Skip to comments.Mitsubishi iMiev to use new technology to recharge 80% capacity in just 30 minutes
Posted on 12/24/2009 2:50:28 PM PST by Flavius
Mitsubishi is going the extra mile ahead and is set to be first in Europe to showcase the city cars fast charging capabilities. The car makers iMiev model will bring in the fast charge function that is expected to change the way drivers think about how electric vehicles run.
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So 80 per cent is fully filled?
I think its the same as when the batteries are only 20 percent charged, they’re empty.
So when you’re traveling and need to stop to “fill-up”, you only have 30 minutes to wait for a partial fill-up? That will be fun if you have a family with small kids in the back seat....
In other news, a iMiev and a wheelchair were involved in a crash. The driver and passenger in the iMiev are in serious condition at a local hospital while the person in the wheelchair was placed in another wheelchair and continued on their merry way.
How far does the car go on an 80% charge? What size circuit is required to power that charger? Can the grid handle those chargers everywhere doing their 30 minute charges during peak? That’s some journalism.
Also, what is the efficiency of burning your fossil fuel’s (outside of France these are mostly coal burners) at the power plant and sending it over the grid as opposed to burning other fossil fuels within the car? And for those fools who care how much carbon are they thus indirectly spewing from using these, plus how much carbon is generated in their manufacture.