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Connector spec speeds EV charging down to 10mins

17 Oct 2012

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SAE International, formerly known as the Society of Automotive Engineers, has just released the revised technical standards for electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV).

Developed in a consensus environment by more than 190 global experts representing automotive, charging equipment, utilities industries and national labs, "J1772: SAE Electric Vehicle and Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Conductive Charge Couple" enable charging time to be reduced from as long as eight hours to as short as 10-20 minutes.

"This new technical standard is a real game-changer," Andrew Smart, Director of Industry Relations and Business Development for SAE International, said. "It reflects the advancements in technology within PHEV and EV engineering and we are pleased to represent the collaborative efforts within industry that made it possible."

The standard represents the future of charging technology and smart grid interaction, while addressing the needs of today. Such needs include reduced times at public charging stations, enabling consumers to travel greater distances in their PHEV's and EV's.

"This new standard reflects the many hours that top industry experts from around the world worked to achieve the best charging solution – a solution that helps vehicle electrification technology move forward." Gery Kissel, Engineering Specialist, Global Battery Systems, GM, and SAE J1772 Task Force Chairman, said. "We now can offer users of this technology various charging options in one combined design."




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