Jump-Charging Dead Golf Cart Batteries

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Yamaha 48V charger won’t charge. Have automotive 6 & 12V charger—How might I bring up the 6 pack chargeLeft golf cart over winter inside heated area.

Rivian CEO confirms auxiliary batteries, truck-to-truck charging

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Batteries Battery Life RivianThe U.S.-based based startup electric automaker Rivian is already showing plenty of signs that it's doing things differently than Tesla.

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Charging network EVgo goes tagless, tests battery buffers at stations

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EVgo announced earlier this week that it will be the first charging network—other than the Tesla Supercharger network, of course—to enable a feature for its DC fast chargers that doesn't rely on RFID tags or even credit cards to be activated. The charging network will roll out the ISO Plug&Charge standard on its CCS chargers used. Fast Charging Charging Networks battery reuse

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Electric Car Charging: We Can Do This!

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What are you going to do when your battery runs low? Welcome to the world of electric car charging So you've got a new (or new to you) electric car.

2018 153

Beverly Hills bans plug-in hybrids from public charging stations

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The city of Beverly Hills, California, has issued new regulations for parking and electric-car charging. As of Monday, April 2, only battery-electric cars will be allowed to park and plug in at any of the city's 35 public charging stations—plug-in hybrids will not. DON'T MISS: Charging etiquette for electric-car. Plug-In Hybrids California plug-in cars charging Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Charging stations

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USABC awards $4.8M to Zenlabs Energy to develop low-cost, fast-charge EV batteries

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in Fremont, California for development of low-cost, fast-charge (LC/FC) battery technology for electric vehicles (EVs). Batteries Electric (Battery

2019 95

Electrify America to add Tesla battery storage to more than 100 new charging stations

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Electrify America plans to install Tesla Powerpack battery systems at more than 100 of its electric vehicle charging stations nationwide over the course of 2019. Each site will consist of a 210 kW battery system with roughly 350 kWh of capacity.

2019 88

BorgWarner introduces onboard battery charger

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BorgWarner introduced its Onboard Battery Charger (OBC), adding to the company’s impressive portfolio of technologies for plug-in hybrid and pure-electric vehicles. It is compatible with all battery chemistries and voltages of 400 volts, 650 volts and 800 volts.

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Used Renault electric-car batteries provide DC fast-charging on highway

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Renault hasn't tackled the home-energy storage market to the degree its alliance partner Nissan has, but it has found another use for "second-life" batteries. The French brand has worked with UK-based Connected Energy to install two electric-car DC fast-charging stations powered by second-life batteries. Batteries lithium-ion battery pack plug-in cars Charging station DC Rapid Charging

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KIT and e-bike manufacturer Coboc developing quick charging process for e-bike batteries

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To shorten the charging time of e-bikes—in particular during daily use in the city—Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Coboc GmbH & Co. KG, a company specialized in electric mobility, plan to make the batteries of pedelecs capable of rapid charging. Presently, charging of an e-bike battery takes about two to four hours. These data reveal the state of charge (SOC) and the state of health (SOH) of the battery, which influence each other.

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Jülich researchers developing fast-charging solid-state batteries

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Low current is considered one of the biggest hurdles in the development of solid-state batteries; it is the reason why the batteries take a relatively long time to charge fully—some 10 to 12 hours for a solid-state battery. Batteries Solid-state

2018 84

Nickel Cadmium Batteries: Charging

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Nickel cadmium batteries can be scavenged from used electric buses and vans for your electric car. Part 2, talking about charging Ni-cads

Fastcharge consortium presents prototype for 450 kW charging station; Porsche research vehicle charges at 400 kW

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In Germany, the FastCharge research consortium ( earlier post ) has presented a prototype for a charging station with an output of up to 450 kW in Jettingen-Scheppach, located near the A8 motorway between Ulm and Augsburg. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

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Chevron invests in Prussian Blue battery tech company Natron Energy; stationary storage for EV charging stations

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Natron Energy , a developer of new battery cell technology based on Prussian Blue analogue electrodes and a sodium-ion electrolyte, has closed a strategic investment by Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV) to support the development of stationary energy storage systems for demand charge management at electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Natron’s patented technology uses Prussian blue pigments in both the positive and negative electrode of the battery.

2019 88

Audi testing second-life EV batteries in factory vehicles

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Audi is testing factory vehicles powered by used lithium-ion batteries at its main plant in Ingolstadt. Factory vehicles in Audi’s production plants such as fork-lift trucks and tow tractors have so far been powered by lead-acid batteries. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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Company claims to harness AI for quicker electric-car DC fast charging

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At CES earlier this month, GBatteries demonstrated that it could charge a 60-kwh battery pack, made up of off-the-shelf lithium-ion automotive cells, to half capacity in just 5 minutes, or to a full charge in 10 minutes. CES youtube Fast Charging

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Porsche expanding Charging Service in Europe; more than 49,000 charging points

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Just a few months after the launch, Porsche is expanding its charging service for plug-in and electric vehicles ( earlier post ) by five countries and additional functions. The platform now has more than 49,000 charging points in twelve countries.

2019 111

New sensor tech for commercial Lithium-ion batteries could support >5x faster charging without compromising safety

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Researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick (UK) have developed a method to assess the maximum current for commercial 18650 Li-ion batteries, using novel instrumentation methods enabling in operando measurements. Batteries Sensors

2018 124

Volkswagen and Schwarz Group supermarkets partner; electric WeShare fleet in Berlin to recharge at 140 new charging points

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The food retailers are to install 140 public charging stations for the electric vehicles of their customers at 60 Lidl and 10 Kaufland branches in the German capital. Charging while you shop is an ideal solution. the WeShare vehicle fleet will have exclusive charging rights.

2019 122

New group of materials could lead to faster-charging Li-ion batteries

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The researchers, led by Professor Clare Grey, found that lithium ions move through the materials at rates that far exceed those of typical electrode materials, which equates to a much faster-charging battery. The faster this process occurs, the faster the battery can be charged.

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ORNL demonstrates 120 kW wireless charging for vehicles; 97% efficiency

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In the laboratory demonstration, power was transferred across a six-inch air gap between two magnetic coils and charged a battery pack. Once the energy is transferred to the secondary coil, it is converted back to direct current and stored in a vehicle’s batteries.

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Israeli firm StoreDot claims battery with 5-minute charging time

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It's one of the Holy Grails for battery researchers and electric-car advocates alike: a battery that could recharge in the same amount of time as it takes to stop for gasoline. lithium-ion battery pack Israel research plug-in cars

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Buying An Electric Car: Why Charging Rate, DC Quick-Charging Matter

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But when it comes to buying your first electric car, there are a few things you need to know about charging. Like the better-known measurements, the rate at which a plug-in car can charge its battery is a specification you. plug-in cars charging Charging station ChaDeMo quick-charge standard Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger Combined Charging Standard (CCS

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Volkswagen previewing mobile quick charging station; trials in 2019, production in 2020

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Volkswagen is previewing the company’s future mobile quick charging station. The first mobile quick charging stations will be set up as early as the first half of 2019 in Wolfsburg as part of a pilot project, and will support the expansion of a charging infrastructure in the urban area.

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Mack Trucks unveils battery-electric Mack LR Refuse demonstration model

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Mack Trucks unveiled the Mack LR battery electric vehicle (BEV) at WasteExpo 2019. Four NMC lithium-ion batteries (Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide) are charged via a 150kW, SAE J1772-compliant charging system. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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BMW Digital Charging Service optimizes charging and integrates electric vehicles into the energy market

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BMW i is expanding its engagement in electric mobility with the new BMW Digital Charging Service (DCS)—an intelligent service for predictive, convenient, cost-effective and green power-optimized charging. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Plug-ins Smart charging Solar

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BP invests in ultra-fast charging battery company StoreDot

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BP Ventures has invested $20 million in Israel-based ultra-fast charging battery developer StoreDot. StoreDot has developed a lithium ion-based battery technology which enables ultra-fast charging for the mobile and industrial markets. Using this technology, StoreDot is also developing a new type of electric-car battery that will aim to achieve a charging experience that is comparable to the time spent to refuel a traditional car.

2018 65

SAE publishes recommended practice standard for wireless EV charging up to 11 kW

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SAE International published its second SAE J2954 Recommended Practice standard for wireless charging for electric vehicles (EVs), providing the first worldwide specification for wireless power transfer of up to 11 kW power levels. The specification defines various charging levels that are based on the levels defined for SAE J1772 conductive AC charge levels 1, 2, and 3, with some variations. The specification supports home (private) charging and public wireless charging.

2019 73

Electrify America releases $300M Cycle 2 national ZEV investment plan; metro charging, autonomous charging, renewable generation

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The $300-million investment will build on Electrify America’s initial priorities and expand into new areas, where the need for electric vehicle charging stations and technology are greatest or are most likely to be used regularly. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

2019 125

Porsche prototype 350-kw electric car fast-charging station installed

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Porsche has big plans to expand the capability of the Combined Charging System (CCS) DC standard into much higher voltages to allow much faster electric-car charging. Now, it's completed a first step: at the brand's new branch office in Berlin-Adlershof, Porsche has installed a prototype 350-kilowatt, 800-volt charging station.

Proterra introduces new high power interoperable EV charging technology; J1772- and J3105-compliant, OCPP

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At the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Bus & Paratransit Conference, electric bus manufacturer Proterra has introduced high-power charging options to make a 100% electric bus fleet more easily achievable.

2018 117

EVgo adds used BMW i3 battery packs to charging stations in California

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Charging network EVgo has installed second-life batteries from two BMW i3s to its charging station in Union City, California, the company announced last week. The two batteries each store 22 kwh of electricity to help balance the load on the power grid when electric cars are charging at peak times, according to a report in Charged EVs. eVgo charging network battery backup

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EVgo launches grid-tied public fast charging system with second-life batteries

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EVgo, America’s largest public fast-charging network for electric vehicles (EVs), has launched a commercial installation of second-life battery storage at a public DC fast charging station. Following a pilot program at University of California San Diego (UCSD), this second-life battery system has been unveiled at an operational EVgo fast charging station located in Union City, CA at 3960 Smith Street. high power electric vehicle charging (50kW+).

2018 83

Penn State researchers develop faster-charging lithium battery cell

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Researchers at Pennsylvania State University claim they may have found the "Goldilocks" battery for electric cars, according to a report in ChargedEVs. One of the biggest challenges for electric-car batteries has been that the batteries have to be charged slowly. If they're charged too quickly too often, they can decay prematurely or become

2018 63

DOE awarding $19M to 12 projects for advanced battery and electrification research to enable extreme fast charging

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $19 million in funding to 12 cost-shared research projects focused on batteries and vehicle electrification technologies to enable extreme fast charging. (DE-FOA-0001808, Selected research projects are focused on developing electric vehicle systems that can recharge rapidly at high power levels, decreasing typical charge times to 15 minutes or less using a connector or wireless fast charging system.

2018 65

AMPLY Power: Top 25 US cities could save avg. 37% on fuel costs by switching to electric vehicles and buses; up to 60% with managed charging

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A white paper by AMPLY Power, a company providing fleet charging as a service, finds that 25 of America’s largest metropolitan areas could save an average of 37% on fuel costs by electrifying their bus and light-duty vehicle fleets. Electric (Battery) Fleets Smart charging

2019 95

Golf Cart Battery Charging

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How many rounds of 18 holes of golf before the golf cart batteries need recharging? Is is best to discharge the batteries deeply or recharge after every

EVgo breaks ground on DC fast-charging station prepared for up to 350 kW

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Longer-range electric cars will add flexibility for drivers, but they will also require changes to charging infrastructure. More powerful DC fast-charging stations will be needed in order to charge cars with larger-capacity battery packs in a reasonable amount of time. The EVgo charging network is taking a step in that direction with a new. plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging eVgo charging network

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2018 Nissan Leaf electric car: Is there a fast-charging problem?

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As Tesla has shown, not all fast charging is created equal. Now owners of the new 2018 Nissan Leaf are complaining that the car's "fast" charging is not always as fast as advertised. Owners have found that the car's electronic management software dials back charging speeds with each successive fast charge on any given trip. plug-in cars charging Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) youtube ChaDeMo quick-charge standard Fast Charging

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New York City contracts with New Flyer for 15 low-floor 60' Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric transit buses

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New York City Transit (NYCT), part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”), has awarded New Flyer with a contract for 15 low floor sixty-foot Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric, heavy-duty transit buses (or a total of 30 equivalent units or “EUs”). The 60-foot New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE buses feature long-range, heavy-duty lithium-ion batteries. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

2019 79

Imec doubles energy density of its solid-state Li-metal batteries to 400 Wh/liter

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With its engineering roadmap for solid-state batteries, imec aims to surpass wet Li-ion battery performance and reach 1000 Wh/L at 2-3C by 2024. As such, the assembly of the new cells could be done by slight modification of existing manufacturing lines for Li-ion batteries.

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ICCT quantifies the EV charging infrastructure gap across US markets

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In a new white paper , the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has quantified the gap in charging infrastructure across the 100 most populous US metropolitan areas in the US to power more than 3 million expected electric vehicles by 2025.

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Momentum Dynamics deploys 200 kW wireless charging system for electric transit buses in Wenatchee, WA

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Momentum Dynamics has commissioned the US’ first 200 kW wireless charging system for a battery-electric transit bus fleet. The wireless charging system is now operational on a BYD K9S bus at Link Transit in Wenatchee, Washington.

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