Need an EV home charger installed, and clarity on incentives? Thank the VW diesel settlement

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Electrify America—the charging network created as part of Volkswagen's diesel emissions settlement—and electric-car advocacy group Veloz are launching a one-stop information source for home charging. charging

2020 84

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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FreeWire installs first battery-integrated ultrafast EV charger at ampm in California

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Boost Charger easily connects with ampm’s existing infrastructure, allowing the system to be installed in hours without requiring expensive new grid power supply. Residents and EV commuters can fully charge any BEV in just minutes, with convenient access to the co-located ampm.

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Installing the Charging Outlet

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At some point, I guess we have to charge this thing. Most people like to be clever and put the charging outlet under the gas tank cover. I don't like this because it's near the back of the car, away from most charging station outlets at parking spaces. Instead, I chose to simply cut a hole in the side of the front bumper and use a charging outlet from a boating store. I purchased the charging outlet from West Marine (my favorite overpriced EV parts store) for $27.

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Electrify America contracts with Greenlots for electric-car charging sites, installations

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The $2 billion electric-vehicle infrastructure program funded by Volkswagen as part of its diesel-emission scandal settlement has picked an installer to roll out some of the first phase of its electric-car charging network. Electrify America said on Monday it would contract with the Greenlots charging network for up to 900 stations. plug-in cars charging infrastructure Charging stations Charging Networks Greenlots Volkswagen diesel scandal Electrify America

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With BYD and IndyGo, Momentum Dynamics to install three 300kW inductive charging stations in Indianapolis

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Momentum Dynamics Corporation, the global leader in high-power wireless charging for electric vehicles, in partnership with BYD and IndyGo, will install three 300-kilowatt inductive charging points in Indianapolis, the highest capacity system of its kind implemented anywhere in the world. With the high-power system in place, IndyGo will be positioned to recharge its electric transit fleet of 31 buses at a rate higher than any other wireless charging deployment.

Ford installing GE WattStation chargers, charging network at facilities

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The WattStation Connect network will enable Ford to gather information on charging station use. Ford Motor Company, in conjunction with GE, will supply electric vehicle charging stations at Ford facilities nationwide, beginning with facilities in and around its headquarters. Ford will begin installing the GE WattStation Level 2 charging stations across its North American campuses, developing a workplace charging network at nearly every Ford facility in the United States and Canada.

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BMW’s ReachNow installing Light & Charge locations in Seattle; 100 chargers at 20 new public sites

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ReachNow, the mobility services division of the BMW Group, Woodland Park Zoo, and the City of Seattle celebrated the successful installation of the first of 20 Light & Charge electric vehicle (EV) charging locations that will more than double the number of Fast Chargers publicly available in Seattle. ReachNow announced that the Light & Charge system ( earlier post ) at the zoo is part of a $1.2-million investment by the BMW Group.

Montréal installing 50 more on-street charging points for EVs; targeting 1,000 by 2020

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The city of Montréal is installing 50 more on-street charging points for electric vehicles. In August, the city installed 50 in the downtown area. The city said it plans to have 1,000 stations installed across all boroughs by 2020. The city says that it is the first in Canada to have a network of charging stations of this size available to residents and car-sharing services.

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PG&E launches program to install 7,500 electric-car charging stations in California

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Finding a charging station will soon get a lot easier—at least in California. America's largest electric-vehicle market will see a significant boost in the number of available charging stations in the state following an investment by its largest electricity producer. California electric utilities plug-in cars charging infrastructure Charging stations

2018 69

Amazon hooks Kia owners up with easier home-charger installation

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Those just transitioning to an electric car, like the 2019 Kia Niro EV, face some potentially daunting decisions well beyond the vehicle itself—not just how they’re going to charge up the vehicle in their own garage or driveway, but how they’re going to charge it quickly enough. Plug-In Hybrids Charger Home charging Amazon Kia Niro EV

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Honda's California HQ Installs 120 Electric-Car Charging Stations (But Sells No Plug-In Cars)

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It's installing a remarkable 120 charging stations at its U.S. Green California charging charging infrastructure plug-in carsHonda currently doesn't offer any plug-in electric cars, and has only sold a small number over the past several years. But the Japanese carmaker isn't quite done with cars with plugs. headquarters in Torrance, California. DON'T MISS: Honda To Offer New Electric Car, Plug-In Hybrid.

2015 85

Byton names a partner for home charger installation, and it isn’t Amazon

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arrival of the M-Byte electric SUV next year, the fledgling electric automaker Byton has announced a partnership with Qmerit for residential charger installations. Initially, the agreement will result in a program for coordinated installation of Level 2 home wall-box charge points. chargingAhead of the U.S. Most brands offering plug-in vehicles have so.

2020 57

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. And surveys of owners have shown that home charging is often all that is needed for routine driving, with public charging stations rarely or never used by some plug-in. Videos plug-in cars charging Charging station Home charging

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GM fast-charging investment will fuel EVgo network expansion, charge future EVs

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General Motors and EVgo announced a partnership Friday that will result in the installation of more than 2,700 DC fast charging connectors—all powered by 100% renewable energy—over the next five years. charging

2020 91

SoCal Edison to install 1,500 electric-car charging sites; what's your electric utility doing?

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Electric utility Southern California Edison (SCE) is moving ahead with plans to install electric-car charging stations within its service area. As part of a pilot program, it plans to work with property owners to facilitate the installation of 1,500 charging stations. The program, called Charge Ready, kicked off May 27. California electric utilities plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure

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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. With smart charging these costs can be significantly reduced, by ensuring that not all vehicles charge at the same time.

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Greenlots and Volvo Trucks partner on first installation of chargers for Volvo LIGHTS electrified trucking project

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Greenlots, a member of the Shell Group and a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management solutions, has installed charging infrastructure for a fleet of electrified commercial trucks as part of its ongoing partnership with Volvo Trucks. The heavy-duty fleet charging stations are the first of four installations by Greenlots at warehouses across Southern California. Heavy-duty fleets have unique charging characteristics and needs.

2020 96

NY launches first EV charging station installation rebate initiative for public and private locations; $5M available

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Cuomo announced that $5 million is available as part of the first rebate designed specifically for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations at workplaces, office buildings, multi-family apartment buildings, and public locations such as theaters, malls, parks and retail locations. Depending on installation costs and the model/make of the charging station, installers can save up to 80% of a typical installation’s total cost.

2018 75

In CA, Renters Can Now Install Electric-Car Charging Stations

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For many drivers, a home charging station is necessary to make electric-car ownership feasible. For people who don''t own a home in which to install a charging station, that can be a problem. California has now made life a little easier for plug-in electric-car drivers who rent apartments, condos, and homes, though. DON''T MISS: Landlords Vs Tenants

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Battery-boosted charger shows a model for filling in fast-charging gaps

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FreeWire Technologies is demonstrating a more flexible alternative to conventional fast-charging stations at an ampm convenience store in Lodi, California. While conventional DC fast-charging stations. charging

2020 98

Electrify America installing 150/350 kW fast chargers at more than 100 Walmart locations

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Electrify America will install electric vehicle fast chargers at more than 100 Walmart locations across 34 states by June 2019. This initiative will more than double the number of electric vehicle charging stations at Walmart stores across the US. The announcement is expected to make Walmart one of the leading electric vehicle charging station hosts in the US retail sector. All the chargers will be installed or under construction by the end of 2019.

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Where would you most like to see more public chargers installed? Take our Twitter poll

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Public charging networks are booming. massive new charging network companies are coming online, existing networks are expanding, and all are planning on installing a new wave of ultra-fast electric-car chargers. Charging Networks PollsEven if it often seems to electric car drivers like there aren't enough public chargers to go around.

2018 66

Audi e-tron electric SUV buyers can leave the charger installation to Amazon

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Given how often automakers expect electric-car drivers to charge at home—80 to 90 percent of the time, by most estimates—it’s surprising that more attention isn’t paid to making sure that those drivers can get the most out of home charging. charging

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Where would you like to see more public chargers installed? Twitter poll results

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Our readers seem to think charging networks are doing just fine with their plans to build out additional public charging stations. Several networks have recently announced expansion plans, focusing on putting more DC fast chargers in cities to help bring new drivers to the electric-car fold who may not have their own driveway or garage to charge. Charging Networks Polls

2018 75

Nissan, Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi To Install Charging Stations In Japan

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Several Japanese automakers have announced a joint project to install charging stations across their home country. Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mitsubishi will work with each other and existing charging companies to drastically increase the number of regular and quick chargers across Japan, paving the way for higher electric vehicle adoption.

2013 78

Audi offers 22 kW AC charging option on e-tron

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Audi is now enabling faster charging with alternating current (AC). Effective immediately, e-tron 55 and e-tron Sportback 55 customers can order a second on-board charger that doubles the power from 11 kW to as much as 22 kW at appropriate charging terminals.

2020 90

Electrify America to install 2,800 charging stations at workplaces and multi-unit dwellings across US

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Electrify America LLC announced it will install more than 2,800 workplace and residential charging stations by June 2019 in 17 of the biggest metropolitan areas in the United States. The 2,800 Level 2 charging stations will be located at approximately 500 sites, all with more than one charging station. The companies have committed to install 35% of all multi-family and workplace sites in California in designated low-income or disadvantaged community areas.

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

Installing the Batmon Resistors

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In order to shunt current around each fully charged battery, the BatMon boards use an external 3 ohm resistor. With the holes drilled and rivnuts installed, I then used 10-24 bolts 1 1/2" long with lock washers to bolt in each pair of resistors. Since mounting these resistors involves drilling holes in metal, I wanted to mount them before mounting the BatMon boards to prevent metal shavings from sprinkling into the electronics.

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Ford To Install Electric-Car Charging Stations At Company Sites

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Ford has decided follow the lead of several other carmakers by installing electric car charging stations at its facilities. Ford will install charging stations at 50 of its sites, including offices, manufacturing plants, and product development campuses The stations will allow employees to commute more easily on electricity, Ford says.

2013 64

Honda installs new bi-directional charging technology at European R&D center

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Honda has invested in advanced bi-directional charging technology at its European R&D site in Offenbach, Germany, which is helping to balance demand and store energy more efficiently across the facility. The new charging system incorporates renewable energy generation, and is a test bed for hardware that will be available to private households in the future. This latest trial installation at Honda’s Offenbach site applies the same principles on a larger scale.

2017 60

GM has installed 401 EV charge stations at its facilities in US; 5,900 at dealerships

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Based on growing employee demand, General Motors has installed 401 electric vehicle charging stations at its US production and business facilities; nearly 160 of these are at various manufacturing facilities. More than 20% of the stations use electricity generated from solar canopies to help charge employee vehicles. All charge stations are available free of charge to GM employees and visitors.

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BMW partners with QMerit to launch new BMW Installation Services digital platform for home charging

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BMW of North America announced that QMerit will provide BMW i and BMW iPerformance drivers with customized installation of home charging solutions to enable convenient and reliable vehicle charging. Customers can begin the BMW Installation Services process at www.bmwcharging.com. The 360° Electric program offers smart, simple and efficient ways to drive and charge BMW i3, i8, and BMW iPerformance (BMW X5 xDrive40e, BMW 740e xDrive, BMW 530e and the BMW 330e) vehicles.

2017 60

SAE International publishes new J2954 wireless charging standard

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SAE International has published the first global standard that specifies, in a single document, both the electric vehicle and supply equipment (EVSE) ground-system requirements for wireless charging of electric vehicles (EV). It is downward-compatible to charge vehicles also at WPT1 and WPT2.

2020 148

Audi & Hager Group investigating bidirectional charging at home

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Hager Group and Audi are thus bidirectional charging at home, otherwise known as Vehicle to Home (V2H). —Martin Dehm, technical project manager for bidirectional charging at Audi. An Audi e-tron with near-series charging technology was used in a research project.

2020 90

Masdar City installs rapid charger

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Masdar City, a low-carbon low-waste emerging development that aims to be one of the world’s most sustainable cities, has installed a rapid charging station in collaboration with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI). The charger will serve as a charging station for the 12 Mitsubishi Motors Electric Vehicles “i-MiEV” (EVs) currently in operation at Masdar City. Previously, the EVs had to be charged for six hours continuously using standard electrical outlets.

SP Energy Networks seeking participants for major EV charging trial in UK

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UK distribution and transmission network operator SP Energy Networks (SPEN) is seeking participants to take part in a major trial of an innovative electric vehicle (EV) charging solution across Cheshire, Merseyside, North Shropshire, and North and Mid-Wales. The trial will evaluate the performance of smart charging connections, which can intelligently control the power consumption of EV chargepoints. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Smart charging

2020 65

SPX Service Solutions to distribute and install Plugless Power wireless electric vehicle charging systems

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Evatran has signed an agreement with SPX Service Solutions to distribute and install Plugless Power wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging systems. These systems, available to individual Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt owners starting in April 2013, require station installation in customers’ homes, as well as the installation of an adapter onto the undercarriage of the EV. kW rated power output) inductive charging system, with a transfer efficiency of 90%.

2012 91

Groupe Renault, Connected Energy install EV charging with 2nd-life batteries at highway rest areas

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UK-based Connected Energy and Groupe Renault have installed two quick-charge stations based on Connected Energy’s E-STOR energy storage technology on highways in Belgium and Germany. It thus becomes possible to offer electric vehicle charging services in locations where constructing a high power connection to the power grid would be very costly. Economical and simple to install, E-STOR will contribute to the development of a network of quick-charging stations in Europe.

2017 60

Electrify America finishes first cross-country fast-charging route for EVs

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Electrify America has completed its first cross-country DC fast-charging route for electric cars, installing enough stations for drivers to complete a coast-to-coast journey between Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. chargingThe initial route spans 11 states and more than 2,700 miles, Electrify America said in a press release Wednesday. It follows.

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GM commits to giving its own employees more workplace charging

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General Motors announced Tuesday that it’s launching a major initiative to provide workplace charging for its own employees. Through the effort, it will install 3,500 charging connectors across facilities in the U.S. chargingand Canada—tripling the number of connectors currently available from the company. Citing “the internal popularity.

2020 71

More Electric-Car Owners Install Home Charging Stations

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More than anything else, one of the most appealing things about electric cars is being able to sit inside, every morning before going to work, to see a full battery gauge staring back at you. This isn't possible with internal combustion vehicles, because local planners get a little suspicious if you try to have a gas pump and huge underground tank

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