Huawei is preparing a new ultra-fast charger capable of reaching 600 kW in direct current. This advanced station will be able to operate at 1,000 V and 600 A. Therefore, its specifications are similar to those of the V4 Superchargers of Teslawhich also advertise 1,000 V and 615 A (ie 615 kW nominal power).
Other Chinese manufacturers like geely are also developing 600 kW chargers, while CHILD and XPeng for the moment they are satisfied with 500 and 480 kW respectively. On paper, Huawei’s new station should be able to charge an electric car with a 100 kWh capacity battery in just 10 minutes.
The charger, called Huawei FusionCharger, is liquid-cooled and has a 3.5-meter charging cable. The main problem with this advanced charging solution is that the vast majority of electric vehicles on the market cannot take advantage of its power, since most work at 400 volts, and only a few have 800 volt systems. No model on the market reaches 1,000 volts.
In the images of the Fusion Charger we can see a Huawei Aito M5 EV, an electric car developed by the technology giant and Seres. This model is a medium SUV (segment D) 4.79 meters long, 1.93 meters wide, 1.62 meters high and 2.88 meters wide, conceived as a rival to the increasingly popular Tesla Model Y.
The Huawei Aito M5 EV is the company’s first electric car
The Chinese model is available in rear and all wheel drive versions. The first has a power of 272 CV (200 kW) and is capable of completing 0 to 100 km/h in 7.1 seconds, while the second adds a second 224 CV (165 kW) propeller on the front axle, which allows him to lower the time to just 4.5 seconds.
In both cases the battery pack has a capacity of 80 kWh and is made up of LFP (lithium-ferrophosphate) cells supplied by CATL. While the rear-wheel drive model certifies a range of 620 km under the Chinese CLTC cycle, the all-wheel drive model settles for 552 km due to its higher consumption.
In addition to this model, Huawei also sells two other models in its home market, the Aito M5 and Aito M7 plug-in hybrids (although they are actually electric with a range extender). The name of this sub-brand is a play on words. (Adding Intelligence to Auto) which reflects the technological approach that Huawei wants to apply to its products.
Source | CarNewsChina