Now yes! It really is the end for diesel and gasoline vehicles!

This could very well be the end of gasoline and diesel vehicles. Only the biggest problem related to electric vehicles is solved. I’m talking about the charging time of the battery. Thanks to a new invention by Purdue University in collaboration with Ford, it will be possible to fully charge electric cars in less than five minutes. In other words, like filling up with gasoline or diesel. This is really amazing and will change the market forever!

Now yes! It really is the end for diesel and gasoline vehicles!

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Photo: Purdue University / Jared Pike

The big factor currently limiting battery charging speed is heating. In order to charge a vehicle faster, it is therefore necessary for a higher current to flow through the cable. The more electricity, the more heat has to be dissipated to keep the cable operational. At the moment the cooling systems are limited and therefore it is not possible to use a super charging speed. However, everything will change.

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Meanwhile, researchers at Purdue University have used an alternative cooling method to develop a charging cable that can deliver 4.6 times more energy than the fastest chargers on the market. This is because they managed to dissipate 24.22 kilowatts of heat. This is the result of a partnership between Purdue and Ford.

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Today, most normal charging speeds are between 20 minutes and an hour. Depending on the charger. Now the new cable changes all of that and cuts the charging time to under five minutes. This is because it can draw over 2400 amps. However, the most advanced chargers in the industry today support up to 520 amps. On the other hand, the most normal, less than 150.

While this is already well underway, it will still be some time before it hits the market. So about two years.

This will change everything in the auto market. That novelty aside, the only icing on the cake would be to double the car’s battery capacity. Then yes, it will be the last farewell.

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