Nissan Promises EV Charge Time of Just 10 Minutes, by 2021
While the new-and-improved quick charger hasn't even made its way to market yet, Nissan is already working on developing a technology that would further expedite quick charging. The ultimate goal? To develop a system capable of fully charging Nissan electrics and plug-ins, in just ten minutes.
Nissan is working with researchers from Kansai University in Japan to successfully achieve this aggressive goal, as soon as possible. While the project is still in its infancy, Nissan indicates that it might find success in tweaking the charger's capacitor. Specifically, they're contemplating replacing the carbon electrode with one made of tungsten oxide and vanadium oxide.
Of course, the implications of a 10-minute EV charge time are huge. Charge time is currently one of the biggest hurdles automakers face in bringing consumers over to the "Green" side. The shorter the charge time, the more likely drivers will be interested in investing in the cars.
As mentioned in the headline, Nissan is expected to officially launch the 10-minute quick-charging technology by 2021, at the latest. Is a 10-minute charge time worth waiting 10 years for? New City Nissan, at 2295 North King St Honolulu HI, 96819 thinks so. After all, what's the alternative? No other automaker is making plans to advance EV charging technology so drastically.