GAC Aion, the new energy vehicle brand of GAC, showcased its super-fast charging technology in two versions, 3C and 6C, at its Technology Day event on July 27, claiming a charging speed comparable to refueling.
The company's 3C high-rate fast charging technology enables vehicles to be charged from 0 to 80 percent in 16 minutes, with a charging time of 10 minutes for 30 percent to 80 percent charge.
Its 6C high-rate fast charging is even faster, achieving a charging time of 8 minutes for 0-80 percent charge and 5 minutes for 30-80 percent charge.
In the demonstration of its charging technology, the charging pile showed that the charging power of the battery at 80 percent charge still reached 481kW. When the charging voltage reached 855.6V, the charging current reached 562.8A, and the vehicle had been charged to 35.1kWh in 4 minutes.
As to whether the high charging power will affect the battery life, the company said that if the vehicle is used year-round at room temperature with 6C fast charging, the battery life can reach 1 million kilometers.
The company said it will lay out more than 100 super-fast charging stations in 2021.
GAC Aion will be the first to equip the technology on the Aion V model in September this year, launching models with charging multipliers of 3C and 500km range and 6C and 500km range respectively.
GAC announced at last year's Guangzhou International Auto Show that the GAC Aion brand had become independent in order to create a high-end intelligent electric vehicle. The brand's 2020 sales reached 60,033 units, up 43 percent year-over-year.