Volvo C30’s fast charging capability makes American EV owners green with jealousy

The Brusa NLG6 22 kilowatt 3 phase AC electric car charging unit is making an appearance in the Volvo C30 electric car.  Volvo sent out an announcement today that they’d upgraded the drive train and charging unit on the C30.  With the Brusa NLG6 the charging time is reduced to 1.5 hours, making it on the lower end of what we’d call “fast charging”.

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The most important thing about this is that it doesn’t require an external DC fast charger unit.  Instead the whole charging system is built into the car.  However it does require a 3 phase AC power outlet, and in the U.S. those are pretty rare.  In Europe, 3 phase AC is pretty darn common, so I hear, making it possible to get low cost ubiquitous fast charging.

Mind if I get green with jealousy?

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About David Herron

David Herron is a writer and software engineer living in Silicon Valley. He primarily writes about electric vehicles, clean energy systems, climate change, peak oil and related issues. When not writing he indulges in software projects and is sometimes employed as a software engineer. David has written for sites like PlugInCars and TorqueNews, and worked for companies like Sun Microsystems and Yahoo.

About David Herron

David Herron is a writer and software engineer living in Silicon Valley. He primarily writes about electric vehicles, clean energy systems, climate change, peak oil and related issues. When not writing he indulges in software projects and is sometimes employed as a software engineer. David has written for sites like PlugInCars and TorqueNews, and worked for companies like Sun Microsystems and Yahoo.

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