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Nissan developing super-quick EV charger -- 10-minute recharge

By KBB.com Editors on October 11, 2011 3:29 PM
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Working with researchers from Japan's Kansai University, Nissan has revealed that it's developing a new super-fast charger setup that reportedly can reduce replenishment times for the battery pack in an electric vehicle to just 10 minutes. According to Asean Automotive News, the design breakthrough came from replacing the conventional carbon electrode inside of the charger's main capacitor with one made from tungsten oxide and vanadium oxide. That change permits far quicker electronic refills without causing any damage to the vehicle's battery. However, don't expect to find this new technology in your garage anytime soon. The system isn't likely to be ready for commercial use until sometime during the next decade.

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