Your Electric Car Out Of Juice? AAA Tests Roadside Recharging

Green Car Reports

But as the saying goes, it's hard to carry a gallon of electricity back to your plug-in car if the battery is completely out of charge. Everyone makes mistakes once in a while, and we’re sure most drivers have run out of gasoline at least once in their life. Which is why AAA is now testing roadside assistance for rapid charging of electric

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First all-electric airline could soar with converted old seaplanes

Green Car Reports

By land, by sea, and by air, battery power is expanding to drive all kinds of transportation. It's harder to loft several thousand pounds of batteries into the air, to make them last potentially an hour or more.

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Porsche will build network of 500 fast chargers for its Mission E electric cars

Green Car Reports

dealerships install fast charger with enough juice to charge the car's big, 300-mile battery to substantially full in just over 20 minutes. Porsche is getting its dealerships on board with selling electric cars, in preparation for its upcoming Mission E electric sedan, by insisting that each of the company's 189 U.S Presumably during this time. Charging stations

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Not just Porsche: Honda wants 15-minute fast charges for electric cars too

Green Car Reports

Honda aims to develop cars that can grab enough juice from the grid for 240 kilometers (150 miles) of range in 15 minutes flat. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Fast Charging Porsche Mission EWith Porsche promising ultra-fast charging for its Mission E electric car, Honda isn’t going to let the German automaker keeps its 15 minutes of charging fame.

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Vanderbilt battery management device reconfigures modules to extend EV pack range

Green Car Congress

student in electrical engineering, have developed a battery management device that reconfigures battery modules in electric cars to be online or offline depending on whether or not they’re going to pull down the other modules. The result could be an increase in range of up to 50%, seen as the battery pack ages. We know there are some battery cells that run out of juice earlier than others, and when they do, the others run less efficiently.

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GM taps LG for Volt Battery

Revenge of the Electric Car

Lots going on with batteries now, as John O’Dell’s piece below illustrates. GM has been saying for a while now that they had picked their supplier for the LiIon battery in the Volt, but they weren’t prepared to announce who it was. says any OEM worth its salt will want multiple suppliers, since relying on only one would put the company at a strategic disadvantage, should the battery maker decide to bail or raise prices.

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Coda Explains Low Battery Plan Or How To Ease Range Anxiety Once Underway

All Cars Electric

The first EV from Santa Monica based Coda Automotive is coming to fleets and a limited number of individual buyers in late 2010, but we're getting a preview of how the car will handle running low on battery power already. According to Coda's Kara Saltness, First, just like in a gasoline-powered car, there will be warnings that the juice is

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The trials of public charging, part 2 (of many to come)

Plugs and Cars

Only half the story about public charging is providing juice: enabling drivers to extend the range of their vehicles beyond their night-time "fill-up" at home when necessary and overcoming newbie "range anxiety." Juice flows.

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How Far Left On My Leaf? Electric-Car Charging Location Apps: Review

Green Car Reports

But its practical range is approximately 75 miles on an 80-percent battery charge. To combat “range anxiety” (the fear of running out of juice), Nissan offers a function in their navigation system that (1) notifies the driver when the The all-electric Nissan Leaf is a gas to drive. The car is peppy, quiet, and holds the road nicely.

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Electric Car Range Anxiety Evaporates After Three Months

Green Car Reports

“Range anxiety” for pure battery-powered electric car owners wears off quickly as a driver begins to understand the capabilities and charging patterns of their car, according to a new study by the Technology Strategy Board. Around 35 percent of electric car owners were concerned about reaching a destination before running out of juice

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UCL, UI researchers devise method to optimize magnesium chromium oxide cathode materials; disordered materials

Green Car Congress

Chromium oxides with the spinel structure have been predicted to be promising high voltage cathode materials in magnesium batteries. While it is at an early stage, the researchers say it is a significant development in moving towards magnesium-based batteries. To date, very few inorganic materials have shown reversible magnesium removal and insertion, which is key for the magnesium battery to function. One factor limiting lithium-ion batteries is the anode. Batteries

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Arc 1 Conversion Journal 10/1/2013 Big EV Grin

DIY Electric Car

I have never run out of juice. in fact, the batteries have never been below 60% SOC except on range tests. I have quickly recovered from any range anxiety I had at first, despite having a relatively small battery pack. I always get a reaction from people when I pull back the insulating cover from the battery pack. Well, there are some interesting batteries being developed with huge energy storage, but they are one time use cells.

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My First Week of Commuting

Open Source Civic EV Kit

The link-10 is pretty good at measuring state-of-charge with Peukert compensation, so I felt good about knowing how much juice I had left. I lose about 40% of my battery charge (DOD) in one direction which is what I was hoping for. This has definitely been an interesting week.

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Greenlings: Benefits of charging stations vs. battery swaps vs. home charging

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The three leading new options to re-supply our autos with energy are charging at home, battery swap stations and fast charge stations. Gallery: Plugging in at home Battery swap stations are a concept often associated with Better Place , an EV infrastructure company.

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Keepin' it simple

Plugs and Cars

How full is the battery when it gets parked? For most folks most of the time, chances are the battery isn’t near empty when it gets plugged in, perhaps at work, perhaps at home after work. They’ve kept my LEAF juiced, after all. Plug-in cars are being delivered at long last.

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Range Rover Hybrid Coming

Hybrid SUV Blog

turbodiesel V6, a 35 kW electric motor is integrated with the 8-speed automatic, and juice is provided by a lithium ion battery pack which is encased in a protective boron-steel cage beneath the floor. The 2014 Range Rover is designed to be the most capable luxury condo on the market.

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When Things Fall Apart

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I knew I had gone farther than my battery pack should have handled, especially in the cold, so I stuck to city streets and slowly drove home. Halfway home, the battery gave out. After the car sat for 20 minutes, I had enough juice to get to the auto parts place. Three hours later, I came out and realized that the charger hadn't given the batteries any extra charge. It was rather moot because I still had little charge in my batteries.

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ChargePoints Services secures cost-cutting fast chargers

Green Cars News

DBT’s Quick Chargers [pictured] can juice up an EV to around 80% of its battery capacity in 20-30 minutes but at 60% of the cost of other rapid chargers available. ChargePoints Services (CPS) has completed a distribution deal with France-based DBT for its electric vehicle fast chargers. Reduced re-fuelling times will help EVs compete with [.]. Latest news ChargePoints Services fast chargers London 2012

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Chevy Volt Concept Crossover

Hybrid SUV Blog

litre, 150 horsepower gas engine (aka the generator) and a 16 KWH lith-ion battery pack. Even so, the gas engine can take you the next 300 miles when the juice runs out. A full battery charge using a 120 volt system is expected to take more than 8 hours.

How To Charge An Electric SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

Who You Gonna Call When Your EV Batteries Run Low? So it’s not hard to imagine electric vehicle (EV) drivers will occasionally cut it close when battery power is low or simply run out of juice.

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Automakers agree on common plug to recharge electric vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The benefit of a higher voltage connector has nothing to do with the speed at which the battery will charge it has to do with the conductor size. Featured stories Feed mophie Juice Pack Air hands-on and impressions How would you change HPs Mini 1000 Mi?

It’s 2010 – Are YOU Ready for The Greenius Decade?

Creative Greenius

We need more juice than that to get things done in the Greenius Decade and I know precisely where to get it. We can inventory electricity using the batteries in those plug-ins and we’ll need a newly wired smart grid to take advantage of the vehicle-t0-grid opportunities.

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The Reality of Fast Charging for Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

» Transportation | March 28, 2009 | by EV World The Reality of Fast Charging for Electric Vehicles By Noel Adams Every so often I read articles, like the ones recently about a breakthrough from researchers at MIT, which will allow batteries to charge quickly, in this case, in 2 seconds.

27 November 2009 - In First "Plug-in Arizona" Outing to Nogales, AZ, " the "Spirit" Made the News with Nogales International

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Major Jerry Asher wheels around Arizona in a Toyota Prius hybrid, packing an extra battery and preaching a message to “kick gas” in favor of electric power. With a 110-volt inverter and solar panels on the roof and hood, the car can get a boost for its battery from the sun or any electrical source.Asher drove to Nogales High School on Tuesday, plugged in the battery outside the automotive shop and gave Ruben Verdugo’s students a look at the future.“This

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GM Says Chevrolet Volt Won't 'Pay the Rent' | Autopia from Wired.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The four-door sedan will deliver 40 miles on a charge; a small gasoline engine will recharge the battery as it approaches depletion, extending its range by as much as 200 miles. Posted by: Michael | Apr 13, 2009 5:03:10 PM Battery and technology in the EV1 could not have made it in the market.

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EVndeavoring to Do a Month or Two in Review Since July, August. with "Spirit of DC" Hang'in in Phoenix and EVJerry Taking on "Power of DC".

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

while awaiting a PluginSupply.com upgraded box battery and a set of Li-ion battery -- something new and in anticipation for the upcoming EVenture called Tour de AZ: "Spirit of DC" All Around Arizona EVducational Tour. This will provide some, but not all, of the juice needed to keep the FunRunintheSun going 200 miles per day. Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - Gads! How time zips by. when NOT on the road!

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Rapid Charging Electric Cars: How Fast, How Soon?

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Written by Josie Garthwaite 9 Comments Posted March 31st, 2009 at 5:00 am in Automotive Before unveiling the concept version of its Model S sedan, an $57,400 electric car that Tesla Motors wants to build using loans from the Department of Energy, the startup said the Model S battery would be designed to handle rapid charging. For the standard version, Tesla plans to use a battery that can recharge at a typical 220V outlet in about four hours.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Blog Archive ▼ 2009 (52) ▼ April (6) Waxman-Markey and REDD BlogRoll Review: Space Beams, Leaded Batteries, an. Several early models of passenger vehicles have enough energy stored in advanced batteries to power several homes for hours. Smart Grid City will easily support up to 1,000 easily dispatched distributed generation technologies including PHEVs, distributed batteries, solar and wind. Its better solar transfer/storage than a battery.

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The UK’s first 4 seater ‘all electric’ production car

Green Cars News

This is further supported by the London Mayor, Boris Johnson, who has announced his plan to introduce 25,000 ‘juice points’ (charging stations), for electric cars throughout the city. It drives just like a petrol car and has excellent capacity for use in any town or city in the UK&# … he continued …&# the key to building a successful electric car is an efficient battery management system (BMS).

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The UK’s first 4 seater ‘all electric’ production car

Green Cars News

This is further supported by the London Mayor, Boris Johnson, who has announced his plan to introduce 25,000 ‘juice points’ (charging stations), for electric cars throughout the city. It drives just like a petrol car and has excellent capacity for use in any town or city in the UK&# … he continued …&# the key to building a successful electric car is an efficient battery management system (BMS).

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Perspective: Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the UN Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

Green Car Congress

For just a little more than half that amount, we could fund a fifty-fold increase in spending on R&D for the kind of game-changing technological breakthroughs—like smart grids, ultra-efficient batteries or even cheap, manageable fusion—we will need to end our addiction to fossil fuels. Perspective by Brian J. Donovan, CEO of Renergie, Inc.