Electric »Refueling« in No Time
October 19, 2017
To achieve a high range, large amounts of energy have to be transferred in a short period of time – just like during a standard refueling process. With the increasing number of automated vehicles in the future, this charging process will be taking place automatically from positioning to billing.
The underfloor fast-charging system developed by the Fraunhofer IVI was presented for the first time at the eMove360° Europe in Munich, the international trade fair for mobility 4.0 – electric – connected – autonomous.
From October 17 to 19, industry experts came to watch a demonstration of this technology in a first prototype. The system is suitable for use in the public as well as private sectors and it is durable and low-maintenance due to its robust construction. Supplying 1 megawatt of power, the system offers a range of 600 kilometers for cars after a charging time of 5 minutes.