Signet CHAdeMO charger

Signet CHAdeMO charger

The CHAdeMO Association demonstrated at Ise City in Japan’s Mie prefecture, its new High Power Charging technology that will be available through the revised CHAdeMO standard (ver. 1.2), that was formally announced on March 24th, 2017.

The key upgrade of CHAdeMO is officially increasing the maximum current from 125 A to 400 A, which likewise increases the power around three times, from a typical 50 kW setup to 150 kW.

At the same time CHAdeMO's V2X capability was also hinted at.

"V2X technology enables the discharging of electricity from vehicles such as battery electric vehicles, fuel cell electric vehicles, and so on. V2X started gaining public attention as a key technology to achieve distribut ion of power sources under a smart grid concept, in addition to its key function of saving energy by controlling the balance of power demand and supply, or to supply power during emergencies.

The demonstration showed how V2X technology sources electricity from different types of electric vehicles (battery electric vehicle, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, fuel cell electric vehicle), in order to power various types of electric appliances."

The demonstration report is found here.
CHAdeMO Association demonstrated High Power Charging at technology exhibition

CHAdeMO Association demonstrated High Power Charging at technology exhibition