Atlis Motor Vehicles, a startup electric pickup truck manufacturer, announced that it has completed and successfully tested its first large-scale prototype battery pack. The goal of the test was a full charge in 15 minutes, and Atlis says it achieved the full charge in 12 minutes, 35 seconds. This charge time of a vehicle battery in under 13 minutes is a first in the electric vehicle (EV) industry.
"We have completed preliminary testing of our prototype pack with fast charging capabilities, and we're proud to announce that we did better than expected. We beat our charge time by 2 minutes and 25 seconds by charging a 3 kWh pack to full in 12 minutes 35 seconds," CEO Mark Hanchett stated. Atlis Motor Vehicles selected an EVgo Level 3 fast charging station in the Phoenix area as a test site. "This was the key to proving our technology—recharge times for batteries is still one of the largest obstacles to wider adoption of electric vehicles."