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 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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EVgo breaks ground on DC fast-charging station prepared for up to 350 kW

Green Car Reports

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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FCA US Toledo Machining Plant to build power electronics module for first plug-in hybrid Jeep

Green Car Congress

FCA US has awarded the production of the power electronics module for the Jeep Wrangler PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) to its Toledo Machining Plant. The Power Electronics module is packaged in a protective structure under the vehicle between the exhaust and the prop shaft.

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Charger/DC-DC Arrives

Open Source Civic EV Kit

The 1200 watt charger is combined with the DC-DC converter on the right. This will fit nicely on the front right bumper to allow me to plug in without opening the hood. The last piece of equipment from Belktronix arrived today. Here's the charging system from Belktronix.

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Overflow crowd at DC plug-in conference

Plugs and Cars

News of oil by the barrel and gas by the gallon reaching new highs had been dominating TV and print, so it was perhaps not surprising that the Google/Brookings Plug-in Electric Vehicle Conference saw overflow crowds. The speeches and hallway chatter suggested plug-in vehicles have finally caught the attention of industry bigwigs and policy makers. Many of the speeches sounded notes long trumpeted by advocates at Plug In America and the Electric Auto Association.

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Hitachi Automotive Systems delivers compact, high-output inverters and DC/DC converters for Mercedes Benz S500 PLUG-IN HYBRID

Green Car Congress

has begun to supply Daimler AG with compact, high-output inverters and DC/DC converters for use in Daimler’s first plug-in hybrid—the S500 PLUG-IN HYBRID ( earlier post ) and S550 PLUG-IN HYBRID Long being marketed in Europe this autumn and Japan this month, respectively.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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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Volkswagen launches new Passat GTE plug-in hybrid in Europe

Green Car Congress

Volkswagen has launched its second plug-in hybrid based on a high-volume production model: the Passat GTE, available either as a sedan or Variant (wagon)—the first plug-in hybrid from Volkswagen to be sold as either. In Asia the launch will also be this year.

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

Green Car Reports

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. Whether natural gas, hydrogen, or electricity.

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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.

BMW introduces compact i DC Fast Chargers; ChargeNow DC Fast program for no-cost 30-min charge through 2015

Green Car Congress

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. Infrastructure Plug-ins

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Conference confirms plug-in fever

Plugs and Cars

Once again, a conference on plug-in cars. Coming on the heels of the Google/Brookings event in Washington, D.C., Plug-in 2008 in San Jose, California witnessed a noon-time address by new heavy-weight convert, Andy Grove, former CEO of Intel. One week earlier, former Vice President Al Gore issued his well-received challenge to make the American grid 100% renewable in ten years. No plug?

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Volkswagen unveils 5-seat Atlas Cross Sport Concept plug-in hybrid with 26-mile AER; mild hybrid option

Green Car Congress

After recently showing the new Touareg in Europe and China, Volkswagen is now debuting a new version of its Atlas midsize SUV at the New York International Auto Show: the Atlas Cross Sport concept. In the Cross Sport concept, this engine is boosted by two electric motors.

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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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Survey of California plug-in vehicle owners highlights charging behavior

Green Car Congress

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 i and EVgo expanding ChargeNow DC Fast program; 500 more fast chargers in US; no-cost DC and Level 2 for BMW i3 drivers

Green Car Congress

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.

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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. plug-in cars charging Fast Charging ChargePoint Network Combined Charging Standard (CCS 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.

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PakTrakr is Online! DC-DC blown again.

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I had to greatly extend one of the PakTrakr remote module cables so that the rear battery pack could talk to the remote modules in the front of the car. That involved cutting one of the 3-wire cables on one remote module and splicing in an 8-foot extension of additional 3-wire cable.

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

Green Car Congress

This four-door concept car for the Chinese market—which is more than five meters in length—is powered by a plug-in hybrid drive system, the drive sources of which combine to produce 500 N·m of system torque. This Volkswagen accelerates to 100 km/h in 8.6

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Toyota Plug In

Plug In Partners

Here's the story from the LA Times: Toyota promises plug-in hybrid vehicle in U.S., Japan and Europe by 2010 By Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press June 11, 2008 TOKYO -- Toyota is introducing a plug-in hybrid with next-generation lithium-ion batteries in the U.S.,

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Siemens and BMW developing flexible rapid charging system for plug-ins that can use AC or DC

Green Car Congress

Siemens and BMW are developing a flexible rapid charging system to make it possible to use the same socket to charge up electric cars on either direct current (DC) or alternating current (AC). Siemens says the new system was successfully tested in September 2011 with a Siemens charging station and a BMW ActiveE vehicle, and Siemens and BMW have already submitted proposals for standardizing DC charging to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

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Air Force tests all plug-in vehicle fleet in California; part of large DoD V2G project

Green Car Congress

A fleet of plug-in electric vehicles sits ready to roll at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, California. (US Charging station types include: The Princeton Power System V2G DC charging station (Nissan LEAF using CHAdeMO). Coritech DC (V2G using SAE Combo).

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

Green Car Congress

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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Nissan, EVgo add Boston-to-DC fast chargers; BMW adds charging to national parks

Green Car Reports

Nissan is making it easier for electric-car owners to travel between the Boston area and Washington, D.C. The automaker has partnered with EVgo to add a network of nine charging sites along Interstate 95, with a total of 50 stations, each equipped with two fast-charge plugs. plug-in cars charging infrastructure Fast Charging Charging stations Charging Networks eVgo charging network

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

Green Car Congress

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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Toyota introduces 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Green Car Congress

2012 Prius Plug-in hybrid. Toyota introduced the production Prius Plug-in Hybrid at the Green Drive Expo in Richmond, CA, as the newest member of the expanding Prius Family. The advanced grade plug-in Prius carries a base price of $39,525.).

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

Green Car Reports

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

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Where Are Electric-Car DC Fast-Charging Stations? Depends On The Car

Green Car Reports

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.

2015 83

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.

2016 95

Yeah, I Got Your Chevy Volt, Right Here. Day 2 @ Plug-In 2009

Creative Greenius

If you’ve been wondering just how real the new Chevy Volt that gets 230 mpg in city driving is , well just take a look for yourself. This one might actually get MORE than 230 mpg in the city seeing as how it has no doors, windows, seats, any interior, hood, roof, underbody or trunk.

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

Green Car Congress

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.

2014 135

EVgo simplifies, cuts electric-car fast charging prices nationwide

Green Car Reports

That 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. 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 network

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Advocacy group takes electric cars to Capitol Hill to inform lawmakers

Green Car Reports

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

2017 64

8 automakers to demonstrate DC fast charging with Combined Charging System at EVS26

Green Car Congress

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

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

Green Car Congress

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

Green Car Congress

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

2015 116

Porsche introduces 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid sports car

Green Car Congress

Porsche has introduced the 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid sports car, the first of six or more plug-in hybrids coming from the Volkswagen Group. Porsche had unveiled the concept version of the 918 Spyder Plug-in Hybrid at the Geneva Motor Show in 2010.

2013 115

Balqon working with Polar Power to develop series plug-in hybrid drive system for heavy-duty trucks and buses

Green Car Congress

to develop a series plug-in hybrid system for Balqon’s line of heavy-duty electric trucks and buses. Products include the Li-in battery-powered Model XRE20 yard tractor designed for port drayage applications. Polar Power’s 26 kW diesel DC generator.

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