One of the factors that electric vehicle manufacturers are trying to improve in electric vehicles (and indeed is crucial for the development of all this technology) is the vehicle charging time.
Tesla recently announced that its new lithium-ion battery technology will recharge cars in less than 10 minutes. Experimental technology being studied, they say. However, the facts have not yet followed the statements. Today the Korean house Kia directly announces the launch of HIS new EVs stating that its next electric car can recharge in less than 20 minutes.
The confirmations, which come directly from the company's top management, announce the launch of the new KIA electric car as early as next year. A car that will be based on the “Imagine” concept that the company unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2019.
According to the company, this is new electric vehicle will present next-generation charging technology and a brand-new platform created specifically for electric vehicles.
The all-new electric car, called the Kia CV, will be the company's flagship model and will use Hyundai's new electric-global modular (E-GMP) platform which is based on an 800V architecture. It is the "open source" platform that the manufacturers intend to allow the car to recharge in less than 20 minutes.
Not just KIA and Hyundai
E-GMP is also used for Porsche's new electric car, the Taycan. Kia Motors officials have confirmed that the Kia CV electric car will use exactly the same technology, with a range of "nearly 500 kilometers" going from 0 to 100km per hour in less than 3 seconds.
Big words, big numbers, let's see how much they will correspond to reality. It is certain, in any case, that among the price levers used by car manufacturers to sell more expensive cars there will also be recharging times.