Fast EV Charging Comes at Steep Price

Automotive News - April 10, 2011

Although fast charg­ing, also called Lev­el 3 charg­ing, faces obsta­cles such as high prices and uncer­tain stan­dards, it could make EV charg­ing much more con­ve­nient. That could help pave the way to broad­er use of EVs. Lev­el 3 charg­ers pro­vide 480 volts and recharge a bat­tery to 80 per­cent of full charge with­in 30 min­utes, although charg­er com­pa­nies are tar­get­ing short­er times. Oth­er EV charg­ing options are less expen­sive but take longer.