What is Fast Charging

ENABLING ELECTRIC MOBILITY

Fast charging is key for electric mobility. It allows charging in different public places and reassures drivers about driving longer distances.

The first global fast charging protocol

CHAdeMO was the first ever global fast charging protocol for electric vehicles. Equipping first mass-produced EVs with a fast charging capability eliminated range anxiety and put EVs on the path to growing popularity among drivers the world over.

CHAdeMO’s research has shown there is clear correlation between the number of fast chargers installed and the number of EVs sold – while correlation does not mean causation, there is a clear relationship between the two elements – and it’s proof that fast chargers are important for EV adoption.

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Overview of charging types

CHAdeMO protocol enables charging from 6kW up to 150kW, covering the full range of charging scenarios

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OFFICE/ HOME CHARGING
EV is usually charged with small onboard charger at home or office, called “normal charging”, and fast charger has a role to supplement normal charging.
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DESTINATION CHARGING
Fast charging or semi-fast charging (20kW) is ideal for destination charging in mid distance. Drivers can benefit from fast chargers installed in super market, drug store, shopping mall, restaurant parking lot.
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PATHWAY CHARGING
Fast charging infrastructure is necessary for long distance inter-city drive. Drivers can charge with fast chargers installed along major roads, and highway service area.