GM, BMW Complete Testing on DC Fast Charge Station Use

Posted on 11. Jun, 2013 by in GM Canada

GM, BMW Complete Testing on DC Fast Charge Station Use

Chevrolet Spark EV and BMW i3 initial to get 80 percent recharging in 20 minutes






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WARREN, Mich. – Following several days of corner testing, General Motors and BMW AG engineers are assured that DC “Combo” Fast Charge stations from several suppliers will consistently concede an electric car to take on an 80 percent assign in about 20 minutes.

The initial electric vehicles approaching to advantage from a Society of Automotive Engineers new attention customary for DC quick charging are a Chevrolet Spark EV and a BMW i3.

This industry-coordinated early acknowledgment of DC Fast Charge hardware and program will accelerate efforts to hurl out SAE Combo DC Fast Charge infrastructure in a entrance months.  Among a suppliers participating in a contrast were ABB, Aker Wade, Eaton and IES. 

“This rare team-work among OEMs and apparatus suppliers demonstrates a majority of this critical record that will assistance speed a adoption of electric vehicles around a world,” pronounced Britta Gross, GM director, modernized car commercialization policy.

Just as many vital automakers adopted a SAE’s 120V/240V AC connector customary to assure plug-in vehicles could entrance all charging infrastructure, 8 automakers – GM   Ford,, Chrysler, BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche – have committed to adopting a SAE combo quick assign connector, assuring standardization of a DC Fast Charge connectors. 

“Our idea with this team-work was to safeguard that DC quick charging stations be accessible to yield BMW i3 business a reward quick charging knowledge in time for a attainment of a BMW i3,” pronounced Cliff Fietzek, manager connected e-Mobility during BMW of North America LLC. “We are gratified that we will accommodate a goal.” 

This new total AC and DC charging, or combo, connector provides combined palliate of use for DC Fast Charging, including a singular assign pier on a vehicle, and allows electricity to upsurge during a faster rate, creation EVs some-more accessible and arguable to use for consumers who might not  have  access to overnight charging during home.  DC Fast Charging allows EV owners to recharge their batteries adult to 80 percent in reduction than 20 minutes. 

“This successful contrast is an critical miracle that underscores a joining to capacitate a subsequent era of electric vehicles,” pronounced Cal Lankton, executive of ABB’s EV Charging Infrastructure for North America. “By charity a extended charging portfolio, we can entirely support a needs of all EV drivers and infrastructure providers.”

The DC Fast Charge choice is approaching to be accessible a few months after a Spark EV launches in California and Oregon this summer. 

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