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. With that in mind, the consortium. Japan plug-in cars charging ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger

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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. The EVgo charging network is taking a step in that direction with a new. 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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Price Of Electric-Car DC Fast Charging Varies: Sacramento A Test Case

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

Buying An Electric Car: Why Charging Rate, DC Quick-Charging Matter

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Like the better-known measurements, the rate at which a plug-in car can charge its battery is a specification you. 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.

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.

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. It's located in Nebbenes, a rural town about 40 miles from the Norwegian capital of Oslo.

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. Green ChaDeMo quick-charge standard Combined Charging Standard (CCS) Tesla Supercharger charging charging infrastructure plug-in carsThe 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.

Volkswagen Group brings new Audi and Porsche EV concepts, Volkswagen PHEV concept to Frankfurt; 20 more plug-ins by 2020

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He went on to say that the new Volkswagen Tiguan GTE embodies “ our determination to systematically take the plug-in hybrid to further classes and segments. ”. He said the Group already had the broadest plug-in fleet in the automobile world. mph) in 4.6

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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.

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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

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Volvo Buses officially launches the all-new plug-in Electric Hybrid bus

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As previously announced ( earlier post ), Volvo Buses will officially launch the new plug-in 7900 Electric Hybrid bus at the International IAA Commercial Vehicles show in September. The bus runs primarily in electric mode. Noise is a growing problem in many cities.

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

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It turns out three-quarters of the pedestrians in several cities who've seen one didn't stop or even stare as it avoided them and continued on its way. emissions Washington Auto Show Autonomous cars Robots plug-in cars Commercial vehicle Startups

Hyundai showcasing new Tucson 48V Hybrid Concept and diesel Plug-in-Hybrid Concept at Geneva

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Hyundai Motor is showcasing a range of innovative fuel efficiency and connectivity technologies at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, among them a 48V Hybrid concept and a plug-in hybrid vehicle concept, both based on the all new Tucson platform. 48V Hybrids Plug-ins

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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.

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.

Honda introduces Clarity Plug-in Hybrid and Clarity Electric at New York show; targeting 75K Clarity vehicles in 4 years

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Honda revealed its all-new Clarity Plug-in Hybrid and Clarity Electric ( earlier post ) alongside the already available Clarity Fuel Cell ( earlier post ), saying it will target US sales of 75,000 Clarity vehicles in the first four model years. Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.

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

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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 carWhen 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).

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Promised VW Passat plug-in hybrid to debut at Paris show; both sedan and wagon

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In his remarks before the opening of the Geneva Motora Show in March 2014, Volkswagen Group Chairman of the Board of Management Prof. Dr. Winterkorn said that a plug-in hybrid version of the Volkswagen Passat would join the Group’s range of low-CO 2 vehicles “soon.” ( Earlier post.).

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

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plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Fast Charging eVgo charging networkA 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.

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.

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.

IHS Automotive forecasts global production of plug-in vehicles to rise by 67% this year

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Driven by tighter emission standards in Europe, worldwide production of plug-in electric vehicles(PEVs)—including both battery-electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models—will increase by 67% this year, according to IHS Automotive, driven by Polk.

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Tesla Letter To Rein In Local Supercharger Use Goes Wrong

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Last month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced a change in Tesla’s Supercharging philosophy. 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 Supercharger

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

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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 ChargingThe 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will be on dealership floors within several weeks, cementing its position as the first affordable 200-mile electric car.

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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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. 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. 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.

Survey of California plug-in vehicle owners highlights charging behavior

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Californians own more than 12,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), roughly 35% of all plug-in vehicles in the United States. As of July 2012, approximately 1,000 new plug-in vehicles are being sold in the state every month.

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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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Liquid-Cooled Cable Could Speed Up Tesla Supercharging Even More

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Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Tesla SuperchargerWhen it comes to fast-charging options for electric-car drivers, Tesla's Supercharger stations are already among the quickest. The company's network of stations is steadily increasing throughout North America and worldwide, allowing Model S drivers to take long-distance trips on a growing variety of routes. But there's still room for improvement.

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. Infrastructure Plug-in

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. Washington, DC.

Life With Tesla Model S: Does Supercharging Cut Battery Capacity?

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Last month, my wife and I took my 2013 Tesla Model S on a day trip from our home in New York’s Hudson Valley to Brattleboro, Vermont, a distance of 180 miles. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Tesla SuperchargerWe picked up our daughter, charged the 85-kilowatt-hour battery up to 98 percent at the Brattleboro Supercharger, and returned home via a longer, more scenic route of 210 miles. To my.

Volkswagen to produce XL1 diesel plug-in hybrid at Osnabrück; 261 mpg US

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261 mpg US), will go into limited production at the company’s Osnabrück factory in Germany. The plug-in diesel-electric hybrid, which Volkswagen will showcase at the Geneva show, can cover a distance of up to 50 km (31 miles) in all-electric mode. The XL1.

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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

Tesla Added 50 Percent More Supercharger Sites Last Year

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The company has steadily built out its network of "Supercharger" DC fast-charging stations, enabling Model S drivers to take long trips more. Tesla Motors plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure DC Rapid Charging Tesla SuperchargerWhen it comes to encouraging electric-car adoption, the availability of charging infrastructure can be as important as the cars themselves. And infrastructure is something Tesla Motors takes seriously.

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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

Nissan, BMW Partner To Provide More Fast-Charging For Electric Cars

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Many automakers are working to add public DC fast-charging stations for their electric cars. In fact, there are currently three different fast-charging standards. plug-in cars charging ChaDeMo quick-charge standard Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Combined Charging Standard (CCS But not all stations can be used by all cars. There's the CHAdeMO standard used by the Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, and Kia Soul EV. Then there's the Combined Charging Standard (CCS).

How Tesla may charge Model 3 owners for Supercharger access: credit-card accounts

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We already know that Tesla Model 3 owners may not get to use the company's network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations for free. Tesla Motors plug-in cars charging Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger Tesla Model 3Unlike the pricier Model S and Model X, CEO Elon Musk has indicated that owners of the $35,000, 200-mile Model 3 will have to pay for use of the stations. But current Supercharger stations have no embedded payment.

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GM Won't Fund CCS Fast-Charging Sites For 2017 Chevy Bolt EV

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has received largely positive reviews for the production version unveiled last week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Green Auto Show CES Combined Charging Standard (CCS) DC Rapid Charging Fast Charging charging infrastructure plug-in carsAnd as the first affordable 200-mile electric car, expected to go on sale before the end of this year, it will likely reset consumer expectations of what an electric car can be. But having a.