Honda: 15-min charge for 240km range by 2022

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Honda is developing a new range of high-capacity batteries for its pure-electric vehicles which, by 2022, will deliver a range of more than 240km after just 15 minutes of battery charging.

Currently, most of Honda's rivals claim their pure-electric cars take around 30 minutes for a similar charge.

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Honda plans on achieving those blisteringly quick charging times by developing a new battery that will be able to handle the fast charge. The carmaker sources batteries for its electric-gas hybrid vehicles from Panasonic and others, but plans to create the new batteries in collaboration with a partner to be chosen later.

While Tesla aims to dominate EVs in North America, Honda has been making strides with its mass-market EV plan for Europe and Asia.

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Fast chargers in Japan now provide a maximum output of 150kW, but industry plans call for raising that to 350kW starting in 2020. Honda's new technology will be taking advantage of that infrastructure.

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