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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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

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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Navigant Research ranks EV charging network companies

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In a new Leaderboard Report , Navigant Research assesses the business strategy and execution of 12 companies offering public charging networks and EV charging services. Navigant Research estimates the global commercial charging market for plug-ins will be worth $2.7

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NREL study finds that uncoordinated plug-in vehicle charging could prove challenging to the grid

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An influx of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) charging without coordination could prove challenging to the nation’s electric grid, according to research conducted by the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Dr. Matteo Muratori, a transportation and energy systems engineer at NREL, developed highly resolved models of residential power demand and PEV use to assess the impact of uncoordinated in-home PEV charging on residential power demand.

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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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Volkswagen Group invests in Hubject eRoaming platform for EV charging

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Hubject, a joint venture formed by BMW Group, Bosch, Daimler AG, EnBW, innogy and Siemens ( earlier post ), launched its eRoaming EV charging platform “intercharge” in 2013. Hubject provides EV drivers with easy access to charging stations as well as payment solutions.

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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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GM, EVgo to build Chevy Bolt EV fast-charging network, for Maven drivers only

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General Motors has consistently declined to fund public charging stations that increase the utility and long-distance potential of the electric cars it sells. The company said firmly two years ago it had no intention of spending money on a charging network, a stance that distinguished GM from BMW, Nissan, and Volkswagen, not to mention Tesla. General Motors GM plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Fast Charging eVgo charging network Maven

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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

ChargePoint’s roadmap: EV charging 80% home/work, 20% public/fast, “virtual batteries” for utilities

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ChargePoint, the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, is rapidly expanding both its technical capability with the introduction of its modular Express Plus EV fast-charging platform (up to 400 kW) ( earlier post ) as well as its geographic reach with its expansion into Europe ( earlier post ). with wide deployment of electric vehicles—80% of charging will be at home or at work, while 20% will be public—i.e.,

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Stena Line introducing battery-electric operation to ferry; three stages up to 50 all-electric nautical miles

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Stena Line, one of Europe’s leading ferry companies with 38 vessels and 21 routes in Northern Europe, is introducing battery power to its operations. If the project is successful, battery operation may also be applicable to other vessels in the Stena Line fleet.

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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.

BMW’s ReachNow installing Light & Charge locations in Seattle; 100 chargers at 20 new public sites

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ReachNow, the mobility services division of the BMW Group, Woodland Park Zoo, and the City of Seattle celebrated the successful installation of the first of 20 Light & Charge electric vehicle (EV) charging locations that will more than double the number of Fast Chargers publicly available in Seattle.

Groupe Renault, Connected Energy install EV charging with 2nd-life batteries at highway rest areas

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UK-based Connected Energy and Groupe Renault have installed two quick-charge stations based on Connected Energy’s E-STOR energy storage technology on highways in Belgium and Germany. The E-STOR technology developed by Connected Energy uses second-life batteries from Renault electric vehicles.

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UPS-led SEUL consortium switches on smart-grid fleet charging solution in London; maxing out on EVs without expensive grid upgrades

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A UPS-led consortium has deployed new smart-grid charging technology in London that overcomes the challenge of simultaneously recharging an entire fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) without the need for the expensive upgrade to the power supply grid.

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Tesla offers some employers at-work charging stations, for its cars only

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Today, most people charge their electric cars at home, overnight. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Charging stations charging at workThat's much harder for residents of multiple dwellings or those without dedicated off-street parking, increasing numbers of whom instead recharge during the day while parked at their workplace. Now Tesla plans to make it easier for owners of its cars—and only them—to.

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German researchers develop technique capable of determining Li metal plating during Li-ion battery charging; benefit for EVs

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A new technique—operando electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy— developed by researchers at Technische Universität München (TUM), Forschungszentrum Jülich, and RWTH Aachen University provides a unique insight into how the charging rate of lithium-ion batteries can be a factor limiting their lifetime and safety. The ability of fast and safe charging is critical for the further success of lithium ion batteries in automotive applications. “

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Do cities have enough electric-car charging stations; are highways the 'last hurdle'?

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The availability of charging stations for electric cars, or lack of it, is often cited as one of the primary reasons holding back widespread adoption. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Fast Charging Charging stations Charging Networks ChargePoint NetworkAfter all, if you're going to spend tens of thousands of dollars on a brand-new automobile, you want to be sure it'll get you where you want to go.

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PNNL team finds electrolyte additive enables fast charging, stable cycling Li-metal batteries

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In the paper, they report that using the additive in a Li metal battery with a 4-V Li-ion cathode at a moderately high loading of 1.75 capacity retention after 500 cycles along with very limited increase in electrode overpotential at a charge/discharge current density up to 1.75

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Toshiba claims 6-minute recharge for new electric-car battery cell

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Although automakers have begun to curb "range anxiety" with longer-distance electric cars, battery charging times on lengthy road trips remain a hurdle for many buyers. Batteries battery pack plug-in cars charging Fast ChargingElectric cars pale in comparison to gasoline or diesel-powered cars when it comes to the time presently required to add energy for more driving distance.

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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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Charging the Audi e-tron; 248.5 miles in the WLTP cycle

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The production version of the Audi e-tron prototype is the first car on the market that can charge at charging stations with up to 150 kW. Its 95 kWh lithium-ion battery provides for a range of more than 400 kilometers (248.5 The app also displays charging and driving data.

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Guerrilla charging: theft or public service?

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And he points out one place where public charging solutions will be easier and cheaper to install than I first thought. Airport long-term parking is one place where fast charging, even conventional Level II 240-volt 30 amp service, is faster than necessary.

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California Public Utilities Commission approves PG&E EV charging program for 7,500 charging stations in NorCal

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The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) unanimously voted to approve Charge Smart and Save, a program initiated by Pacific Gas & Electric to deploy 7,500 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across Northern California. PG&E originally proposed to deploy, own and maintain approximately 25,000 Level 2 EV charging stations and approximately 100 Direct Current Fast Chargers (DCFCs) and supporting infrastructure.

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Fast-charging a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car

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Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Fast Charging Combined Charging Standard (CCS The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the first mass-priced electric car with more than 200 miles of range to go on sale in the U.S. That alone makes it a landmark vehicle, and has led to significant interest in the first electric car that provides comparable range to that of Tesla cars over the last nine years. Its maker, however, often refers to the.

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BMW, Mercedes to offer wireless-charging options for plug-in hybrids next year

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Every one of the modern electric cars on the market for almost seven years requires plugging in a cord to recharge the battery using grid electricity. Inserting the cord into the socket takes just a few seconds, and most cars today are charged overnight.

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DOE to issue funding opportunity for batteries and electrification to enable extreme fast charging

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Advanced battery projects will focus on early-stage research of battery cells that can enable extreme fast charging, while electrification projects will support the development and verification of electric drive systems and infrastructure for plug-in vehicle fast charging. DOE anticipates that the FOA may include the following Areas of Interest: Development of Extreme Fast Charging (XFC) Systems for Electric Vehicles. Batteries for Extreme Fast Charging (XFC).

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ABB, Fastned support Autocharge automatic authorization for charging sessions

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The standards-based Autocharge feature enables automatic authorization for EV charging sessions, offering drivers an easy ‘plug in and walk away’ user experience. The Autocharge function works with older, recent and new vehicles with a CCS charging connection.

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Nissan unveils electric ecosystem for Europe: new EVs, infrastructure; charging options; V2G

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With no increase in size or weight of the battery itself, customers do not have to compromise in either load space or payload. Nissan will expand its existing outdoor charging network by 20% over the next 18 months. Charging units. At its Nissan Futures 3.0

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Seven Western states sign deal to expand electric-car charging networks

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The Western United States will soon see an electric-car charging network covering 5,000 miles of roadways. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced that he and six other governors in western states have agreed to develop a network of fast-charge stations in the region. United States plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Charging stations

Hawaii study finds vehicle-to-grid discharge detrimental to EV batteries

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Results of a study by a team at the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, SOEST, University of Hawaii at Manoa, suggest that the additional cycling to discharge vehicle batteries to the power grid in a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) scenario, even at constant power, is detrimental to EV battery cell performance.

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EC launches €10M EIC Horizon Prize for innovative batteries for EVs; EU Battery Alliance progressing

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The European Commission (EC) has launched the fifth of six European Innovation Council (EIC) Horizon Prizes, on Innovative batteries for eVehicles, worth €10 million (US$12.3 The battery should also be of relatively low cost, durable, safe and fully recyclable. EU Battery Alliance.

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EV Battery Charging and Voltage Change

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Can you charge a 8 volt battery with a 12 volt charger? Hi, Mark - Mike Collier from Lithium Storage Inc. will answer your question. He says: It is

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ChargePoint takes over GE’s EV charging network; nearly 10,000 new residential and commercial charging spots

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has acquired assets and customer contracts related to GE’s charging network business, adding more than 1,800 commercial and about 8,000 residential charging spots to the ChargePoint network. ChargePoint will maintain GE’s existing software and commercial charging spots, helping to make the transition to ChargePoint as easy and seamless as possible for existing clients and drivers. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Smart chargingChargePoint, Inc.

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