Electric Car Charging: We Can Do This!

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

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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. charging youtube

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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 Life

2020 110

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 Life

2020 106

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.

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.

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In 2019, electric car chargers grew by 60% as EV sales rose just 6%

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For many households, public charging infrastructure is necessary for electric cars to replace gasoline vehicles, while for companies or utilities, electric cars are necessary to support such an infrastructure. Infrastructure charging

2020 112

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

2018 83

EVgo simplifies, cuts electric-car fast charging prices nationwide

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Over the next three years, numerous long-range electric cars will come to market at prices below $40,000. 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 network

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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.

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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

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Electric Car Charging: The Basics You Need To Know

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The number of plug-in electric cars on North American roads grows every year, and with them come new buyers. 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. Whether you're already an owner, considering the purchase of a new or used.

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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 network

2018 71

Fast-charging method claims to help electric-car batteries last longer

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Heat is the enemy of electric-car battery packs.

2020 96

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. To 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. plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging ChargePoint Network

2017 78

Tesla Model S Long Range Plus: 400-mile range an electric-car first

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Tesla has accomplished another electric-car first with its Model S. charging“Starting today, all North American Model S Long Range Plus vehicles have an official EPA-rated range of 402 miles,” Tesla announced in a company post Monday afternoon.

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Streetlights that charge electric cars arrive in California city

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As the market for electric vehicles continues to grow, electric-car infrastructure will need to keep up with the growing population of them. 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 infrastructure

2017 75

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

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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

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How wireless charging works for electric cars, explained

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Today's electric-car drivers are used to plugging them in to recharge, but technology now exists that would allow them to cut the cord. Wireless charging for electric cars is still in its infancy, but it has the potential to make ownership vastly more convenient.

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Electric Car Charging in a Condo or Apartment

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Electric car charging in a condo or apartment is WAY different from a house with a garage! Watch as Plug In America talks about this next generation issue. Warning: a little LONG. Seventeen minutes or so

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Future Hyundai electric cars might clean the air while they charge

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Electric cars produce no "tailpipe" emissions, but what if they could also help clean up existing air pollution? The Hyundai Prophecy concept shows a way for future electric cars to gain that ability.

2020 94

Electric-car charging station safety: what you need to know

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Like any consumer product, it's important to consider safety when buying a charging station for an electric car. While plugging the vehicle into a station is straightforward, the large amount of current carried over the cord from the power source to the car makes caution worthwhile. plug-in cars charging Charging stations

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ChargePoint adds wait-list feature for electric-car charging stations

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Public charging infrastructure for electric cars is still fairly limited compared to gas stations. That leaves many electric car drivers in certain areas vying for relatively few stations—which can create friction. plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure ChargePoint NetworkBut network operator ChargePoint is rolling out a feature it believes will help streamline the process and increase station.

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Super Bowl 2020 electric-car ad showdown: Which one gets you charged up?

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Automakers and ad agencies might finally be starting to find the right way to position electric cars in TV commercials. The Super Bowl never was the right venue for commercials that need to run people through rational selling points.

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

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Volkswagen built its Arizona Proving Grounds for hot-weather testing of new cars. 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.

2020 104

BP follows other gas-station brands, adds electric-car charging

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Major oil companies are beginning to take the threat of electric cars seriously, and the latest evidence comes from British Petroleum. BP has begun discussions with electric-vehicle makers to partner on a network of charging stations. The move comes as many European countries announce plans to ban the sale of fossil-fuel powered cars in coming. oil plug-in cars BP Charging station charging infrastructure Charging Networks gas station fossil fuels

2017 72

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

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Practical car buyers know to look at cargo volume, too. 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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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. charging

2020 98

Fast-charging a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the first mass-priced electric car with more than 200 miles of range to go on sale in the U.S. That alone makes it a landmark vehicle, and has led to significant interest in the first electric car that provides comparable range to that of Tesla cars over the last nine years. Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Fast Charging Combined Charging Standard (CCS

2017 74

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.

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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Kia electric car: 300-mile range, 20-minute fast-charging, arriving by late 2021

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With Kia’s Plan S, revealed in January, the South Korean brand became much more committed about going electric and committing to a significant volume of electric vehicles in the future.

2020 114

Plugless charging for 80 percent of electric cars by end of 2017: Evatran

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Wireless charging for electric cars has been talked about almost as long as modern electric cars have been on sale. The thought of charging an electric car without having to wrestle with a bulky charging cable can certainly be appealing. So far, though, wireless-charging systems have only been available in limited quantities from a handful of. plug-in cars charging Wireless charging Inductive Charging

2016 87

ChargePoint launches electric-car charging activated by smartphone

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Electric-car charging network ChargePoint has announced a new feature that allows electric vehicle (EV) owners to begin charging their car using near-field communication (NFC) and their smartphone. This doesn’t mean your phone itself is capable of charging your car, of course, though that would be fantastic. mobile phone plug-in cars smartphones charging infrastructure Charging Networks ChargePoint Network

2017 69

Germany, Austria electric-car charging networks improve, fast

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Two adjacent European countries are stepping up efforts to improve their public electric-car charging infrastructure. Initiatives in Germany and Austria should see major improvements to charging networks in a short period of time, as both countries aggressively promote electric cars in an effort to reduce emissions. Europe Germany Austria plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure

Honda researches high-power electric-car charging, at highway speeds

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Even with recent efforts to expand it, electric-car charging infrastructure is nowhere near rivaling the ubiquity of gas stations. But what if electric cars didn't need to stop to charge? DON'T MISS: Honda Clarity EV electric car to have only 80 miles of range: report At the. research plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Inductive Charging

2017 63

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. charging

2020 98

ChargePoint to manage GE's electric-car charging network

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The ChargePoint electric-car charging network announced today that it will take over management and operation of General Electric's charging network. GE's network currently numbers 1,800 commercial and roughly 8,000 residential charging sites, made up of its DuraStations and WattStations. They will be added to the 35,900 privately owned charge. GE General Electric charging infrastructure Charging Networks ChargePoint Network

2017 67

Installing An Electric-Car Charging Station: This Old House Shows You How

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For most owners of battery-electric cars, some form of home charging is a must. Having a charging station at home ensures there will always be a readily available place to plug in. Videos plug-in cars charging Charging station Home charging

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Should electric-car makers subsidize fast charging for owners?

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By 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? 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 Charging

2017 67

Electric-car charging networks spin out, merge, and go global

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Much like the cell-phone network industry in the mid-1990s, the electric-car charging industry is on a fast pace of network expansions and mergers. EV charging companies are on the verge of rapid global growth as utility companies and large multinational corporations put up big money, according to a report from Navigant Research Blog. plug-in cars charging infrastructure Charging Networks ChargePoint Network eVgo charging network

2017 67

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. charging Green Life

2020 98

ChargePoint Launches Small DC Quick-Charging Station For Electric Cars

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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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