Hyundai’s ultra-fast new EV charge station used to pump gas


South Korean carmaker Hyundai has given a glimpse into what might become a common sight in the future after it converted an old gas station into a collection of ultra-fast chargers for electric vehicles.

As the Korea Herald reports, Hyundai this morning unveiled the charging station in southeastern Seoul, which consists of eight high-voltage EV chargers capable of delivering 350 kWh of power, and peak at 800 volts.

In other words, that should be enough to charge a wide array of electric vehicles from 0% to 80% in under half an hour.

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It seems simple enough, going by the press image, it seems that Hyundai, in partnership with energy firm SK networks, gutted the old gas station and installed the chargers and parking bays on the 4,066 square meter site.