DC-DC Overcurrent Malfunction

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

After some experimentation today, I found that under a moderate load of 8 amps or so, the DC-DC eventually stops working and fails to charge the 12V battery. I was misled a few times because when I turn off the key for awhile and turn it back on, the DC-DC starts working again for about 30 seconds before stopping. For the moment, I charge the main pack at work and turn on the key for about an hour before I have to drive home to recharge the 12V battery.

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DC-DC Installed and New Brake Parts

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

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. The DC-DC converter fits rather nicely in the old space.

2008 130

Energica Electric Motorcycle road trip uses only DC fast-charging

Green Car Reports

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. Air Force veteran Bill Levasseur rode an Energica Eva from Los Angeles to San Francisco, recharging only at CCS fast-charging stations. Fast Charging electric motorcycles DC Rapid Charging Energica

Would you recharge your Tesla electric car at a gas station?

Green Car Reports

Tesla continues to expand its network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations, and that means finding new places to put those stations. Tesla Motors plug-in cars charging DC Rapid Charging Tesla SuperchargerWhat if gas stations offered cars more than just gasoline or diesel fuel? Which is why the company is in talks with a major gas station and convenience-store chain to place electric-car charging stations.

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Honda opens Smart Home US in California; produces more energy than it consumes; direct DC-DC EV charging

Green Car Congress

The Honda Fit EV included with the home has been modified to accept DC power directly from the home''s solar panels or stationary battery, eliminating up to half of the energy that is typically lost to heat during DC-to-AC and AC-to-DC power conversion.

2014 161

BMW electric cars to get new DC rapid charging solutions

Green Cars News

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.

2014 67

Automakers agree on common plug to recharge electric vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Automakers agree on common plug to recharge electric vehicles by Darren Murph , posted Apr 19th 2009 at 4:24PM Just hours after General Motors put forth a proposal for a standardized plug for electric vehicles , in flies this.

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

Green Cars News

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. Let''s face it: electric cars can''t refuel from empty to full quite as quickly as petrol ones.

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DENZA EV tracking towards market introduction in China this year; ABB to supply DC fast chargers

Green Car Congress

BDNT), the Chinese joint venture between Daimler and BYD, has selected ABB to supply DC fast chargers for BDNT’s battery-electric DENZA over the next six years. Furthermore, the DENZA vehicle will also be rechargeable at a conventional wall socket. Comparison of DC charging couplers.

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Delta Electronics announces CHAdeMO certification of DC Quick Charger

Green Car Congress

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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Nissan Sets 1,500 - 2,000 DC Quick Charging Target For U.S. By 2014

Green Car Reports

When the Nissan Leaf launched in 2010, it came with an optional Chademo direct current (DC) quick charging port that could enable its 24 kilowatt-hour battery pack to recharge to 80 percent in under 30 minutes at compatible quick charge stations. So far, there are only a handful of DC quick charging stations in the whole of the U.S.,

Researchers developing DC micro smart grid for charging EV fleets; Li-ion, redox flow batteries and renewables

Green Car Congress

Up to 30 electric vehicles at a time can recharge in Fraunhofer IAO’s parking garage. The MSG is designed as a direct current (DC) grid. We settled on a DC design for our micro smart grid to avoid the losses that occur when transforming alternating current (AC) into DC.

2014 107

BMW, GM complete testing on DC Fast Charge station usage; validation on BMW i3 and Chevy Spark EV

Green Car Congress

Engineers from BMW AG and General Motors recently passed a milestone in the adoption of the new SAE standard for DC Fast Charging. Teams from both companies worked jointly to ensure the conformity of DC “Combo” Fast Charge stations developed by various suppliers to the SAE standard by charging pre-production versions of the BMW i3 and the Chevrolet Spark EV. Using DC Fast Charging, EV owners could recharge current battery packs up to 80% in less than 20 minutes.

2013 76

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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IHS Automotive forecasts number of DC fast-charging stations to reach almost 200,000 worldwide by 2020; 100x

Green Car Congress

The length of time it takes to recharge an EV continues to be one of the major stumbling blocks inhibiting the widespread adoption of electric vehicles. Compared to the time it takes to refuel an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle, the recharge time for EVs is incredibly slow—at about four hours to charge a 24 kilowatt-hour (kWh)-capacity battery using a 6.6

2013 74

Walgreens Installs DC Rapid Electric Car Chargers ?Where Practical?

Green Car Reports

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 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.

10Connects Broadcasting "Spirit of DC" Story from St Petersburg, FL

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Asher drives a modified Toyota Prius nicknamed the Spirit of DC and in the back this hybrid has an extra battery boost. Whenever Asher stops at a destination, he just plugs into household electricity to recharge the batteries. "It Video to be forthcoming Tarpon Springs, Florida - Over the past year, Jerry Asher has driven some 33,000 miles through 48 states. "I I haven't had a problem with anything - just my tush," he says with a laugh. Asher's a kind of a traveling preacher.

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

Green Car Congress

The program is part of an aggressive rollout of a network of affordable fast charging stations that will provide convenient recharging to Nissan LEAF and other EV drivers. The new quick charge units can recharge a vehicle’s battery to 80% capacity in less than half an hour while Nissan’s design will allow a significant reduction in price to less than $15,000.

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"Spirit of DC" Taking on Las Vegas EVA, Monday Eve, 24 November 2008

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

SEE below for December 2008 contents from Las Vegas EVA Watts Happening -- space that was reserved for Stan & Marianne, Bill and Amanda, Bill, Lloyd, Daniel, John, Michelle, et Las Vegas EVA'rs al for webblogging plus posting pixs of the "Spirit of DC" shining & showing on the 2nd level of the Texas Station Casino parking garage. After answering questions and handing out informational brochures, Jerry joined with LVEVA members to christen the Spirit of DC with the LVEVA logo.

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PHEV Day 129 - Saturday, 31 January 2009 -- "Spirit of DC" Showing & Shining in the San Francisco Sun at Ft Mason

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - After a Saturday photo session with the "Spirit of DC" at San Francisco's Ft Mason Chapel near by the Flagpole with scenery abounding, the "Spirit" took a reconnoiter of the route South. before recharging up once again for Sunday's run to Santa Clara.

2009 36

APT launch new fast charger for electric cars

Green Cars News

APT Technologies has launched a new fast-acting charging system designed to make recharging electric cars quicker and more convenient. The new Evolt Ultra is a 50kW DC charging system that can recharge a car in just 15 minutes, overcoming one of the major obstacles to wider uptake. Green credentials APT Technology DC charging system Evolt Ultra

PHEV Day 149, Friday, 6 March 2009. "Spirit of DC".The First EVer PHEV in Bonham, Texas!

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Later, after recharging at John & Nancy, the "Spirit" made a run to the North Texas Mensa "Texas Hold'em," in East Dallas and returned with a 69.8MPG for 81 miles, doing in the process some 99.9MPG fro 13 or so miles. Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC's, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - After being thoroughly charged up at the America's Best Value Inn, the "Spirit" was game to taken on the Bonham High School guys and gals!

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"Spirit of DC's" Visit at Tioga HS in Groveland is Front Page News in The Union Democrat, Monday, 26 January 2009

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - The "Spirit of DC's" visit to Tioga High School in Groveland, California, is front page news in The Union Democrat, Monday, 26 January 2009. That’s my baby,” Asher, of Arizona, said with a smile while petting the dashboard of the car he’s dubbed the “Spirit of DC.” He began his travels on Earth Day at the National Mall in Washington D.C.,

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Tuesday, 10 Feb 09 - PHEV Day 135. "Spirit of DC" Runs to Automotive Shop at Cuyamaca Community College for a 'Show & Shine' Presentation

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC's, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - After so much weather in California, commonly known as rain elsewhere, the "Spirit of DC" was charged and ready for a Tuesday run over to Cuyamaca Community College for a show & shine display, courtesy of Diesel & Electronics Instructor Jim "P" Hannibal. And be ahead of the learning curve in meeting the need for training students for Plug-ins whether EVs or HEVs as the cars that can recharge America!

Rapid Charging Electric-Car Batteries: Less Damaging Than We Thought?

Green Car Reports

DC fast charging makes electric cars considerably more practical, allowing drivers to recharge a car''s battery to 80 percent of capacity in half an hour or less. But quick charging was widely thought to come with a major drawback: While it lowers recharging times, research so far has indicated that fast charging shortens the lifespan of

2014 86

VDL Bus and Coach delivers electric Citea bus with Heliox CCS 700V fast charger

Green Car Congress

Dutch OEM VDL Bus & Coach has delivered a Citea Electric with Heliox Combined Charging System (CCS)-compliant 700 V DC Fast Charger to Swedish transport operator Byberg & Nordin. Designed for commercial & captive fleets, the Heliox Fast DC Charger series can recharge electric vehicles with 43kW – 120kW with a CCS connection.

2015 72

Europe Storms Ahead On CCS Fast Charging, U.S. Lags Behind

Green Car Reports

The ability to recharge 80 percent of an electric car''s battery in 20 to 30 minutes--known as DC fast-charging--is a critical element in expanding public acceptance of cars powered by batteries. But unlike the universal standard for conventional 240-Volt charging, the U.S. has three different and (mostly) incompatible fast-charging standards

2014 73

Fees Start April 1 On WA Electric Highway: Same Price As Gas?

Green Car Reports

All good things must come to an end--and it seems that applies to free DC quick-charging for electric cars along the Northwest''s innovative Electric Highway. For the past year or more, the CHAdeMO quick-charging stations in Oregon and Washington states have offered free recharging under the introductory phase of the plan that funded them.

Toyota Plug In

Plug In Partners

Japan and Europe by 2010 , under a widespread "green" strategy outlined today.The ecological gas-electric vehicles, which can be recharged from a home electrical outlet , will target leasing customers, Toyota Motor Corp. How should policymakers in Washington, D.C.,

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Plug In Partners

DOE to Provide up to $14 Million to Develop Advanced Batteries for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. This research aims to find solutions to improving battery performance so vehicles can deliver up to 40 miles of electric range without recharging.

2007 130

West Coast Electric Highway Serves Thousands Of Electric-Car Drivers

Green Car Reports

The secret is to use DC quick-charging stations, which can recharge an electric car''s battery pack to about 80 percent of capacity in half an hour or less. While the bulk of the battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars sold today have a range of less than 100 miles, that doesn''t stop some owners from using them for longer trips.

2015 86

ChargePoint introduces new 24 kW express charging station

Green Car Congress

ChargePoint has introduced the 24 kW Express 100 compact DC fast charger, designed for businesses including retail locations, restaurants and convenience stores.

2015 102

Cross-County Electric-Car Trips: Reality For A Few, Getting Closer For Many

Green Car Reports

The idea of traveling long distances in electric cars that have to be recharged after only 70 or 80 miles--or even 250 miles--may seem absurd to some. But while even the fastest of DC fast-charging isn''t quite as quick as refilling with gasoline, yet, longer road trips in electric cars are possible for a few and on the horizon for many more.

2014 85

Potbox and Backup Switch

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Note that the pink quick-disconnects are tied to the right two terminals and not the far left and far right terminals as in the original DC design. Without the saddle boxes that came in the original 914 DC design, there are few places to tie this cable to.

2007 130

Electrify America installing 150/350 kW fast chargers at more than 100 Walmart locations

Green Car Congress

The Electrify America charging systems located at Walmart stores will offer the first certified cooled-cable 150 to 350 kilowatt (kW) DC Fast Chargers. The Electrify America systems will also offer DC Fast Chargers ranging from 50kW to 150kW for metro locations.

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CARB approves Electrify America’s second $200M investment in California

Green Car Congress

Partial Consent Decree, CARB moved forward the company’s plans for DC fast-charging in more metro areas, adding charging for regional routes, and strengthening highway networks. Highlights of the California Cycle 2 ZEV Investment Plan include: Metropolitan Areas: The central focus of electric vehicle charging infrastructure investment in Cycle 2 will shift to more DC Fast Charging (DCFC) stations within metro areas, where electric vehicle (EV) drivers are expected to charge most often.

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Keepin' it simple

Plugs and Cars

An empty Volt pack will take 10 hours to fully recharge; an empty LEAF about 20 hours. Recharge time will usually be much less than what it takes to go from empty to full. Plug-in cars are being delivered at long last.

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Time for a bargain: Why electric car might just be within your price bracket

Green Cars News

And if you’ve got a car which rapid charges, you can even stop and recharge on the motorway at a DC or AC quick charge station. Electric cars are great, aren’t they? They’re quick, easy to drive, affordable to run, and never cause you to queue for petrol in the morning.

2014 74

Campaign Begins

Plug In Partners

EV world NATIONAL COALITION LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO URGE AUTOMAKERS TO PRODUCE PLUG-IN HYBRID VEHICLES WASHINGTON, D.C.—January Plug-ins could be recharged by plugging into a standard wall socket, delivering “electric” gallons of gas for about 75 cents a gallon at prevailing electric rates.

2006 130

2019 Kia Niro EV crossover utility makes North American debut at LA Auto Show

Green Car Congress

Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast-charge is standard equipment, supporting an approximately 100-mile recharge in 30 minutes at on the 50 kW charger at 200 amps; 80% total battery capacity is available in 75 minutes.

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Kia prepping Washington and Oregon for Soul EV launch; dealers and charging network w/ fast-chargers

Green Car Congress

In addition to each being equipped with two Level-2 chargers (40 total in the PNW region), 10 of the dealers will also be up-fitted with 50kW Signet FC50K-CC-S DC fast chargers, increasing Kia’s overall network of fast-charging stations.

2015 118

Continental unveils AllCharge charging system; using the EV powertrain as a universal charger; up to 800V and 350 kW and all types of stations

Green Car Congress

AllCharge can always use the maximum output rate—up to 800V and 350 kW—at all types of stations: single-phase and three-phase AC or high-speed DC. The AllCharge system by Continental is based on the components of a conventional electric powertrain (comprising electric motor and inverter) for switching between DC and AC power. In the case of DC current, the current from the charging station flows directly through the inverter to the battery.

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