Honda Motor Co. Ltd. is about to push their technology even further by developing an electric vehicle (EV) that can fully charge in just 15 minutes. The Japanese brand aims to roll out these units by 2022.
In a report by Japan’s Nikkei, Honda is planning to produce EVs that can run up to 240 km on a single 15-minute charge. As such, the Japanese automaker is developing high-capacity batteries that can handle load transfer in 15 minutes with a yet to be selected partner.
Of note, Honda will introduce this fast charging technology after rolling out its mass-market EVs in Europe in 2019 and in Japan the following year.
Just recently, the carmaker unveiled its Honda Sports EV Concept at the recently concluded Tokyo Motor Show. It’s an EV bearing a sporty 2-door roadster silhouette and a quirky front design. Could this concept be the first Honda EV to be equipped with the fast charging technology? Or could it simply be wishful thinking? In any case, it would be nice to see Honda’s crack at taking down one of the biggest issues in owning an EV, which is charging time.
Source: Nikkei Asian Review