The Shanghai Motor Show has now come to an end. The show shows that the wave of electrification is in full swing and that oil and electricity have reversed. In the future development of the new energy vehicle industry, the contradiction of charging is far greater than the contradiction of building a car, and solving the problem of charging has now become a prominent issue in the development of the automotive industry.
In previous years, a number of car companies have released models and charging piles with charging power in the range of 180-250kW. The most well-known of these is Tesla’s 2019 V3 Supercharger, with a maximum power of 250kW. according to Tesla’s website, some Model 3 models can be recharged for up to around 250km of range in 15 minutes via the V3 charging pile.
Currently, with the development of supercharging technology, Huawei’s new supercharging station in Bantian, Shenzhen, has reached a maximum output of 600kW and can recharge 100 degrees in 10 minutes, more than twice as fast as the Tesla V3.
From a “vehicle” perspective, although only around 3% of new energy vehicles currently use supercharging, many car companies have already started planning for supercharged models. It is expected that by the end of 2026, the market for supercharged vehicles will reach over 13 million units.
Shell, the world’s number one oil company, has started converting petrol stations into supercharging stations. According to Bloomberg, the Shell petrol station in Fulham, London, has been removing its old pumps and replacing them with 10 fast-charging posts since January 2022. The petrol station not only offers fast charging for electric vehicles, but also, groceries such as coffee, soda, milk, eggs and snacks. Drivers can have a cup of coffee or do some shopping while waiting for their vehicles to be charged, thus generating more revenue for the station.