ABB DC fast charge stations will son rapidly recharge electric vehicles. Depending on the battery and vehicle, recharged range of greater than 100 km in less than 10 min is readily achievable, says ABB. Keeping the heavy and expensive power electronics and filters required for high power charging outside the vehicle and in a common and shared piece of infrastructure allows reducing vehicle weight and cost. The vehicle should include a low power onboard charger that uses standard power outlets and ac charging poles, but this can be optimized in size and cost.
The time to charge an electric vehicle depends on the power available from the charger to fill the battery pack. Short charging times, especially for larger vehicles, require high power. The company’s range of dc fast chargers will work even for heavy vehicles, and as batteries able to support these charge rates become widespread the traditional range limitation of electric vehicles will disappear, enabling long distance journeys and high use fleet vehicles.
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