Electric Car Motors: AC vs. DC

Electric Cars are for Girls

There are a lot of motors out there, but which are better electric car motors - AC or DC

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

Green Car Reports

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. Unfortunately for taxi cab drivers in Washington D.C., Washington, D.C. 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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Trending Sources

DC-DC Overcurrent Malfunction

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

The buyer of the tail shifter transmission is also in the process of doing an electric vehicle conversion, so he asked a bunch of questions about my project. 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.

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

BMW and Volkswagen have finally completed a network of network of public DC fast-charging sites that use the 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. VW plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure DC Rapid Charging Combined Charging Standard (CCS

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

Green Car Reports

The evolving electric motorcycle industry continues to expand and impress, including the latest addition to the Energica lineup, the company's Eva model. plug-in cars Fast Charging electric motorcycles DC Rapid ChargingThe 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.

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

Green Car Congress

Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) has signed a new contract with Havyard Ship Technology, Leirvik for the delivery of hybrid electric systems for three new ferries owned by Norway`s largest ferry company Fjord1. Norwegian Electric DC switchboards.

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

Green Car Congress

MWh of electricity over the course of a year, while a comparable home will consume approximately 13.3 Honda’s HEMS leverages the battery to balance, shift and buffer loads to minimize the home’s impact to the electric grid. DC-to-DC electric vehicle charging.

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

Green Car Reports

Whether natural gas, hydrogen, or electricity. 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.

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

Green Car Congress

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.

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BMW expands ChargeNow by EVgo programs for DC fast charging

Green Car Congress

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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New DC-DC here and Tranny Fluid Too

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I let out a major sigh of relief today when the new Iota DC-DC converter showed up today along with the synthetic transmission fluid that ElectroAuto said they would send me. EVParts.com sells it as a DC-DC converter for many of their electric vehicle conversion kits.

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

Green Car Reports

As more longer-range electric vehicles go on sale, the charging infrastructure that supports them will need to adapt to bigger batteries. 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 Supercharger

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

Green Car Reports

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

AC or DC Drive for Electric Cars?

Electric Cars are for Girls

Why does one select AC over DC drive for electric cars? I see both kinds of kits offered but I don't understand why one would choose

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AC or DC Electric Car Motor?

Electric Cars are for Girls

Either an ac or dc electric car motor has its good and bad, so how can I have the best of both worlds? I am currently building a Cobra replica with

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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. EL-51620 BMW i DC Fast Charger. ChargeNow DC Fast.

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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. One of the main obstacles to widespread adoption of electric vehicles is lengthy charging times.

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

Green Car Congress

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. 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

Green Car Reports

But when it comes to buying your first electric car, there are a few things you need to know about charging. 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.

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Fuji Electric begins US production of DC quick chargers

Green Car Congress

Fuji Electric Corp. 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. —Phil Charatz, President and CEO of Fuji Electric America.

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

Green Car Congress

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. —Mark Willows, Prodrive electrical systems and control specialist.

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California Energy Commission to award $8.9M for completion of California DC fast charge North-South corridors

Green Car Congress

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has selected 8 awardees for a total of $8,875,457 in funding to install Direct Current (DC) fast charging stations on Interstate 5 (I-5), State Route 99 (SR 99), and along United States Highway 101 (US-101) from San Jose traveling South in California.

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ABB launches 22 kW AC & DC fast charging station

Green Car Congress

The Terra Smart Connect Duo supports both DC and AC charging equally and features an attached AC charging cable for customer convenience. The AC wall box satellite system will be available later this year and offers additional compatibility to any electric or plug-in-hybrid vehicle.

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Portland's Electric Avenue Relocates, Adds DC Fast Chargers

Green Car Reports

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.

Fuji Electric releases newly designed DC Quick Charging Station

Green Car Congress

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.

car2go opening in Washington DC

Green Car Congress

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.

Efacec introducing small “semi-fast” 24 kW DC charger

Green Car Congress

Efacec will be presenting a new DC charger at eCarTec 2014 in Munich this October. —Pedro Silva, Managing Director of Efacec Electric Mobility. The new 24 kW QC24S is targeted at the semi-fast charging of any CCS car, such as those from VW, BMW, Daimler, or GM.

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A Bright Day in DC

Revenge of the Electric Car

YOU KNOW THE times are a changin’ when you see Republican senators like Richard Lugar turning out for the launch of an electric vehicle. We interviewed Senator Lugar in DC recently — as we caught the Capitol Hill debut of Bright Automotive’s Idea — a plug-in hybrid electric delivery vehicle. That’s because the Idea will operate in all-electric mode for the first 30 miles before switching to hybrid mode for a full range of 400 miles.

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

Green Car Reports

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? That box is an electric sidewalk.

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Phihong introduces new 10 kW portable EV DC charger for roadside assistance & remote charging

Green Car Congress

Phihong , a leading global supplier of OEM power solutions, has announced a new 10 kW portable EV DC charger for roadside assistance and remote area charging applications. Mounted on four wheels for easy portability, the new 10 kW EV DC chargers deliver 12V and 24V to power electric passenger cars and busses, and also function as energy storage systems, providing 3.5 Phihong’s new EV DC chargers feature user-friendly 10.4"

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Consortium Developing New Flexible DC-DC Power Electronics System for Next Generation Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Green Car Congress

UK-based motorsport and automotive technology company Prodrive is leading a consortium of companies to develop a flexible DC-DC converter for electric and electric hybrid vehicles that will reduce the weight and space taken by the electrical power system. Existing hybrids, such as the Toyota Prius, need one DC-DC converter for the traction motor and another for the vehicle’s 12 volt system. DC-DC converters.

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ChargePoint Launches Small DC Quick-Charging Station For Electric Cars

Green Car Reports

ChargePoint hopes to increase the availability of public DC fast charging for electric cars by offering a smaller charging station. The charging network's new Express 100 station is aimed at businesses that may want to offer fast charging to customers. That includes retail stores, restaurants, and other places where drivers might be inclined to. plug-in cars charging Fast Charging ChargePoint Network Combined Charging Standard (CCS

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

Green Car Congress

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.

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Electric SUVs, cities push, DC fast charging, self-driving Audi: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we've got news on the Jaguar I-Pace and a future all-electric Nissan crossover utility concept, we look at how DC fast charging will evolve, and the role of cities in pushing for green cars proves to be important. The 2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive will start at $24,550 for the two-seat coupe, and.

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

Green Car Reports

When it was launched for 2012, the Ford Focus Electric sedan was more or less competitive at 76 miles of range. 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 carIts major competitor, the Nissan Leaf, had 73 miles of range (increased for 2013 and later years to 84 miles).

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EVgo simplifies, cuts electric-car fast charging prices nationwide

Green Car Reports

Over the next three years, numerous long-range electric cars will come to market at prices below $40,000. Those new owners will learn the DC fast charging along highways to enable longer road trips. plug-in cars charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Charging stations Charging Networks eVgo charging networkThat will expand the pool of potential buyers to those interested in plug-in vehicles but unwilling to consider one rated at less than 200 miles.

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Schneider Electric introduces DC Quick Charger in US

Green Car Congress

Schneider Electric, a global energy management products company operating in more than 100 countries, announced the availability in the US of its EVlink DC Quick Charger. The offering now rounds off Schneider’s charging offerings, said Mike Calise, Director, Electric Vehicles, Power Business for Schneider at EVS 26.

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ABB and Nova Bus collaborating on electric buses and charging in North America; OppCharge overhead 300kW DC fast charge

Green Car Congress

Engineering company ABB and Nova Bus, the North American buses manufacturer and a division of Volvo Buses, announced a business collaboration that consists of the delivery of the first ABB’s electric bus DC fast charger for opportunity charging in North America. Electric bus systems based on the OppCharge interface are being implemented in more than 12 countries. Since 2010, ABB has sold approximately 5,000 fast chargers around the world for passenger cars and electric buses.