Friday, April 12, 2013

The number of "gas stations" for electric cars quickly grows

     The number of charging stations of the CHAdeMO standard for electric cars in Europe for the last 12 months grew almost by 4 times. As a whole in the world over 2 thousand such gas stations now are, it is twice more, than a year ago, including: 601 gas stations in Europe, 1371 — in the USA and 154 — in Japan, reported in the Nissan Motor company.
    In Russia by data for the end of 2012 5 stations of the CHAdeMO standard — four in Moscow and one in Belgorod were.
    The CHAdeMO standard ("CHArge de Move" — "charging") was developed for movement by the association of the same name created in 2010. Over 460 members entered into it from 26 countries, including the automobile companies Nissan Motor, Mitsubishi Motors, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Toyota Motor and Honda Motor.
    Charging of CHAdeMO provides capacity from 50 to 100 kW via the special socket. Thanks to it the charge of the battery can be filled to 80% in only 15 — 30 minutes.
Charging stations CHAdeMO serve today over 70 thousand electric cars that makes more than 90% of the market of this type of transport. The standard is supported in 19 models of cars, including Nissan Leaf, Honda Fit, Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot iON. Over 30 automatic machines for recharge of cars and some "guns" are developed.
     One of their priorities when developing the standard there was an ensuring the greatest possible safety of the user at car charging. The fork is designed in such a way that tension in it can be only when it is connected to the socket on the car. Before giving of current check of necessary level of isolation is carried out, besides, all operating signals are duplicated.

    "Today in Europe, the USA and Japan we see already more than two thousand CHAdeMO stations. Such charging station is even in rich with Abu Dhabi oil. According to plans, the number of charging stations will double within the next year and by the end of 2013 their quantity will exceed 4 thousand pieces" — contains in Nissan Motor statement.
    "Real experience of Japan (which the first actively I began introduction — CNews comment) showed that with growth of number of the charging stations located in convenient places, the number of the people ready to use of electric cars considerably increases. Drivers have a confidence that they will be able easily to find a place where will be able quickly to load the electric car" — added in the company.

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