A new standardized electric vehicle (EV) charging system will be demonstrated at the Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS26). This brand new charging system enables fast charging in DC with a combined charging arrangement and has been dubbed DC Fast Charging with a Combined Charging System. It promises to lower costs and also reduce charging times.
The new system offers four recharging options: one-phase AC-charging, three-phaseAC-charging, DC-charging and ultra-fast DC-charging. Since it is a combination of four different kinds of ports, it will allow consumers to recharge their electric vehicles at a variety of charging stations.
Another significant advantage is that it provides reduced charging times too. It takes just 15-20 minutes to get a vehicle completely charged.
The new device promises to lower costs as well and will reduce development and infrastructure complexity. Thus it reduces the total cost-of-ownership for end customers and provides low maintenance costs.
Leading global automakers from America and Germany have announced their plans to adopt this standardized recharging system. Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Porsche and Volkswagen have made announcements regarding their decision to adopt the new recharging port.
After the demonstration at the symposium, production units are expected to be available later this year. Well, we cannot expect vehicles compatible with this charging system to come out until 2013.