A new report from engineering consultancy Ricardo describes the rapidly changing market for DC fast chargers, and the implications for vehicle makers, supply chains, charging infrastructure providers and equipment manufacturers.
High Voltage and Fast Charging for Electric Vehicles is aimed at suppliers of charging equipment and on-board electric powertrain products, energy companies and infrastructure providers, and addresses the current state of fast charging from both technological and market standpoints.
The new report explains how automotive manufacturers and infrastructure providers are responding to consumer demand for fast charging, and addresses how technologies and standards will need to develop to meet consumer needs.
The publication includes: a description of the latest EV charging trends; an overview of planned fast charging networks in Europe, the US and China, along with fast charging network statistics; a look at current and future EV technology; and an overview of the capabilities needed to develop faster charging in order to enable longer vehicle ranges.
The broader technical implications of high-voltage charging on battery life, battery chemistry and vehicle electrical architecture are also addressed.