Fast DC Charging for Electric Vehicles

CHAdeMO, Combo Chargers, and the Future of Electric Vehicle Charging

ElectricVehicles_IconThe electric vehicle (EV) industry is gearing up for the growth of fast direct current (DC) charging technology.  Fast DC technology, which offers charging times of less than an hour, compared to 6 to 8 hours for conventional AC systems, promises to accelerate sales of battery electric vehicles, but the barriers to widespread adoption remain high.  Specific challenges include the high cost of equipment and the emerging struggle between the CHAdeMO protocol, developed by Japanese automakers, and the new “combo charger” standard produced by the Society of Automotive Engineers.

Featuring research director John Gartner and editorial director Richard Martin, along with Garrett Beauregard, senior vice president of engineering at ECOtality, this webinar examines the rapidly evolving market for fast DC charging, including key players and the industry’s efforts to mitigate the impact of charging on grid infrastructure, and the likely effects on the overall EV market.

Key Topics:
  • Fast DC charging technology
  • Standards for fast DC charging
  • Sales of DC charging equipment
  • Business models for vendors and hosts of DC charging equipment
  • The effects of fast DC charging on EV adoption
What does this webinar answer?
  • How does fast DC charging technology differ from conventional AC systems?
  • What is the likely effect of the growth of fast DC charging on the wider EV market?
  • How fast are sales of DC charging equipment likely to grow through 2020?
  • How will the emerging standards conflict between CHAdeMO and the SAE’s combo charger affect the market for fast DC charging?
  • What are the emerging business models for fast DC charging?
  • Who are the key players in this market?
  • How will the impact of fast DC charging on the grid be mitigated?
Who needs to attend?
  • EVSE vendors
  • Auto manufacturers
  • Retailers and other hosts of charging stations
  • Regulators and policymakers
  • Utilities and grid operators
  • Investor community
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Webinar Details


Tuesday, April 9, 2013


2:00 pm EDT

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Speaker Details

John Gartner

Senior Research Director

Navigant Research

Richard Martin

Editorial Director

Navigant Research

Garrett Beauregard

Senior Vice President of Engineering


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