Oct 29, 2021

Fast charging an electric car does not damage the battery

One more reasons not to buy an EV have been debunked!

The uncertainety around the potential degradation of batteries caused by fast charging has been a reason given to shy away from buying an electric vehicle. Up until recently, there has been very few long term “real life” studies showing the effects of different charging power on batteries. But the paper Impact of Charging Rates on Electric Vehicle Battery Life published on the journal Findings has examined real data from real experiments relevant for EV batteries. It was clear that NMC-type batteries could be damaged by ultra rapid charging but that the Battery Management Systems (BMS) of the 10 most popular EVs (in the UK) effectively prohibits this. So just go ahead and fast charge your car without worries.

Read the article on Findings.

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