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Cooled charging cables could mean faster EV top-ups

By / 5 years ago / Tech / 1 Comment

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.

Cooled EV charging cable

The technology offers faster charging without requiring a thick, heavy and inflexible cable.

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.”

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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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