US has more than 68,800 electric vehicle charging units

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As of May 2019, there were more than 68,800 Level 2 and DC fast charging units throughout the United States. Of that total, 16%, or approximately 10,860 units, were DC fast chargers that make long-distance travel more practical for electric vehicles (EV). A DC fast charger adds 60 to 80 miles of range per 20 minutes of charging, while a Level 2 charger adds 10 to 20 miles of range per one hour of charging. A charging unit refers to a single charge point.

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Gas station shuts down pumps, goes all-in on electric-vehicle charging

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The owner of a 60-year-old fueling station in Maryland disconnected from the legacy of Big Oil and went all-electric, partnering with the Electric Vehicle Institute and the state energy administration to rip out the gas pumps and install chargers. charging Green Life

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Colorado releases new electric vehicle plan

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The Colorado Energy Office (CEO), a non-regulatory department within the Governor’s Office focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions by advancing clean energy, energy efficiency and zero emission vehicles, has released the Colorado Electric Vehicle Plan 2020. Colorado released its first electric vehicle plan two years ago, establishing a target of 940,000 EVs by 2030. Developing a roadmap to full electrification of the light-duty vehicle fleet in Colorado.

HUBER+SUHNER enables continuous electric vehicle charging at 500 A

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HUBER+SUHNER, a leading global supplier of electrical and optical connectivity solutions, launched the RADOX HPC500; a new addition to the RADOX high power charging portfolio. It is the world’s first cooled charging cable system that allows continuous charging at 500 Amperes even in high-temperature environments. The new plug-and-play cooling unit, which is pre-filled with coolant, fits into existing charging stations, significantly reducing installation time.

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Project to award nearly $7M in rebates for public electric vehicle charging in Sonoma Coast

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The Sonoma Coast Incentive Project is promoting easy access to electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure with nearly $7 million in incentives over the next three years for the purchase and installation of public EV chargers in Sonoma and Mendocino counties in California. The Sonoma Coast Incentive Project is part of statewide efforts to increase EV adoption through the California Electric Vehicle Incentive Project (CALeVIP). Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

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ACEA report finds growth of charging points not keeping pace with rising demand for electric vehicles in Europe

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A new report by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) shows that despite strong growth, the available charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in the EU still falls far below what is needed, and remains unevenly distributed across member states. This new report shows that sales of electrically-chargeable cars in the EU increased by 110% over the past three years. Only 28,586 charging points are suitable for fast charging (with a capacity of ?22kW),

2020 71

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

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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. The Digital Charging Service optimizes charging technology for BMW i and BMW iPerformance vehicles and will be extended in a later phase to other brands. The new service is part of BMW 360° ELECTRIC portfolio.

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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

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Ipsos Auto Global Study: interest in battery electric vehicles growing in the US

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A growing consumer awareness led to an increased desire to have them in vehicles. Globally, vehicle owners and those considering purchasing BEV agree the top benefits of going electric are improving the environment, adding convenience and reducing ownership costs.

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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.

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Proterra introduces multi-dispenser charging solution for heavy-duty electric vehicle fleets

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Electric bus manufacturer Proterra has introduced a multi-dispenser charging solution which enables Proterra charging systems to have multiple low-profile charging dispensers paired with a single Power Control System (PCS). With less hardware to purchase and less equipment to install, the multi-dispenser charging solution lowers the cost of infrastructure for customers. Proterra chargers are also vehicle-to-grid capable and smart-grid ready.

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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

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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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GreenFlux, Eneco eMobility and Royal HaskoningDHV implement smart charging based on machine learning

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Royal HaskoningDHV’s office in the city of Amersfoort, the Netherlands, is the first location in the world where electric vehicles are smart charged using machine learning. Using this topology, the algorithm can optimize between single and three phase charging electric vehicles.

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Electrify America collaborating with nine additional companies to host more than 30 ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations

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Electrify America announced collaborations with nine additional companies to host more than 30 ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations across the US. The companies, ranging from popular grocery store chains to retail shopping centers, will help expand the availability of electric vehicle DC fast charging for customers who drive or are considering purchasing an EV. More than 20 of the new charging sites will be located in California.

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UL establishes new electric vehicle battery laboratory in China to advance battery, charging systems safety

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UL, a leading global safety science organization, is establishing a large-scale electric vehicle (EV) battery laboratory to support the growing EV market. With continued growth in the EV sector, demand for electric vehicle battery and charging testing will increase substantially as manufacturers seek a knowledgeable and trusted third-party lab to improve battery and charging performance and safety.

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GM’s future electric vehicles to debut first wireless battery management system; developed in collaboration with Analog Devices

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General Motors will be the first automaker to use an almost completely wireless battery management system (wBMS) for production electric vehicles. The wBMS will help GM’s electric vehicles balance chemistry within the individual battery cell groups for optimal performance.

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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. “

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Kia electric vehicle due in 2021 will lead new design direction for the brand

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The first Kia electric car not based on an existing internal-combustion model, the CV is expected to boast a 300-mile range and 20-minute fast charging. Kia's first dedicated model—codenamed "CV"—will chart a new design direction for the brand's other models.

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Consumer Reports: most popular electric vehicles cost less to own than the best-selling gas-powered vehicles in their class

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The analysis found lifetime ownership costs for the most popular EVs on the market under $50,000 are typically $6,000 to $10,000 less than the best gas-powered vehicles in their class (defined by vehicle style, size, interior volume, and cargo space).

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Stäubli, SSA Marine and Tritium team to create largest automated electric vehicle charging port program in US

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Stäubli Electrical Connectors, a leading manufacturer of electrical connector solutions, has signed an agreement with SSA Marine to provide automatic charging stations for 33 terminal tractors at the Port of Long Beach. This project will create the largest automated electric vehicle charging program of any port in the United States. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Infrastructure Ports and Marine

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New Jeep Wrangler 4xe PHEV joins Renegade and Compass 4xe models in global electric vehicle lineup

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Electrified Jeep vehicles will carry the 4xe badge. The Wrangler 4xe’s advanced powertrain maximizes efficiency with an estimated 50 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) while eliminating range anxiety, delivering pure-electric operation for most daily commutes.

2020 97

AMPLY Power: Top 25 US cities could save avg. 37% on fuel costs by switching to electric vehicles and buses; up to 60% with managed charging

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A white paper by AMPLY Power, a company providing fleet charging as a service, finds that 25 of America’s largest metropolitan areas could save an average of 37% on fuel costs by electrifying their bus and light-duty vehicle fleets. Additionally, well-managed electric fleets that optimize electricity charging for off-peak hours and avoid demand charges can save as much as 60% on fueling versus their internal combustion engine (ICE) or unmanaged EV fleet counterparts.

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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

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.

Ford introduces North America’s largest electric vehicle charging network for its EV customers; Greenlots led buildout

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Ford is offering its all-electric vehicle customers North America’s largest electric vehicle public charging network—the FordPass Charging Network—with more than 12,000 places to charge, including fast charging, and more than 35,000 charge plugs—more than any other automotive manufacturer. The Ford all-electric vehicle charging strategy also features at-home charging options.

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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

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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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Electrify America reboots pricing, bills EV charging by the kwh where it’s allowed

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In states where electric vehicle drivers are accustomed to being billed by the kilowatt-hour—for the energy they put into the vehicle—EA has been billing based on the duration of their charging session. charging

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Electrify America introduces Plug&Charge payment technology to its charging network

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Electrify America’s ultra-fast charging network now offers Plug&Charge payment technology, which allows electric vehicle (EV) owners to begin a charge without reaching for their wallet, smartphone or bank card. After a brief online registration, drivers can automatically pay for charging by simply plugging in their EV. The entire process allows for a seamless charging experience for the customer.

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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.

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Virtual Peaker partners with Fermata Energy to bring V2G bi-directional vehicle charging technology to utilities

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Virtual Peaker and Fermata Energy are partnering to integrate Fermata Energy’s vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology with Virtual Peaker’s cloud-based residential energy demand response platform used by utilities across the country.

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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

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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

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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

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Electrify America and Stable collaborate to deploy robotic fast-charging facility for self-driving electric vehicle fleets

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Electrify America announced an agreement with San Francisco-based electric vehicle (EV) fleet charging company Stable Auto to deploy robotic charging solutions for self-driving vehicles in a pilot demonstration site in San Francisco, as both companies develop infrastructure solutions needed to deploy self-driving and electric vehicle fleets. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

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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.

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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.

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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

Tritium introduces scalable charging platform for EVs

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Tritium, a provider of DC fast charging technology for electric vehicles (EVs), has unveiled its MSC (Modular Scalable Charging) hardware platform—the first platform to enable scalable electric vehicle charging networks.

2020 85

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

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UCR researchers find commercial fast-charging damages EV batteries, propose new internal-resistance-based technique

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Commercial fast-charging stations subject electric car batteries to high temperatures and high resistance that can cause them to crack, leak, and lose their storage capacity, according to researchers at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) in a new open-access study published in the journal Energy Storage. To remedy this, the researchers have developed a method for charging at lower temperatures with less risk of catastrophic damage and loss of storage capacity.

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