30 Oct '17, 2pm

Is fast charging the key to electric cars going mainstream?

AeroVironment DC fast charger, part of West Coast Electric Highway - Centralia, WA Enlarge Photo The United States Department of Energy has announced a new funding initiative to accelerate the development of what it calls "Extreme Fast Charging" (XFC) systems. In total, the DoE will award $15 million for the development of electric-car charging systems as well as batteries capable of very fast charging. Each area of interest has specific requirements and technical focuses for funding eligibility. DON'T MISS: Audi e-Tron Electric Car To Offer 150-kW Quick Charging Sites For the XFC charging systems, the DOE seeks technology that would halve fast-charging times from current charging technology. Specifically, developers must identify baseline plug-in electric vehicles and propose how XFC will improve charging times, demonstrate the technology, utilize electric currents less t...

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