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.

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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. The new chargers will be manufactured locally in Shenzhen at ABB’s recently established base for electric vehicle chargers.

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

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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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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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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.

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.

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. 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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Electric Car Motors: AC vs. DC

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

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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 (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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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? That box is an electric sidewalk.

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

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Norway has once again proven to be the friendliest place in the world for electric cars. 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

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

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

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

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as part of its settlements in the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal, that immediately changed the playing field for electric-car fast charging. 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.

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

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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. 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

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Much faster electric-car charging: on a fast track

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Relatively 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. plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging ChargePoint Network

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

Advocacy group takes electric cars to Capitol Hill to inform lawmakers

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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. Politics Washington, D.C. congress Electric Car plug-in cars Plug-in America

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.

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

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Those unfamiliar with electric cars often don't know that several different types of battery charging exist. Then there's DC fast charging, which generally provides an 80-percent. plug-in cars Charging station charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging PollsOvernight 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.

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

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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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.

Some BMW i3 Electric-Car Owners Get Expanded Free Fast Charging

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As DC fast-charging networks emerge as a crucial battleground for long-range electric cars, BMW will expand its ChargeNow program for owners of its i3 electric hatchback. Announced last week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the expanded program will give those drivers access to 500 additional DC fast-charging sites in the EVgo network operated by. plug-in cars charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging eVgo charging network Combined Charging Standard (CCS

2017 Chevy Bolt EV: here's what can go wrong for electric-car pioneer

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will be on dealership floors within several weeks, cementing its position as the first affordable 200-mile electric car. It will beat planned 200-mile electric cars from BMW, Nissan, Tesla, Volkswagen, and other makers, and that's all to the good for plug-in car advocates. sales dealers GM Chevy plug-in cars Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging

Should electric-car makers subsidize fast charging for owners?

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By now, purchase incentives are a well-proven and valuable tool in increasing electric-car adoption. Different automakers have shown varying levels of interest in developing DC fast-charging networks for the electric cars they produce, with Tesla leading the way with its Supercharger. plug-in cars charging government subsidy Fast Charging Incentives and Rebates DC Rapid Charging

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One-Quarter Of All Audis To Be Electric In 10 Years, Company Says

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Audi expects that 25 percent of the cars it sells just 10 years hence will be either battery-electric or plug-in hybrid models. DON'T MISS: Audi e-Tron Electric Car. Future Cars e-Tron plug-in cars charging infrastructure DC Rapid Charging Combined Charging Standard (CCS It was an audacious statement, but there it was. And it came directly from Scott Keogh, president of Audi of America, in front of a packed media audience at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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

Second-generation Volvo C30 Electric proves practical: AC trumps DC

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Let''s face it: electric cars can''t refuel from empty to full quite as quickly as petrol ones. But because most electric cars on sale today can easily drive between 60 and 80 miles on a full charge -and recharge at night when you''re asleep- it''s not usually a problem.

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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