VUB develops technology to charge electric cars faster and more efficiently

Scientists at EPOWERS, a research group associated with Brussels-based university VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), have developed a new charging technology that allows electric cars to travel 1,000 kilometres on a maximum of two charges. The university announced this in a press release on Thursday.

The new technology increases efficiency and charges much faster, meaning a charge would take only 10 minutes. At the moment, anyone driving an electric car must plan their route carefully to avoid running out of power. This could be a thing of the past thanks to a new technology developed at VUB.

"Thanks to our charge management tool, we can also reduce the cost and strain on the electricity grid during the charging process"

Using advanced technology and high voltage, the batteries are charged more efficiently and much faster. As a result, electric cars could reach an autonomy of 1,000 kilometres with a maximum of two recharges.

"In addition, thanks to our charge management tool, we can significantly reduce the cost and strain on the electricity grid during the charging process," emphasises EPOWERS research leader and VUB professor Omar Hegazy.

According to the researchers, the technology could be widely deployed relatively quickly.



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