Fast charging uses direct current (DC) instead of slower alternating current (AC) to rapidly recharge EVs.
Fast charging stations deliver current at 480 volts compared to 240 volts at slower Level 2 stations.
The power rating at fast charging stations ranges from 90 kW to 350 kW, versus under 20 kW at Level 2.
With 50-150 kW fast charging, EVs can recharge to 80% battery level within 30 minutes.
Thick, liquid-cooled cables withstand the high power flow through fast charging stations.
Fast charging uses DC combo plugs like CCS, CHAdeMO or Tesla's Supercharger plug.
EVs precondition batteries with ideal temperature for rapid ions flow during fast charging.