The charging duration of EVs has been one of the most significant setbacks to faster adoption. It often takes more than thirty minutes to charge up an EV, even with direct current chargers, known presently to be the fastest EV chargers in the U.S. and beyond. EV manufacturers maintain that charging too fast could damage the batteries.
But a group of government researchers at the Idaho National Laboratory has found a solution to these challenges, and we could soon be able to charge up our electric vehicles within a few minutes. In the results presented at the fall meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) held last month, the research team, led by Eric Dufek, said that their super-fast charging methods could charge EV batteries to 90% in just 10 minutes or less without harm. They are now perfecting the solution that could take up to five years to hit the market.