EEA: large-scale roll-out of EVs will help EU shift to green transport, but may challenge power grid

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However, widespread use of such vehicles would pose challenges for Europe’s power grid in meeting increased electricity demand. The need for extra power will be higher if other sectors like industry or households do not follow through on planned energy efficiency improvements.

2016 108

China Southern Power Grid and Better Place open EV battery switch experience center in Guangzhou

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China Southern Power Grid (CSG) and Better Place opened their Switchable Electric Car Experience Center in Guangzhou’s Pearl River New Town. The company’s strategy has battery switch at its core combined with centralized EV charging. CSG has 14 EV charging stations in its network, with 2,901 charging poles in operation, and 206,000 kWh of usage over 45,000 charge cycles from January to November 2011.

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Scotland power boss: Peak charging could cause grid problems

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Vastly greater numbers of electric cars on United Kingdom roads could pose problems for the power supplies used to recharge them—if, that is, they all plug in during the day. could burden the power grid if owners opt to charge those. smart grid UK electric utilities charging Scotland charging infrastructure Charging stations

2018 54

UPS-led SEUL consortium switches on smart-grid fleet charging solution in London; maxing out on EVs without expensive grid upgrades

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A UPS-led consortium has deployed new smart-grid charging technology in London that overcomes the challenge of simultaneously recharging an entire fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) without the need for the expensive upgrade to the power supply grid.

2018 104

If you own an electric car, what's your at-home charging source? Take our Twitter poll

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Drivers who buy an electric car that plugs into the power grid to recharge the battery often start to consider the source of their energy. electric utilities plug-in cars charging renewable energy solar Home charging PollsA 2012 analysis from California, in the earliest days of modern electric cars, indicated as many as four in 10 electric-car drivers were already using or considering the addition of home solar panels to.

2018 51

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. E-STOR can also provide new revenue streams by providing balancing services to the grid operator.

2017 78

BMW i ChargeForward Program to demo contribution of intelligent EV charging to grid efficiency

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Working with a select group of BMW i3 drivers, BMW i ChargeForward will demonstrate how intelligent management of electric vehicle charging can contribute to improved electric power grid efficiency while reducing total cost of electric vehicle ownership. The study has two parts, a managed charge pilot program involving BMW i3 owners and a battery second life energy storage system. BMW i Home Charging Services.

2015 69

SDG&E seeks approval to build charging infrastructure to support ~3,000 medium/heavy electric vehicles

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Under a proposal submitted to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) this week, San Diego-based SDG&E is seeking approval to build charging infrastructure to enable about 3,000 medium/heavy-duty vehicles to go electric. In California, Class 2–8 vehicles produce more particulate matter than all of the state’s power plants combined and can cause or worsen asthma and other health conditions.

2018 65

First Fastned fast-charging stations broke-even in March

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The Netherlands-based Fastned, the company building a European network of fast charging stations, saw its first two stations break-even in March. This means that the operating expenses, such as the purchase of power, grid connection fees, licence costs, land lease, cleaning and maintenance costs were covered by the revenues generated at those stations.

2017 60

California to award up to $4M for projects to advanced smart charging and V2G technologies

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The California Energy Commission has issued a solicitation ( PON-14-310 , Driving the Integration of Electric Vehicles to Maximize Benefits to the Grid) to fund Applied Research and Development projects that will advance technologies and strategies for smart and efficient charging and vehicle-to-grid communication interfaces that will provide maximum benefits to both the electricity grid and the plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market.

2014 65

Cal Energy Commission awards $1.5M to Berkeley to advance open-source advanced smart charging technology; OpenVBOSS

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million to develop an advanced smart charging technology that maintains plug-in electric vehicle consumer needs while reducing charging loads, to achieve electricity grid benefits. The project will focus on controlling the charging of PEVs in residential and small commercial settings using a novel and flexible open-source, open-software architecture charge communication and control platform.

2016 60

Siemens, Duke Energy and Ford demonstrate lower cost home smart charging technology for plug-ins; due on market next year

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Siemens Energy Management Division has teamed with Duke Energy and Ford to demonstrate the results of an 18-month effort to reduce the cost and expand electric vehicle charging technologies. million in development funding from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to support research aimed at significantly reducing the current costs of electrical vehicle (EV) chargers and developing “smart” charging capabilities that support power grid efficiency and consumer demand.

2014 78

GE and Nissan Get Into Smart Charging

Revenge of the Electric Car

GE and Nissan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly research “smart charging&# stations. Both companies will be conducting research separately and collectively, using computer simulations to finetune their software charging systems. For more information, read the article: GE, Nissan team on smart charging for electric cars. Here is the full text of the entire article, in case the link goes bad: GE, Nissan team on smart charging for electric cars.

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CMU researchers find controlled charging of PHEVs can cut cost of integration into electricity system by 54-73%; higher benefits with wind power

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In a new study published in the journal Applied Energy , Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researchers found that controlled charging of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) reduces the costs of integrating the vehicles into an electricity system by 54–73% depending on the scenario.

2014 95

IBM, Honda, and PG&E partner on smarter charging for EVs; utilities to communicate charging instructions directly based on grid conditions

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and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) on a new pilot project that will allow communication between electric vehicles (EVs) and the power grid. This project will demonstrate and test an electric vehicle’s ability to receive and respond to charge instructions based on the grid condition and the vehicle’s battery state. Once plugged into a charge post, the Honda Fit EV initiates a charge request via the vehicles telematics system.

Grid 65

CA Energy Commission awards CSE $1.5M for development of standards-based smart EV charging platform; first employment of ISO/IEC 15118

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million grant to the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) to lead development of an advanced management platform for integrating electric vehicle (EV) charging with utility-scale energy systems. CSE will work closely with KnGrid , a leader in vehicle-grid communications, to create a standardized platform that optimizes charging benefits for both grid operators and vehicle owners. Next-Generation Grid Communication for Residential PEVs, $1,500,000.

2015 65

INEES report shows intelligent integration of EVs reduces power fluctuations, but not currently economically viable

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The findings of the report show that it is technically possible to absorb grid power fluctuations by connecting electric vehicles to the power supply. The supply of electrical power is undergoing a fundamental change. Electric (Battery) Smart charging Smart Grid V2X

2016 78

Researchers developing DC micro smart grid for charging EV fleets; Li-ion, redox flow batteries and renewables

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The aim of charge@work is to design a micro smart grid (MSG) capable of supplying the EV fleet with electricity produced exclusively from renewable sources. EV charging at IZS. Charging an electric vehicle fleet poses high requirements on the energy system.

2014 78

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. To reduce CO 2 emissions, it is essential that this vehicle fleet will use green power. Renewable energies feature in 56% of the new electricity power plants built in the world today.

2015 69

Mitsubishi Motors, NewMotion, Nuvve in vehicle-to-grid pilot in Netherlands with Outlander PHEV

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has launched a Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) pilot, with the first charge point already being utilized with Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV’s in-vehicle storage batteries. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins Smart charging Smart Grid V2X

US Navy launches its first solar-powered EV charging station

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Naval Support Activity (NSA) Mid-South officially welcomed into service the US Navy’s first solar-powered electric car charging station. The carport will enable NSA Mid-South to recharge its current fleet of 17 electric vehicles with renewable electricity in approximately four hours, while reducing demand on the commercial power grid. Since then, the carport has successfully generated enough electricity to power more than 60 typical homes for a day.

2013 60

Momentum Dynamics CEO: 25kW wireless charging will be the norm in 5 years

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In his remarks at the IEEE-PELS (Power Electronics Society) meeting in Korea, Momentum Dynamics Corporation’s CEO Andy Daga said he believes that 25 kW wireless chargers will be the norm for all EVs within 5 years, with commercialization beginning next year (2016). Momentum Dynamics is developing high-power inductive (wireless) chargers for electric vehicles. Most PEV models currently on the market charge at 3.3

2015 69

Honda unveils Urban EV Concept, production version in 2019; electrified technology for every new model launched in Europe

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The electric charging cable connection is housed on the hood. Honda also unveiled the Power Manager Concept. The system is designed to incorporate electric vehicles into a smart power grid. Electric (Battery) Europe Smart chargingHonda Motor Co.

2017 108

Renault-Nissan Alliance installing 90 new charge spots for COP21 summit in Paris

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance is installing 90 new charge spots for electric vehicles in and around Paris for the COP21 global summit on climate change. The charging stations, several of which will be donated by Schneider Electric, will refuel 200 EVs supplied by the Alliance that are serving as VIP shuttles for negotiators, delegates and media attending the conference. The quick and standard EV charging stations will use electricity with a small carbon footprint.

2015 65

Audi presents plug-in hybrid TT offroad concept car at Beijing; wireless charging

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miles) solely on electric power, and has a total range of up to 880 kilometers (546.8 in hybrid drive with the option of inductive charging is a major step toward the mobility of the future. An Audi wall box is used for stationary charging. Audi TT offroad concept.

2014 114

ABB and Volvo Buses partnering on fast-charging system for hybrid and electric buses

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ABB and Volvo Buses are partnering to co-develop and to commercialize electric and hybrid buses with open standards-based direct current (DC) fast charging systems. Under the TOSA solution, more charging stations are needed, notes ABB, because a charge is needed every 1 to 1.5

2014 90

Hyundai Mobis develops on-board bi-directional charger for V2G applications

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The bi-directional onboard charger (OBC) allows the vehicle to supply electricity in its battery to the grid. The power supplied by the vehicle can also be used as emergency power in homes. If more than enough power is supplied, it is possible to prevent a large power outage.

2017 78

BMW launches BMW i ChargeForward pilot in SF Bay Area

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The program is now issuing calls to participating BMW i3 drivers in the Bay Area to request the interruption of the charging of their EVs for one hour. Working with a group of nearly 100 BMW i3 drivers, selected from approximately 400 applicants, BMW i ChargeForward will demonstrate how intelligent management of electric vehicle charging can contribute to optimizing electric power grid efficiency while reducing total cost of electric vehicle ownership. Managed charge.

2015 86

US and Japan collaborating on smart grid project in Hawaii; EV operation and charging, including grid-balancing services

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have been selected as contractors for a joint US-Japan collaboration supporting a Smart Grid project on the Hawaiian island of Maui. The project goal is to verify the use of advanced technologies in a smart grid under the use of large volumes of renewable energy already in place, to contribute to smart grid standards, and to implement a low-carbon social infrastructure system that efficiently uses renewable energy on a remote island where electricity costs are relatively high.

Grid 60

IBM, Honda and PG&E testing electric car smart grid technology

National Green Transportation

Claiming electric cars might overstress the electric power grid, IBM, Honda and PG&E have begun a pilot project exploring integrating electric cars to the smart grid, allowing grid operators to manage the charge rate of all plugged-in

Chinas Largest EV Charging Stations Open in Shenzhen

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China’s largest electric vehicle charging stations were put into service earlier this week at the Universiade Center in Shenzhen. The first batch comprises 2 charging stations with 134 charging stands with a combined charging capacity of 2,480 kVA. [In In the US, Level 1 charging is spec’d at a nominal continuous power of 1.44 kVA; Level 2 charging, 6.7-7.7 China Southern Power Grid Company is a partner of the 26 th World Universiade.

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California Energy Commission awards more than $1.8M additional funding to further UCSD microgrid project; energy storage, EV charging and V2G services are components

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved funding to advance further the development of its pioneering 42 MW peak microgrid and expand electric vehicle charging at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). The Commission also approved funding of $220,554 to expand the campus’ burgeoning charging network for plug-in electric vehicles, through the Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, created by Assembly Bill 118.

Toyota to participate in smart grid pilot project with Duke Energy in Indiana; optimized vehicle charging scheme

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), in cooperation with Duke Energy and non-profit industry initiative Energy Systems Network (ESN), will participate in a joint smart-grid pilot project in Indiana, the United States. The aim of the project will be power-grid load-equalization and the establishment of an optimized vehicle-charging scheme. Additionally, the project will seek to develop an appropriate scheme to optimally manage charging through a variable toll system.

Air Force tests all plug-in vehicle fleet in California; part of large DoD V2G project

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The 42-vehicle fleet marks a milestone in partnership between federal, state and private energy organizations, as well as in DoD’s demonstration of emerging vehicle-to-grid technology. Unique charging stations have been installed on LA AFB to support the vehicles’ V2G capability.

2014 95

California ISO releases five-year strategic plan; grid integration of renewable power, support for electric vehicle charging

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The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO), California’s non-profit grid operator, released its new five-year (2012-2016) strategic plan. Between now and 2020, wind and solar generation will quadruple within the ISO transmission grid at the same time electric vehicle charging increases significantly. With these factors in mind, the ISO developed a new long range planning vehicle titled Reliable Power for a Renewable Future.

Grid 60

IBM, Honda and PG&E testing electric car smart grid technology

National Green Transportation

Claiming electric cars might overstress the electric power grid, IBM, Honda and PG&E have begun a pilot project exploring integrating electric cars to the smart grid, allowing grid operators to manage the charge rate of all plugged-in

IBM Teams With ESB ecars to develop EV smart charging IT system in Ireland

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IBM has teamed with ESB ecars to implement a fully integrated smarter charging IT system that will help manage electric vehicle public charge points, which are being rolled out across Ireland by ESB ecars. Together the companies will add a layer of intelligence and convenience to the charging process, allowing EV drivers to access, charge and pay, using an identification card.

Audi introducing Audi prologue Avant diesel plug-in hybrid show car at Geneva; 147 mpg, wireless charging

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speed tiptronic directs engine power to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive. With its AWC (Audi wireless charging) technology which Audi is developing for series production, the battery can also be charged inductively.

2015 78

North American Grid Operators Study Concludes 1M Plug-in Electric Vehicles May Be On the Road by 2020; Staggered Charging Can Reduce Potential Negative Impact on Grid

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A group of US and Canadian power grid operators, who manage most of the North American bulk electric grid collectively, studied the effect that plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) would have on the electric power grid. While staggered charging of PEVs would reduce the potential negative impact on electric load, the power companies will need new tools to manage growth in PEV use, according to the study. PJM); and the Southwest Power Pool, Inc.

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AeroVironment licenses PNNL EV smart charger controller technology

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The PNNL technology tells a vehicle’s battery charger when to start and stop charging based upon existing conditions on the electrical grid. AeroVironment will use a portion of the licensed technology in a new prototype version of its Level II charging systems.