Nissan is teaming up with the leading European companies to speed up the development of publicly available quick charge stations across Europe.
This will make a new road for business,
being capable of reaching full charge in nearly 3 minutes...which will rival the time taken to fill a car with gasoline. All this isn't too far out, Nissan has the capability of getting to 80% battery charge in under 30 minutes.
Last year, JFE Engineering announced that it had created a 3-minute super-rapid charging system, which has inspired Nissan to reach a similar goal. This will however take awhile to reach...the technology does exist but 1. The technology would take 10 years to commercialize and 2. The quick charge would put a HUGE strain on the power grid.
I suppose with ever increasing technology goals and achievements, something will come along to make driving an electric car just as convenient as it's gas predecessor.