Cooled charging cables could mean faster EV top-ups
A Swiss component manufacturer has developed a cooled EV charging cable, claimed to offer significantly faster top-ups without increasing the thickness of the cable itself.
Designed for the new Combined Charging Standard (CCS) connectors, HUBER+SUHNER’s technology features an integrated cooling circuit which means it can handle high power loads for long periods of time.
Today’s rapid chargers typically offer a maximum power output of 50kW, whereas the cooled cables can deliver a 350kW charge without requiring a thick, heavy and inflexible cable. In turn, it can help keep charging times low despite the increased capacity of the latest electric vehicle batteries.
Frank Rothe, Head of the Automotive Market Unit at HUBER+SUHNER, said: “Our cooled cables and connectors will make rapid charge times for all electric cars absolutely feasible. With environmentally conscious vehicles becoming more and more popular in the mainstream, this is the next step in making purchasing an electric vehicle the norm.”