Charging

Fast-charging can Damage Electric Car Battery in just 25 Cycles

Researchers have discovered that fast charging your electric batteries can damage them and reduce their capacity. Engineers from the University of California, Riverside carried out experiments on batteries used in popular electric vehicles. And their findings showed that fast charging at commercial stations can cause harm to electric batteries after about 25 charges. The damage to the batteries is due to high temperatures and resistance. These extreme conditions will then lead to cracks and leaks in the battery, thereby reducing their capacity. During the experiment, he researchers charged two sets of discharged lithium-ion batteries with two different chargers. The first one was charged with fast chargers found in commercial stations while the second set was charged using an all new fast-...

Evolution In Electric Car Charging Solutions

As the popularity of electric cars increases, car makers are preparing to eventually shift production to them. Electric cars have seen a significant rise in their adoption and this has reflected in the increased number of their charging stations. The number of the charging stations will only go up as manufacturers continue to build more having identified it as a potentially lucrative investment. Worldwide all statistics show a big grow in the number of charging stations. However, it’s not enough that electric car charging stations are increasing. It’s also about the charging stations being able to meet all the needs of EV drivers. And if that is to happen in the near future, a lot of improvements have to take place. For one, the types of chargers available at the charging stati...