Within a three-year research project called FastCharge, BMW (consortium leader), Porsche, Allego, Phoenix Contact and Siemens seek to explore “technical and physical limits of all components and systems involved in charging, both in the vehicle and the infrastructure.”
The consortium will explicitely try to approach charging capacities of up to 450 kW. In order to enable CCS fast-charing with 900 volts and an amplitude of 500 amperes, the research team considers cooling down charging cables, plugs and vehicle power sockets. The German state supports the project with 7.8m euros.
greencarcongress.com, electriccarsreport.com, press.bmwgroup.com