What ACTUALLY Happens When You Plug Your EV Into A Fast Charger?

From Transport Evolved.

Fast charging technology has improved dramatically in the last ten years, as has rapid charger availability. But have you ever wondered why it seems so difficult to get charging stations to talk to every car on the market? Have you wondered what happens when you plug in? Or why your charging station doesn’t charge your car at the speed your car is advertised at?

We’ve got all the answers in this in-depth video with Jeremy Whaling, EVGo’s Senior EVSE Engineer!


00:00 – Start
04:04 – There are SO many standards…
11:26 – How AC charging works
13:15 – DC Charging – Communication
19:19 – DC Charging – Standards issues
21:36 – DC Charging – After Payment
24:12 – DC Charging – Cable Check
25:20 – DC Charging – Pre-Charging
26:05 – DC Charging – Actual Charging!
26:46 – DC charging – who controls power transfer
29:46 – Why you won’t always get the advertised rate
37:43 – Potentials to improve communications – And EVgo’s newest UI
42:28 – AutoCharge+
48:16 – CHAdeMO and EVGo


Presenter: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Guest: Jeremy Whaling
On-Location Audio: Kate Walton-Elliott
Editor, Colorist: Michael Horton
Art and Animation: Erin Carlie
Producer: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
© Transport Evolved LLC, 2023

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