One of the biggest challenges in getting truly widespread adoption of EVs is charging time. Not everyone can charge at home and even 20 minutes is too long if we’re expecting everyone to be driving EVs in the future.
Purdue University, with the help of Ford, has invented what it thinks is part of the solution with a cable capable of charging an EV in only 5 minutes.
EV chargers with higher charging speeds do deploy liquid-cooled cables to combat the heat, but Purdue says they remove only so much heat. The university’s solution? Switch from liquid cooling to liquid phase-change cooling. Purdue doesn’t go into detail about the cable. For Engineering Professor Issam Mudawar it’s the result of 37 years of work finding out how to more efficiently cool electronics using liquid phase-change cooling.
Read the article at Jalopnik.