DAIHEN leverages WiTricity wireless charging technology for solar-powered mobility demo in Japan

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Partners since 2016, DAIHEN licensed WiTricity’s technology to commercialize wireless charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) and for automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) in factory and industrial settings. DAIHEN has been using WiTricity’s DRIVE 11 wireless charging system as a reference design for its own line of standards-compliant wireless chargers for battery electric and hybrid electric vehicles.

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New Flyer unveils Xcelsior CHARGE H2 bus; first to offer two fuel-cell-electric models eligible for federal funding

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NFI”), the largest bus manufacturer in North America, unveiled the Xcelsior CHARGE H2—ts fuel cell-electric heavy-duty transit bus—and announced that both the forty-foot and sixty-foot model have successfully completed the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Model Bus Testing Program at Altoona, Pennsylvania (Altoona Testing). It introduced its next-generation battery-electric bus, the Xcelsior CHARGE in 2017. New Flyer of America Inc.

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Next-gen Chevy Volt improves charging experience for users

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Chevrolet says it has made the charging system in the next-generation Volt even easier for customers to recharge the battery and to check the charge status. The new and enhanced features include: GPS location-based charging. Owners will now be able to set their charging preferences exclusively for their “home” charging location and the vehicle will automatically adjust to that setting when it is at that location. New, more intuitive charge status indicators.

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Fraunhofer ISI/ICCT analysis of PHEV data finds real-world CO2 emissions 2-4x higher than official values

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Statistically, private users of vehicles in Germany re-charge their plug-in hybrid vehicle only on three out of four days. Company car users, on average, re-charge only every second day. Meanwhile, legal and financial barriers for installing home charging devices should be reduced. Fleet managers should limit the available budget for gasoline or diesel and instead offer employees the option to re-charge plug-in hybrid vehicles easily and at low cost.

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Rolls Royce unveils the Phantom Experimental Electric; induction charging system

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The Li-ion cells use a nickel cobalt manganese chemistry with a gravimetric capacity of around 230 Wh/kg, a high energy density which is important in achieving an acceptable range between re-charges. Three separate charger units (3kW each) are fitted to the battery, which allow both single-phase (20 hours) or three-phase charging (8 hours); for a passenger car this is unique. Powertrain of the 102EX. Click to enlarge.

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Green Crossover Project in Japan Showcases Li-ion Stationary Storage for EV Charging; EnerDel Providing Packs for Vehicles and Stationary Storage

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Family Mart convenience stores will be equipped for car-sharing of the EVs, along with solar power generating systems, highspeed recharging stations, a billing mechanism using a non-contract IC-imbedded smart card, terminals for remote battery monitoring of charging, discharging, wear data, and the stationary battery array used to move energy to and from the electric grid. Tags: Car Sharing Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Japan Smart charging Smart Grid

2010 78

THINK and AeroVironment to Pursue Projects to Promote Fast-charging Infrastructure; THINK Picks Enerdel as Sole Battery Provider for US

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AV), a leading developer and supplier of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, to pursue demonstration and commercial projects using AV’s level III fast-charge system and the THINK City electric vehicle to jump-start the development of fast-charge infrastructure in the United States. The AV level III fast-charge system employs a protocol developed by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). It can also be charged using 110-volt current on a regular household outlet.

2010 73

Opel cuts price of Ampera EREV by $10,000

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The Opel Ampera can transport four people up to 80 kilometers (50 miles) on pure electric power and more than 500 kilometers (311 miles) in bi-fuel operation without making a stop to re-charge. Opel has cut the price of the Opel Ampera, the European cousin of the Chevy Volt extended range electric vehicle (EREV), by €7,600 (US$10,000) to €38,000 (US$50,600).

2013 76

Euro Parliament Transport Committee backs draft directive mandating expansion of alternative fuel stations; grandfathering CHAdeMO

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When setting targets, member states are to pay particular attention to proving sufficient number of re-charging points and refueling points in urban areas. Europe Fuels Hydrogen Infrastructure Smart charging Minimum number of publicly-accessible recharging points for electric vehicles in each member state. Click to enlarge.

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Electric cars to get wireless recharging

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The Virginia-based firm has developed a product called ‘Plugless Power’ which allows electric vehicles to be re-charged using a hands-free proximity system. The dual-component charging system based on inductive charging technology utilises a base station [.]. Tags: Electric cars charging electric Evatran induction US clean technology company, Evatran has developed wireless technology system to make it easier to recharge electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Royal Mail to buy 100 Peugeot electric vans for delivery vehicles

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The vans will go into service from December 2017 at delivery offices around the UK, supported by a comprehensive rollout of charging infrastructure. The batteries can be re-charged to 80% capacity in 30 minutes from a dedicated rapid charge point. The drive motor also provides regenerative braking when slowing down, helping to re-charge the batteries and reduce brake wear.

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Nissan, New York City launch LEAF electric vehicle taxi pilot

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As part of the pilot, Nissan and partners in New York City will also install several CHAdeMO-based DC quick chargers, which will enable drivers to re-charge their electric taxis quickly during their shift. With quick charging, Nissan LEAF can be recharged to about 80% in under 30 minutes. Nissan and New York City have launched a new electric vehicle taxi pilot with the Nissan LEAF.

GM's CEO Waggoner Announces Saturn Plug-in Hybrid; Bio-fuel Hummer

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Wagoner said GM is using the Saturn Vue hybrid sport utility vehicle to develop a plug-in hybrid, which can be re-charged from a standard electrical outlet, and will offer biofuel-capable Hummer SUVs. LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- General Motors Corp. (GM) GM) Chief Executive Rick Wagoner said Wednesday that the U.S. needs to reduce dependence on foreign energy and insisted the No.

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IUPUI-based engineering startup receives $225,000 NSF grant for solid-state H2 storage

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Earlier work by Schubert, including a series of patents, used porous silicon as the storage material; strategic placement of catalyst atoms facilitate moderate-temperature and moderate-pressure re-charging of hydrogen.

2017 78

Wärtsilä providing HY hybrid modules for Swedish port tug; first vessel operating with Wärtsilä HY solution

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The vessel will be capable of being completely independent from additional charging facilities, since re-charging of the energy storage system will be automatically managed by the Energy Management System, the “brain” of the Wärtsilä HY. In addition, the installed onshore electrical connection will give the tug the flexibility to re-charge the energy storage system, even when the tug is berthed at the quay.

2017 60

ZF spins off Car eWallet as a start-up

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The service, for example, enables payments for refueling or re-charging electric cars. This is the only way in which driverless passenger cars can independently use chargeable services such as driving on toll routes, paying for parking fees or charging the battery without the presence of a driver. ZF has founded Car eWallet GmbH, a Berlin-based start-up, in which the company will outsource the current activities of the transaction service Car eWallet.

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NCSU study finds shared e-scooters aren’t always as green as other transport options

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They looked at emissions associated with four aspects of each scooter’s life cycle: the production of the materials and components that go into each scooter; the manufacturing process; shipping the scooter from the manufacturer to its city of use; and collecting, charging and redistributing the scooters. We found that the environmental impact from the electricity used to charge the e-scooters is fairly small—about 5% of its overall impact.

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Monash University team develops graphene-based supercapacitor with energy density of 60 Wh/L

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SCs are generally made of highly porous carbon impregnated with a liquid electrolyte to transport the electrical charge. Known for their almost indefinite lifespan and the ability to re-charge in seconds, the drawback of existing SCs is their low energy density. With a low energy density of 5-8 Wh/liter, SCs are unfeasibly large or must be re-charged frequently.

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ZF spins off Car eWallet as a start-up

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The service, for example, enables payments for refueling or re-charging electric cars. This is the only way in which driverless passenger cars can independently use chargeable services such as driving on toll routes, paying for parking fees or charging the battery without the presence of a driver. ZF has founded Car eWallet GmbH, a Berlin-based start-up, in which the company will outsource the current activities of the transaction service Car eWallet.

2018 60

Nissan’s Killer EV App, the Plug-In Car That Puts the Nail in GM’s Coffin

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Everyone’s all excited that Ford just turned a profit, but they’re doing it with a fleet of uninspired crappy cars that they practically have to give away. You might as well call most of the cars they’re selling “future clunkers.&# When’s your affordable EV that gets 1oo mile range on a quick charge Ford? Keep in mind that BMW has no plans to actually make this car, they’re just testing it in Southern California to “gather data.&#.

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IEA: Electric vehicles posted strong gains in 2016; 2M now in global parc

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Paris, for example, has mandated that any electric car is allowed to re-charge at the re-charge stations of its car-sharing program Autolib. Amsterdam has a unique strategy of offering the installation of charging points on public parking spaces to people who make a request, ensuring that charging infrastructure is installed where it’s actually needed. London for its part encourages EV adoption by waiving its congestion charge.

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Honda and China-based SenseTime to jointly research and develop AI technologies for automated driving

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In addition to the suite of robotics concepts, Honda will showcase its Mobile Power Pack World, which includes a portable, swappable battery pack for electric vehicles, and a re-charging system for use at home, recreation or during a natural disaster. The Mobile Power Pack World at CES will also exhibit a battery exchanger concept that can store and charge mobile power packs. Honda R&D Co., the R&D subsidiary of Honda Motor Co.,

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Tata Motors to supply 25 diesel series-hybrid buses to MMRDA

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The batteries can be re-charged by the diesel, as well as through regenerative braking. Tata Motors has signed a contract to supply 25 Tata Starbus Diesel Series Hybrid Electric Buses with Full Low floor configuration with the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA)—the single largest order yet awarded for its hybrid electric vehicle technology.

2016 60

Honda begins demonstration testing of Fit EV concepts in Guangzhou; targeting EV production in China before end of 2012

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In addition, proposals regarding re-charging infrastructure will be made based on the results of the EV range verification and other relevant information. The charging time of Fit EV is less than six hours with a 220V power supply; the range is more than 150 km (93 miles). Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., has begun demonstration testing of Fit EV concepts ( earlier post ) in Guangzhou, China.

2011 65

Porsche Offers Li-ion Starter Battery Option

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Delivery of power by the lithium-ion battery throughout its useful charge range is likewise significantly better, providing its full power, for example, when starting the engine almost independently of the current charge level. After the engine has started, the new Porsche battery shows further benefits in the charge process, being able through its smaller internal resistance to take up more power than a conventional battery and thus re-charge more quickly.

Axion Power to supply PbC mini Power Cube in Zero Energy Building in Washington DC Naval Yard

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Because of our PbC battery’s extended cycle life, high rate of charge acceptance and fast re-charging capability, Axion is able to offer metrics that make economic sense especially when compared to other more exotic chemistries that are currently in the marketplace. Axion Power International, Inc., the developer of advanced lead­carbon PbC batteries and energy storage systems ( earlier post ), was awarded a purchase order from SilTek Inc.

2012 73

Coulomb Technologies and Carbon Day Automotive Unveil Solar Plug-In Station in Chicago

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Carbon Day Automotive and Coulomb Technologies unveiled a solar-powered electric vehicle charging station in the City of Chicago. Carbon Day Automotive is the sole Midwest distributor for Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations. The Coulomb Charge Point is a universal station that can re charge anything that requires a plug (Segway PT, bike, car, etc.).

2009 60

Sion Li-S battery pack powers electric UAV on 11-day flight

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Zephyr 7 runs exclusively on solar power, which is used during the day to charge the battery that is used to power the flight through the night; this flight in shorter days and longer nights was significantly more demanding than any previous one, Airbus noted.

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UPS collaborating with Workhorse to deploy 50 electric trucks; rivaling acquisition cost of conventional; no subsidies

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Each truck will have a range of approximately 100 miles between charges, ideal for delivery routes in and around cities. Electric vehicle technology is rapidly improving with battery, charging and smart grid advances that allow us to specify our delivery vehicles to eliminate emissions, noise and dependence on diesel and gasoline. The all electric trucks will deliver by day and re-charge overnight.

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PHEV3A Week Plus in Review from San Diego - Phoenix - Tucson - Bisbee - Douglas - Bisbee -.

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But suffice to say, the "Spirit" did lots of charging around: One showing was 95.4MPG for 90 with the 5-minute blue screen having readings: 30MPG; 100; 95; 70; and 100MPG. Wednesday, 11 February 2009 was continuing the reading after re-charging to 72.4MPG for 70 miles, but t'was exactly a PHEV Day, but more of one of rest and visiting with Mom and Sister Mary Catherine in re-scheduling preparation for Arizona.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars confirms electric Phantom test project

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These include the car’s ability to deliver an acceptable range between re-charges and to operate in extreme weather conditions. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars confirmed the development of 102EX, a one-off, fully electric-powered Phantom, to debut at the Geneva Motor Show on 1 March 2011. The car will tour during 2011, serving as a test bed to gather research data which will be used in informing future decisions on alternative drive-trains for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

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Accenture Study Finds Consumers Will Require More Than Fuel Savings From Hybrid and Electric Vehicles; Cost, Vehicle Dynamics, In-Vehicle Services

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Assuming a hybrid or electric vehicle could run on an electric charge for 200 miles, want the driving distance between re-charging points to be every 11 to 50 miles. Want re-charging to take less than 20 minutes.

2010 78

IHS Automotive sees Google leading technology, testing, software development for autonomous driving

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These characteristics favor EVs as the powertrain for driverless cars; they can easily re-charge themselves using existing and growing public charging networks as needed between trips, which eliminates any range anxiety. IHS Automotive forecasts that global EV charging stations will grow from 650,000 in 2015 to more than seven million in 2021—excluding home charging outlets.

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DOE to award up to $4.5M to projects for alt fuel and advanced vehicle deployment

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This includes training for technicians and service personnel that will be operating and maintaining AFVs, and the associated fueling/re-charging infrastructure and service facilities, as well as tow-truck operators and automotive salvage/recycling operators that are dealing with wrecked vehicles and equipment end-of-life processes.

2014 81

Toyota: Prius PHEV Fuel Economy Not Yet Available

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This is due to the added weight of a large battery that, once depleted by pure-electric drive, will contribute nothing until it is plugged in and re-charged In a post on Toyota’s Open Road blog, Irv Miller, Toyota Group Vice President – Environmental and Public Affairs, wrote that contrary to some recent reports, Toyota has yet to offer mileage estimates on its plug-in hybrid technology.

Pike Survey: 48% of US Consumers Interested in Purchasing a PHEV40

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According to a new survey from Pike Research, 48% of prospective US consumers would be “extremely” or “very” interested in purchasing a PHEV with a 40-mile range on a single charge (PHEV40), given electricity cost equivalent of $0.75 per gallon, home re-charging, additional charging stations being available around town, and assuming the price and other vehicle features were right. However, willingness to pay for such fast charging outlets was limited.

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Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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How Real, How Soon, and What Must Happen Next,” which concludes the costs of creating an automotive market dominated by electric and hybrid cars are prohibitively high for the foreseeable future – as high as $49 billion for Europe alone (along with another $21 billion for battery-charging infrastructure). April 17, 2009 12:34 pm Link Perhaps they should turbo charge the Volt or Telsa to run more like this electric powered Datsun drag racer: [link] American’s love a hot rod.

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Opel Unveiling Vivaro e-Concept Extended Range Electric Van Research Study at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2010 Show

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Opel engineers have mounted the batteries, which can be re-charged on a standard household 230-volt outlet under the floor of the Vivaro e-Concept. Now we’re just looking at the right application and right configuration of that technology before making any plans on future production. The Opel Vivaro e-Concept. Click to enlarge.

2010 76

USABC awards Leyden Energy $2.28M contract for Li-imide based 12V start-stop batteries

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The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC) awarded a $2.28-million stop-start battery system development contract to Leyden Energy Inc., which is developing next-generation battery chemistries building off of its lithium-imide electrolyte platform. Earlier post.) The award is co-funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and includes a 50% cost-share by Leyden Energy.

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GE and Berkeley Lab developing water-based high energy density flow battery for EVs

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This battery could be one-fourth the cost of current car batteries, and could nearly triple the distance electric vehicles could travel on a single charge. Discharge and re-charge of such flow batteries occur in electrochemical cells separated from energy storing tanks, which makes them safer. We’re excited about the impact this new technology could have on electric vehicles, especially as it relates to cost and the need to recharge.

2013 92

ITF report finds self-driving shared vehicles could take up to 90% of cars off city streets; total kilometers travelled increases

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If a fleet of electric vehicles were used instead, a fleet of shared self-driving vehicles would need only 2% more vehicles, however, to accommodate battery re-charging times and reduced travel range. A fleet of self-driving shared cars combined with high-capacity public transport could make 90% of conventional cars in mid-sized cities superfluous under certain circumstances, according to a study published by the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD.

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Daimlers car2go launches large-scale all-electric vehicle car-sharing fleet in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure only uses energy from renewable resources. The 300 car2go vehicles and other electric cars in Amsterdam will have access to more than 250 charging stations in the city area right now, most of them with two load-points. The rental does not need to be ended every time at a charging station. If the battery level is lower than 40%, drivers will receive 10 free minutes for re-charging the car.

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Ernst Young Survey Finds Roughly 60% of Chinese Consumers Would Consider Purchasing a Plug-in Vehicle

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Battery driving range was the top concern about plug-ins (73%), followed by charging stations (69%); reliability and serviceability (64%); and safety (64%). 82% of respondents consider a range per charge of less than 200 miles to be acceptable. 65% of survey participants said they would subsidize local charging stations—nearly twice the portion of other countries surveyed. Chinese consumers led in their consideration of a plug-in vehicle purchase. Click to enlarge.

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