Two Minute BEV Charging Promised By Le Mans Race Team

Le Mans race team hopes to revolutionize BEV transportation by introducing technology claiming to fully charge a car in just two minutes.

The Dutch team, InMotion, plans to develop their concept of electric refueling and then race at the iconic endurance race in 2023. To that end, the team has purchased a Ginetta G58 LMP3 car, which it hopes to use to develop the technology before deploying it in cars it plans to build itself over the next few years.

They plan to race their one of their own cars at Le Mans under the ‘Garage 56’ category, which is reserved exclusively for experimental cars. Previous entrants include Nissan’s plug-in hybrid prototype, the ZEOD RC, in 2014, and SRT41, featuring a quad-amputee driver, in 2016.

On the way to the two-minute target, the team hopes by next year to have the electric recharge time down to seven and half minutes, then four minutes in 2021, two in 2022, before racing at Le Mans to prove the concept works.


2 comments

  1. Sean Wallace 10th June 2019 @ 6:41 pm

    This will change motoring and signal the end of petrol cars on the road by 2050.

    Amazing, hope they do it.

    • TU-Editor TU-Editor 11th June 2019 @ 7:30 am

      If it works, and doesn’t explode/kill the batteries, that’s true but worth remembering the old adage ‘Many a slip ‘twixt cup and lip!’

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