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The interdependency of autonomous electric vehicles and wireless charging

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Conference presentations at the 4th International Electric Vehicle Expo this week in Jeju, South Korea, explored issues related to automated driving systems, electric vehicles and infrastructure. Specifically, two presentations from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) and SAE International addressed the interdependence of standardization, autonomous electric vehicles and wireless charging. “

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

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Big Oil Betting On Electric Vehicles

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Speaking this week at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in New York, Total SA’s chief energy economist, Joel Couse, forecasted that EVs will make up 15 to 30 percent of global new vehicle sales by 2030. Like hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, electric vehicles have major walls to climb to find mass adoption in vehicle sales and infrastructure. One barrier is the cost of owning an electric vehicle versus a cheaper, comparable gasoline-engine vehicle.

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Chevy Bolt EV: 800-mile trip in 238-mile electric car shows challenges remain

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With about twice the range of any non-Tesla electric car, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has generated a great deal of excitement and won numerous awards over the last year. In combination with a nascent DC fast-charging infrastructure, it offers the possibility of much longer road trips powered solely by grid electricity. California road trips plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fast Charging ChargePoint Network eVgo charging network Combined Charging Standard (CCS

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Nissan offers electric vehicle quick charging for free

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Japanese carmaker Nissan wants a European wide network of quick charging stations – and it’s willing to back its plans by giving them away. Four hundred of Nissan’s quick charging stations will be given for free to EV charging operators. They have been engineered to the CHAdeMO – Charge to Move – standard and can [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Nissan charging stations electric vehicle charging electric vehicles free charging stations quick charging

Qualcomm and Lear Corporation sign commercial wireless electric vehicle charging license agreement

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Qualcomm Incorporated and Lear Corporation, a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical systems, have entered into a Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) license agreement.

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

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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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UPS to deploy prototype Class 6 extended range fuel cell electric vehicle delivery truck; trials begin in Q3

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UPS will deploy a prototype extended range Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) in its Rolling Laboratory fleet of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles.

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Charging Electric Vehicles Across America: How We Did It & Where

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The recent photo contest on this site to find a picture from readers of the most unusual place they''d ever charged an electric vehicle. But we had our own share of charging challenges as we traveled across the United States last summer in a caravan of all-electric vehicles, as depicted in the new movie Kick Gas.

Europe moves towards electric vehicle harmonisation

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Harmonised standards for electric vehicle charging and safety could soon be established in Europe after industry ministers in an EU Competitiveness Council meeting in Brussels voiced their support for the European Commission’s strategy. Ministers have urged European standardisation bodies to develop a harmonised solution for interoperability between electric vehicles and charging infrastructure and to also look [.].

Tesla Model X electric car vs Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car: CA road trip

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The ability to travel long distances has long been a distinguishing feature of Tesla's luxury electric cars, whose Supercharger fast-charging network now offers access to essentially every part of the 48 continental states. But where hydrogen infrastructure exists, which can cover a long road trip faster: a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle or a Tesla? hydrogen plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cell Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Zero Emission Vehicle charging infrastructure

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DOE Study: Focus Charging Around Homes, Workplaces, ‘Hot Spots’

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Public charging infrastructure isn’t actually needed everywhere to accomplish wider electric-vehicle adoption. That’s one potentially surprising conclusion resulting from a new analysis of charging habits, released by the Idaho National Laboratory this week. Charger charging Fast ChargingThe results from the U.S. Department of Energy lab are based around the.

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Want to charge your Tesla Model S wirelessly? Soon you can

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A handful of Tesla Model S owners will soon have the ability to charge their cars without having to plug them in. Several aftermarket companies have designed wireless charging systems for various electric vehicles, but Evatran has now developed one specifically for Tesla's electric sedan.

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Renault & Eneco collaborate on smart renewable energy charging solution for electric vehicles

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Renault and energy supplier Eneco will collaborate on a smart charging solution for electric vehicles. Under the terms of an agreement signed today at the COP21 Paris conference, Eneco subsidiary Jedlix will develop a version of its existing smart charging app, adapting it to Renault’s ZOE EV. It is expected that there will be three million electric vehicles in the whole of Europe by 2020.

Hybrid Kinetic H600 microturbine range-extended electric vehicle concept runs 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds

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At the Geneva Auto Show, the China-based Hybrid Kinetic group unveiled the H600 microturbine range-extended electric vehicle sedan concept, produced together with its vehicle design and engineering partner, Pininfarina. of the ICE vehicles, respectively, HKG said.

Electric vehicle charging network to launch in spring

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Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced that the city wide electric vehicle charging network will be launched in spring 2011. Source London will deliver 1,300 public charging points across the city as it attempts to create a single visual identity for electric driving across the capital. The idea is that members will be able [.].

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DOE awards $18M to 5 projects to accelerate development of plug-in electric vehicles & use of other alternative fuels

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $18 million to five projects for research, development, and demonstration of innovative plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) and direct injection propane engine technologies, as well as community-based projects to accelerate the adoption of light, medium and heavy duty vehicles that operate on fuels such as biodiesel, electricity, E85, hydrogen, natural gas, and propane. Electric (Battery) LPG Natural Gas Plug-ins V2X

Toyota to expand electric vehicle charging testing

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Japanese carmaker Toyota may already be considered the green car leader in many circles with the success of its hybrid cars: but now it is set to strongly push its focus on electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Green cars Electric cars Toyota

EPRI, 8 automakers and 15 utilities to create an open grid integration platform for plug-in electric vehicles

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The Electric Power Research Institute, 8 automakers and 15 utilities are working to develop and to demonstrate an open platform that would integrate plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) with smart grid technologies enabling utilities to support PEV charging regardless of location. The open platform will simplify and streamline V2G (vehicle-to-grid) communications, enabling PEVs to provide grid services and increasing the overall value proposition of plug-in vehicles.

PG&E proposes major build-out of 25,000 electric vehicle charging stations in California

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for permission to build an estimated 25,000 electric vehicle (EV) chargers at sites across its service area in Northern and Central California—8 times the number currently installed. If approved, this program would be the largest deployment of EV charging stations in the country, PG&E said.

Major electric vehicle trial launched

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The Australian state of Victoria has launched its own electric vehicle trial which will involve more than 50 organisations, 180 households and $5million in investments. Around 60 vehicles will be provided by the likes of Toyota, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Blade Electric Vehicles and EDay Life while public charging infrastructure comes from Better Place, ChargePoint and ECOtality, [.].

Nissan makes another electric vehicle partner

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Japanese car manufacturer Nissan continues to make electric vehicle partnerships around the world with the launch of the Nissan LEAF looming – and now it has established a new relationship on home turf. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Nissan condominiums Daikyo Incorporated electric vehicle charging electric vehicle partnerships electric vehicles Nissan LEAF

$8 billion cost to make Tesla Superchargers as common as gas stations: analyst

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Tesla is the world's only automaker to build and operate its own large-scale network of public charging stations. This year, the Silicon Valley automaker hopes to double the number of Supercharger DC fast-charging sites, to make it more convenient for U.S. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Fast Charging Tesla Supercharger Tesla Model 3

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BMW and Daimler team up for wireless charging for EVs

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Carmakers Daimler and BMW have signed an agreement to develop wireless charging for electric vehicles. The pair are working on a standardised inductive charging system for plug-in hybrid and electric cars to make charging at home and away, easier than ever.

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Charging etiquette for electric-car drivers: what you need to know

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As electric-car adoption expands past early adopters into more general buyers, it may be difficult for public charging infrastructure to grow as fast as the number of electric vehicles on the road. every month roughly 10,000 new plug-in vehicles are sold or leased—and that number could rise dramatically once the highly. parking plug-in cars Charging station charging infrastructure Fast Charging

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7-state Midwest EVOLVE project to promote electric vehicles; Ford, GM, Nissan initial automotive partners

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The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest announced the launch of Midwest EVOLVE , a three-year project to promote electric vehicles in seven Midwestern states: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota. The Midwest is often overlooked as a market for electric vehicles. There’s no better way to learn about the performance and environmental advantages of electric vehicles than personal experience.

Despite Quick Charging, Toyota Exec Says Electric Cars Won't Work For Long Ranges

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Toyota does not like battery-electric cars, and the world's largest carmaker isn't shy about that sentiment. Through numerous ads and statements from its executives, the carmaker has repeatedly criticized the short ranges and long charging times of battery-electric vehicles. Green Japan charging infrastructure energy infrastructure hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell

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Charging station hunting

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Finding the needle in the haystack is easy… Try finding that elusive charging station instead. “I I was looking for the public electr[.]. Weekly Column Electric vehicles Editor Pick

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2017 Mercedes-Benz S550e PHEV will offer wireless charging system built using Qualcomm Halo inventions

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With the facelift of the Mercedes-Benz S550e plug-in hybrid in 2017, Daimler AG plans to launch a wireless electric vehicle charging (WEVC) system, manufactured by a Tier 1 power electronics supplier, which has licensed Qualcomm Halo inventions. The commercial application of WEVC will be a first among hybrid vehicles. Drivers of the S550e (badged S500 in Europe) equipped with the wireless charging option will simply park atop a special pad and charging will begin.

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Updated 2017 Ford Focus Electric: 100-Mile Range, DC Fast Charging

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When it was launched for 2012, the Ford Focus Electric sedan was more or less competitive at 76 miles of range. But times have changed, and in the face of increased electric range from its competitors, Ford is updating its only. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance carIts major competitor, the Nissan Leaf, had 73 miles of range (increased for 2013 and later years to 84 miles).

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What does a Chevy Volt do when it runs out of gas and battery charge?

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Unlike conventional hybrids and many plug-in hybrids, the first-generation Chevrolet Volt makes extensive use of both electric and gasoline power. General Motors Plug-In Hybrids Chevy plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle

TI reference design adds Wi-Fi capability to electric vehicle charging stations

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Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the first reference design that adds Wi-Fi connectivity to an electric vehicle (EV) charging station. Electric vehicle owners will now be able to remotely monitor and control the charging of their vehicles from just about anywhere with Wi-Fi, presenting dozens of potential use cases from home automation to checking the availability of nearby public charge points.

SAE J2954 Wireless Charging on track to make decision for WPT 2 (7.7kW) in January; planned commercialization in 2020

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The SAE TIR J2954 contains a normative specification for both the vehicle and infrastructure side coils for the power level WPT 1 up to 3.7kW and informative specifications for WPT 2 to 7.7kW. —Jesse Schneider (BMW), Chair of the SAE Wireless Charging Taskforce.

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Ecotricity to end free charging for electric vehicles

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worth of free travel, Ecotricity will finally begin charging electric car drivers for using its charge p. Electric cars Electric Highway Electric vehiclesAfter five years, 30 million miles, and £2.5m

SAE publishes SAE J2601 standard to harmonize H2 fueling of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles worldwide

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SAE J2601 enables fast refueling for all light-duty fuel cell vehicles. SAE J2601 defines parameters for a hydrogen fueling experience similar to conventional fueling and is considered one of the key standards required for the commercialization of fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen stations.

San Diego utility adds education to electric-car charging stations

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San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is the latest electric utility to support the expansion of electric-car charging infrastructure. But the Southern California utility won't just build charging stations for plug-in hybrids and battery-electric vehicles. California electric utilities plug-in cars charging San Diego charging infrastructure

Technical review outlines challenges for both batteries and fuel cells as basis for electric vehicles

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Gasteiger, Chair of Technical Electrochemistry, Technische Universität München; and Dr. Jens-Peter Suchsland, SolviCore GmbH, delve into the technological barriers for all-electric vehicles—battery-electric or PEM fuel cell vehicles.

ORNL achieves 90% efficiency with 20 kW wireless charging for vehicles; looking ahead to 50 kW

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A 20-kilowatt wireless charging system demonstrated at Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has achieved 90 percent efficiency and at three times the rate of the plug-in systems commonly used for electric vehicles today.

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Should Utility Customers Pay For Electric-Car Charging Stations They Don't Use?

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California is by far the most advanced state in adopting plug-in electric cars. percent of the country's more than 400,000 plug-in cars were sold in California, according to data from the state's Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative. But electric cars need public charging stations, which raises the question of how they're paid for. California electric utilities plug-in cars regulation charging infrastructure Utility Companies electric rates

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Update: SAE J2954 wireless charging validation to 11kW, Recommended Practice to enable autonomous vehicle parking and charging in 2017

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At the SAE 2017 Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium last week, an overview of the plans for testing to validate power levels up to WPT 3, (11kW) for SAE J2954TM were shown along with a preview of the technology to be standardized in the upcoming Recommended Practice.

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