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

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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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.

CHAdeMO DC fast-charging to run at up to 150 kilowatts, starting in 2017

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When it comes to DC fast charging, more powerful charging stations will be needed to charge electric cars with larger-capacity battery packs within a reasonable amount of time. Japan plug-in cars charging ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure DC Rapid Charging Tesla SuperchargerAs more longer-range electric vehicles go on sale, the charging infrastructure that supports them will need to adapt to bigger batteries.

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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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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.

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.

ABB launches first DC fast charger compliant with Chinese GB standard

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ABB launched Terra 53 Z, its first high power DC fast charger that complies with the Chinese GB standard. Ltd signed a strategic cooperation to supply DC fast charging wallboxes over the next six years.

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Portland's Electric Avenue Relocates, Adds DC Fast Chargers

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It’s already been four years since Portland really charged ahead in its commitment to electric cars with Electric Avenue, a project that designated a city block of parking spots plug-in-only, peppered the block with a variety of charger hardware, and let EV owners have at it.

When will electric-car DC fast-charging be available everywhere in the U.S.? Poll results

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plug-in cars ChaDeMo quick-charge standard Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger Combined Charging Standard (CCS) PollsEnergy infrastructure is key to any serious effort to make zero-emission vehicles practical for mass-market car buyers. The world has spent more than a century building an efficient, global distribution and delivery system for gasoline and diesel fuel, and any new energy source requires the same. Whether natural gas, hydrogen, or electricity.

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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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.

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Energica Eva: test ride of electric motorcycle with DC fast charging (video)

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plug-in cars Fast Charging electric motorcycles DC Rapid ChargingThe evolving electric motorcycle industry continues to expand and impress, including the latest addition to the Energica lineup, the company's Eva model. The Italian company first impressed me with a test ride on the Energica Ego, and now I've had a chance to sling a leg over the Eva and see how they compare. My test ride of the Ego involved a.

Where Are Electric-Car DC Fast-Charging Stations? Depends On The Car

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There are currently three standards in use for electric-car DC fast charging. The CHAdeMo standard is used by the Nissan Leaf, as well as the low-volume Mitsubishi i-MiEV and Kia Soul EV. The majority of U.S. and German carmakers have signed on to use the Combined Charging Standard (CCS), although fast-charging equipped models from these companies. Green ChaDeMo quick-charge standard Combined Charging Standard (CCS) Tesla Supercharger charging charging infrastructure plug-in cars

BMW electric cars to get new DC rapid charging solutions

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BMW is believed to be readying a new DC rapid charging solution for its electric cars, with an announcement expected within the next three weeks.

BMW Launches Its Own DC Fast-Charging Station, Priced At $6,500

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BMW has launched a new range of DC fast chargers aimed at providing a convenient charging standard for drivers of its i3 electric cars. Developed in conjunction with Bosch, the BMW i DC fast chargers will allow i3 owners to charge their cars'' batteries up to 80 percent in 30 minutes. MUST SEE: Decoding Toyota''s Electric-Car Disdain: A Role For

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Norwegian Electric Systems to provide hybrid electric systems for three new ferries; Odin’s Eye DC grid system

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Norwegian Electric Systems’ main DC system ensures the safe charging and discharging of the batteries. The DC system also includes NES’ Odin’s Eye solution, allowing for future upgrades of the vessels, such as larger battery capacity and/or higher charging power from shore.

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ABB: tests show up to 27% fuel savings on ship with Onboard DC Grid

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Dina Star with Onboard DC Grid. ABB, the power and automation technology group, released third-party testing results showing that ABB’s Onboard DC Grid helps vessels reduce their fuel consumption, cut noise and trim their environmental impact. Onboard DC Grid system.

Starship electric sidewalk-delivery robot a hit at DC Auto Show

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What would you do if a small, knee-high box on wheels with a flag topping its tall antenna whirred toward you electrically on a sidewalk at 4 miles per hour?

Nissan's DC Quick-Charging Stations: 630 CHAdeMO Sites Live Today

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While most electric cars get charged overnight for most of their miles, the growing number of DC fast-charging sites enable longer trips when necessary. But those quick chargers--initially CHAdeMO stations for Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi i-MiEV cars, and more recently Tesla Supercharger sites for its cars alone--have to be there to make those trips

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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Updated 2017 Ford Focus Electric: 100-Mile Range, DC Fast Charging

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When it was launched for 2012, the Ford Focus Electric sedan was more or less competitive at 76 miles of range. Its major competitor, the Nissan Leaf, had 73 miles of range (increased for 2013 and later years to 84 miles). But times have changed, and in the face of increased electric range from its competitors, Ford is updating its only. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance car

World's largest fast-charging site opens in Norway: 28 electric cars can charge, all standards included

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The country where plug-in cars make up a higher proportion of new-car sales than any other now also boasts the world's largest single DC fast-charging site. Norway plug-in cars charging ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger Combined Charging Standard (CCS Norway has once again proven to be the friendliest place in the world for electric cars.

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.

8 automakers to demonstrate DC fast charging with Combined Charging System at EVS26

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Combined Charging System – Plug for DC-charging up to 100kW. Eight global automakers will participate in a charging display and will demonstrate a harmonized single-port DC-fast charging technology at the upcoming EVS26 event in Los Angeles.

Electric-Car Drivers Will Pay For DC Fast-Charging 12-To-1 Over Level 2

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A growing fleet of electric cars will need a comprehensive network of public charging stations, but those who build and maintain those stations have some choices to make. They have to provide charging infrastructure that will be useful to the public, but is also financially sustainable. Level 2 AC charging stations are relatively inexpensive and. plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Fast Charging eVgo charging network

VW Electrify America plan for electric-car charging across U.S. released

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VW plug-in cars charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Volkswagen diesel scandal Electrify AmericaTwo billion dollars is a lot of money. When VW Group of America agreed to fund a $2 billion project to spread zero-emission vehicle infrastructure across the U.S. as part of its settlements in the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal, that immediately changed the playing field for electric-car fast charging. Now the first of four phases of the.

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Did The DC Quick-Charging 'Standards War' Just Quietly End For Electric Cars?

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Last week at the DC Auto Show, BMW, Volkswagen, and ChargePoint jointly announced they would install about 100 DC fast chargers for electric cars. Their goal is to create “Express Charging Corridors,” on both the East and West coasts, by the end of this year. The most intriguing news, however, was that the hardware will--in most

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ABB launches 22 kW AC & DC fast charging station

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The Terra Smart Connect Duo supports both DC and AC charging equally and features an attached AC charging cable for customer convenience.

U.S. to offer $4.5 billion for electric-car charging stations via DoE loan guarantees

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White House plug-in cars charging transportation policy charging infrastructure DC Rapid ChargingThe Obama Administration said yesterday that it will invest up to $4.5 billion to build electric-car charging stations in a major push to create comprehensive charging infrastructure in the U.S. Officials hope this will lead to the construction of enough new charging stations to quell "range anxiety" and enhance the appeal of electric cars for.

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What It Takes To Build A Tesla Supercharger DC Fast-Charging Site

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As more public charging stations are built, electric-car drivers have access to increasingly-large areas of the U.S. Owners of the Tesla Model S plug-in car largely rely on the company''s Supercharger network, which can now facilitate a cross-country trip on one route, with more to come. But what does it actually take to build a Supercharger

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How important is fast-charging to sell electric cars? Poll results

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Then there's DC fast charging, which generally provides an 80-percent. plug-in cars Charging station charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging PollsThose unfamiliar with electric cars often don't know that several different types of battery charging exist. Overnight recharging at home can be done either with 120-volt household current or, for longer-range cars, with a 240-volt charging station installed by the car owner.

Electric cars go to D.C., green-car deals, Tesla vs dealers (again), EPA court ruling: Today's Car News

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and advocates take electric cars to Washington, D.C. Today, a rare Porsche plug-in hybrid surfaces, we've got the month's green-car deals, Tesla is battling car-dealer lobbyists (again!), All this and more on Green Car Reports. Ten years ago last month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the EPA not only could but must regulate carbon-dioxide. Today in Car News

Much faster electric-car charging: on a fast track

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plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging ChargePoint NetworkRelatively short ranges and long charging times are two of the main factors restraining more widespread electric-car adoption. To address the range issue, automakers are expected to launch a batch of more-affordable long-range electric cars over the next few years, a shift heralded by the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and the upcoming Tesla Model 3.

Tesla Letter To Rein In Local Supercharger Use Goes Wrong

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Instead of “free forever” (the phrase the company has used since the beginning), Musk said the Supercharger promise is now “free long-distance travel forever” Superchargers, the free ultrafast Tesla-only DC chargers spaced along. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Tesla SuperchargerLast month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced a change in Tesla’s Supercharging philosophy.

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BMW, Nissan fund EVgo fast-charging network expansion: 670 dual-standard sites open

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At the end of 2015, BMW and Nissan announced that the two companies had partnered to fund the installation of 120 DC fast-charging stations for electric cars across 19 states. plug-in cars Charging station charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging eVgo charging networkAll the sites had one or more 50-kilowatt stations with a pair of charging cables: one with the CHAdeMO connector that accommodates the Nissan Leaf electric car, the other a.

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Tesla boosts Supercharger electric-car charging rate to 145 kw

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By now, the Tesla Supercharger network has provided a superb cast study showing the importance of a comprehensive nationwide network of DC fast-charging sites to make electric cars practical for long-distance trips. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger

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Tesla Model 3 SUV, Honda Civic Hybrid Axed, DC Charging Prices: Today's Car News

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Today, Tesla plans a Model 3 crossover, Honda plans to kill its Civic Hybrid and Natural Gas models, and DC fast-charging prices fluctuate. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla adds a liquid-cooled charging cable to one of its Supercharger stations. Could it speed up charging even more? California legislation seeks to radically cut energy. Today in Car News

Advocacy group takes electric cars to Capitol Hill to inform lawmakers

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Politics Washington, D.C. The best way to change perceptions about electric cars is to put novices in the driver's seat—quite literally in this sense. The advocacy group Plug In America went to Capitol Hill recently, with a barrage of plug-in electric and pure battery electric vehicles, in an effort to educate lawmakers on their importance. Hundreds of senate. congress Electric Car plug-in cars Plug-in America

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