Fill 'er up! Nissan working on 10-minute rapid charger for electric vehicles
Nissan's revolutionary rapid charger is being developed in conjunction with Kansai University in Osaka, Japan. Nissan and Kansai University discovered that by switching the electrode in a carbon capacitor to tungsten oxide and vanadium oxide, they could increase the charger's output by leaps and bounds, allowing for a zero-to-80-percent-capacity recharge in roughly ten minutes.
Unfortunately, Nissan says it may take up to a decade to perfect this rapid-charge technology and to make it available at the consumer level. Will ten-minute charging be just what everyone wants ten years from now? Let us know in Comments below.
- Great used cars for less than $10,000
- Owners say these cars aren't very good deals
- New Car Buying Guides
- Cheapest new automobiles in America
- Fastest-depreciating cars in the United States
- Find and compare 2017 Models