Here’s some great news for EV drivers (or soon-to-be EV drivers) worried about battery charging times.
New batteries with a charging time of just five minutes are in production.
The project has investment from BP (who have also invested in Pure Planet) which owns ‘Pulse’ - the network of roadside EV charging points in the UK, previously known as Chargemaster.
I’m not a regular user of public charging points, but I did have to wait quite a long time for a charge when I went to London and back in between lockdowns last summer.
This is my white Leaf in a bit of a queue at a charging point on the A303.
Luckily it was a fine day, and I was in no rush. Still, it was a wait of about 30 minutes, plus another 30 minutes while the charging happened. A second charging point about 200 yards to the left of the photo was out of action.
The Guardian reports that the new batteries would deliver about 100 miles of charge in five minutes.
Will the faster charging times encourage more drivers to go electric?