As stated by the titular character in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Despite being uttered in 1986, this sentiment still rings true. Life hasn’t slowed down, it has only sped up, and time is more valuable than ever before.
As technology has advanced, we’ve grown accustomed to simple things in life being as quick and convenient as possible. Whether it’s finding a recipe, looking up directions, or figuring out the title of a song, we can generally assume that with technology we can figure things out fast. This expectation is no different with our vehicles. With more and more automakers investing in electric vehicle development, and with Tesla’s Model Y already being able to go from 0-60 in 3.7 seconds, we will undoubtedly see more advancements in speed and convenience in the EV market. However, one area where EVs are a little behind in terms of overall convenience is refueling.
While drivers of traditional gas powered cars can find a gas station off pretty much any highway exit and refuel in under 10 minutes, zero-emission drivers don’t have it quite so easy – yet. But with billions of dollars invested in rolling out EV infrastructures and more EVs being sold every year, rapid charging is becoming more convenient and available every day. To better understand what charging rapidly means, let’s ask a few questions to better understand EV charging in general: