EV owners don't arrive to a charger with a timer counting down.
R electric racecar, it'll have to race against the clock to charge its batteries, so it's taken a unique approach to juicing up.
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb regulations state that, in the event of a run being suspended, electric vehicles have just 20 minutes to replenish their batteries before a second attempt.
This required Volkswagen to dig deep into its battery tech, starting with the battery chemistry itself, eventually settling on a lithium-ion battery, which is split and located both next to the driver and behind him.
Instead of using one superpowered charger, Volkswagen instead uses two EV chargers providing 90 kilowatts of charging power.
That's less than you'd find in a single Tesla Supercharger, but there's a good reason for that -- heat.