Virtual Peaker partners with Fermata Energy to bring V2G bi-directional vehicle charging technology to utilities

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Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Internet of Things Smart charging V2X

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Electrify America reboots pricing, bills EV charging by the kwh where it’s allowed

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In states where electric vehicle drivers are accustomed to being billed by the kilowatt-hour—for the energy they put into the vehicle—EA has been billing based on the duration of their charging session. charging

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Love's Travel Stops and Electrify America add road-trip charging waypoints

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Electrify America is adding DC fast-charging stations at Love's Travel Stops, bringing charging to locations where drivers are already likely to stop on long road trips. charging Green Life

2020 89

GM fast-charging investment will fuel EVgo network expansion, charge future EVs

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General Motors and EVgo announced a partnership Friday that will result in the installation of more than 2,700 DC fast charging connectors—all powered by 100% renewable energy—over the next five years. The announcement marks the first significant move from GM toward helping expand fast-charging infrastructure, and investing in public. charging

2020 68

Battery-boosted charger shows a model for filling in fast-charging gaps

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FreeWire Technologies is demonstrating a more flexible alternative to conventional fast-charging stations at an ampm convenience store in Lodi, California. While conventional DC fast-charging stations. charging

2020 87

UCR researchers find commercial fast-charging damages EV batteries, propose new internal-resistance-based technique

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Commercial fast-charging stations subject electric car batteries to high temperatures and high resistance that can cause them to crack, leak, and lose their storage capacity, according to researchers at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) in a new open-access study published in the journal Energy Storage. To remedy this, the researchers have developed a method for charging at lower temperatures with less risk of catastrophic damage and loss of storage capacity.

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Electric Car Charging: We Can Do This!

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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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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.

Charging connectors will be required at gas stations in Germany

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Germany will require all gas stations to offer electric car charging as part of a 130 billion euro ($146 billion) economic recovery plan, reports Reuters. While some gas-station chains have begun to add electric-car charging, Germany is likely the first country to mandate it nationwide. chargingThe requirement is part of a sweeping recovery plan announced.

2020 73

Very fast electric-car charging will require a new generation of cables?and cable cooling

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As onboard chargers and DC fast-charging stations get more powerful, cables could become the limiting factor in electric-car charging speed. Supplier Huber+Suhner has developed a next-generation cable that should enable faster charging. The new cable is the first to allow continuous charging at 500 amps, according to the company, which currently. charging youtube

2020 85

SparkCharge mobile charging will get tested by roadside assistance in SF and LA

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Instead of searching for a charging station, what if the station came to you? Startup SparkCharge is deploying a mobile charging system in pilot programs for San Francisco and Los Angeles. G1 Towing, and Agero to provide mobile charging as part of roadside assistance programs. chargingSparkCharge has partnered with Atlas Towing. Stranded drivers will be.

2020 87

Electrify America hits 100 charging stations in California

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Electrify America has reached a significant milestone for electric-car charging in California, the biggest market for EVs in the United States. About 15 months after opening its first California charging station, the network has opened its 100th charging station in the state. chargingThe 100 stations have a total of 400 individual plugs, and span the.

2020 77

California bill aims to cut permit time for EV charging stations

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California has by far the most electric cars of any state, but the permitting process for new charging stations can take substantially longer than elsewhere. The bill would streamline the permitting process for charging stations by amending Section 65850.75 charging

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VW built a proving ground for fast-charging in the Arizona heat

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Now the automaker is subjecting charging stations to the Arizona heat as well. A 50-space charging site was recently added to the Maricopa, Arizona, facility, VW said in a press release Wednesday. This will allow for charging electric cars in temperatures up to 120. chargingVolkswagen built its Arizona Proving Grounds for hot-weather testing of new cars.

2020 72

Pop-up EV charging hubs deemed a success in UK trial

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A trial of pop-up EV charging stations in the United Kingdom has proven successful, showing a possible way to expand urban charging infrastructure without adding clutter. A British company called Urban Electric announced the trial last year, placing prototype pop-up charging "hubs" along streets in Oxford, England. charging youtube

2020 82

Nissan’s move to CCS fast-charging makes CHAdeMO a legacy standard

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With the release of charging specifications for the Ariya electric crossover, Nissan effectively put CHAdeMO on notice. The automaker revealed that it would be equipping the Ariya electric crossover, which arrives in the second half of 2021, with CCS-format DC fast charging rather than the CHAdeMO-format charging it’s used—and actively. charging

2020 72

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 stationsWell, that's.

2018 87

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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Commentary: Nissan ends war over electric-car charging standards, as Tesla stands apart

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Such was the case, it seems, in the battle between CHAdeMO and CCS as a standard for electric-vehicle fast-charging in the 2010s. charging Green LifeBeta might have been better from the start, but that didn’t keep it from winning a videocassette recorder war over VHS back in the 1980s. Nissan has been the biggest longtime booster of CHAdeMO—the Beta of.

2020 84

Northvolt & Mälarenergi partner to deploy battery energy storage for EV charging

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Northvolt and Mälarenergi are partnering to establish a battery energy storage system at an electric vehicle charging station in Västerås, Sweden. Batteries Smart charging Smart Grid

2019 127

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

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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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Chicago acts to keep city from becoming a charging desert

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Electric-car charging infrastructure in Chicago could use a boost, and the Chicago City Council passed an ordinance Friday meant to pave the way for that. Scheduled to take effect this fall, the Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Ready (EVSE-Ready) ordinance would require property owners to reserve more parking spaces for electric-car charging. charging Green Life

2020 70

PNNL study finds 2028 grid resource adequacy likely sufficient for high EV penetration; managed charging strategies can double adequacy

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The corresponding electric fleet sizes for the WECC footprint are 9 million LDVs, 70,000 MDVs and 94 HDV charging stations. The team estimated the EV resource adequacy for the entire WECC interconnection for a likely unmanaged charging scenario under which most LDVs were charging at home starting in the evening (Home High power No Delay: HHND). All EV charging load is likely to reduce renewable curtailments between 25% and 75% based on when EVs are charged.

2020 94

Audi & Hager Group investigating bidirectional charging at home

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Audi and the Hager Group, a supplier of solutions and services for electrical installations in residential, commercial and industrial buildings Increasing network stability, lowering electricity costs, and contributing to climate protection, are researching bi-directional charging to integrate electric vehicles into the domestic power grid to reduce electricity costs and increase grid stability. —Martin Dehm, technical project manager for bidirectional charging at Audi.

2020 68

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. The companies will form a joint venture to build the chargers in which Bechtel will provide its expertise in construction and permitting and GM will.

2019 84

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. And while that’s useful for road trips and the occasional unplanned errand, the more important question might be whether an electric car can charge smartly. smart grid chargingReuters has reported on the results of a small study.

2019 81

EVgo simplifies, cuts electric-car fast charging prices nationwide

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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.

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Touchless charging: An app summons Aiways' robotic concierge

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With a global pandemic forcing people to be more self conscious about the objects they touch, what better time to launch a robotic charging system for electric cars? charging youtube

2020 72

Electrify America finishes first cross-country fast-charging route for EVs

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Electrify America has completed its first cross-country DC fast-charging route for electric cars, installing enough stations for drivers to complete a coast-to-coast journey between Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. chargingThe initial route spans 11 states and more than 2,700 miles, Electrify America said in a press release Wednesday. It follows.

2020 79

Volkswagen’s new European charging service has 150K+ public charging points

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Volkswagen is rolling out its own charging service to coincide with the market launch of the ID. With We Charge, customers will be able to charge their electric vehicles at more than 150,000 public charging points all over Europe. The We Charge charging card gives them easy access to these charging points. Customers have a choice of three individual tariffs with features such as exclusive conditions for the IONITY high-power charging network.

2020 76

Charging infrastructure for commercial electric trucks lags CO2 targets, report finds

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But, in Europe at least, charging infrastructure for these vehicles is underdeveloped, according to a new report. A "massive ramp-up" in charging infrastructure is needed to meet European CO2. charging

2020 83

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

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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 68

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

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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

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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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Audi research project proves the potential of bi-directional charging: What's next?

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Audi is the latest automaker to experiment with bi-directional charging, which allows electric cars to discharge electricity from their battery packs back into the grid—or to a smart-home energy management system. chargingPartnering with energy infrastructure company Hager Group, Audi tested a prototype E-Tron Sportback crossover equipped for.

2020 69

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. That status comes courtesy of eight new Version 3 Superchargers that the company opened at its Fremont, California, factory, which can charge a Model 3 at up to 250 kilowatts. Charging Networks Tesla Supercharger

2019 84

Charging stations now outnumber gas stations in Britain

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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. UK charging infrastructure

2019 88

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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Google Maps adds electric-car charging locations

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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.

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

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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 ChargingIn BMW’s current nomenclature, that’s the plug-in hybrid version of its 5-Series sedan. The catch: You’ll need to live in one of 13.

2019 64

Solar tonneau cover charges electric pickups, provides portable power

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Tonneau covers are already a popular option for pickup owners—allowing more secure, weather-protected storage, and perhaps even improved aerodynamics and highway efficiency.

2020 109

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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UK project builds electric-car charging into a half-mile of lampposts

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The great thing about electric-car charging is that it can take advantage of existing grid infrastructure. Siemens built charging stations into 24 lampposts on roughly a half-mile of Sutherland Avenue in London. charging Green LifeA new project in the United Kingdom demonstrates the benefits of that. The section of street was rechristened, appropriately enough.

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