Leoni, the leading European provider of cables and cable systems to the automotive sector and other industries, in the field of electromobility, is working on solutions for cooled charging systems. Corresponding cables, which are fixed to charging stations, can carry higher currents and thereby help to dramatically shorten the times to charge electric and hybrid vehicles. Leoni will present a concept at the International Suppliers Fair (IZB) in Wolfsburg.
Long charging times are a disadvantage for drivers of electric cars and plug-in hybrids (PHEV) and also inhibit greater popularity of such vehicles. Furthermore, the number of vehicles that need to be charged at such hotspots as motorway services will rise.