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

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Commercial fast-charging stations subject electric car batteries to high temperatures and high resistance that can cause them to crack, leak, and lose their storage capacity, according to researchers at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) in a new open-access study published in the journal Energy Storage. 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.

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Battery-boosted charger shows a model for filling in fast-charging gaps

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FreeWire Technologies is demonstrating a more flexible alternative to conventional fast-charging stations at an ampm convenience store in Lodi, California. While conventional DC fast-charging stations. charging

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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.

Battery supplier SKI: 500 miles of range with 20 minutes of fast-charging, ready in 2021

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The South Korean supplier SK Innovation revealed Thursday that it’s developing cells that will only need two quick 10-minute charges to cover more than 500 miles of range when installed in an EV. Batteries

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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. The Northvolt battery system is intended to reduce peaks in electricity demand of the charging station by more than 80%, and thereby lessen the impact of EV charging on the local electricity network.

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GreenFlux, Eneco eMobility and Royal HaskoningDHV implement smart charging based on machine learning

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Royal HaskoningDHV’s office in the city of Amersfoort, the Netherlands, is the first location in the world where electric vehicles are smart charged using machine learning. With smart charging these costs can be significantly reduced, by ensuring that not all vehicles charge at the same time.

2020 113

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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Virtual Peaker partners with Fermata Energy to bring V2G bi-directional vehicle charging technology to utilities

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2020 114

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. The company had installed 80 battery swap stations in China in 2018 and now has well over 100 of them. Fast Charging Battery Swapping Nio

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INL, UCSD researchers find slow, low-energy charging of Li batteries creates glassy lithium; high-performance Li-metal batteries

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Scientists from Idaho National Laboratory and the University of California San Diego have shown that slow, low-energy charging causes lithium atoms to deposit on electrodes in a disorganized way that improves charging behavior. Batteries Electric (Battery) Materials

2020 97

Audi offers 22 kW AC charging option on e-tron

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Audi is now enabling faster charging with alternating current (AC). Effective immediately, e-tron 55 and e-tron Sportback 55 customers can order a second on-board charger that doubles the power from 11 kW to as much as 22 kW at appropriate charging terminals.

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SAE International publishes new J2954 wireless charging standard

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SAE International has published the first global standard that specifies, in a single document, both the electric vehicle and supply equipment (EVSE) ground-system requirements for wireless charging of electric vehicles (EV). It is downward-compatible to charge vehicles also at WPT1 and WPT2.

2020 148

Volkswagen’s new European charging service has 150K+ public charging points

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Volkswagen is rolling out its own charging service to coincide with the market launch of the ID. With We Charge, customers will be able to charge their electric vehicles at more than 150,000 public charging points all over Europe.

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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. However, the charging data are stable, making it possible to estimate the battery life based on the charging cloud data. Battery life estimation includes capacity estimation and internal resistance estimation. Batteries Electric (Battery

2020 69

Tritium introduces scalable charging platform for EVs

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Tritium, a provider of DC fast charging technology for electric vehicles (EVs), has unveiled its MSC (Modular Scalable Charging) hardware platform—the first platform to enable scalable electric vehicle charging networks. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

2020 85

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.

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PNNL study finds 2028 grid resource adequacy likely sufficient for high EV penetration; managed charging strategies can double adequacy

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The corresponding electric fleet sizes for the WECC footprint are 9 million LDVs, 70,000 MDVs and 94 HDV charging stations. Unmanaged charging is predicated on arrival time at home in the evening—the time at which the PNNL team assumed charging would begin.

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Audi & Hager Group investigating bidirectional charging at home

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Hager Group and Audi are thus bidirectional charging at home, otherwise known as Vehicle to Home (V2H). The battery of an Audi e-tron could supply a single-family home with energy for around one week independently. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Smart charging Smart Grid V2X

2020 90

UCSD team develops new disordered rock salt anode for fast-charging, safer lithium-ion batteries

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Researchers at UC San Diego, with their colleagues at other institutions, have developed a new anode material that enables lithium-ion batteries to be safely recharged within minutes for thousands of cycles. Batteries

2020 85

XL Fleet launches XL Grid division with charging infrastructure solutions

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XL Grid will provide charging infrastructure, energy storage and power solutions for electrified fleets. XL Fleet customers can now purchase XL Grid charging systems separately or as part of an order for vehicles with the company’s electrified powertrain. XL Fleet currently has more than 200 fleet customers across the US and Canada and expects they will require at least 100,000 charging stations in the next several years based on their growing demand for electric vehicles.

2020 81

Wireless EV charging, home-charger incentives, long-range battery tech: Today’s Car News

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An official standard for wireless charging could lead to a sea change in how people see EVs. And battery tech on the way next year will put long range into a wider array of models.

2020 80

Skeleton and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology developing a new graphene battery with 15-second charging time; SuperBattery

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Skeleton Technologies, a global leader in graphene-based ultracapacitor energy storage, has partnered with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology to complete the development of the SuperBattery, a groundbreaking graphene battery with a 15-second charging time. The key differentiator for the SuperBattery is Skeleton’s patented Curved Graphene carbon material, enabling the high power and long lifetime of ultracapacitors to be applied in a graphene battery. Batteries Graphene

2020 75

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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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

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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Audi research project proves the potential of bi-directional charging: What's next?

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Audi is the latest automaker to experiment with bi-directional charging, which allows electric cars to discharge electricity from their battery packs back into the grid—or to a smart-home energy management system. charging

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Blackstone announces progress with printed battery cells

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Switzerland-based Blackstone Resources AG announced that it has achieved a series of important milestones for producing any kind of printed battery cells. The company has been investing in the next generation of battery technology through its German subsidiary Blackstone Technology GmbH.

2020 142

Webasto announces modular battery system, thermal management and charging solutions

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Webasto exhibited elements of a new modular battery system, thermal management and charging solutions in Ford Motor Company’s booth recently at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Webasto won Ford’s 2019 Best of Show Stand Award for Outstanding Achievement in Design for Mustang Lithium, a one-off battery electric prototype with 1,000 ft-lbs of torque and more than 900 horsepower. Webasto modular battery system. Batteries

2019 76

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. While Tesla CEO Elon Musk discusses potential features of the company's new cars on Twitter, Rivian has held back on boasting about some of its most innovative ideas. The latest, according to a wide-ranging new.

2019 86

NREL report shows EV charging stations continued strong growth in early 2020

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of the necessary Level 2 and DC fast EV charging equipment (EVSE), respectively, required to meet projected demand in 2030, have been installed as of Q1 2020. and 12%, respectively, of the way toward meeting projected 2030 charging demand for 15 million EVs (though 56.2%

2020 119

SP Energy Networks seeking participants for major EV charging trial in UK

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UK distribution and transmission network operator SP Energy Networks (SPEN) is seeking participants to take part in a major trial of an innovative electric vehicle (EV) charging solution across Cheshire, Merseyside, North Shropshire, and North and Mid-Wales. The trial will evaluate the performance of smart charging connections, which can intelligently control the power consumption of EV chargepoints. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Smart charging

2020 65

Electrify America launches 8 solar-powered EV charging stations in rural Fresno County

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Electrify America (EA), the largest open DC fast charging network in the US, is increasing access to sustainable electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure for rural Californians with the deployment of eight new solar-powered, off-grid charging stations across Fresno County.

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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

2019 75

Ebusco and ROCSYS partnering to use robots to automate charging at bus depots

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Ebusco, supplier of electric buses & chargers and Rocsys, supplier of EV charging automation, will provide a fully automated charging solution at bus depots. The only argument we regularly hear in favor of charging via a pantograph is that nobody has to do anything manually.

2020 95

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. Batteries

2020 73

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

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King County Metro (Metro)—the public transit authority of King County, Washington, which includes the city of Seattle—has agreed to purchase 40 sixty-foot battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE heavy-duty transit buses from New Flyer, with plans to order an additional 80 battery-electric buses in the coming year. New Flyer stepped up to the challenge, producing both a 40-foot and 60-foot battery-electric bus that met Metro’s specifications and timeline needs.

2020 91

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. Scientists have recognized the need to design electric vehicle batteries capable of charging extremely fast in order to meet the needs of drivers. Wang and the team found that the batteries preheated to 60 ?C

2019 92

Aral to build more than 100 350kW ultra-fast charging points at retail sites in Germany

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Following a successful 12-month pilot project at five of its retail sites, Aral, bp’s market leading fuel retail brand in Germany, is set to roll out more than 100 ultra-fast charging points across its retail network in Germany over the next 12 months. Electric (Battery) Europe Infrastructur

2020 141

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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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

2020 107

IPG to demo Flameless Ceramic Turbine for clean, off-grid power in EV charging

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Intelligent Power Generation (IPG) will demonstrate the impact of Flameless Ceramic Turbine technology in UK electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, following a £1-million contract from Highways England. Electric (Battery) Engines Fuels Infrastructure

2020 127

Volkswagen Group of America gains 51 charging stations at IECC Silicon Valley Campus

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Volkswagen Group of America opened a large electric vehicle charge park at the Innovation and Engineering Center California (IECC) – Silicon Valley Campus. The upgraded charge park now features a combination of two DC Fast Chargers and 49 Level 2 AC Chargers.

2020 85

Canadian startup launches INDIEGOGO funding campaign for low-cost electric self-charging solar tricycle produced in Pakistan

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A Canadian startup has launched an INDIEGOGO funding campaign to support the development of the VEGAN electric self-charging solar tricycle. The VEGAN is a lightweight multipurpose hybrid electric-self-charging solar tricycle. Charging time from the grid is 4.4 Electric (Batter