NASA technology could help make ultra-fast chargers without heat issues

November 25, 2022

Only a few obstacles stand between electric cars and true automotive supremacy. The problem that looms most predominantly in the minds of the EV curious is charging time. A gas-guzzling F-150 takes only minutes to top off at the pump, but its electrified cousin, the F-150 Lightning, takes more than a half-hour tethered to a fast charger to reach just 80 percent battery capacity. Unfortunately, quickly pumping more energy into an EV isn’t as easy as it sounds, because more electricity means more heat—a troubling combination that can have explosive results. In other words, to make a faster-charging EV, you need some way to deal with those excess degrees Fahrenheit. Enter NASA! Read original article here.

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