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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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's electric-taxi drivers have no public place to charge, they say

Green Car Reports

The availability of charging stations for electric cars is likely to remain a major factor for many would-be owners as plug-in cars become more popular. While the United States boasts tens of thousands of charging stations, some areas remain better-covered than others. Unfortunately for taxi cab drivers in Washington D.C., the lack of charging. Washington, D.C. taxi charging infrastructure Charging stations

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Used Renault electric-car batteries provide DC fast-charging on highway

Green Car Reports

The French brand has worked with UK-based Connected Energy to install two electric-car DC fast-charging stations powered by second-life batteries. Batteries lithium-ion battery pack plug-in cars Charging station DC Rapid ChargingRenault hasn't tackled the home-energy storage market to the degree its alliance partner Nissan has, but it has found another use for "second-life" batteries.

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DC fast-charging in east, west coast corridors done, say VW, BMW

Green Car Reports

BMW and Volkswagen have finally completed a network of network of public DC fast-charging sites that use the Combined Charging Standard (CCS). VW plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure DC Rapid Charging Combined Charging Standard (CCS In January 2015, the two German carmakers announced a collaboration with network operator ChargePoint to build more stations compatible with CCS—which their electric cars use. Known as the Express.

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CHAdeMO DC Fast Charge network coming to Norway

Plugs and Cars

The Norwegian energy company Ishavskraft yesterday unveiled its plan to make the stunning vistas of Norway's isolated fjords accessible to vacationers in electric cars with a 2500 mile network of DC Fast Chargers using the CHAdeMO connector.

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CHAdeMO DC fast-charging to run at up to 150 kilowatts, starting in 2017

Green Car Reports

As more longer-range electric vehicles go on sale, the charging infrastructure that supports them will need to adapt to bigger batteries. When it comes to DC fast charging, more powerful charging stations will be needed to charge electric cars with larger-capacity battery packs within a reasonable amount of time. Japan plug-in cars charging ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger

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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

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BMW expands ChargeNow by EVgo programs for DC fast charging

Green Car Congress

BMW of North America has expanded the ChargeNow by EVgo programs (including ChargeNow DC Fast) to more than 50 metro areas in the US, encompassing the entire EVgo public charging network, the largest public DC Fast charging network in the nation. EVgo’s fast charging network currently totals more than 668 dual-port DC Fast charging stations installed and available to EV drivers across the United States, supported by supplemental Level 2 chargers.

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Energica Eva: test ride of electric motorcycle with DC fast charging (video)

Green Car Reports

plug-in cars Fast Charging electric motorcycles DC Rapid ChargingThe evolving electric motorcycle industry continues to expand and impress, including the latest addition to the Energica lineup, the company's Eva model. The Italian company first impressed me with a test ride on the Energica Ego, and now I've had a chance to sling a leg over the Eva and see how they compare. My test ride of the Ego involved a.

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When will electric-car DC fast-charging be available everywhere in the U.S.? Poll results

Green Car Reports

plug-in cars ChaDeMo quick-charge standard Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger Combined Charging Standard (CCS) PollsEnergy infrastructure is key to any serious effort to make zero-emission vehicles practical for mass-market car buyers. The world has spent more than a century building an efficient, global distribution and delivery system for gasoline and diesel fuel, and any new energy source requires the same.

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Nissan, EVgo add Boston-to-DC fast chargers; BMW adds charging to national parks

Green Car Reports

Nissan is making it easier for electric-car owners to travel between the Boston area and Washington, D.C. The automaker has partnered with EVgo to add a network of nine charging sites along Interstate 95, with a total of 50 stations, each equipped with two fast-charge plugs. Dubbed the "I-95 Fast Charge Arc," the network will cover 500 miles and. plug-in cars charging infrastructure Fast Charging Charging stations Charging Networks eVgo charging network

Honda opens Smart Home US in California; produces more energy than it consumes; direct DC-DC EV charging

Green Car Congress

A 10 kWh battery energy storage system in the garage, using the same lithium-ion cells that are used in the Honda Fit EV, allows stored solar energy to be used at night, when household demand typically peaks and electric vehicles are usually charged. DC-to-DC electric vehicle charging.

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Price Of Electric-Car DC Fast Charging Varies: Sacramento A Test Case

Green Car Reports

While fast charging for electric cars is still nonexistent--or just starting to roll out--across much of the country, California leads the way. Green California ChaDeMo quick-charge standard Combined Charging Standard (CCS) DC Rapid Charging Fast Charging charging infrastructure eVgo charging network electric utilities plug-in cars

DC-DC Overcurrent Malfunction

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

After some experimentation today, I found that under a moderate load of 8 amps or so, the DC-DC eventually stops working and fails to charge the 12V battery. I was misled a few times because when I turn off the key for awhile and turn it back on, the DC-DC starts working again for about 30 seconds before stopping. For the moment, I charge the main pack at work and turn on the key for about an hour before I have to drive home to recharge the 12V battery.

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ITT introducing next-gen ultra-fast DC charging system; tested 400A at 1000V

Green Car Congress

ITT, through its Cannon brand, will introduce a next-generation, ultra-fast DC charging solution that can significantly reduce electric vehicle charging time at eCarTec 2016 in Munich next week. ITT will debut the high-performance, cooled ultra-fast charging DC solution as well as an improved contact system for its global portfolio of AC charging solutions. One of the main obstacles to widespread adoption of electric vehicles is lengthy charging times.

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Fixing the DC-DC Converter

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I cringe at the thought of having to send anything back to Electro Automotive for replacement or repair, so I took a chance and dissected the DC-DC converter to see if I could fix it. Here's the DC-DC converter taken out of its black aluminum case.

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DC/DC converter blown

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Well, I ran out to Radio Shack this morning and got some more 5 amp fuses for the DC/DC converter. It looks like there's a pretty serious short in the DC/DC converter. I brought over jumper cables and tried to charge the battery with my ICE vehicle. Since this is my day off, I might take a risk, charge it up some more and try to crawl home for repairs. After plugging a fast-blow fuse in, powering up the car blows the fuse.

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ABB launches 22 kW AC & DC fast charging station

Green Car Congress

Terra SC Duo Charge Station. The Terra Smart Connect Duo supports both DC and AC charging equally and features an attached AC charging cable for customer convenience. ABB will support all relevant charging standards that are adopted by multiple carmakers.

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Debugging the DC-DC waveforms

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I spent most of Friday trying to figure out just what was blowing the DC-DC converter. On the upper left, I have a 156V DC power supply. The opened up DC-DC converter is front and center.

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Much faster electric-car charging: on a fast track

Green Car Reports

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.

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How important is fast-charging to sell electric cars? Poll results

Green Car Reports

Those unfamiliar with electric cars often don't know that several different types of battery charging exist. Overnight recharging at home can be done either with 120-volt household current or, for longer-range cars, with a 240-volt charging station installed by the car owner. Then there's DC fast charging, which generally provides an 80-percent. plug-in cars Charging station charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Polls

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ChargePoint Launches Small DC Quick-Charging Station For Electric Cars

Green Car Reports

ChargePoint hopes to increase the availability of public DC fast charging for electric cars by offering a smaller charging station. The charging network's new Express 100 station is aimed at businesses that may want to offer fast charging to customers. plug-in cars charging Fast Charging ChargePoint Network Combined Charging Standard (CCS

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More details on fast-charging rate in 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car

Green Car Reports

For a few years now, Tesla has shown what a nationwide network of DC fast-charging sites for long-range electric cars should look like. Chevy plug-in cars Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Charging stations eVgo charging network Combined Charging Standard (CCS Its Supercharger network now covers virtually all of the lower 48 states, and until earlier this year, it was completely free to Tesla drivers.

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BMW introduces compact i DC Fast Chargers; ChargeNow DC Fast program for no-cost 30-min charge through 2015

Green Car Congress

BMW of North America launched its BMW i DC Fast Chargers, which can charge the BMW i3 all-electric vehicle’s battery up to 80% in 30 minutes, at the Plug-In 2014 conference. EL-51620 BMW i DC Fast Charger. ChargeNow DC Fast.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

PakTrakr is Online! DC-DC blown again.

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

On a downer note, the CCPower DC-DC converter blew again (fuse was vaporized and FETs shorted out). The only difference was that the DC-DC converter was under a heavy load on the drive home because the headlights were on.

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8 automakers to demonstrate DC fast charging with Combined Charging System at EVS26

Green Car Congress

Combined Charging System – Plug for DC-charging up to 100kW. Eight global automakers will participate in a charging display and will demonstrate a harmonized single-port DC-fast charging technology at the upcoming EVS26 event in Los Angeles.

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Should electric-car makers subsidize fast charging for owners?

Green Car Reports

Different automakers have shown varying levels of interest in developing DC fast-charging networks for the electric cars they produce, with Tesla leading the way with its Supercharger. plug-in cars charging government subsidy Fast Charging Incentives and Rebates DC Rapid ChargingBy now, purchase incentives are a well-proven and valuable tool in increasing electric-car adoption. But what if incentives were applied to more than just the cars?

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ChargePoint launches Express Plus modular fast-charging hardware

Green Car Reports

It's an interesting moment to contemplate the future of DC fast charging for electric cars right now. And international standards groups are working to boost fast-charging rates from the 50-kilowatt level. CES plug-in cars ChaDeMo quick-charge standard Fast Charging Consumer Electronics Show DC Rapid Charging ChargePoint Network Combined Charging Standard (CCS

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California Energy Commission to award $8.9M for completion of California DC fast charge North-South corridors

Green Car Congress

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has selected 8 awardees for a total of $8,875,457 in funding to install Direct Current (DC) fast charging stations on Interstate 5 (I-5), State Route 99 (SR 99), and along United States Highway 101 (US-101) from San Jose traveling South in California.

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Where Are Electric-Car DC Fast-Charging Stations? Depends On The Car

Green Car Reports

There are currently three standards in use for electric-car DC fast charging. and German carmakers have signed on to use the Combined Charging Standard (CCS), although fast-charging equipped models from these companies. Green ChaDeMo quick-charge standard Combined Charging Standard (CCS) Tesla Supercharger charging charging infrastructure plug-in cars

BMW, Nissan fund EVgo fast-charging network expansion: 670 dual-standard sites open

Green Car Reports

At the end of 2015, BMW and Nissan announced that the two companies had partnered to fund the installation of 120 DC fast-charging stations for electric cars across 19 states. All the sites had one or more 50-kilowatt stations with a pair of charging cables: one with the CHAdeMO connector that accommodates the Nissan Leaf electric car, the other a. plug-in cars Charging station charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging eVgo charging network

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BMW, Ford, Mercedes, VW Group to build electric-car fast-charging network in Europe

Green Car Reports

Europe Daimler charging infrastructure DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger Combined Charging Standard (CCS With a slew of 200-mile electric cars planned for 2018 and later, the question of how their drivers will be able to make long-distance trips is coming to the fore in a big way. Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors laid out the template with its Supercharger network, which now numbers 327 sites in the U.S. and more than 400 sites outside.

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Tesla to double global Supercharger fast-charging network this year, it says

Green Car Reports

The company has announced a significant expansion of its global network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations. Executives believe, it said, that charging should be “convenient, abundant, and reliable” for all. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Tesla SuperchargerTesla continues to make sweeping changes as it prepares for the launch of the Model 3, its first mass-market electric car.

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Phihong introduces new 10 kW portable EV DC charger for roadside assistance & remote charging

Green Car Congress

Phihong , a leading global supplier of OEM power solutions, has announced a new 10 kW portable EV DC charger for roadside assistance and remote area charging applications. Mounted on four wheels for easy portability, the new 10 kW EV DC chargers deliver 12V and 24V to power electric passenger cars and busses, and also function as energy storage systems, providing 3.5 Phihong’s new EV DC chargers feature user-friendly 10.4"

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Bosch offering sub-$10K 24 kW DC fast charger for North America; SAE J1772 DC Combo connector

Green Car Congress

Bosch Automotive Service Solutions has introduced the Power DCPlus DC fast charger in North America, starting at less than $10,000. Using the SAE J1772 DC Combo connector, the 24 kW Bosch Power DCPlus will charge compatible EVs to 80% in less than 30 minutes.

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VW Electrify America plan for electric-car charging across U.S. released

Green Car Reports

as part of its settlements in the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal, that immediately changed the playing field for electric-car fast charging. VW plug-in cars charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Volkswagen diesel scandal Electrify AmericaTwo billion dollars is a lot of money. When VW Group of America agreed to fund a $2 billion project to spread zero-emission vehicle infrastructure across the U.S.

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Fuji Electric releases newly designed DC Quick Charging Station

Green Car Congress

Fuji Electric Corporation of America will introduce a new generation of UL-Certified 25kW DC Quick Charging Stations for electric vehicles, offering a slimmer, sleeker version to suit a wider variety of applications and site locations. The release will be the fourth generation DC Quick Charger for the power electronics manufacturer, having launched the first model overseas in 2008 before entering North America’s EV market in March 2012.

Electric-Car Drivers Will Pay For DC Fast-Charging 12-To-1 Over Level 2

Green Car Reports

A growing fleet of electric cars will need a comprehensive network of public charging stations, but those who build and maintain those stations have some choices to make. They have to provide charging infrastructure that will be useful to the public, but is also financially sustainable. Level 2 AC charging stations are relatively inexpensive and. plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Fast Charging eVgo charging network

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