The Abu Dhabi government in cooperation with Mitsubishi industries has opened the region’s first rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging station.
Charging stations using standard electrical outlets might take up to 6 hours for a usable charge while CHAdeMO chargers can bring the battery up to 80 percent of its capacity in only 30 minutes.
The name of this standard is based on a Japanese pun, “O cha demo ikaga desu ka” meaning “Let’s have (green) tea while charging.”
Charging times of 6 hours meant practical charging had to take place at home or at the workplace.
But charging times of 30 minutes could make it practical to charge during a tea, coffee or lunch breaks.
Would anyone like to open a cafe near this charging station?
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