Gallery: Nissan Unveils 10 Minute Electric Vehicle Charger

 

Nissan just announced that, in conjunction with Japan’s Kansai University, it has built an electric vehicle charger that is capable of fully recharging a car in just 10 minutes. One of the biggest downsides of current electric vehicles and their accompanying charging stations is that it usually takes about 8 hours to fully recharge a battery. This new charging station, when commercialized, could open up the door to a whole new demographic of people who aren’t willing to wait — the only problem is they’ll have to wait about a decade for Nissan to get this thing into dealerships.

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  1. quinny November 21, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    I’m very curious as to how they envision to power this charger.

    The Nissan Leaf has a 24kWh battery, if you’d want to charge that from empty in 10 minutes, you’d need to be able to get these 24kWh from somewhere in 10 minutes.

    That would be 144000 Watts. You’ve got 110V in the US, I believe. You’d need a fuse and cabling able to handle over 1300A. Not to mention the power cables in the streets.

    Good luck with that.

  2. RobF October 11, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Just make it standard now. What are you waiting for???

  3. Green Joy October 11, 2011 at 11:37 am

    If Nissan brought that out now it would definitely be a game changer. I know a couple of very active people who want to make the switch to electric vehicles since they travel a lot, but the main reason they can’t, is the charge time.

    Juan Miguel Ruiz (GreenJoyment)

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