Scientists find fast charging destroys electric vehicle batteries

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A March 13, 2020 article on The Next Web (thenextweb.com) covers the increasing evidence of the damage that fast charging can do to the batteries of electric vehicles. Research by engineers from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) say that commercial fast-charging stations subject EV car batteries to high temperatures and resistance which can cause cells to crack, leak, and lose storage capacity.

Alarmingly, according to the researchers, the standard process of fast charging effectively killed the batteries after just 25 charging cycles. An EV car battery is considered “end-of-life” when it holds less than 80% of its original total capacity.

We’d invite you to check out the full article – then consider the benefits of using long term dwell solutions like the EVMC system by Cyber Switching to charge vehicles that are parked for charging for longer periods of time like during workdays or overnight.

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