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Nissan's new charging technology will juice your EV in ten minutes, ten years from now

Nissan's new charging technology will juice your EV in ten minutes, ten years from now

By Engadget.com | Posted - Oct. 11, 2011 at 11:01 a.m.



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Nearly a month after unveiling its revamped quick charger, Nissan has now announced that it's working on new technology that would make EV charging... well, quicker. A lot quicker. Developed alongside researchers from Japan's Kansai University, the manufacturer's approach would allow drivers to fully charge their plug-ins in just ten minutes, without taking any toll on a lithium-ion battery's storage or voltage. Nissan says it could achieve this by tinkering with a charger's capacitor -- more specifically, by replacing its carbon electrode with one based on a composite of tungsten oxide and vanadium oxide. Industry insiders, however, say this technology may not reach the commercial level for another ten years -- substantially longer than ten minutes.Nissan's new charging technology will juice your EV in ten minutes, ten years from now originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 11 Oct 2011 09:14:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.PermalinkSlashGear, New York Daily News | Nikkei (Subscription) |Email this|Comments Read More ...

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