Electric Car Charging: We Can Do This!

Electric Cars are for Girls

Welcome to the world of electric car charging So you've got a new (or new to you) electric car. What are you going to do when your battery runs low?

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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 67

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 102

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.

2018 87

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.

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 62

Coulomb, MasterCard, and the future of public charging

Plugs and Cars

Coulomb Technologies unveiled San Francisco's first ChargePoint America charge stations yesterday in a Priority Parking lot along the Embarcadero. The charge stations and installations were paid for with federal stimulus and California Energy Commission grants won by Coulomb.

2010 219

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.

2016 111

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 82

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 75

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 138

Electric Car Charging: The Basics You Need To Know

Green Car Reports

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

2015 86

Shell acquisition of charging network Greenlots points to juice as the new gas

Green Car Reports

On Wednesday, one of the largest fast-charging networks in the U.S., Greenlots includes more than 350 mainly DC fast charge stations across the U.S., Charging NetworksElectric cars are getting the attention of oil companies. Greenlots, announced that it had been bought by oil giant Royal Dutch Shell—via the subsidiary Shell New Energies US LLC. the kind.

2019 87

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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Ford C-Max Energi, Fusion Energi owners still waiting for cooler charge cords

Green Car Reports

Six months after Ford issued a recall over a fire risk and its charge cords, some drivers of Ford plug-in vehicles still don’t have the peace of mind of a new charge cord. The recall, issued last August, affected or the 120V AC “convenience charge cord” that Ford supplies with more than 49,000 U.S.-market charging Home charging 2013 Ford Fusion Energi

2019 56

Porsche expanding Charging Service in Europe; more than 49,000 charging points

Green Car Congress

Just a few months after the launch, Porsche is expanding its charging service for plug-in and electric vehicles ( earlier post ) by five countries and additional functions. The platform now has more than 49,000 charging points in twelve countries.

2019 102

Charging industry agrees on carbon credit standards

Green Car Reports

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 72

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

More SF Bay Area Charge Stations.some work

Plugs and Cars

Once again, charge station serendipity. As we walked away, pleased to have given this unexpected real-world demonstration of public charging to the visiting Dutch scholars, we saw a Tesla plugged in to a random 120V outlet.

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Do you look forward to home wireless charging? Twitter poll results

Green Car Reports

In a study released on Tuesday, Volvo and its Harris polling partners found that 29 percent of electric-car drivers wished for more wireless charging. After one of the biggest suppliers of wireless charging, Qualcomm, announced last week that it would sell its Halo wireless charging business to rival. Wireless charging Polls

2019 67

Report: Audi e-tron GT electric sport coupe will fast-charge in 12 minutes

Green Car Reports

Although that model isn’t likely to be produced until 2020, at the earliest, it’s shaping up to be one of several game-changing vehicles in terms of charging. Audi e-tron charging Fast ChargingAudi revealed last month that its e-tron GT, which is described as a “highly dynamic coupe,” will make its debut at the Los Angeles auto show in November.

2018 87

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 62

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 65

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

Green Car Reports

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

2018 76

Colorado to launch smart-charging pilot program as it prepares for EVs

Green Car Reports

smart grid charging power gridAs it prepares to launch an electric-car mandate in coming years, Colorado is working to learn how electric cars can help it move to a more renewable energy grid. The non-profit Platte River Power Authority announced last month that it is teaming up with eMotorWerks, which sells home smart chargers, to sell and install 250 smart chargers for.

2019 76

eMotorWerks lays groundwork for vehicle-to-grid charging

Green Car Reports

vehicle-to-grid-v2g Charging NetworksAt first blanch, a new business agreement between home charger manufacturer eMotorWerks and utility software provider LO3 Energy sounds strictly like the stuff of dull business contract lawyers. Dig a little deeper, though, and it could be the kernel of the next generation electrical system, long discussed, but never-quite-practical.

2019 78

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

Green Car Reports

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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The Workplace Charging Challenge

Plugs and Cars

Workplace charging certainly isn’t a concern of Tesla S owners, but it should become the focus for getting drivers into EVs and PHEVs. These are the cars that must sell in greater numbers if some automaker is to market the 125-150 mile range car with fast charging I (and perhaps most people) want. Even with Level 1 charging at work, these become 100+ mile cars. You can charge fully overnight at the cheapest time of use rate.

2013 116

Guerrilla charging: theft or public service?

Plugs and Cars

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.

2010 130

Qualcomm sells wireless charging patents to WiTricity

Green Car Reports

Automakers and technology companies have talked for years about developing wireless charging, but it hasn't developed in part because of disagreements over standards, and, some would say, patents. Wireless chargingIt's one of the worst nightmares for electric-car drivers: They go out to jump in their car, and somebody forgot to plug it in.

2019 50

AAA Mobile Charging Stations!

Electric Cars are for Girls

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.

South Korea to standardize on CCS fast-charging standard used by US, German makers

Green Car Reports

Buyers of electric vehicles in South Korea won't need to consider the pros and cons of charging standards in the near future. The South Korean Agency for Technology and Standards announced in mid-December it would revise the current charging standard in the country to recommend the use of "Combo 1"—also known as the Combined Charging System.

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 61

Wireless charging could widen efficiency edge over cords, suggests DOE lab

Green Car Reports

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory last week announced they've managed to transfer 120 kw of power at an efficiency of 97 percent—more efficiently than any currently available physical charging connection. A version of the 20-kw wireless charging system that the same laboratory previously designed. charging Wireless charging

2018 72

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 92

Missed Charge Station Opportunity in San Francisco

Plugs and Cars

ClipperCreek, an Auburn, CA based manufacturer of electric vehicle charging equipment, has just announced the shipment of its 5,000th unit. Some of those units are being paid for by a California Energy Commission grant to upgrade existing Avcon charging stations across California.

Electrify America releases $300M Cycle 2 national ZEV investment plan; metro charging, autonomous charging, renewable generation

Green Car Congress

The $300-million investment will build on Electrify America’s initial priorities and expand into new areas, where the need for electric vehicle charging stations and technology are greatest or are most likely to be used regularly.

2019 118

Study finds twin demand peak for residential time-of-use EV charging; implications for grid operators

Green Car Congress

A researcher at the University of San Diego has used energy meter-level data from the San Diego region to analyze the energy load profiles of residential customers under the time-of-use (TOU) rate with and without EV charging requirements. Unlike previous forecasts on the effects of EV charging loads, the energy load profile of TOU customers with EVs shows a “twin demand peak” where there is a peak demand during the evening hours and another at midnight.

2019 75

BMW Digital Charging Service optimizes charging and integrates electric vehicles into the energy market

Green Car Congress

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

2016 117

Porsche prototype 350-kw electric car fast-charging station installed

Green Car Reports

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.

ChargePoint raises $240 million to expand charging-station network

Green Car Reports

ChargePoint, the largest network of electric car charging stations, announced last Wednesday that it has raised $240 million to become even bigger. Charging NetworksThe investment comes at a pivotal moment after ChargePoint CEO Pasquale Romano in September announced an ambitious goal to build enough chargers to juice up 2.5 million electric cars worldwide.

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Charge like you Volt-to: DIY J1772

DIY Electric Car

Lately I find myself charged on public charging. " I fluff my feathers and point to my charging cord and extort. "Oh Until recently I relegated myself to the basement of the two story out-house of charging; 120V! Drive however you want, but charge safe!

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