At the moment, the most worrying factor for consumers to buy an electric car is that it is no longer short range, but that charging time is too long and charging space is limited, resulting in a poor charging experience. However, with the arrival of the new fast charging standard, this situation will change, and the charging speed is expected to be comparable to the fuel car refueling efficiency.
Recently, we learned that the CHAdeMO Association (Japan Electric Vehicle Rapid Charger Association) and the China Electric Power Enterprise Federation jointly released the new version of CHAdeMO 3.0 CHAdeMO fast charge standard.
The new standard lower DC charging power can exceed 500kW (maximum current 600A), compatible with the previous CHAdeMO version, GB/T (national standard version) and other standard fast charging systems, and may be suitable for Tesla in the future.
What is the concept of 500kW charging power? To put it another way, the more efficient charging piles on the market today are the number of Tesla’s V3 Super Charging Piles. Tesla officials say the V3 superfill has a maximum power of 250kW and can deliver 120km of range in five minutes of charging.
The new CHAdeMO 3.0 fast charge standard supports fast charging power of up to more than 500 kW, more than twice as much as the Tesla V3 overcharge pile. According to Tesla’s estimates, using this fast-charging pile, charged for five minutes, will result in a range of more than 200km.
It is reported that electric vehicle charging piles in different countries and regions use different standards. At present, the mainstream charging standards for THE CHAdeMO Association standard (mainly for Europe and Japan and other countries common standards) and CCS standards (mainly for some European countries, the standards, China is using GB/T standards.
This new CHAdeMO 3.0 fast charge standard, the project is named “chaoji”. With a smaller charger and cable, and a cooling technology, DC charging power can exceed 500kW (maximum current 600A), the new version is compatible with GB/T communication protocol.
It is understood that the new fast charging standard will be adapted to commercial vehicles next year and will then be used for other types of vehicles, including passenger cars.