Honda Says It Can Charge An Electric Car Battery In 15 Minutes By 2022
In the minds of what all people who own a smartphone have wished for, Honda claims it can charge an electric car battery in 15 minutes by 2022. One of the biggest, if not the biggest manufacturers of combustion engines in the world, claims it can pull this off.
How can they do this? Well, it all has to do with the battery they use. They currently use batteries for their EV from Panasonic, but they’re looking for partners to help create a new charging battery in which to reach their goal. What will help in reaching this ambitious goal will also include designing cars with lighter bodies that can travel further on a battery instead of heavier cars that demand more battery power. The ultimate goal is for a Honda EV to travel 150 miles on a 15-minute charge.
At the time of this post, it takes current chargers to charge a EV battery 80% in around 30 minutes. Considering most people in a fast paced world can’t sit through a 30 minute TV show without pausing or walking out of the room, 30 minutes is still a bit too long.
If you think about range, 150 miles doesn’t seem like that far. The next thought is thinking about how far you really drive in a day. 150 miles is a lot unless you travel that far everyday for work, but with 15 minutes to charge, that seems like a pretty good thing to get you around without pumping exhaust into the air.
Still, Honda has yet to reach this goal since it’s not 2022, but given that they continually try to innovate, they’ll probably get it done before 2022.
Now check out this Honda Urban EV concept vehicle. It could be the future.
(Via The Drive)
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