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?

2018 153

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

eMotorWerks lays groundwork for vehicle-to-grid charging

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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

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.

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.

2011 182

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

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

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.

2018 62

New Chademo Charging in LA

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2013 237

Coulomb, MasterCard, and the future of public charging

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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?

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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

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 72

Blink charging network joins interoperability push

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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

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

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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

Plug-in hybrids to charge again in Beverly Hills

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chargingBanning plug-in hybrids from public chargers is no good. That's the conclusion of a new California law signed in September, which forbids cities from restricting access to public chargers for any type of electric vehicles in the state. After making a big splash by banning plug-in hybrids from its public chargers last April, the city of Beverly.

2018 71

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

2015 87

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

2018 75

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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Volkswagen tests mobile DC fast charging station for urban network gaps

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Automakers face some daunting challenges in selling electric vehicles to urban apartment-dwellers, who are often without a home charging point. As a partial response, Volkswagen has shown a portable DC fast charging unit aimed at urban environments or temporary use at events or in parking lots—and it could be a very useful part of a strategy. VW Fast Charging

2019 73

Socket to me: MyChevy app tells Bolt EV drivers where to charge

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That's one of the complaints electric car drivers have about charging electric cars. With the time it takes to charge one of the biggest complaints is mapping your way to a charger only to arrive and find it's occupied or out of service. Now General Motors has forged an agreement with two of the largest charging networks in the. Charging NetworksToo many apps!

2019 59

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

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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

ChargePoint raises $240 million to expand charging-station network

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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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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

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

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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

More SF Bay Area Charge Stations.some work

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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.

2011 130

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

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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.

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 adds mobile app for electric-car charging network access

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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

ORNL demonstrates 120 kW wireless charging for vehicles; 97% efficiency

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In the laboratory demonstration, power was transferred across a six-inch air gap between two magnetic coils and charged a battery pack. The goal is dynamic charging at highway speeds, Galigekere said.

2018 150

Charging Stations Away from Home

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Coulomb Technologies is setting up charging stations in several American cities, including Austin, San Francisco, Detroit, and Orlando. If you had charging stations at work or near work, I can see this being useful. Especially for only 23 dollars for an unlimited 6 month subscription

2011 182

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

Ubitricity street lamp socket provides electric-car charging

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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

Illegal parking in charging spots: The culprit? Electric cars

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A whole Hatfields and McCoys culture has grown up around parking in electric-car charging spaces, with electric-car drivers who need juice facing off against conventional cars—and sometimes other electrics who park there and don't plug in or stay longer than they need to. charging

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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

2016 119

Volkswagen previewing mobile quick charging station; trials in 2019, production in 2020

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Volkswagen is previewing the company’s future mobile quick charging station. The first mobile quick charging stations will be set up as early as the first half of 2019 in Wolfsburg as part of a pilot project, and will support the expansion of a charging infrastructure in the urban area.

2018 143

Missed Charge Station Opportunity in San Francisco

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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.

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

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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.

Porsche already has a prototype that will charge faster than its 350-kw Taycan

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The Porsche Taycan, when it arrives toward the end of 2019, will likely have the quickest, highest-power DC fast charging of any production vehicle. Yesterday, as part of a research consortium that includes BMW, it presented a prototype for using CCS-standard charging hardware at up to. Fast ChargingBut Porsche apparently is already setting its sights higher.

2018 68

Much faster electric-car charging: on a fast track

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Relatively short ranges and long charging times are two of the main factors restraining more widespread electric-car adoption. plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging ChargePoint NetworkTo address the range issue, automakers are expected to launch a batch of more-affordable long-range electric cars over the next few years, a shift heralded by the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and the upcoming Tesla Model 3.

2017 73

Streetlights that charge electric cars arrive in California city

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To solve the problem, companies are looking at a variety of new and innovative ways to charge more cars without actually taking up more space. Enter the ebee Smart Technologies streetlight charging. California plug-in cars charging Charging station charging infrastructureAs the market for electric vehicles continues to grow, electric-car infrastructure will need to keep up with the growing population of them.

2017 71

World's largest fast-charging site opens in Norway: 28 electric cars can charge, all standards included

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The country where plug-in cars make up a higher proportion of new-car sales than any other now also boasts the world's largest single DC fast-charging site. Norway plug-in cars charging ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger Combined Charging Standard (CCS Norway has once again proven to be the friendliest place in the world for electric cars.