[Oeva-list] new onboard charger offfers full charge in 1 hour orless

Craig Schaefer calvinjean2 at comcast.net
Thu Sep 20 19:25:39 PDT 2012

Those chargers say they're for 3 phase power, which has a 400 volt option available.   The power grid in the USA typically does not have 3 phase power available apart from urban centers or mfg areas where 3 phase has been specifically run for machinery.   
I'm not sure how Europe works their grid.

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  From: John Christian 
  To: oeva-list at oeva.org 
  Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2012 9:44 AM
  Subject: [Oeva-list] new onboard charger offfers full charge in 1 hour orless


  While many questions persist such as; how big is the battery, who actually has a 400 volt service available, and which cars will have a simialr option, it does bode well for future EV offerings. This unit was designed by the Swiss and is more appropriate for the European market. 

  This is an example of the entirely different pace of innovtion with EVs. We are used to it taking many years to see minor auto improvements like seat belts and turbo chargers - which for fossil fuel cars is normal. This affects our infrastructure planning - like the connectors on our DC quick chargers and the roll out of Better Place's battery swapping stations for EVs. But dramatic changes in technology are comming at much more rapid pace for EVs. Standards have yet to jell in many areas and new technology offerings will completely change our view of normal in a very short time. Nowhere is this more impactful than in battery and charging technologies. 

  These are exciting times and you are in the midst of it. Congratulations on being insightful and taking action.

  Best regards,
  John P. Christian
  OEVA Chairman
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