CHAdeMO for DIY EV: Fastcharging an Oldtimer DIY EV Conversion REBBL VW T2 at Fastned

This guy in Holland did what I’d wanted to do last year, add a CHAdeMO port to his DIY conversion EV.  We see here a VW Bus (I had a Karmann Ghia) that’s been converted to electric drive (as has been done with many other VW bus’s).  Working with the Orion BMS guys he added CHAdeMO support.  In this video he takes it to a Fastned station and gets about a 30 kw charge rate.

Electric vehicle charging station guide


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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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  1. Neat to see on the close-up view of the charger that it’s one from ABB. I was just at ABB in Milwaukee the other day, taking a look at their Chademo charger while out on my electric motorcycle. I couldn’t charge there, but it sure would be cool at add Chademo to a motorcycle.

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