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Chademo is the trade name of a quick charging method for battery electric vehicles delivering up to 62.5 kw of high-voltage direct current via a special electrical connector. it is proposed as a global industry standard by an association of the same name. chademo is an abbreviation of "charge de move", equivalent to "charge for moving". the name is a pun for o cha demo ikaga desuka in japanese, translating to english as "how about some tea?", referring to the time it would take to charge a car.