World’s Fastest Electric Car Charger Offers a Full Charge in 15 Minutes

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Swiss engineering company ABB has launched what it claims to be the fastest electric car charger in the world, capable of recharging any electric car in just 15 minutes.

One of the downsides of switching to an electric vehicle is how long they take to recharge. Even with the best chargers on the market today, you need to set aside an hour or more if you want a fully recharged battery. ABB promises to change that, though, with its Terra 360 (360 kW) modular charger.

The Terra 360 can recharge up to four vehicles at once. ABB says its new charger can offer 62 miles of range in under three minutes when focused on a single vehicle. To put that in context, Tesla’s Supercharger offers 200 miles of range in 15 minutes, whereas over the same period you’d get at least 310 miles from the Terra 360.

ABB is hoping to have Terra 360 available in Europe by the end of this year before bringing the modular charger to the US, Latin America, and Asia Pacific regions in 2022. With its ability to charge four vehicles at once, ABB is targeting refueling stations, urban charging stations, retail parking, and fleet locations for deployment. The footprint of the Terra 360 looks to be similar to that of traditional gas pumps….”

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