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. The new service is part of BMW 360° ELECTRIC portfolio.

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Big global companies launch EV100 effort to add electric vehicles, charging stations

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If you want to make electric vehicles the new normal, why not turn boring delivery vehicles into zero-emission boxes? That's the plan of The Climate Group's new EV100 organization, launched in October, which is focused on electrifying fleets and "making electric transport the new normal by 2030." plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Charging stations

2017 59

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 stations

2018 87

Southern California Edison proposes $760M Charge Ready 2 program to expand electric vehicle infrastructure

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Two years ago, Southern California Edison launched Charge Ready, a pilot program to increase the availability of charging for passenger electric vehicles. After having recently installed Charge Ready’s 1,000 th EV charging station, SCE has filed a plan with the California Public Utilities Commission to expand the program to support the installation of 48,000 more charging ports. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Plug-ins

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Western Governors pledge to create electric vehicle charging network

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The governors of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to create a unified regional electric vehicle plan to allow electric vehicles to recharge and travel easily along the 5,000 miles of freeways in the western region. Identify, respond to, and where possible collaborate on funding opportunities to support the development of the Regional Electric Vehicle West EV Corridor.

2017 78

Qualcomm demonstrates dynamic electric vehicle charging; supports up to 20 kW at highway speeds

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demonstrated dynamic electric vehicle charging (DEVC), which allows vehicles to charge while driving. Based on the Qualcomm Halo wireless electric vehicle charging technology (WEVC), Qualcomm Technologies designed and built a wireless DEVC system capable of charging an electric vehicle (EV) dynamically at up to 20 kW at highway speeds. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Smart charging

2017 89

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. “

2017 60

Qualcomm and BRUSA sign commercial wireless electric vehicle charging license agreement

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BRUSA Elektronik AG, an automotive Tier 1 power electronics supplier, has licensed Qualcomm Incorporated’s Halo ( earlier post ) patented inventions to commercialize Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) systems for Plug-In Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (EVs).

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2018 Nissan Leaf electric car: Is there a fast-charging problem?

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As Tesla has shown, not all fast charging is created equal. Now owners of the new 2018 Nissan Leaf are complaining that the car's "fast" charging is not always as fast as advertised. Owners have found that the car's electronic management software dials back charging speeds with each successive fast charge on any given trip. plug-in cars charging Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) youtube ChaDeMo quick-charge standard Fast Charging

2018 65

SAKOR customized starter/alternator testing system for hybrid/electric vehicle applications

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a recognized leader in the area of high-performance dynamometer systems, designed and provided a dynamometer testing system to a major original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for testing starter/alternators for hybrid/electric vehicle (H/EV) applications. As a result, the test system can expose starter/alternators to all possible conditions they may undergo in actual vehicle use. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Vehicle SystemsSAKOR Technologies, Inc.,

2019 78

Nissan behind electric vehicle charging service

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Nissan has signed a memorandum of understanding with NEC Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation in an effort to promote a new membership-based charging service for electric vehicle users. The service will be introduced nationwide in Japan with the three companies to conduct a joint study to develop charging facilities that can provide continuous service to users. [.].

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.

Electric Vehicle Arteries (EVA+) fast charging: Enel, Verbund, Renault, Nissan, BMW & Volkswagen partner in Italy & Austria

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Electric Vehicle Arteries (EVA+) aims to create a fast charging infrastructure for electric vehicles on key roads and motorways in Italy and Austria. Over the course of the three-year project 200 multi-standard fast charge stations, each of which is capable of offering all the fast charging standards (CSS Combo 2, CHAdeMO or AC charging), will be installed. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Plug-ins Smart charging

Pike makes electric vehicle charging point predictions

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Nearly five million electric vehicle charging points will be installed between 2010 and 2015: that’s the verdict of a new report by Pike Research. It outlines that 4.7million charging points will be installed over the period with annual revenue in the sector to reach $1.8billion in 2015. According to the prediction, the Asia Pacific region will be [.].

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Volvo Trucks presents Vera autonomous electric vehicle for future transport solutions

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Volvo Trucks unveiled Vera : an autonomous, electric vehicle that can operate with significantly less exhaust emissions and low noise levels. The driveline and battery pack are of the same type that are used in Volvo Trucks’ electric trucks.

2018 136

Electric vehicle charging locations on the rise

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It’s one of the biggest drawbacks to owning an electric car – even if you buy one, where will you charge it? Its report suggests that by 2017, the US will boast more than 1.5million locations to charge [.]. Latest news electric car Electric cars electric vehicle charging locations electric vehicle supply equipment Green cars Pike Research

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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

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Do cities have enough electric-car charging stations; are highways the 'last hurdle'?

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The availability of charging stations for electric cars, or lack of it, is often cited as one of the primary reasons holding back widespread adoption. Now, an influential figure in the electric-vehicle. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Fast Charging Charging stations Charging Networks ChargePoint Network

2017 61

Numerous electric vehicle charging announcements

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As the large scale introduction of electric vehicles edges ever closer, this week’s Plug-in 2010 conference and exhibition in San Jose, California, saw several infrastructure companies appear prominently and make announcements. Let’s take a look at each of the major players and update you on their progress: - Aerovironment: Already selected by Nissan North America [.].

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

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BP to acquire the UK’s largest electric vehicle charging company

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BP has entered into an agreement to purchase Chargemaster, the UK’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging company. Chargemaster operates the UK’s largest public network of EV charging points, with more than 6,500 across the country. It also designs, builds, sells and maintains EV charging units for a wide range of locations, including for home charging. Founded in 2008, Chargemaster runs POLAR, the largest public charging network in the UK.

2018 65

Nissan develops new electric vehicle charging system

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Japanese carmaker Nissan has teamed up with 4R Energy Corporation to develop a charging system for electric vehicles that combines solar power generation with high capacity lithium-ion batteries. With the new charging system, electricity is generated through solar cells and stored in lithium-ion batteries that are the equivalent to four units of the Nissan LEAF. [.].

IEC settles on new electric vehicle charging standards

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The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has issued two new International EV charging standards: the IEC 62196-1 and the IEC 62196-2. The aim of the two new standards is to reflect a global consensus on the plugs and sockets that are needed to charge electric vehicles. They can be used in different electricity infrastructures and address [.].

Russia’s KRET develops universal charging stations for electric vehicles

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KRET, part of Rostec, has developed the FORA universal charging stations for the rapid charging of electric vehicles in Russia and abroad. The State Ryazan Instrument Plant, which is part of KRET, has made three working prototypes of the FORA charging station, one of which operates in MODE-2 (slow charge) and two that deliver an express charge of 20 kW. A range of production and technological tests are currently being run on the charging station.

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.

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Groupe PSA and partners launch GridMotion; reducing electric vehicle usage cost with smart charging

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Groupe PSA, Direct Energie, Enel, Nuvve, Proxiserve and the Technical University of Denmark have launched the GridMotion project with the aim of evaluating possible savings achieved by real-life electric vehicle (EV) users through the implementation of smart charging and discharging strategies for EVs. Even further savings could be achieved by providing grid balancing services through a Vehicle to Grid (V2G) system.

2017 60

GM, EVgo to build Chevy Bolt EV fast-charging network, for Maven drivers only

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General Motors has consistently declined to fund public charging stations that increase the utility and long-distance potential of the electric cars it sells. The company said firmly two years ago it had no intention of spending money on a charging network, a stance that distinguished GM from BMW, Nissan, and Volkswagen, not to mention Tesla. General Motors GM plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Fast Charging eVgo charging network Maven

2018 57

Tesla offers some employers at-work charging stations, for its cars only

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Today, most people charge their electric cars at home, overnight. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Charging stations charging at workThat's much harder for residents of multiple dwellings or those without dedicated off-street parking, increasing numbers of whom instead recharge during the day while parked at their workplace.

2018 61

Greater Manchester launches electric vehicle charging scheme

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The city of Manchester plans to take a lead in the electric car revolution in the UK, as the city''s transport authority announces the launch of a new £2.7 million electric vehicle scheme.

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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 69

Qualcomm and Preh sign commercial wireless electric vehicle charging license agreement

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Qualcomm Incorporated and Preh, GmbH , part of the Joyson Electronics Group, have entered into a Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) license agreement. Preh will include Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology in its product portfolio and will focus on commercializing WEVC systems for Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) and Electric Vehicle (EV) manufacturers. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Plug-ins Smart charging Wireless

2016 71

AeroVironment and eMotorWerks partner to offer smart advanced electric vehicle charging solutions

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AeroVironment and eMotorWerks , a provider of intelligent and cloud-connected smart-grid charging solutions, are partnering to deliver smart advanced EV charging solutions. By integrating eMotorWerks’ JuiceNet smart-grid EV charging platform into AeroVironment’s line of consumer and OEM EV charging solutions , both companies aim to provide increased charging capabilities to customers and electric demand load aggregation for utilities.

2017 65

Seven Western states sign deal to expand electric-car charging networks

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The Western United States will soon see an electric-car charging network covering 5,000 miles of roadways. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced that he and six other governors in western states have agreed to develop a network of fast-charge stations in the region. United States plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Charging stations

How Teslas charge in US and UK.: similarities and differences

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It's well-known that electrical outlets in the United States and elsewhere vary, but it also makes for somewhat different charging experiences with the Tesla Model S. However, higher-rated charging connectors, such as.

2017 79

BMW begins Phase 2 of ChargeForward Program with PG&E to study advanced electric vehicle charging; results from Phase 1

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In an effort to further understand and expand the possibilities of smart charging for electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), BMW of North America announced a second phase of its BMW ChargeForward program. Phase 1 of the program demonstrated the viability of creating grid value by optimizing smart charging of EVs. The total amount earned over the two years depends upon individual participation in charging events.

2016 85

Japan testing fixed fee electric vehicle charging

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A fixed fee electric vehicle charging service is being tested by several oil wholesalers in Japan. Known as the Electric Vehicle Station Network, [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric vehicle electric vehicle charging japan JX Nippon oil wholesalers

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Bernal Institute leading €8M EU project to advance batteries for electric vehicles

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Researchers at the Bernal Institute at the University of Limerick, Ireland are leading an €8-million EU-funded project called Si-DRIVE, which aims to develop battery technology to support higher performance electric vehicles. Cell safety enhancements will be achieved through the use of non-flammable solid electrolytes, which will be custom-designed to allow fast charging capabilities desired by consumers. Electric (Battery) Europe

2018 78

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. BMW also had an i3 research vehicle at the inauguration.

2018 139

Electric vehicle charging receives approval

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The San Francisco Bay Area has been boosted by a $5million investment to support the development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the area. Funding has been approved by the Bay Area Quality Management District Board of Directors with charging stations and home chargers considered part of the Air District’s Spare the Air programme which [.].

Not just Porsche: Honda wants 15-minute fast charges for electric cars too

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With Porsche promising ultra-fast charging for its Mission E electric car, Honda isn’t going to let the German automaker keeps its 15 minutes of charging fame. Fifteen-minute charge times are key to bringing. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Fast Charging Porsche Mission E

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Plug-in hybrids to charge again in Beverly Hills

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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. chargingBanning plug-in hybrids from public chargers is no good. After making a big splash by banning plug-in hybrids from its public chargers last April, the city of Beverly.

2018 71

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

GE introduces wind-powered electric vehicle charging

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You’re sure to have heard the arguments against electric cars – that even though they offer zero exhaust emissions, they merely displace the negative effects on the environment because of how that electricity is sourced. Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric cars electric vehicle chargers GE green cars renewable energy Sanya Skypump wind turbine

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