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

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And the state capital of Sacramento now has such stations installed both by private vendors and the local public utility, Sacramento Metropolitan Utility District (SMUD). 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

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.

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

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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. 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.

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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CA issues $9 million in grants for electric-car fast charger installations

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California will issue nearly $9 million in grants for the installation of electric-car DC fast-charging stations along the state's highways. This will create a charging network to link up the country's most populous state with the West Coast Electric Highway already developed by Oregon and Washington. That will, in turn, make it easier for. California natural gas plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure

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.

Walgreens Installs DC Rapid Electric Car Chargers ?Where Practical?

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You may already know that pharmaceuticals giant Walgreens is installing as many as 800 electric car charging stations at its branches throughout New York City, Houston, Dallas Fort-Worth and Chicago. While we all reeled in horror to the news that it could cost Walgreens customers as much as $4 for a 90 minute recharge -- we assumed that the

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. Output DC voltage range is 180 – 500 V. The Terra SC. Click to enlarge.

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Fuji Electric installs 25 kW DC Quick Charger in Manhattan; EV Connect lands NY state charging contract

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of America announced the installation of a 25kW DC Quick Charger for Electric Vehicles at the Edison ParkFast’s Hippodrome location, located in Midtown Manhattan. Green Power Technology, Fuji Electric’s distributor in the Northeast was responsible for the sale, installation and ongoing maintenance of the charger, with the Edison ParkFast installation one of 13 total stations installed under the Nissan Advantage program. being installed.

Delta Electronics announces CHAdeMO certification of DC Quick Charger

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Delta Electronics announced that its new high efficiency Delta DC Quick Charger has passed CHAdeMO certification. The Delta DC Quick Charger provides 50-500V DC / 50kW output power and achieves efficiency of close to 95%—almost 5% higher than CHAdeMO’s certification standard and surpassing the top DC chargers available on the market today. The Delta DC Quick Charger requires only 15 to 30 minutes for a single recharge.

DC-DC Installed and New Brake Parts

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In was eager to get the new DC-DC converter installed so I left work a bit early and got to work so I could still drive the car to breakfast with my girlfriend tomorrow morning. Here's the mostly final installation. The DC-DC converter fits rather nicely in the old space.

UPA installs 500 kWh containerized Li-ion system from BYD for grid storage

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BYD mega-watt-scale energy storage stations are installed in several locations in the US and are rated at a 91% AC-DC-AC round-trip-efficiency but have shown actual performance at this site as high as 95.3%—a AC-DC-AC efficiency shown to be as high as 94%, an industry benchmark high; DC to DC efficiency as high as 96%.

ABB wins order to install OnBoard DC Grid on a ship; up to 20% reduction in fuel consumption and emissions by up to 20%

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Leading power and automation technology group ABB has won an order from ship owner Myklebusthaug Management to supply the first direct current (DC) power grid on board a ship. The OnBoard DC Grid ( earlier post ) will allow a new offshore platform support vessel, under construction in Norway, to operate at the highest energy efficiency level to minimize emissions.

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.

VW, BMW and ChargePoint partner to create SAE Combo DC fast charging corridors on the East and West Coasts

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In the initial phase, the aim is to install nearly 100 DC Fast charging ports across both coasts, with plans to expand the program to increase access to fast charging across the country. DC charging the BMW i3 (left) and Volkswagen e-Golf (right).

350Green to install more than 400 ChargePoint Network Charging Stations for EVs across US

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350Green has agreed to purchase and install more than 400 charging stations across the country powered by the ChargePoint Network, further growing the largest network of independently-owned charging stations. The company is installing both Level 2 and DC Fast chargers in convenient locations through partnerships with retailers like Walgreens and real estate developers like Simon Property Group.

Pike forecasts electric vehicle charging station installations to reach 7.7M worldwide by 2017; price drops of 37%

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Regional differences that influence the amount of installed charging infrastructure include the percentage of PEV owners who have access to home charging (versus relying solely on commercial charging spots); the amount of government investment in infrastructure; the split between battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and PHEVs; and the percentage of PEVs owned by fleets, the report says. Total EV charging station unit sales by region, world markets: 2011-2017. Source: Pike Research.

Nissan selects DBT for next-generation DC fast chargers, cuts price on home chargers

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DBT, the largest European charging station manufacturer, announced that Nissan has selected it as one of five companies collaborating to speed the development of cheaper and smaller quick chargers for electric vehicles and to accelerate the installation of publicly-available quick charge points. DBT has been designing, developing and manufacturing a wide range of EV charging stations since 1992, with six thousand charging points installed in more than a dozen countries worldwide.

Siemens installing Sitras supercap-based stationary energy storage unit for TriMet light right substation

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Siemens is currently installing the first Sitras SES (stationary energy storage) Energy Storage Unit with supercapacitor technology in the US on the new TriMet Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Line. The first substations will be installed beginning in October 2013. Sitras SES.

City of Chicago and 350Green announce city-wide Network of EV charging stations, 73 DC fast and 207 Level 2

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The City of Chicago has selected 350Green, a developer of electric vehicle (EV) charging networks ( earlier post ), to design, build and operate a network of 280 EV charging stations—73 DC Fast and 207 Level 2 charging stations—throughout the Chicago area. 350Green plans to install and operate its stations in partnership with retail hosts across high-traffic urban shopping centers and other places near where Chicago-area EV drivers live and work.

ABB Terra DC chargers first to pass CHAdeMO 1.0 and third-party CE certification for multi-standard chargers

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ABB announced that its Terra 23/53 range of fast chargers has successfully passed the new European certification process for DC fast chargers at Applus+ IDIADA , the independent certification house in Spain.

BC To Get Canada's First Electric-Car Fast-Charging Network

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The West Coast "green highway" will expand from Oregon and Washington states into British Columbia, under a plan announced today that will site DC quick-charging stations for electric cars along heavy-traveled roads and at popular destinations.

ABB launching Terra 51 DC fast charger in US market; Combo charging standard prototype at EVS26

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ABB has entered the US market for electric vehicle charging solutions with the launch of its Terra 51 direct current (DC) charger. The Terra 51 is CHAdeMO-certified and services all DC fast-charge capable cars that are currently on the market. The Terra 51 is an intelligent DC fast charger that reduces electric vehicle charging times from eight hours, using regular alternating current (AC), to as little as 15 to 30 minutes.

More Than 1,800 EV chargers installed under Recovery Act

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US Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that to date, more than 1,800 electric vehicle chargers have been installed under the Recovery Act. Coulomb Technologies, ECOtality, General Motors and others have been moving forward to install the charging stations as part of the Administration’s investments in US electric vehicle manufacturing and alternative vehicle infrastructure. Southern Michigan; and Washington, DC.

BMW’s ReachNow installing Light & Charge locations in Seattle; 100 chargers at 20 new public sites

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ReachNow, the mobility services division of the BMW Group, Woodland Park Zoo, and the City of Seattle celebrated the successful installation of the first of 20 Light & Charge electric vehicle (EV) charging locations that will more than double the number of Fast Chargers publicly available in Seattle.

Nissan and Sumitomo to collaborate in the US on DC quick charger sales

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and Sumitomo Corporation have agreed to collaborate on sales and marketing activities in the US market for the new DC Quick Charger. The newly-developed DC quick charging unit retains the high performance of the current quick charger manufactured by Nissan, but is nearly half its size by volume. As the new charger unit is much smaller in size, it will occupy less space and enable easier installation. Nissan Motor Co.,

Electric-Car Fast-Charging Networks: Competition Heats Up

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Yesterday''s announcement of the agreement among BMW, Volkswagen, and ChargePoint to install roughly 100 electric-car DC fast-charging stations by the end of the year spawned two separate e-mails from competitors. It''s always interesting to reporters when a news story produces unsolicited counterpoints from affected parties.

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ECOtality installs first DC fast charger in Tennessee

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ECOtality and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store unveiled the first Blink Direct Current (DC) Fast Charger in Tennessee at the Lebanon Cracker Barrel location. This is the first of 12 Cracker Barrel locations statewide that will install DC Fast Chargers as a part of The EV Project. With two CHAdeMo-compliant EV charging connectors, the dual-port DC fast charger provides an intuitive connector dock for storage and protection.

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Installing a New Potbox

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I'm excited to install the controller, so I installed a new potbox to get ready. Notice how it's tilted slightly to the left and not in parallel with the E-meter DC-DC converter in the black box to the right. As with many EV projects, much time is spent waiting for parts.

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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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BP to Install 45 Ecotality Blink DC Fast Charging Stations

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a partner in The EV Project, will install ECOtality’s Blink electric vehicle (EV) DC Fast Chargers (480 volt 3-Phase AC input)—unveiled at the Business of Plugging In 2010 conference—at 45 BP and ARCO locations. Blink DC Fast Chargers will be available to the public at BP and ARCO locations as early as March of 2011. BP will test and evaluate the Blink DC Fast Chargers at 45 different BP and ARCO locations as part of BP’s participation in The EV Project.

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EV Solutions WarP-Drive Installation

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Well I'm finally going to get around to installing a WarP-Drive 160/1000 motor controller package in our 97 S10 EV conversion. But, before we begin the actual installation, here are some photos and descriptions of the individual components we plan to use. Intro.

BMW and Nissan again partner to add 174 more DC fast chargers in US with EVgo

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BMW and Nissan have again joined forces—this time with EVgo, the nation’s largest public DC Fast charging network—to increase public access to DC Fast charging stations across the US. The partners will make an additional 174 locations in 33 states available to all EV owners in those markets, and plan to install 50 more in 2017. This latest expansion builds on the 120 dual-port DC Fast chargers that BMW and Nissan announced together in December 2015.

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Volvo throws its weight behind CCS quick-charging standard for electric cars

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But three different and incompatible standards exist for DC fast charging, making the installation of pricier high-powered charging stations more complicated. Every electric car sold in the U.S. except Tesla uses the same 240-Volt charging socket for overnight or public charging that takes a few hours. Now Swedish carmaker Volvo, which is making. plug-in cars ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure Fast Charging Combined Charging Standard (CCS

Nissan installing more than 100 DC quick chargers at LEAF dealers in US

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Nissan will support installation of more than 100 DC quick chargers at LEAF-certified dealers in 21 key markets nationwide. Nissan’s charging partner AeroVironment will supply the quick chargers and will provide installation services for nearly all of the new quick charging units. Installation of new chargers will begin in east coast markets, starting this summer.

Hair Dryers Installed

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I took a few hours today to get the small hairdryers installed. This wire provides 12V when activated, just the thing I need to fire up the 12V DC relay. Here's the DC relay mounted on the firewall just behind the middle battery box above the foot pedals.

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ECOtality installs first Blink DC Fast Charger in Northern California at VW Electronics Research Lab

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has installed the first Blink DC Fast Charger in the San Francisco Bay Area at Volkswagen Group of America’s Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL) in Belmont, California. The Blink DC Fast Charger is capable of providing an 80% charge in under 30 minutes for most current electric vehicles (EVs). Collaborating closely with the local utility, the installation of the DC Fast Charger will be open for public charging, and is the first deployed in California within The EV Project.

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New DC-DC here and Tranny Fluid Too

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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. I'll start the installation tomorrow after finishing my third week of commuting to work.

Can Electric-Car Fast Charging Be Profitable? Answer: Unclear

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DC fast charging helps alleviate one of the major roadblocks to electric-car adoption--limited range--by giving drivers more ability to travel longer distances. That''s why carmakers and other entities back the installation of more and more DC fast-charging sites. DON''T MISS: BMW, VW, And ChargePoint To Build 100 CCS Fast-Charging Sites For