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Veefil Quick EV Charger in Australia, a Competitor for Tesla’s Supercharger

veefil ev charger 123x300 Veefil Quick EV Charger in Australia, a Competitor for Teslas SuperchargerTesla Motors were the first to introduce a truly high-capacity Supercharger. However, like mushrooms after the rain, more startup companies do the same – and that’s good.

Today’s best example is a company named Tritium, based in Australia, that designed a supercharger called “Veefil” and which is intended for other plug-in vehicles than the Tesla.

The project, funded by a government grant, produced a 50 kWh charger that supports both CHAdeMO and the SAE J1772 Combo connector standards, at a voltage of 400 to 415V AC and a maximum current of 85 amps.

Veefil will be able to charge an electric vehicle 20 times faster than using a standard wall socket, the company claims. It’s possible to select either a quick charge of 10 minutes or a full charge of 30.

I don’t know which vehicle they’re thinking of when they publish these figures, but it’s not hard to guess: the Nissan Leaf, which got a huge price cut in Australia these days.

We are glad such things happen. One the other hand, though, I really don’t know how using one such charger will affect warranty. Tesla’s Supercharger is made specially for the system the car has onboard, and they “have to dance a tight tango” (quoting Elon Musk in last week’s interview) to keep things flowing nicely and the battery charging at its optimum parameters.

And remember, Tesla has a 90 kWh charging station – a real piece of engineering art.

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Ovidiu has always been a fan of technology and Captain Planet. Unable to ignore the technical possibilities that exist nowadays, he started collecting and blogging about the most interesting news out there and saw that there were a lot of people interested in the same that stuff he was.