BMW and Porsche have successfully demonstrated their first "ultra-fast" electric vehicle charge station in Bavaria, capable of delivering 100km of range in just three minutes.The station is suitable for any electric car with a CCS Type 2 charge plug, and can adapt its output to match a vehicle's onboard maximum.With that in mind, a BMW i3 with a 57kWh battery went from flat to 80 per cent charge in just 15 minutes, while a 90kWh Porsche development mule was charged at more than 400kW, meaning it could be totally refilled in the same timeframe.The unit's fast-charge capability comes thanks to a clever fluid-cooling system, which relies on a combination of water and glycol. BMW says it's easier to maintain and kinder to the environment than conventional cooling systems.At the moment, the station is available free of charge heh for electric vehicle owners. It's located in Jettingen-Scheppach, north west of Munich between Ulm and Augsburg.Although it's been conceived with testing in mind, the test station also aims to show the way for more widespread high-speed charge infrastructure in Europe.Along with BMW and Porsche, the charging system has been developed by an industry group including Allego, Phoenix Contact E-Mobility, and Siemens.MORE: BMW news, reviews, comparisons and videosMORE: Porsche news, reviews, comparisons and videos

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