menu

Nissan’s Electric Vehicle Charger Can Fully Recharge A Car In Ten Minutes

Nissan’s Electric Vehicle Charger Can Fully Recharge A Car In Ten Minutes
Design

The manufacturer unveils new charging station, built in partnership with Kansai University in Japan.

Emma Hutchings
  • 15 october 2011

Nissan and Japan’s Kansai University have worked together to create technology that can charge the batteries used by electric vehicles in just 10 minutes. At the moment it can take up to eight hours to fully charge a car like the Nissan Leaf, and that is one of the main disadvantages to owning an electric vehicle.

To dramatically reduce the charge time, they changed the electrode inside a capacitor from carbon to tungsten oxide and vanadium oxide, which are more efficient and powerful.

Nissan's Electric Vehicle Charger Can Fully Recharge A Car In Ten Minutes

This technology would surely have a significant positive impact on the public’s perception of electric vehicles but, unfortunately, it could take up to a decade to commercialize.

Nissan

Click here to get your Need to Know on-the-go.

+#design
+Asia
+Automotive
+Design
+electric vehicles
+Electronics & Gadgets
+Environmental / Green
+japan
+Need to Know
+nissan
+technology
Trending

Volvo Is Launching A Global Car-Sharing Business

Automotive
PSFK MEMBERSHIP


JOIN RETAIL INTELLIGENCE PLATFORM
Get access to retail reports and 20,000 retail insights


LEARN MORE

TREND REPORT


FORECAST 2020
The Consumer Roles That Will Shape Our Future
 

DOWNLOAD NOW

IoT january 19, 2017
Technology january 19, 2017
No search results found.