Nanyang Technology University Touting Some Incredible Specs, Including 20-Year Life
We've heard similar promises before, but given the magnitude of change that these ultra-fast charging technologies are talking about, we're always game for one more. Especially when the latest promise includes a two-minute charging time (to 70 percent full), a lifespan of 20 years and a pack that will be easy to manufacture. A large-scale battery prototype does not yet exist, but that's supposedly coming soon.
Vancouver, British Columbia, is joining the west coast network of DC fast chargers for plug-in electric vehicles. The Canadian province's electric utility company, BC Hydro, will be installing 13 DC fast chargers in the greater Vancouver area in the Fraser Valley, on Vancouver Island and in Kamloops.
Just as the words "Chevron," "Shell" and "Arco" can engender a sigh of relief when spotted by a gas-starved driver with an empty tank, the name "Nissan" will be cause for joy for some of their battery-electric-vehicle driving counterparts. The Japanese automaker is making it easier to charge up its all-electric Leaf quickly by adding DC fast chargers to many of its US dealerships. Specifically, Nissan will add more than 100 stations in 21 metropolitan areas and says those chargers can provide en