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”.
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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