.

As there is another problem concerning charging, that every electric car has its own charger so there must be a charging station for every kind of motor vehicles. That would be an obstacle in the way of spreading charging stations all over the world.

Germany has reached a solution for that problem, as they were able to reach a new system that could serve several kinds of chargers, they called it  Combined Charging System. The system can charge any electric car.

The system was developed by Germany’s Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche, and Volkswagen, working in partnership with America’s Ford and General Motors.

It consists of a single interface on the vehicle, which is compatible with methods such as one-phase AC-charging, fast three-phase AC-charging, DC-charging at home and ultra-fast DC-charging at public stations. This is intended to make EV development a less complex process, as vehicles won’t need to incorporate multiple inlets, nor will their drivers need to seek out specific charging stations. Instead, all electric vehicles will be able to recharge at all stations.

The technology also features a charging communication system, along with an electrical and safety architecture, that will work with any vehicle using the system.

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