Fast DC Charging for Electric Vehicles

The electric vehicle (EV) industry is gearing up for the growth of fast direct current (DC) charging technology.

Fast DC technology, which offers charging times of less than an hour, compared to 6 to 8 hours for conventional AC systems, promises to accelerate sales of battery electric vehicles, but the barriers to widespread adoption remain high.

Specific challenges include the high cost of equipment and the emerging struggle between the CHAdeMO protocol, developed by Japanese automakers, and the new