Ford, Purdue partner on technology to speed up EV charging

Ford and Purdue University are partnering to develop a new charging station cable compatible with vehicle charging technology still being developed with hopes of making a broader transition to electric vehicles possible.

Purdue researchers are trying to develop an alternative cooling method to prevent battery overheating with a charging cable that can deliver an increased current. The cable uses liquid as an active cooling agent, which can help extract more heat from the cable.

If successful, it would deliver significantly more power than the current technology used to re-charge electric vehicles, potentially speeding up the process if used with technology that is being developed now.

Researchers say charging times for electric vehicles could eventually be on par with filling up a car at a gas station.

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2 thoughts on “Ford, Purdue partner on technology to speed up EV charging

  1. The Environmentalist drove coal powered plants to China, Biden’s New Green Deal wants to regulate and eliminate natural gas into oblivion, not a new Nuclear power plant on the board and we are going to move toward electric vehicles. Has anyone thought how we are going to charge these vehicles when we can barely generate enough energy to get through a summer cooling season? Wind and solar!

    1. Steve, vehicles are generally charged at night–the opposite of summer cooling peak demand. We’ll be fine.