There are a number of advancements under development in the world of electric vehicles. According to a report from Nikkei Asian Review, Honda has its own leap forward in charging technology on the horizon, saying it’ll drop charging time down to 15 minutes by 2022.
The report says that Honda will launch a number of EVs that year capable of charging to about 150 miles of range in 15 minutes, when today, certain EVs take twice as long to charge to that range. To achieve such a short charging time, the automaker will offer new batteries compatible with ultra-fast chargers.
As with any electric vehicle with fast-charging capabilities, all of Honda’s efforts would be pointless if there isn’t a charging network that supports these new batteries. Lucky for Honda, Europe is expected to have thousands of 350 kW charging stations by 2020 and Japan is likely going to do the same, upgrading current 150 kW chargers to the same 350 kW limit.
Honda plans to partner with another company to produce the new batteries, but it has not yet revealed that collaborator.
Prior to launching the new faster-charging cars slated for 2022, Honda will launch mass-market EVs in Europe in 2019 and in Japan the following year.