DC fast charger
Earlier this week, charge station maker Ecotality introduced its Blink fast-charge direct current station. It uses a higher voltage than level 1 and 2 charge points and direct current, which enables it to charge significantly faster. Ecotality says that it can charge a Nissan Leaf battery in about a half hour, although the rate will depend on conditions such as temperature. This fast-charge station will be available next year and will be used in public places, rather than homes. Drivers can expect to pay significantly more at public stations than at home.
October 14, 2010 11:09 AM PDT
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