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

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Minimum number of publicly-accessible recharging points for electric vehicles in each member state. EU member states would have to ensure that specified numbers of publicly-available electric vehicle recharging points and hydrogen and natural gas stations are built by 2020, under a draft directive endorsed by the Transport and Tourism Committee of the European Parliament on Tuesday. Draft report on alternative fuel recharging infrastructure.

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.

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Electric cars to get wireless recharging

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US clean technology company, Evatran has developed wireless technology system to make it easier to recharge electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. 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 [.].

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.

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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Itochu Corporation, Mazda, Family Mart, EnerDel and 11 other partners have launched a 3-year project in Tsukuba City, Japan—the “Green Crossover Project”—designed to showcase a real-world integration of the smart grid, stationary lithium-ion grid storage, electric vehicles, rapid recharging and renewable energy technologies. It also allows drivers to recharge the car without drawing power from the grid, an advantage at peak load times.

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.

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

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Schubert said the NSF grant will allow Green Fortress Engineering to achieve two goals: Performing the first gaseous recharge of a solid-state hydrogen storage media, which will serve as validation of the theoretical work leading up to the grant; and. 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.

EADS demonstrating electric and hybrid aviation propulsion; innovative distributed propulsion series hybrid

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The batteries can be recharged in one hour, or they can be rapidly replaced by means of a quick-change system (available on the fully certified version). The embedded wake re-energizing fan is designed to capture the wake energy by re-accelerating the complex wake.

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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. This flight represents a further major accomplishment for Sion’s lithium sulfur technology proving the viability of our high energy, rechargeable battery system.

Fuji Heavy Launches Subaru Plug-in STELLA EV in Japan; Targets 170 Units in FY 2009

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The EV can be re-charged up to 80% of its capacity in 15 minutes using the quick charging system (3-phase 200VAC, 50 kW); a full recharge takes 8 hours with 100VAC household power or 5 hours with 200VAC. Components of the STELLA EV powertrain. Click to enlarge.

Three Battery-Electric Opel Merivas to Participate in MeRegioMobil Research Project; Vehicle-to-Grid Integration

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Opel will use MeRegioMobil to study new intelligent charging technologies. The electric Meriva features electronic controls which permit high power electrical recharging using both a 230-volt single-phase household current as well as 400-volt three-phase AC.

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.&#

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Burlington Hydro Takes Delivery of First EV in Commercial Fleet Application in Canada

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Charge time is 3.8 REV will also provide on-board smart-grid and wireless telemetry capabilities, integrated data management and charging infrastructure. They are therefore ideal in respect to the opportunity to centralize re-charging infrastructure.

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.

Saab to Introduce 9-3 ePower EV Prototype at Paris Show; Fleet Tests in Sweden in 2011-2012

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A separate 12-volt battery, for the lights and cabin ancillaries, is also charged from the battery pack via a current transformer. The pack is intended to support re-charge cycles equivalent to about ten years average use. The 9-3 ePower. Click to enlarge.

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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. Once recharged: 90MPG; 85; 100; 100MPG with showings of 99.9MPG for 71 Miles; 97.3 Still in running around and re-charging back up, the "Spirit" showed these readings 70.6 Some charging and recharging was ventured to hit the 101MPG in running around, yet the Mule Mountains undermined certain efforts.

Kia unveils Optima Hybrid sedan at LA Auto Show

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The electric motor switches into hybrid operation and serves as both a secondary engine (during full acceleration and hill-climbing) and a generator to recharge the battery pack as necessary. kW HSG also functions as a generator to re-charge the battery pack if the state of charge is low and when the car is stationary. Kia Optima Hybrid. Click to enlarge.

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Aixam Mega welcome electric car plan

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The plan, announced on Tuesday, 19 May at the C40 Climate Change Summit in Seoul, promises a range of measures to put at least 100,000 electric vehicles on London’s roads as soon as possible, from investment in re-charging infrastructure to financial incentives for consumers.

MINI E joins Government electric vehicle announcement

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Scottish and Southern Energy is the UK’s leading generator of energy from renewable sources and will be installing the private and public charging points required for the MINI E test vehicles. The rechargeable battery is made up of 5,088 cells grouped into 48 modules.

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

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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. April 17, 2009 2:00 pm Link Re: “…then go another 200 miles, great for long trips i’m sure.&#