To 350 kW and Beyond: The Future of Fast-Charging Electric Vehicles

October 10, 2017 | State of the Market Report

Automotive OEMs are investing billions of dollars into electrification programs, aiming to bring electric vehicles out of a small niche into the hands of many consumers – but still face concerns over range anxiety. Fast-charging infrastructure, which quickly adds range through high-powered DC chargers, can alleviate some of those concerns and enable long-distance driving. However, this infrastructure is costly both to install and to operate, and still falls short of charge times that rival conventional refueling. This report quantifies the scale of investment required to enable widespread fast-charging infrastructure, identifies a pathway to faster 350 kW charging speeds, and discusses who is best positioned to own and operate stations.

Coverage Areas

  • Energy Storage
  • Owning the Energy Transition

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Landscape
    Fast-charging infrastructure for electric vehicles will be crucial for enabling mainstream success with consumers, but today is limited by slow charge times and low availability.
  • Analysis
    Today’s fast-charging infrastructure remains expensive, and moving to 350 kW both adds cost and requires changes to battery pack design.
  • Outlook

Lead Analyst

Christopher Robinson
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Chloe Holzinger

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