In a recent release, TU/e student team InMotion has revealed that they are getting close to charging an electric race car at the speed of normal refueling with the development of the Revolution. The racing vehicle is capable of fully recharging in less than four minutes, making it the fastest-charging electric race car for long-distance racing in the world, as far as known, according to the release.
InMotion started designing and producing the new battery pack in the race car with more than thirty students in November 2022. According to InMotion, the battery pack charges in 3 minutes and 56 seconds, with a charging power of 322 kW, a total capacity of 29.2 kWh, and a range of approximately 250 kilometers. Reducing the charging time for electric cars is important to make electric driving easier and therefore more accessible for consumers. InMotion has taken up that challenge and is now truly getting close to a pit-stop-worthy charging time.
Ultimately, InMotion dreams of showcasing the technology during the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where the battery pack will be tested under the most challenging conditions, namely long-distance racing.
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