UCR researchers find commercial fast-charging damages EV batteries, propose new internal-resistance-based technique

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To remedy this, the researchers have developed a method for charging at lower temperatures with less risk of catastrophic damage and loss of storage capacity. However, improper employment of fast charging can damage the battery and bring safety hazards.

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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.

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Northvolt & Mälarenergi partner to deploy battery energy storage for EV charging

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Northvolt and Mälarenergi are partnering to establish a battery energy storage system at an electric vehicle charging station in Västerås, Sweden. The battery system will provide power output up to 220 kW and a usable energy capacity of 320 kWh.

2019 128

Using cloud charging data to estimate EV battery life

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A team from the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, with colleagues from Tsinghua University and China Electric Power Research Institute, have developed a method to estimate EV battery life based on cloud data. Batteries Electric (Battery

2020 88

Nio is providing a fully charged battery in 3 minutes for free, in China

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The Chinese electric vehicle maker Nio, in a bid to win over new customers, is waiving the fees for something that could be a real selling point in the increasingly tight Chinese EV market: battery swapping. Fast Charging Battery Swapping Nio

2019 114

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

2019 73

Fast-charging method claims to help electric-car batteries last longer

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Heat is the enemy of electric-car battery packs. And while high-performance driving might heat up the packs momentarily, few things you can do to the pack come close to the potential wear and tear inflicted by the kind of charging you’d need to use on a highway trip: DC fast charging.

2020 97

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.

2019 112

King County Metro to purchase up to 120 battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE buses from New Flyer

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The announcement follows Metro’s 2018 electric bus evaluation program, which used New Flyer’s Xcelsior CHARGE buses, and is a major milestone in the county’s efforts to improve air quality, reduce carbon and create a zero-emissions bus fleet by 2040 or earlier.

2020 117

Penn State Li-ion battery design could charge an EV in 10 minutes; asymmetric temperature modulation

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Penn State researchers have developed a lithium-ion battery that charges at an elevated temperature to increase reaction rate but keeps the cell cool during discharge, showing the potential to add 200 miles of driving range to an electric car in 10 minutes. Batteries

2019 120

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

Ford fast charging, Cadillac EV design, Rivian batteries, hybrid payback: Today’s Car News

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Ford is wrapping a few fast charges in with the Mach-E. And Rivian has made sure its batteries are ready for the activity of your choice—and a second life. Cadillac’s EVs won’t look like its gasoline models.

2020 82

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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Bidirectional Charging Management (BCM) research project gets green light; tying in renewables

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Testing of the first 50 BMW i3 cars equipped with bidirectional charging technology is expected to start under real-world everyday conditions in early 2021. The BMW Group has already succeeded in implementing methods of intelligent charging control in pilot projects.

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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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MAN, Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein and Volkswagen begin pilot of 500 kWh second-life battery in charging network

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In the Bergedorf quarter of Hamburg, a container with a total capacity of approximately 500 kWh has been connected to the depot charging network at the Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein (VHH) depot. The 50 batteries in the container were previously installed in VW Passat GTE vehicles.

2020 101

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

UL establishes new electric vehicle battery laboratory in China to advance battery, charging systems safety

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UL, a leading global safety science organization, is establishing a large-scale electric vehicle (EV) battery laboratory to support the growing EV market. To be fully operational by April 2020 and located in Changzhou, China, the facility will be one of the most advanced in the world and provide comprehensive EV battery testing and advisory services for EV automotive and battery manufacturers as well as top suppliers. 3D printing Batteries China

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Smart habits for EV batteries, electric truck charging, Model Y heat pump: Today’s Car News

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Charging infrastructure for commercial trucks could use some help in Europe. And we have some advice on making your battery last. Hyundai has distilled advice on how to make your electric vehicle battery last longer.

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European project to develop cobalt-free EV batteries awarded €11.8M

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The COBRA (CObalt-free Batteries for FutuRe Automotive Applications) project has been awarded a €11.8-million grant to develop Next Generation Cobalt-free batteries. Pack 3C fast charging capability. Batteries Europe Manufacturing Materials Sustainability

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Researchers move closer to faster-charging Li-ion batteries; real-time tracking of Li ions in LTO

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A team of scientists led by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has captured in real time how lithium ions move in lithium titanate (LTO), a fast-charging battery electrode material made of lithium, titanium, and oxygen. Graphite is commonly employed as the anode in state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries, but for fast-charging applications, LTO is an appealing alternative. Batteries

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Ford Mustang Mach-E EV improves charging time by ~30%

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The all-wheel-drive version with extended-range battery is estimated to add an average of 52 miles of range in approximately 10 minutes as well. Home charging. The available 48-amp Ford Connected Charge Station will be able to charge a Mustang Mach-E in 10.1

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ABB to provide charging infrastructure for ASKO electric truck fleet

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ABB has entered into an agreement with Norway’s largest grocery wholesaler ASKO, and its owner NorgesGruppen, to supply charging infrastructure for its growing fleet of electric trucks. Initially, they are charging two battery electric Scania trucks, with more to follow.

2020 102

First Lexus EV to offer 10-year battery warranty

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Lexus’ first full electric vehicle, the UX 300E, unveiled in China in November 2019, will offer a 10-year (or 1 million kilometer / 621,000 mile) battery warranty. For the UX 300e, Lexus developed a battery cell air-cooling system which is safer and lighter than water-cooled systems.

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NREL, INL team assesses levelized cost of light-duty EV charging in US in 2019

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A team from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Idaho National Laboratory has produced a detailed assessment of the current levelized cost of light-duty electric-vehicle charging (LCOC) in the United States, considering when, where, and how EVs are charged.

2020 102

Hey Tesla, China's Nio has completed 500,000 battery swaps

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Tesla once promised battery swaps for its electric cars as a quicker alternative to charging, before abandoning the idea. Batteries

2020 95

Rice University scientists show adding atom-scale defects to battery materials may help them charge faster

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Their theoretical calculations show a potential improvement in performance of up to two orders of magnitude and point the way to similar improvements in other types of batteries. Tang said the model could be applied as a general strategy to improve phase-changing battery compounds.

2019 85

Toyota hybrid milestone, Hyundai battery tech, Chicago combats charging desert: Today’s Car News

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Hyundai hybrids tackle battery downsizing with a novel approach. And Chicago is requiring more EV charge points. Chicago has made a move that requires more charge points to be installed in large-scale residential and commercial development.

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US has more than 68,800 electric vehicle charging units

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As of May 2019, there were more than 68,800 Level 2 and DC fast charging units throughout the United States. A DC fast charger adds 60 to 80 miles of range per 20 minutes of charging, while a Level 2 charger adds 10 to 20 miles of range per one hour of charging.

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Silica-based cathode enables long-life Li-S batteries

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Scientists from the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, have developed a novel silica-based cathode for lithium–sulfur batteries, thereby enabling the realization of batteries that can last for more than 2,000 charge/discharge cycles.

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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

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I-5 electric truck charging sites mapped out by electric utilities; West Coast Clean Transit Corridor

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The first phase would involve installing 27 charging sites along I-5 at 50-mile intervals for medium-duty electric vehicles, such as delivery vans, by 2025. Proposed charging site locations. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Infrastructure

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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

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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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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Ford Mach-E charging rates, Tesla battery tech, Mini Cooper SE drive: Today?s Car News

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The Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV will be very speedy at restoring miles in short charging stops. And is the “million-mile battery” part of what Tesla is planning to show at its upcoming Battery Day?

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Ford Mustang Mach-E customers to receive 250 kWh of complimentary charging at Electrify America stations

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Ford Mustang Mach-E owners in the US will receive 250 kWh of complimentary charging through FordPass Rewards at Electrify America fast-charging stations. For Mustang Mach-E owners with the extended-range battery, the 250 kWh of fast-charging energy is equal to more than three fill-ups.

2020 88

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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Electrify America acquiring 30 Envision solar-powered EV charging stations for rural California

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Electrify America is investing $2 million in solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in rural California that are not tied to the electrical grid. The EV ARC 2020 is a transportable, solar-powered electric vehicle-charging infrastructure product.

2020 139

FedEx and Chanje to add charging infrastructure to 42 FedEx stations in California

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started construction on electronic DC (direct current) charging stations in January, and has now announced the next phase of its electric vehicle rollout. The DC charging system was designed specifically for FedEx. Electric (Battery) Fleets InfrastructureFedEx Corp.

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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

2018 139

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 96

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

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