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27New Volvo 22-kW fast-charger drops recharge time to 90 minutes

A lot of factors play into an electric-vehicle's charging time, but a general rule is that the higher the on-board charger, the shorter that time will be. The on-board charger in the first-generation Nissan Leaf was 3.3 kW. The upgraded second-generation could use a 6.6 kW charger. On the new, third-edition Smart ED, there's a 22-kW charger. Today, Volvo announced a new 22-kW fast-charger for the C30 Electric that "operates on three-phase supplies and is small enough to be fitted in an electric

21Volvo C30 Electric gets DRIVen and it's a wonderful little ride

Volvo C30 Electric – Click above for high-res image gallery

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