fast-charging http://michiganradio.org en Fast-charging charging system could reduce "range anxiety" for electric cars http://michiganradio.org/post/fast-charging-charging-system-could-reduce-range-anxiety-electric-cars <p align="LEFT">Ford Motor Company has teamed up with seven other car companies to develop a faster method of recharging electric cars.</p><p align="LEFT">Fast-charging could help reduce the problem of what some call &quot;range anxiety.&quot;&nbsp;</p><p align="LEFT">One drawback of an electric car is how long it takes to recharge the battery - up to&nbsp;7 hours for some electric cars. And if you push the car to its range limit you risk being stranded; that causes range anxiety.&nbsp;</p><p align="LEFT">Mike Tinskey is associate director of vehicle electrification at Ford. He says it&#39;s hoped that eventually,&nbsp;&quot;We can get to a point when we can charge just as quick as you can fuel up a conventional car with gasoline.&quot;</p><p>The new system isn&#39;t that fast, but it&#39;s a lot faster than charging on a 120 or 240 volt outlet.&nbsp;</p><p>It will take about 20 minutes to get an 80% charge on a depleted electric car battery<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;.</span></p><p>Other companies&nbsp;involved in developing the new system are&nbsp;Audi, BMW N.A., Chrysler, Daimler, General Motors, Porsche, and Volkswagen<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;..</span>. Fri, 04 May 2012 02:15:18 +0000 Tracy Samilton 7330 at http://michiganradio.org