As more people plug in, is smart charging more important than fast charging?

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Electric-car converts (or shoppers) tend to boast about how fast their EV might be able to charge—in miles (of range) per hour. smart grid charging

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BMW 5-Series plug-in hybrid gets wireless home charging deal

Green Car Reports

Americans soon will have a fully automaker-supported car that supports inductive wireless charging. BMW announced Friday that it will soon offer inductive charging in the 2019 BMW 530e iPerformance. Wireless charging Inductive Charging

2019 92

Charging stations now outnumber gas stations in Britain

Green Car Reports

It’s not unusual to hear people wave off the change to fully electric to when EV chargers are as plentiful as gas stations, and when vehicle charging can be done, in a pinch, in nearly the same time. According to Nissan UK, there are about 9,300 public charging stations, as.

2019 114

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.

GM plans its own nationwide charging network with Bechtel

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General Motors Fast Charging Charging NetworksGeneral Motors, the nation's biggest automaker, is teaming up with construction giant Bechtel to build thousands of chargers around the U.S. with the aim of promoting adoption of electric cars.

2019 109

Reality check: CHAdeMO fast-charging stations still outnumber CCS ones

Green Car Reports

Five years ago, a frequent matter of debate here at Green Car Reports was whether CCS or ChAdeMO would become the electric-car DC fast-charging standard of choice in the U.S. Fast Charging Tesla Supercharger Green Life

2019 104

Tesla opens first 250-kw charging stations at Fremont factory

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With Tesla's Supercharger fast charging network, Tesla vehicles can now be charged faster than any other currently available electric car. Charging Networks Tesla Supercharger

2019 110

Project examines how to automate charging for self-driving fleets

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Within the next decade, companies and fleet operators face a serious logistics dilemma: If the future is autonomous and electric, as some major automakers now argue, the only way this works smoothly is if the charging is as well-automated as the driving itself.

2019 98

Lightning Systems introduces range of AC and DC fast charge charging stations for fleet electric vehicles

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Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission drivetrains, introduced “Lightning On Tap” charging solutions, a comprehensive offering of AC and DC fast charge charging stations.

2019 96

EVgo fast-charge network commits to 100 percent renewable power

Green Car Reports

If electric cars are supposed to clean up the environment and reduce global warming—and they are—EV drivers would like to rely on 100 percent renewable energy to do charge. And charging networks are striving to provide it. renewable energy Charging Networks

2019 103

Home station from Clipper Creek will charge two EVs

Green Car Reports

Update: This story has been udpated to correct the typical range calculation from overnight 16-amp charging. Every new electric car needs a charge point. Charging station

2019 103

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

Green Car Reports

Fast Charging Battery Swapping NioThe 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.

2019 112

ChargePoint and Electrify America simplify charging access with roaming agreement

Green Car Reports

While public charging sessions are few and far between for most electric car owners, who typically charge at home the vast majority of the time, they can present a disproportionately high level of frustration. charging Fast Charging Electrify America ChargePoint

2019 79

Want to charge up? EVgo builds chargers at Chevron gas stations

Green Car Reports

If electric cars need more public places to charge, maybe they could just go to gas stations. The company, which bills itself as the largest operator of DC fast charging stations in the U.S. charging eVgo charging network

2019 96

Tesla Model 3 could charge faster in Europe, charging network results suggest

Green Car Reports

So too have some accounts of the most significant difference included in European-market versions of the electric sedan: their CCS Combo DC fast charging port. One of those first accounts has come from the European charging network Fastned, which already operates many stations with. Europe charging Fast Charging Combo ConnectorDeliveries of the Tesla Model 3 in Europe have just started.

2019 73

Hyundai and Kia invest in Europe's high-power fast-charging network

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Hyundai and Kia announced Monday that they are investing in Ionity, Europe's 350-kilowatt charging network. They will join BMW Group, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen/Porsche in expanding charging station availability for vehicles with 800 volt on-board systems. chargingThis partnership gives Hyundai the opportunity to develop vehicles with 800-volt systems.

2019 69

Beverly Hills bans plug-in hybrids from public charging stations

Green Car Reports

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 stationsWell, that's.

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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.

2019 136

EVgo simplifies, cuts electric-car fast charging prices nationwide

Green Car Reports

Those new owners will learn the DC fast charging along highways to enable longer road trips. plug-in cars charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Charging stations Charging Networks eVgo charging networkOver the next three years, numerous long-range electric cars will come to market at prices below $40,000.

2018 63

Wireless electric-car charging: perfect for automated parking?

Green Car Reports

Wireless electric-car charging seems to offer a somewhat more convenient experience. Instead of plugging in a charge cord, drivers simply park their electric cars over a pad, usually on the floor of a garage.

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Charging network EVgo goes tagless, tests battery buffers at stations

Green Car Reports

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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Electric Car Charging: The Basics You Need To Know

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Each new electric-car driver will have a few things to learn, so we've rounded up some tips on how, where, and when how to charge up that new plug-in vehicle. Green ChaDeMo quick-charge standard Charging station Combined Charging Standard (CCS) Home charging PlugShare Tesla Supercharger charging at work charging cord charging infrastructure plug-in cars workplace charging

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Hyundai, Kia invest in IONITY fast-charging JV

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Since its formation, IONITY has placed nearly 140 charging stations in Europe in operation with 50 more under construction. The technology of IONITY is characterized by a charging capacity of up to 350 kilowatts; its use of the universal charging standard Combined Charging System ensures the widest possible compatibility across EVs. Starting in 2021, Kia and Hyundai EVs will be equipped with 800V charging systems to accommodate IONITY’s maximum charging power of 350kW.

2019 111

Buying An Electric Car: Why Charging Rate, DC Quick-Charging Matter

Green Car Reports

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 We all know how to compare horsepower, acceleration, and gas mileage.

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Google Maps adds electric-car charging locations

Green Car Reports

In a banner day for electric-car drivers, Google announced on Wednesday that it will add electric-car charging stations to Google Maps. Charging NetworksThe app will now show Tesla Supercharging stations as well as ChargePoint, EVgo, Blink, and SemaConnect networks in the U.S. as well as networks in Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. It will not include.

Colorado bill aims to fine ICEholes who block charging spots

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As one of the top states in the nation for electric-car sales, Colorado hopes to do something about charging problems. In the state's General Assembly, the House passed a bill on Friday to fine drivers who park non-electric cars in any electric-car charging space $150, statewide. chargingThe bill is now headed to the state Senate. As electric cars, and.

2019 81

Company claims to harness AI for quicker electric-car DC fast charging

Green Car Reports

At CES earlier this month, GBatteries demonstrated that it could charge a 60-kwh battery pack, made up of off-the-shelf lithium-ion automotive cells, to half capacity in just 5 minutes, or to a full charge in 10 minutes. CES youtube Fast Charging

2019 106

Chevy eCOPO Camaro hints at 800-volt charging

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drag racing Fast ChargingChevrolet can't let Teslas win all the electric drag races. Monday night at the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers' Association gathering in Las Vegas, Chevrolet revealed an electric concept version of its drag-race focused COPO Camaro. The company says the eCOPO Camaro should be able to cover the standing quarter mile in about 9 seconds with more.

Porsche's 800-Volt fast charging for electric cars: why it matters

Green Car Reports

The future of electric cars for practical transportation relies to some degree on the future of DC fast charging, and how it develops over the next decade. As in other spheres of electrifying transport, Tesla Motors has pointed the way to one vision of the future with its expanding network of Supercharger fast-charging sites. ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure Fast Charging Tesla Supercharger Combined Charging Standard (CCS) Porsche Mission E

EVgo, Chargepoint annual reports show growth in electric-car charging

Green Car Reports

Seven years and almost 800,000 cars after the first modern electric cars went on sale, there's still a lot wrong with the national charging infrastructure in the U.S. plug-in cars charging infrastructure Charging stations Charging Networks ChargePoint Network eVgo charging networkThere's little central planning, little standardized signage or public signposting, virtually no awareness among non-EV drivers, and roaming among networks with a single membership.

2018 69

Charging industry agrees on carbon credit standards

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In an effort to reduce the cost of installing electric-car charging stations, a new agreement by the Electric Vehicle Charging Carbon Coalition (EVCCC), calculates carbon credits to. Carbon Charging NetworksDriving on electricity produces less carbon than driving on gas. Yet in most places, no one gets credit for lowering those carbon emissions. That is, until now.

2018 78

EVgo adds mobile app for electric-car charging network access

Green Car Reports

One way for electric-car charging networks to make the public charging experience more user-friendly is through the use of smartphone apps to replace the RFID cards that identify members and let them initiate charge sessions. Not only do they provide electric-car drivers a host of capabilities, but they allow drivers to pay for charging sessions. Apps plug-in cars Charging station charging infrastructure Charging Networks eVgo charging network

2017 67

DC fast charging for electric cars: what's here, what's coming, what's hype?

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Drivers who want to use their electric cars for trips beyond a radius from their home charging site rely on DC fast-charging sites. Now Charged magazine has written a comprehensive guide to the current state and future of DC charging. ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging eVgo charging network Combined Charging Standard (CCS

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EVgo breaks ground on DC fast-charging station prepared for up to 350 kW

Green Car Reports

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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What matters most when fast-charging on a road trip? Take our Twitter poll

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But it's made a case that consistency of real-world range and fast charging. Fast Charging Charging Networks Polls Electrify AmericaIn the rollout of the 2019 E-tron quattro SUV, Audi is making the claim that rated range might not be the most important thing on a road trip.

2019 71

AAA Mobile Charging Stations!

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Triple A is planning to add mobile charging units in California, Florida, Georgia, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington.including some with 500V charging capability New treatment for range anxiety: AAA.

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Blink charging network joins interoperability push

Green Car Reports

Beginning in early 2019, all 135,000 users of the Blink charging network will soon be able to use other charging networks as part of their membership, while Blink’s chargers will be open to easy access by a wider range of drivers with other charging-network membership cards. charging

2018 69

California approves next Electrify America fast-charge rollout

Green Car Reports

Electrify America's second round of electric-car charging installations has won approval from the California Air Resources Board. The company announced plans for its second round of public charging stations in October, including adding more California cities, helping rural residents install home chargers, filling in gaps in highway networks, and. Charging Networks

2018 85

Chevron taps retirees to oppose EV charging in Arizona

Green Car Reports

Charging stationsAstroturf lobbying organizations have been a fixture of the EV opposition and anti-climate-action movement—indeed of American politics—for a long time. A new report in the Arizona Republic tells us that support for electric cars still hasn't moved us past that. Chevron is tapping its retirees to mount a letter-writing campaign in.

Ubitricity street lamp socket provides electric-car charging

Green Car Reports

A German company has brought forth its idea of how to provide convenient, cost-effective electric-car charging and now it has made its way to the United Kingdom. In a recent video, the Fully Charged Show takes a. UK plug-in cars London Charging station charging infrastructure

2017 94

Chargeway Beacon to help shoppers and dealers navigate past EV charging confusion

Green Car Reports

While that’s great news, and it’s bound to convince more households to make the jump to a fully electric vehicle—and to take road trips with it—it presents a new challenge to automakers: making public charging options at least as. Apps charging dealerships Fast Charging ChargewayMultiple electric vehicles arriving this year promise a driving range of more than 200 miles.

2019 81

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.

2018 139

Volvo goes off the grid, invests in mobile-charging experts Freewire

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Volvo Cars has announced an investment in Freewire Technologies, a company that emphasizes mobile charging solutions. Freewire earlier this year attracted a $5 million investment from the petro-giant BP, which will result in Freewire’s fast-charging systems being installed at some BP stations in the UK and Europe—effectively helping. charging Fast Charging

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