The time it takes to charge batteries is one of the main disadvantages of electric cars compared to the conventional cars with gasoline cars which can fill up within seconds.
Right now, Europe’s biggest carmakers are taking advantage of the continent’s industrial prowess to build a network of ultra-fast charging stations as they look to stoke demand for electric cars and break Tesla’s stranglehold in the market.
Yeah! BMW, Volkswagen and Daimler plan to build about 400 next generation charging stations in Europe that can reload an electric car in minutes instead of hours. Installing these new, faster chargers will spur the overall market and all help the traditional car manufacturers close the gap with Tesla, which maintains its own network of charging stations and currently has the fastest chargers in the industry.
The carmakers from Europe are roping in experts from the European power and engineering industry including Germany’s E.ON, Siemens and Portugal’s Efacec, which are all familiar with the technology.
Tesla doesn’t really have anyone to answer to, they are independent. But u think that further out the big automakers are in a better position to capitalize because of their more extensive resources.
Grahamy Evans, automotive analyst at IHS Markit
These European carmakers assured e-car users that the 350kw chargers would be almost three times as fast as powerful as Tesla’s. Tesla’s tech billionaire CEO Elon Musk has hinted that the company will not be outdone, tweeting that 350kw chargers are “children’s toy”.
Tesla Motors (often shortened to Tesla) is an American automaker and energy storage company co-founded by Elon Musk, Martin Eberhard, Marc Tarpenning, JB Straubel and Ian Wright, and is based in Palo Alto, California. The company specializes in electric cars and their powertrain components and also produces battery charging equipment.