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Will Electric Vehicles Ever Be Able To Fully Charge In Ten Minutes Or
Nov 30, 2017 Quora , Contributor
When do you think (if ever) electric vehicles will be able to charge
in 5-10 min? [
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Answer by Jeff Solie, advocate for electric vehicles, on Quora:
When do you think electric vehicles will be able to charge fully in
This is the most common question asked by people who do not yet
electric vehicles. We’re already way faster than five minutes.
Every night, I plug in my car. And every morning I drive away with a
tank of electrons. I didn’t go anywhere or do anything, other than
full seven to eight seconds it took to plug in my car.
So in a way - it currently takes seven or eight seconds to charge my
Which is significantly shorter than it takes to fill a tank with
When I wake in the morning - I have 212 miles of range (80% of my
battery). If I know the day before that I’ll drive farther than 212
(this happens at least three or four days per year), then I charge
than 80%. If I’m traveling (another six-ish times per year), then I
But excluding the six-ish days per year when I’m traveling - the other
days per year are well within my daily range. If I got really anxious
could rent a car six times. But I don’t. It’s totally not necessary.
With that said - I also do have to invest the time required to unplug
in the morning… so the seven to eight seconds is a little bit skewed.
probably more like fifteen seconds all-in. I spend so much less time
than a person with a twentieth century gas powered car - it’s amazing
that this is a question. But I understand - it’s a learning curve. I’m
on the leading edge of the curve. It’s fun over here.
It’s also far less expensive.
I drive 24,000 miles per year. My total cost of fuel in 2016 was $621.
was in a twentieth century gas car getting 20 mpg - that number would
been more like $4,800 - and that’s with gas at $2.40.
And my oil changes were right around $0.
And my timing belts were $0.
And my brakes were $0 (regenerative braking… way awesome).
And my spark plugs were $0.
And my transmission fluid change was $0.
And my serpentine belt was $0.
And my emissions test were $0.
And my sensors and catalytics were $0.
And my air filters were $0.
Etc., etc., etc.
And I fill my car in fifteen seconds.
I hope that helps. It’s a process. It’s a learning curve. It’s a
shift. And those of us in the EV community are all patient to wait for
ah-ha moments in everyone’s eyes. I am hoping this made at least one
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