Previous vehicle charging inlets supported fast charging with power of up to 200 kW. High Power Charging with higher power ratings was previously not possible on the vehicle side as protection against dangerous overheating.
The new CCS charging inlets with DC cable cross-sections of up to 95 mm² now enable safe HPC charging with up to 500 kW. It is therefore now possible to charge electric vehicles in just a few minutes.
The optimized connection technology minimizes heating of the connection system. The integrated, highly accurate temperature sensor system ensures maximum safety, because the vehicle can dynamically regulate the requested charging current on the basis of the temperature evaluation.