As part of the German FastCharge research project for which they are associated, Porsche and BMW have successfully tested two fast charging stations for electric vehicles, whose power can reach 450 kW. The fast kiosks currently deployed provide 120 kW.

A Porsche prototype with an elevated Panamera look (close to the future Cayenne coupé ?), With a 90 kWh battery and a cooling system designed for the occasion, was able to be loaded with a power of over 400 kW.

Porsche announces that the experimental terminal allows it to offer a range of 100km with only 3 min of charge on empty battery. On a BMW i3 With a special 57 kWh battery, going from 10% to 80% charge took 15 min.

The connection between the station and the machine is via a CCS 2 port, a format that most manufacturers adopt in Europe.

The system is intended to be compatible with vehicles whose powertrain electric displays a current ranging from 400V to 800V. The experimental station is located in Germany on the A8 between Ulm and Augsburg; it can be used for free.

In addition, BMW and Porsche (for the Volkswagen Group ) are also partners, with Daimler and Ford in the Ionity project to install 350 kW kiosks throughout Europe.

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