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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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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Tesla granted patent on metal-air battery charging

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When it comes to Tesla and electric-car batteries, the eyes of most analysts are currently on the automaker's "Gigafactory," which began battery-cell production earlier this year. Batteries Patent plug-in cars metal-air batteryThe Gigafactory is expected to build cells in massive numbers, but using a variation of the same lithium-ion chemistry that currently dominates in the electric-car.

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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.

2016 53

Car buyers have no idea electric-car charging stations even exist

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As more manufacturers offer electrified vehicles and prices continue to drop for battery technology, the easy correlation would be to assume that consumer interest has spiked. plug-in cars Charging station charging infrastructureElectric cars have promised to revolutionize transportation for years now. Actually, it remains pretty darn low, according to extensive research from J.D. Power. DON'T MISS.

2017 36

How important is fast-charging to sell electric cars? Poll results

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Those unfamiliar with electric cars often don't know that several different types of battery charging exist. Overnight recharging at home can be done either with 120-volt household current or, for longer-range cars, with a 240-volt charging station installed by the car owner. Then there's DC fast charging, which generally provides an 80-percent. plug-in cars Charging station charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Polls

2017 30

CHAdeMO DC fast-charging to run at up to 150 kilowatts, starting in 2017

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As more longer-range electric vehicles go on sale, the charging infrastructure that supports them will need to adapt to bigger batteries. When it comes to DC fast charging, more powerful charging stations will be needed to charge electric cars with larger-capacity battery packs within a reasonable amount of time. Japan plug-in cars charging ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger

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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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Hyundai Ioniq Electric: what happens when battery is run down to the end?

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One owner has now run his 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric's battery down all the way to "empty" so other owners know what to expect. The Ioniq Electric is EPA-rated at 124 miles of range from the 28-kwh battery pack that powers an 88-kilowatt (118-horsepower) electric motor.

2017 33

How To Wire A New Garage For Electric-Car Charging: What You Need To Know

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One of the more daunting perceived obstacles to driving a plug-in electric car seems to be the need for a home charging station. While plug-in hybrids can be recharged overnight using their 120-Volt charging cords, battery-electric drivers should really have access to a 240-Volt Level 2 charging station. Those will recharge the full battery pack. plug-in cars Charging station charging infrastructure ChargePoint Network

2016 47

BMW ChargeNow by EVgo electric-car charging rolls out in 25 cities, for a fee

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Charging cards offered by electric-car makers to potential buyers act as a combination of sales tool and spur to regional and national charging networks. They get new drivers over the hump of worrying about what happens if their car runs low on battery charge. And they make the process of charging far easier by providing a single card to use at. plug-in cars charging Fast Charging Charging Networks eVgo charging network ChargeNow

2016 30

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

2016 26

Mobile Battery Carts: The Answer To Blocked Charging Stations?

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The number of public charging stations available to electric-car drivers is growing steadily, but that expansion brings a somewhat delicate problem. Charging stations are fixed in one spot--so what happens when someone has blocked them? DON''T MISS: Workplace Charging Doubles in Two Years, 90% Of Charging Stations Full Many electric-car drivers

2017 Mercedes-Benz S550e PHEV will offer wireless charging system built using Qualcomm Halo inventions

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With the facelift of the Mercedes-Benz S550e plug-in hybrid in 2017, Daimler AG plans to launch a wireless electric vehicle charging (WEVC) system, manufactured by a Tier 1 power electronics supplier, which has licensed Qualcomm Halo inventions. Drivers of the S550e (badged S500 in Europe) equipped with the wireless charging option will simply park atop a special pad and charging will begin. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Infrastructure Plug-ins Smart charging

2016 35

Chevy Bolt EV: 800-mile trip in 238-mile electric car shows challenges remain

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In combination with a nascent DC fast-charging infrastructure, it offers the possibility of much longer road trips powered solely by grid electricity. California road trips plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fast Charging ChargePoint Network eVgo charging network Combined Charging Standard (CCS

2017 41

Silicon Mobility introduces new software library and app for optimizing EV, HEV efficiency, battery range and charging speed

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OLEA APP is a full stack software offering leveraging OLEA and OLEA LIB for HEV and EV eMotor performances, range and durability extensions of batteries, energy consumption and pollutant emission reduction. Batteries Controls and controllers Microprocessors and controls Motors

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New high-power, fast-charging, safe and long-life Li-ion battery

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To address the shortcomings at high potentials … and to improve the safety of the battery we developed a composite solution, made by mixing an ionic liquid (IL) component, Py 1,4 PF 6 , with a conventional LiPF 6 -alkyl carbonate based electrolyte … to obtain an innovative electrolyte able to operate at high potentials and with improved thermal stability. … Batteries

2017 26

Argonne team develops new fluorinated sulfone electrolytes for high-voltage, high-energy Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have synthesized a new class of fluorinated sulfone electrolytes to enable high-voltage, high-energy Li-ion batteries. Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are ubiquitous power sources for consumer electronics due to high energy density and long cycle life.

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Life With Tesla Model S: Does Supercharging Cut Battery Capacity?

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We picked up our daughter, charged the 85-kilowatt-hour battery up to 98 percent at the Brattleboro Supercharger, and returned home via a longer, more scenic route of 210 miles. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Tesla SuperchargerLast month, my wife and I took my 2013 Tesla Model S on a day trip from our home in New York’s Hudson Valley to Brattleboro, Vermont, a distance of 180 miles.

How to buy an electric-car charging station: buyers guide to EVSEs

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Electric cars all come with a 120-volt charging cable that can charge the battery from a household socket if there are no other options. But sooner or later, most battery-electric car owners will want a 240-volt Level 2 charging station that can recharge the car as much as four times faster. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Charging station EVSE

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Why Lithium-Ion Batteries Degrade With Repeated Charging

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As anyone with a smartphone, laptop or indeed a whole electric car will know, lithium-ion batteries degrade over time. Each time you charge and discharge the batteries, they lose a little capacity. Day to day you don''t really notice, but over a year, or two, it means being able to use your phone (or car) a little less. Now, research scientists

Rapid Charging Electric-Car Batteries: Less Damaging Than We Thought?

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DC fast charging makes electric cars considerably more practical, allowing drivers to recharge a car''s battery to 80 percent of capacity in half an hour or less. But quick charging was widely thought to come with a major drawback: While it lowers recharging times, research so far has indicated that fast charging shortens the lifespan of

Connected Energy and Renault to collaborate on energy storage and EV charging technology; second-life batteries in E-STOR

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Renault and distributed energy storage company Connected Energy are partnering to develop sustainable and efficient ways of using electric vehicle batteries at the end of their useable in-vehicle life in order to supply innovative and more affordable vehicle charging solutions.

2016 37

ORNL achieves 90% efficiency with 20 kW wireless charging for vehicles; looking ahead to 50 kW

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A 20-kilowatt wireless charging system demonstrated at Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has achieved 90 percent efficiency and at three times the rate of the plug-in systems commonly used for electric vehicles today.

2016 39

Experimental nanowire-based battery cell recharges 100,000 times or more

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Many of the obstacles impeding widespread electric-car adoption—including range, durability, charging times, and cost—can be traced to the limits of current battery technology. Green Batteries charging plug-in cars researchThat's produced a huge expansion in basic research into potential replacements for the lithium-ion chemistry that currently dominates the industry. One such.

Ricardo licenses Qualcomm wireless EV charging technology for commercialization

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Ricardo has licensed Qualcomm Halo Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) technology to commercialize WEVC systems for Plug-In Hybrid (PHEVs) and Electric Vehicles (EVs). Power is converted to Direct Current (DC) by the on-board controller and used to charge the vehicle’s batteries.

2016 53

A closer look at Audi’s new R8 e-tron EV and battery

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The model line-up of the second generation of Audi’s high-performance R8 sports car, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, includes the new R8 e-tron battery-electric vehicle. The liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack consists of 52 modules. The battery.

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Despite Quick Charging, Toyota Exec Says Electric Cars Won't Work For Long Ranges

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Toyota does not like battery-electric cars, and the world's largest carmaker isn't shy about that sentiment. Through numerous ads and statements from its executives, the carmaker has repeatedly criticized the short ranges and long charging times of battery-electric vehicles. Green Japan charging infrastructure energy infrastructure hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell

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Update: SAE J2954 wireless charging validation to 11kW, Recommended Practice to enable autonomous vehicle parking and charging in 2017

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This SAE vehicle and infrastructure test is being discussed with the US DOE and its national labs to cover both wireless charging and vehicle alignment. All of this with a specification to charge with high efficiencies over an air gap of 250mm (10 inches).

2017 39

Aluminum-Ion Battery Cell Is Durable, Fast-Charging, Bendable: Stanford Inventors (Video)

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Researchers at Stanford University demonstrated a new type of aluminum-ion battery cell last week that is flexible enough to be bent without damaging it. The chemistry team claims its design charges faster, and is both safer and more durable, than today''s lithium-ion cells. battery pack research research and development Stanford

Drive a Chevy Bolt EV electric car 313 miles on a charge: here's how

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Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) EPA Ratings battery capacityElectric-car range is a funny thing. It is rated by the EPA, and most people focus on that combined figure, though an individual's use may greatly affect the car's actual range. Gentle drivers who drive mostly at lower speeds can greatly outdo that combined range, while steady driving at maximum highway speed will cut a significant percentage off.

2017 23

Opbrid B?sbaar demonstrates ultra-fast charging at 625 Amps; pathway to 2-3 minute bus charging

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degrees at the junction between the pantograph and the overhead charging rail of the Opbrid B?sbaar sbaar achieved ultrafast charging at 625 amps for 6 minutes. It also allows all-electric heating and 5 – 6 minute charging for the upcoming 18 m 4WD Arctic Whisper articulated bus.

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nanoFLOWCELL unveils flow cell battery prototype vehicle

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Liechtenstein-based nanoFLOWCELL unveiled the QUANT e-Sportslimousine, a prototype vehicle equipped with a nanoFLOWCELL flow cell battery powertrain, at the Geneva Motor Show. Flow cells or flow batteries combine aspects of an electrochemical battery cell with those of a fuel cell.

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ABB develops and demonstrates “flash charging” system for electric buses

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Close-up of the charging mechanism on the demo TOSA bus. ABB has developed and is demonstrating a high-capacity “flash charging” system for electric buses. At the end of the bus line (“Terminus station”) a 3 to 4 minute boost at 200 kW tops up the batteries.

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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

DOE releases report from 6 projects evaluating EV charging impacts on grid and customer charging behaviors

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Charging patterns with (TOU) and without (RES) whole house time-of-use rate during summer weekdays at Progress Energy, one of the participating utilities. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released a report detailing the findings from six utilities which evaluated operations and customer charging behaviors for in-home and public electric vehicle charging stations. Major findings were grouped in three categories: charging behavior; grid impacts; and technology issues.

San Diego utility adds education to electric-car charging stations

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San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is the latest electric utility to support the expansion of electric-car charging infrastructure. But the Southern California utility won't just build charging stations for plug-in hybrids and battery-electric vehicles. California electric utilities plug-in cars charging San Diego charging infrastructure

Electric-drive cars should fuel, charging is 'dead end,' says NanoFlowcell

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Zero-emission cars powered by electric motors shouldn't use batteries that can be recharged, because a public charging network is "a dead end." Instead, they should use flow-cell batteries that can be "refueled" in minutes at centralized filling stations. Batteries plug-in cars flow cell NanoFlowcellWell, here's a novel idea for electric-car fans to kick off the week with.

2016 45

New ORNL protocol reduces Li-ion battery formation time 6x or more without affecting battery performance

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A new process developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory could alleviate a bottleneck in battery manufacturing and deliver higher capacity batteries for electric vehicles and consumer devices. The ORNL method, published as an open-access paper in the Journal of Power Sources , also conserves lithium, which improves battery capacity. The process is applicable to all lithium-ion batteries and can be tuned for other chemistries as well, said principal investigator David Wood.

2017 34

BMW i home energy storage system integrates 2nd-life i3 vehicle batteries

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BMW i announced a home stationary energy storage system solution integrating its BMW i3 vehicle battery at EVS 29 in Montréal. The system utilizes BMW i3 high-voltage batteries and can be expanded to incorporate second-life batteries as they become available in the market.

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