Vitesco Technologies reduces emissions in high-voltage hybrid vehicles with electrical catalyst heating; new DC/DC converter

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With a new DC/DC converter, the heating discs of the electrically heated EMICAT catalyst ( earlier post ) can now also be supplied with electricity in high-voltage vehicles. EMICAT heated catalyst and the new DC/DC converter.

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Phihong introduces new Level 3 30kW wall-mount DC charger

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30kW Wall-Mount DC Fast Charger shown on a stand.

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DC to AC 3-phase

Electric Cars are for Girls

Does anyone make a direct mechanical brush to slip ring type 3-phase rotary converter to convert from DC to 3-phase AC? Hi, Chris - If I'm understanding

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HUBER+SUHNER launches new DC high-power charging system

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HUBER+SUHNER, a leading worldwide supplier of electrical and optical connectivity solutions, has launched its new Direct Current (DC) high-power charging system RADOX HPC200, completing the company’s RADOX HPC portfolio.

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Prodrive to unveil first 48V DC-DC converter targeting ISO/DIS 21780

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Prodrive has created the first 48V to 12V DC-DC converter targeted at the ISO/DIS 21780 standard for 48V automotive systems. Prodrive’s 48V to 12V DC-DC converter is configurable to suit automotive networks including CAN and FlexRay, and is available in multiple power options from 400W to 2.2kW to suit the application. The unit will be launched at this year’s LCV (Low Carbon Vehicle) Show, which takes place at Millbrook, UK, 4-5 September.

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Aradex DC/DC converter seeks to deliver maximum efficiency with fuel cells

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These differences can be compensated by a DC / DC converter to regulate the voltage level for feeding into the DC link. With the support of the Central Innovation Program for Small and Medium Business (ZIM), Germany-based Aradex AG has developed the DC / DC converter VP5000-DCDC200-HL, which optimizes the integration of fuel cells into the drive system. The Aradex DC / DC converter has achieved efficiencies of up to 99% in tests.

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Netgain WarP 9 DC Motor Evnetics Soliton Jr Controller & Throttle

DIY Electric Car

Netgain WarP 9 DC Motor Evnetics Soliton Jr Controller & Throttle. Netgain WarP 9 DC Motor Evnetics Soliton Jr Controller & Throttle. Condition is "Used" Need to upgrade to an AC system. This motor and controller work great. I can send a video of a bench test of the motor running if needed. The Soliton Jr retails for $1,899 alone so this is a good bundle, and great to drop into a bunch of different applications. I repainted the red.

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New Tritium RT175-S DC fast charger powers EVs to 80% in 15 minutes

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Australia-based Tritium has introduced a new DC fast charger, the RT175-S smart charging system, which powers EVs to an 80% charge in 15 minutes on average. The RT175-S is the first charger on the US market capable of Plug and Charge, a communications protocol enabling electric vehicles and charging equipment to communicate, authenticate and bill customers via the charging cable.

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The Boring Company’s updated projects page no longer lists D.C.-Baltimore tunnel

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The Boring Company’s updates to its official website have removed references to some of the tunneling startup’s announced projects, such as the D.C.-Baltimore In the case of the D.C.-Baltimore The D.C.-Baltimore to D.C.

Location is everything for high-power DC fast charging

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The DC fast-charging stations, such as those that are part of the Tesla Supercharger or Electrify America networks, are arguably the ones for which location is the most important.

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VW is testing a DC wallbox good for bi-directional charging, smart grid uses

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The automaker announced last week that it's testing a DC wallbox that allows electric cars to discharge power back into the grid. Volkswagen is the latest automaker to experiment with bi-directional charging.

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EV charging: the difference between AC and DC

EV Box

When it comes to electric mobility, two separate electric al currents can be used to fuel an electric vehicle (EV) —AC (alternating current) and DC (direct current).

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Lightning Systems introduces range of AC and DC fast charge charging stations for fleet electric vehicles

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Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission drivetrains, introduced “Lightning On Tap” charging solutions, a comprehensive offering of AC and DC fast charge charging stations. Lightning Systems’ lineup of new chargers includes both AC and DC fast charge options, ranging from affordable 7.2kW AC chargers to high-end 100kW DC fast chargers, which deliver much shorter charging times for high-battery-capacity commercial EVs.

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DC fast-charging in east, west coast corridors done, say VW, BMW

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BMW and Volkswagen have finally completed a network of network of public DC fast-charging sites that use the Combined Charging Standard (CCS). VW plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure DC Rapid Charging Combined Charging Standard (CCS In January 2015, the two German carmakers announced a collaboration with network operator ChargePoint to build more stations compatible with CCS—which their electric cars use. Known as the Express.

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EVgo breaks ground on DC fast-charging station prepared for up to 350 kW

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More powerful DC fast-charging stations will be needed in order to charge cars with larger-capacity battery packs in a reasonable amount of time. plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging eVgo charging networkLonger-range electric cars will add flexibility for drivers, but they will also require changes to charging infrastructure.

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car2go opening in Washington DC

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car2go North America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, launches its car-sharing service in Washington DC this weekend. Beginning 24 March, car2go will begin to deploy 200 smart fortwo cars in Washington DC, distributing them throughout the entire District. In March 2012, car2go will launch in Washington D.C.

DC's electric-taxi drivers have no public place to charge, they say

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Unfortunately for taxi cab drivers in Washington D.C., Washington, D.C. The availability of charging stations for electric cars is likely to remain a major factor for many would-be owners as plug-in cars become more popular. While the United States boasts tens of thousands of charging stations, some areas remain better-covered than others. the lack of charging. taxi charging infrastructure Charging stations

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Hyundai Ioniq 5 DC Fast Charging Analysis: It Seems Impressive

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If this is true, then Audi e-tron has a strong contender

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Downtown Detroit, a charging desert, finally gets DC fast chargers

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Detroit almost made it to the end of the decade without a single DC fast charger. The home base for the U.S. auto industry has long been downtown Detroit.

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Honda opens Smart Home US in California; produces more energy than it consumes; direct DC-DC EV charging

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The Honda Fit EV included with the home has been modified to accept DC power directly from the home''s solar panels or stationary battery, eliminating up to half of the energy that is typically lost to heat during DC-to-AC and AC-to-DC power conversion. DC-to-DC electric vehicle charging. The Honda Smart Home US integrates a number of technologies, and is managed by Honda’s Home Energy Management System (HEMS). Click to enlarge.

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Used Renault electric-car batteries provide DC fast-charging on highway

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The French brand has worked with UK-based Connected Energy to install two electric-car DC fast-charging stations powered by second-life batteries. Batteries lithium-ion battery pack plug-in cars Charging station DC Rapid ChargingRenault hasn't tackled the home-energy storage market to the degree its alliance partner Nissan has, but it has found another use for "second-life" batteries.

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2020 EV Charging Infrastructure Best-in-Test: Rating the DC fast charging user experience

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If EVs are to replace fossil-fuel vehicles, they need to be able to make long highway trips, which means that DC fast charging needs to be reliable, convenient, affordable and ubiquitous.

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Bosch offering sub-$10K 24 kW DC fast charger for North America; SAE J1772 DC Combo connector

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Bosch Automotive Service Solutions has introduced the Power DCPlus DC fast charger in North America, starting at less than $10,000. Using the SAE J1772 DC Combo connector, the 24 kW Bosch Power DCPlus will charge compatible EVs to 80% in less than 30 minutes. By complying with the SAE J1772 DC Combo standard, Bosch has aligned with most major automakers offering EV’s with DC fast-charging capabilities.

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Energica Electric Motorcycle road trip uses only DC fast-charging

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Italian superbike company Energica has come out with a second model, the Eva, and shown that electric motorcycle road trips are possible—even easy—with DC fast charging. Fast Charging electric motorcycles DC Rapid Charging EnergicaOn May 16th, actor and U.S. Air Force veteran Bill Levasseur rode an Energica Eva from Los Angeles to San Francisco, recharging only at CCS fast-charging stations.

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Consortium successfully runs silicon carbide multiport DC-DC converter in EV

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Silicon Carbide multiport DC-DC converter fitted to the Tata Vista EV. A consortium led by motorsport and technology company Prodrive has successfully run a silicon carbide-based multiport DC-DC converter in an electric car. The DC-DC converter acts as a hub that transfers energy between key components of the vehicle’s high voltage electrical system. Click to enlarge.

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DC fast charging for electric cars: what's here, what's coming, what's hype?

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Drivers who want to use their electric cars for trips beyond a radius from their home charging site rely on DC fast-charging sites. Now Charged magazine has written a comprehensive guide to the current state and future of DC charging. ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging eVgo charging network Combined Charging Standard (CCS

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BMW i and EVgo expanding ChargeNow DC Fast program; 500 more fast chargers in US; no-cost DC and Level 2 for BMW i3 drivers

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW of North America announced, in cooperation with NRG EVgo, the expansion of the ChargeNow DC Fast program. As part of its ongoing commitment to the growth of a robust public DC Fast charging infrastructure, BMW is supporting EVgo’s installation of an incremental 500 DC Fast Combo chargers, to benefit BMW i3 customers and all EV drivers in the US with DC Fast Combo charging capability. ChargeNow DC Fast markets include: Atlanta, GA.

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Electrify America introduces new pricing structure featuring kWh pricing in 23 states and DC; reduced rates for states with minute-based pricing

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Electrify America introduced a new pricing structure designed to provide electric vehicle (EV) owners with consistent and transparent rates across its public brand-neutral fast-charging network.

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DIY DC Motor Controller

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Paul Holmes' DC Motor Controller: open source and do-it-yourself saves a lot of money

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Nine states and DC to design regional approach to cap greenhouse gas emissions from transportation

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The statement , endorsed by Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington, DC, describes the goals of such a program, including reducing climate changing pollution, creating economic opportunity, and improving transportation equity for currently underserved and overburdened populations.

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3 East Coast states and DC first to participate in TCI-P cap-and-invest program for transportation

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The governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, and the mayor of the District of Columbia announced that theirs will be the first jurisdictions to launch a new multi-state program that the principals expect will invest some $300 million per year in cleaner transportation choices.

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Fuji Electric begins US production of DC quick chargers

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of America has begun US production of their UL-Certified DC Quick Chargers for Electric Vehicles, with the first production units shipping out of Milpitas, CA by late March. The manufacturer’s 4 th -Generation 25kW DC Quick Charger features a slimmer design than previous versions, making it suited for a wide variety of commercial applications. The DC Quick Charger is built to the CHAdeMO specification and allows EV owners to charge their electric vehicles in less than one hour.

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BMW introduces compact i DC Fast Chargers; ChargeNow DC Fast program for no-cost 30-min charge through 2015

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BMW of North America launched its BMW i DC Fast Chargers, which can charge the BMW i3 all-electric vehicle’s battery up to 80% in 30 minutes, at the Plug-In 2014 conference. BMW also announced its new ChargeNow DC Fast program in cooperation with NRG eVgo, in which BMW i3 drivers in California can enjoy no-cost unlimited 30 minute DC fast charging, at NRG eVgo Freedom Station sites equipped with DC Combo Fast Charging, through 2015. EL-51620 BMW i DC Fast Charger.

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ABB introducing new DC fast-charger in Europe for €9,988

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ABB launched the Terra Smart Connect (SC), a low-cost DC fast-charger that the company says will significantly improve the business case for installing electric-vehicle (EV) fast chargers throughout Europe. Unlike some other DC fast chargers, the Terra SC uses the widely available 3-phase 32A input, which eliminates the need for a costly grid connection upgrade. Output DC voltage range is 180 – 500 V. The Terra SC. Click to enlarge.

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Buying An Electric Car: Why Charging Rate, DC Quick-Charging Matter

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plug-in cars charging Charging station ChaDeMo quick-charge standard Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger Combined Charging Standard (CCS We all know how to compare horsepower, acceleration, and gas mileage. Practical car buyers know to look at cargo volume, too. But when it comes to buying your first electric car, there are a few things you need to know about charging.

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ABB launches 22 kW AC & DC fast charging station

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ABB launched the Terra Smart Connect Duo , the first 22 kW AC & DC fast charging station tested and proven to successfully support the Daimler smart electric drive and Renault Zoe using AC charging, as well as with CHAdeMO cars such as the publicly announced Nissan EV200, Mitsubishi Outlander, Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Partner. The Terra Smart Connect Duo supports both DC and AC charging equally and features an attached AC charging cable for customer convenience.

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Northeast States, DC release proposal for regional plan to cut emissions and invest in clean transportation

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Charger/DC-DC Arrives

Open Source Civic EV Kit

The 1200 watt charger is combined with the DC-DC converter on the right. The last piece of equipment from Belktronix arrived today. Here's the charging system from Belktronix. The small black box on the left is the charge controller box which interfaces with all the Batmon units that monitor the voltage on each battery. I'm psyched that I finally have all the critical pieces and nothing left is holding me back.

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BMW expands ChargeNow by EVgo programs for DC fast charging

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BMW of North America has expanded the ChargeNow by EVgo programs (including ChargeNow DC Fast) to more than 50 metro areas in the US, encompassing the entire EVgo public charging network, the largest public DC Fast charging network in the nation. EVgo’s fast charging network currently totals more than 668 dual-port DC Fast charging stations installed and available to EV drivers across the United States, supported by supplemental Level 2 chargers.

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Price Of Electric-Car DC Fast Charging Varies: Sacramento A Test Case

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Green California ChaDeMo quick-charge standard Combined Charging Standard (CCS) DC Rapid Charging Fast Charging charging infrastructure eVgo charging network electric utilities plug-in carsWhile fast charging for electric cars is still nonexistent--or just starting to roll out--across much of the country, California leads the way.

DC-DC Overcurrent Malfunction

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

After some experimentation today, I found that under a moderate load of 8 amps or so, the DC-DC eventually stops working and fails to charge the 12V battery. I was misled a few times because when I turn off the key for awhile and turn it back on, the DC-DC starts working again for about 30 seconds before stopping. It's good to get the extra transmissions out of my garage.

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ITT introducing next-gen ultra-fast DC charging system; tested 400A at 1000V

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ITT, through its Cannon brand, will introduce a next-generation, ultra-fast DC charging solution that can significantly reduce electric vehicle charging time at eCarTec 2016 in Munich next week. ITT will debut the high-performance, cooled ultra-fast charging DC solution as well as an improved contact system for its global portfolio of AC charging solutions.

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Fuji Electric releases newly designed DC Quick Charging Station

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Fuji Electric Corporation of America will introduce a new generation of UL-Certified 25kW DC Quick Charging Stations for electric vehicles, offering a slimmer, sleeker version to suit a wider variety of applications and site locations. The release will be the fourth generation DC Quick Charger for the power electronics manufacturer, having launched the first model overseas in 2008 before entering North America’s EV market in March 2012.

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