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BMW and GM first to offer 20-minute EV charging

The DC Combi Fast Charge standard was developed in consensus with 190 global experts from the automotive, charging equipment, utilities industries and national laboratories, allowing multiple charging speeds from a single connection.

Eight manufacturers, comprising BMW, Chrysler, Daimler, Ford, General Motors and Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen have agreed to adopt the new connector, which will help standardise fast chargers and improve the speed at which infrastructure can be rolled out globally.

The first vehicles expected to feature the technology will be the Chevrolet Spark EV and BMW i3, with each manufacturer confirming that it offers an 80% charge in the predicted 20 minutes. Volkswagen has also confirmed that the electric version of its up! city car, due for a 2014 launch, will use the new connector.

Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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