Honda R&D developing high-power dynamic charging system for EVs at speeds up to 96 mph

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The system enables dynamic charging with a charging power of 180 kW (DC 600 V, 300 A) while driving at a vehicle speed of 155 km/h (96 mph). At the upcoming WCX 17: SAE World Congress Experience, a team from Honda R&D will present a paper on their study of a dynamic charging system that uses high power to charge a traveling EV, with the goal of realizing an unlimited vehicle range.

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Hyundai and US DOE extend fuel cell vehicle loan partnership in concert with new DC-based hydrogen fueling station

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This phase of the program will make significant use of a newly-opened hydrogen refueling station in the Washington DC region. Phase two further expands the program’s reach to Northern California, Washington D.C., DC-based hydrogen station.

2016 78

Power Of One Solar Car Reaches Los Angeles After Breaking World Distance Record, Heading to Washington, DC

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Marcelo, a former flight attendant for Air Canada, is preparing to leave Los Angeles en route to Washington DC. The Power of One solar car can travel more than 300 miles on a sunny day, go from 0 to 50 mph in six seconds and has a top speed of 75 mph. It uses a 3.996 kWh Li-ion polymer pack with EP Kokam cells (3.7V, 40Ah) and a 7.144 m 2 solar array producing about 900 Watts to power a brushless 84-108V DC New Generation Motors motor. (A

Third-generation Renault ZOE increase ranges >20% to 390 km with better performance

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In addition to 22 kW AC charging, new ZOE now support up to 50 kW DC fast charging. In addition, the New ZOE’s top speed has increased to 140 km/h (87 mph).

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Audi offering 12V mild hybrid versions of new A4; 48V MHEV for S4 TDI diesel

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mph) in 4.8 The 12-volt subsidiary electrical system is connected to the 48-volt main electrical system via a powerful DC/DC converter. mph) in 4.7 Audi is offering the revamped A4 with many engine options equipped with 12V and 48V mild-hybrid systems (MHEV).

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My First Week of Commuting

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I woke up and found that the 1 amp fuse had blown on the 7watt DC-DC converter for the link-10. Around 48% remaining, the LVP protection on the Belktronix system kicked in and the car slowed to a crawl of 15-20 mph. This has definitely been an interesting week.

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Lightning Systems introduces Generation 2 model of its battery-electric Ford Transit powertrain

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The latest powertrain offers peak power of 160 kW (equivalent 215 horsepower), a torque rating of 994 N·m, (733 lb-ft), and a top speed of 65 mph (software limited). hours (120-mile range) with Lightning’s DC fast charging option (using standard CCS-Combo charging).

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Real World Driving Tests

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As with many DC motor powered cars, accelerating from zero to 30 mph is great and getting up to 60mph is a bit slower. I had a chance to take the Civic out for about 25 miles yesterday (two charges) and see how it handles in traffic and on the freeway. Here are some first impressions. The potbox, being directly under the accelerator pedal, is very sensitive, especially at slow speeds. Since the Warp9 is rather powerful, trying slow moves in reverse gear are tricky.

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Volkswagen prices 2017 e-Golf starting at $30,495; longer range, better fuel economy, more power

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When equipped with DC Fast Charging (optional on SE, standard on Limited Edition and SEL Premium), the battery can be charged up to 80% within an hour at a DC fast charging station. The 2017 e-Golf runs zero to 60 mph faster than its predecessor—now in just 9.6

2017 95

Jaguar takes I-PACE electric concept to the streets; production reveal in late 2017

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The I-PACE will accelerate to 60 mph in around 4 seconds, and will feature a range of more than 500 km (311 miles) NEDC cycle from its 90 kWh lithium-ion battery. Charging is easy and quick, with 80% charge achieved in just 90 minutes using 50 kW DC charging.

2017 78

Lightning Systems accepting orders for LightningElectric battery-electric upfit for Ford Transit; price and specs

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Featuring a liquid-cooled Lithium-ion battery system from a volume-ready world-class battery supplier, LightningElectric will accommodate full charging in six hours with Level 2 charging and less than thirty minutes for optional 50 kW DC fast charging.

2017 90

Audi’s performance SQ5 diesel features electric compressor with mild hybrid system

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An AC/DC converter connects the conventional 12-volt electrical system. mph), the new Audi SQ5 TDI can, depending on Audi drive select setting and driving situation, either recuperate, roll at idle with the clutch disengaged or coast with the engine off for up to 40 seconds.

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Updated Volkswagen 2017 e-Golf EPA-rated at 125 miles, 119 MPGe combined; pricing to come

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When equipped with DC Fast Charging (optional on SE, standard on SEL Premium), the battery can be charged to 80% within an hour at a 50 kW DC fast charging station. The 2017 e-Golf runs zero to 60 mph faster than its predecessor—now in 9.6

2017 78

Scania delivering 51 hybrid buses to Madrid

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The new Class II specification Scania Citywide can be operated at speeds of up to 100 km/h (62 mph). The use of a Scania hybrid system together with a DC/DC converter, stop-start function and eco-roll provides the fuel savings.

2016 78

Automakers agree on common plug to recharge electric vehicles

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Washington DC announced as first MPH mobile TV market LG GC900 Viewty Smart, now more official than ever before Panasonics AG-HMC40 does 1080p24 on something of a budget NetBlender drops iPhone exclusivity on BD Touch 2.0,

TU/e introduces converted VW Lupo electric research vehicle; lightweight and longer range

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The 4-seat Lupo EL has a top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph) and accelerates from 0 – 100 km/h in 12 seconds. kW, 260 - 520 V DC out, programmable, water cooled, CAN. current 236 A (nominal), 400 A (peak), 80 - 400 V DC in, switching frequency 3-9 kHz, water cooled, CAN.

2011 141

Volkswagen introduces high-end plug-in hybrid C Coupé GTE concept in Shanghai

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The front-wheel drive C Coupé GTE can be powered all-electrically up to a speed of 130 km/h (81 mph); this mode enables driving with zero local emissions and a range of 50 kilometers (31 miles). seconds and reaches a top speed of 232 km/h (144 mph).

2015 129

Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 performance SUV is a 48V mild hybrid

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The GLE 53 accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 5.2 The conventional 12 V electrical system is also supplied from the new network by means of a DC/DC converter. In the Comfort drive program, the vehicle is lowered by 15 mm from a speed of 75 mph.

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BRUSA supplies complete drivetrain for E-FORCE 18-t electric truck

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1 x BRUSA BSC614-24V DC/DC converter to power the 24-V auxiliary system. Maximum speed is 87 km/h (54 mph) and is electronically limited. The E-Force truck for Feldschlösschen. Click to enlarge.

2013 136

VW debuts 2017 e-Golf; more range, more technology; Q2 2017; Transparent Factory

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When equipped with DC Fast Charging (optional on SE, standard on SEL Premium), the battery can be charged to 80% within an hour at a DC fast charging station (CCS, 40 kW). The 2017 e-Golf runs zero to 60 mph more than a second faster than its predecessor—now in 9.6

2016 130

Rivian introduces two quad-motor, AWD “Electric Adventure Vehicles”

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With 3,500 N·m of grounded torque per wheel (14,000 N·m of torque for the full vehicle), the R1T and R1S can both reach 60 mph in 3 seconds and 100 mph in less than 7 seconds.

2018 129

Audi gives S5 models their first diesel and 48V MHEV systems; performance and efficiency

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A DC/DC converter steps this voltage down for components in the 12–volt electrical system. mph), the car can coast for up to 40 seconds with the engine shut off. For the first time, the Audi S5 Coupé/Sportback has a V6 diesel under the hood. The 3.0

2019 109

Audi’s mild-hybrid systems: 12V for 4-cylinders, 48V for 6- and 8-cylinders

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Unlike some other efficiency technologies within the engine, the MHEV drives increase ride comfort, since they allow silent coasting within larger speed ranges up to a maximum speed of 160 km/h (99 mph). The 12-volt system is connected to the main electrical system via a DC/DC converter.

2017 78

Harley-Davidson 2020 LiveWire electric motorcycle available for pre-order at $29,799; 2 new electric concepts

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LiveWire features include: Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in under 3.5 LiveWire also supports Level 3 DC Fast Charging. At CES 2019, Harley-Davidson announced pricing and pre-order availability for LiveWire, its first electric production motorcycle. Earlier post.)

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Hyundai unveils Kona Electric SUV

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Both powertrain versions deliver 395 N·m of immediate torque, offering the driver of Kona Electric great fun-to-drive, having the full power available from the first second, and supporting a maximum speed of 167 km/h (104 mph).

2018 98

BMW launching longer range i3 at Paris Show; 94 Ah cells for up to 124 miles real-world range; retrofit program

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The 125 kW/170 hp hybrid synchronous electric motor accelerates the BMW i3 (94 Ah) from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.3 The BMW i3 (94 Ah) completes the 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint in 7.3 seconds, hitting 60 km/h (37 mph) in 3.8

2016 88

AVID Vehicles Launches New Electric Utility Vehicle

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The vehicle is the first in its sector to use dual DC electric motors—one on each axle—which improves off-road performance and vehicle stability, while reducing weight and cost. Maximum speed is 25 mph (40 km/h).

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Audi unveils h-tron quattro fuel cell SUV concept at Detroit; MLB evo platform

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mph) in less than seven seconds; its top speed is governed at 200 km/h (124.3 The storage battery operates over the range of 220 to 460 volts—a 3-way DC/DC converter in the engine compartment equalizes the difference compared with the fuel cell’s voltage level.

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Lightning Systems’ battery-electric Ford Transit on schedule for March deliveries; fuel cell range extender option

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The all-electric Lightning product features a liquid-cooled Lithium-ion battery from a volume-ready world-class battery supplier that can be fast-charged in thirty-minutes on DC fast charging, and in six hours with Level 2 charging.

2018 107

Kia begins export production of Kia Soul EV; initial production planned to hit 5,000 units

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Acceleration to 100 km/h (62 mph) will take 11.2 seconds, while top speed is in the region of 145 km/h (90 mph). An 80% charge can be achieved in as little as 25 minutes with a 100 kW charger (if available) or 33 minutes using a 50 kW DC charger.

2014 104

Amtrak invests $2.4B for next-gen Alstom Avelia high-speed trainsets and infrastructure upgrades

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The new trainsets will operate along the Washington – New York – Boston Northeast Corridor initially at speeds up to 160 mph (258 km/h) and will be capable of speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and thus will be able to take advantage of future NEC infrastructure improvements.

2016 104

27 November 2009 - In First "Plug-in Arizona" Outing to Nogales, AZ, " the "Spirit" Made the News with Nogales International

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Army in Washington, D.C., He has driven his 2005 Prius, dubbed “Spirit of DC,” to 48 state capitals and five Canadian provinces, and now he’s launching a “Plug-in Arizona Tour,” he said.Spirit is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). a hybrid is converted to a PHEV, it can reach a top speed of about 52 mph in electric mode before the gasoline engine takes over. Spirit of DC” has two meanings “ “direct current” and “drive carefully,” Asher told the students.

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FEV, Inc. to Unveil Dodge Caliber-Based Range Extended Electric Concept Vehicle at SAE World Congress

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The energy storage system consists of a 20 kWh liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack that operates at 346V, with a Delphi DC/DC converter. The Caliber extended range demonstrator has an all-electric range of 40 miles (74 km), accelerates from 0-60 mph in 8.3

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Quantum launches new line of converted plug-in hybrid F-150 pickup trucks for fleets

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290–420 VDC DC/DC converter. Top speed of the vehicle is 95 mph, and 0-60 acceleration in electric mode takes less than 11 seconds. Overview of the plug-in hybrid system for the F-150. Click to enlarge. Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.

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Toyota Motorsport GmbH to demo new high-performance electric drivetrain at Pikes Peak

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Based on a Radical chassis, the TMG EV P002 has a predicted top speed of 240 km/h (149 mph) in Pikes Peak configuration, with combined maximum power of 350 kW from its two EVO axial flux motors. TMG’s high-performance electric powertrain, with dual axial flux motors and inverters visible.

2012 122

Volkswagen intends sales of 150K e-cars by 2020; 100K ID, ID SUV; >1M in 2025; more on MEB

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The power electronics convert the direct current (DC) stored in the battery into alternating current (AC). Meanwhile, a DC/DC converter supplies the onboard electronics with 12-volt power. The ID prototype can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in less than eight seconds, with a top speed of 99 mph. Volkswagen also plans to produce wall boxes that offer 22 kW (DC) charging capacity and work in a bidirectional manner, allowing energy to be supplied to the grid.

2018 94

Tsinghua team evaluates impact of types and arrangements of electric traction motors in fuel cell hybrid buses

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The fuel cell stack is connected in parallel to the battery system via a DC/DC converter. For Powertrain A, the fuel cell accessories are connected to the input terminals of the DC/DC converter.

2016 78

Audi power-dense 2.5L TFSI engine with electric biturbo delivers 591 hp from 2,480 cc; 48V subsystem for the turbo

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mph) in 3.6 A DC/DC converter provides the connection to the 12‑volt electrical system. mph) in 3.6 At the Wörthersee festival, Audi is showcasing the Audi TT clubsport turbo technology concept equipped with a new 2.5

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Volkswagen unveils mid-size SUV plug-in diesel-electric hybrid concept at Detroit Show

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The powertrain produces up to 306 hp (228 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 N·m ) of torque: 0 to 60 mph is estimated to take 7.0 Even at speeds of up to 75 mph, the internal combustion engine is not engaged as long as the battery has sufficient charge.

2013 123

Volkswagen showcasing electric I.D. BUZZ CARGO, Cargo e-Bike concepts at LA Auto Show

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The 111kWh battery in the CARGO can be charged to 80% capacity in 30 minutes with a 150 kW DC fast-charger. The vehicle’s top speed is electronically limited to 99 mph. At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Volkswagen is showcasing two electric concepts. The I.D.

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Two Audi TDI technology studies with electric biturbo, 48V electrical systems; both technologies to go into series production

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mph) in sixth gear is reduced from 13.7 mph) is reached in roughly four seconds. A DC/DC converter provides the connection to the 12-volt electrical system. V6 TDI bi-turbo with electric compressor. Click to enlarge.

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Friday, 4 Dec 09. And the "Spirit" is on Target for Florence, Pinal Cty, , then on-ward to Parker, La Paz Cty and to Yuma, Yuma Cty Thereafter

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Special Notice: There's now the possibility of "Spirit of DC II". EVer a'Plug'n Arizona, "Spirit of DC" and EVJerry (202) 486-5450 TORRANCE, Calif., When fully charged, the vehicle is targeted to achieve a maximum electric-only range of approximately 13 miles and will be capable of achieving highway speeds up to 60 mph in electric-only mode. Regional programs are currently slated for California, Washington D.C.,

VW showcases production version of e-up!; premiere at the IAA

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It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) within 14 seconds and reaches a top speed of 135 km/h (84 mph). offers the Combined Charging System (CCS), which supports both AC and DC fast charging and has been standardized by Volkswagen and other carmakers. The e-up! Click to enlarge. Volkswagen is showcasing its first fully electric production vehicle—the new e-up! earlier post )—at its annual Press and Investors Conference in Wolfsburg. The e-up!

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