Tesla Battery Swapping: Useful Service Or Minimal Effort For Extra Income?

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Tesla Motors has been opening its Supercharger DC fast-charging stations at a dizzying pace lately, with 175 U.S. Elon Musk California California Air Resources Board CARB Tesla Motors plug-in cars EV credits sites operating, and almost two dozen more either in construction or permitted. Globally that total is almost 400 sites, which likely represents more than 2,000 separate outlets. But Tesla battery swapping? Ah, that''s a different.

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Transphorm introduces Gallium Nitride diode; >99% efficient DC-DC boost converter

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is showcasing a GaN-based, dc-to-dc boost converter running at more than 99% efficiency. Resources. At the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Transphorm Inc. announced the availability of its first product: power diodes based on its patented, high-performance EZ GaN (gallium nitride) technology.

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Rent A Hybrid. Links To Green Rentals.

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Louis, MO | Tampa, FL | Washington, DC. Tags: Hybrid Resources Spring break and summer vacations are closer than you think, and many families making travel plans now are looking for ways to make their trips a little easier on the environment.

California talks to DC regulators on emission, fuel-economy rules Trump wants to cut

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emissions Politics EPA NHTSA California Air Resources Board CARB Fuel Economy regulation Donald TrumpAs automakers await the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's new fuel-economy rules for 2022 through 2025, due March 30, regulators from California and Washington are still hammering out the specifics. A meeting between state and federal regulators on fuel-economy and emissions targets took place on Monday as both sides attempt to.

California talks to DC regulators on emission, fuel-economy rules Trump wants to cut

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emissions Politics EPA NHTSA California Air Resources Board CARB Fuel Economy regulation Donald TrumpAs automakers await the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's new fuel-economy rules for 2022 through 2025, due March 30, regulators from California and Washington are still hammering out the specifics. A meeting between state and federal regulators on fuel-economy and emissions targets took place on Monday as both sides attempt to.

ABB wins orders of over $300 million for world’s first 1,100 kV UHVDC power link in China

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ABB will also supply the HVDC converter valves, DC circuit breakers, wall bushings and capacitors as well as provide system design support. China has major load centers in its eastern region, while a significant amount of its energy resources are in the west and northwest.

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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). Resources. 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.

EPRI Report Shows That DC Superconductor Cable is Feasible for Development Using Todays Technology

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has published a report that describes the design of a superconducting direct current (DC) cable system capable of moving thousands of megawatts of electricity between regions, and which is practical and ready for commercial development, using today’s technology. Resources. A Superconducting DC Cable. Study on the Integration of High Temperature Superconducting DC Cables within the Eastern and Western North American Power Grids.

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Nestlé Waters North America adds 155 new medium-duty propane autogas trucks to delivery fleet

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Each delivery truck is equipped with a California Air Resources Board- and Environmental Protection Agency-compliant ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel system with a 45-usable gallon fuel tank. The Nestlé Waters North America propane trucks are used to deliver product to its customers across the country including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Nestlé Waters North America is adding more than 150 medium-duty beverage delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas.

SAE publishes J2954 Recommended Practice (RP) enabling wireless charging to 11 kW

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The GA contains a grid-connected Power Factor Correction (PFC) converter, followed by a DC-AC inverter, a filter and impedance matching network (IMN) connected to the GA coil. Resources.

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California oil producer applies for LCFS credits for producing crude oil using solar-generated power

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Seneca Resource Corporation (Seneca) has applied for LCFS credits for producing crude oil using solar generated electricity. Seneca Resources Corporation is the exploration and production (E&P) segment of National Fuel Gas Company, headquartered in Houston, Texas. Seneca Resources’ West Coast Division was established in 1987 when the company acquired several properties from Argo Petroleum in Ventura County, Ca.

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June '06 - The Film Opens, CARB Ducks, PHEV Debut in DC

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CARB Ducks H2 Controversy For over six months, Plug In America has been in communication with The California Air Resources Board to obtain a response to Alec Brook’s analysis of Hydrogen vs Electricity for cars. We worked on the Maker Faire plug-in project, and supported the effort that brought the CalCars Edrive Lithium Plug-in Prius to Washington DC in May. Who Killed the Electric Car Opens Across the Nation Who Killed the Electric Car?,

EPA Proposes Transport Rule to Cut Pollution from Power Plants in 31 States and DC; New Approach for Pollution Reduction

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The proposal would replace and improve upon the 2005 Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), which the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ordered EPA to revise in 2008. Resources. States covered by the proposed Transport Rule. Click to enlarge.

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NC State team develops new Si/C inverter; 12.1 kW/L & greater efficiency in a smaller, lighter package

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Bi-directional interleaved DC-DC boost structure and a three-phase voltage source inverter (VSI) were utilized with the primary focus on the size, weight and loss reduction of passive components. Resources.

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GM investigating ultracap-based Active Energy Recovery Buffer as low-cost mechanism to improve conventional vehicle fuel economy

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With the AERB, the kinetic energy of the vehicle during coast down events is used to charge the ultracapacitor either directly, or through a dc-dc converter, allowing the voltage to increase up to the maximum permissible level. In the study, GM considered two topologies for the system: A simple add-on to the conventional vehicle 12V electrical system, comprising the ultracapacitor bank and the dc-dc converter connected across the dc bus. Resources.

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ABB delivers Bulgaria’s nationwide fast charging network

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The Terra 53 multi-standard DC charging station is a configurable single-, dual- or trip—outlet 50 kW fast charging station, operational in hard weather conditions from - 35 degrees to + 55 Celsius. This results in significant savings on downtime, traveling, transportation, man-hours, and resources.

Lux: future use of wide bandgap materials in power electronics will reduce EV cost

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In electronic devices, WBG semiconductors can eliminate up to 90% of the power losses that currently occur during AC-to-DC and DC-to-AC electricity conversion, and they can handle voltages more than 10 times higher than Si-based devices, greatly enhancing performance in high-power applications. They also offer greater efficiency in converting AC to DC power and in operating the electric traction drive during vehicle use. Resources.

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

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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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The "Spirit of DC" -- Back in AZ and Team Building with Tucson Clean Cities, Bookmans, starting mid-January 2010.

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New Tucson 'Digs' at Milagro Cohousing.plus a scenic view of PHEV3A Office Cheers EVADC'rs, PHEV'rs, and EVnthusiastics, One & All - After a six week break of sorts, the "Spirit of DC" and EVJerry are able to do some reporting out with narratives about the team-building EVforts underway. in order to take into key team-building resources in Tucson. EVer in the Year of the Plug-ins , All American "Spirit of DC" and EVJerry (202) 486-5450

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

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

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Let My People Convert! - The A123 Challenge

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So he proposed at the California Air Resources Board ZEV workshop on Tuesday. Lately Goldman has been driving one around DC, meeting with policy makers and pushing for consumer incentives for hybrid conversions. Les Goldman wants you to convert (your hybrid.) Easy as 123.

Thursday - 1 October 2009. Reporting Out on the Tour de AZ; "Spirit of DC" Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle All Around ARIZONA -- a new PHEV3A

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Quicke sidenote: PHEV3A as an acronym now encompasses the Tour de AZ: "Spirit of DC" Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle All Around Arizona (PHEV3A) EVducational Tour (tho it could change, depending on sponsorship to AAA Tour de AZ, or even eTour de AZ). Currently, we're in need of human resources in staging the Tour de AZ.

Toyota pops the hood on the technology of the fuel cell Mirai at SAE World Congress

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The boost converter—called the FC DC-DC converter (FDC)—steps up the voltage from the fuel cell to pass to the motor. Resources. The new fuel cell stack in Mirai increases the current density by a factor of 2.4 compared to the conventional FC stack. Konno et al.

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SunLine Transit unveils 7th generation hydrogen-fueled bus

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The module comes in 75 kW and 150 kW configurations, with DC voltage of 230 – 365V and 465 – 730V, respectively. The new American Fuel Cell Bus. Click to enlarge. Canada-based Ballard Power Systems has, together with consortium partners BAE Systems and ElDorado National (California) Inc.,

6 DOE-funded applied battery research projects targeting Li-ion cells with >200 Wh/kg for PHEVs and EVs

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ABR, noted Peter Faguy, the DOE manager of the applied battery research program, during his presentation at the Annual Merit Review in Washington, DC, is the difficult regime between the discovery of materials and their application in batteries that can be commercialized. While HCMR offers high capacity and safety and low cost, it can be challenged by high DC-Resistance, voltage fade upon cycling and poor durability. Resources. (

Lord Drayson launches business to commercialize efficient wireless power transfer over distances; ongoing partnership with Imperial College London

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Resources. Mitcheson (2013) “ Maximising DC to Load Efficiency for Inductive Power Transfer ,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics , vol. Yates, D.C.; Lord Drayson has launched Drayson Wireless Limited , a new venture to commercialize technology developed at Imperial College London (ICL) for the efficient wireless transfer of power over longer distances.

A123: Increasing 48V battery power up to ~25 kW enables advanced mild hybrid capabilities with greater fuel savings

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The BISG is connected to a 48 V (nominal battery) and also typically to a 12V powernet via a DC/DC convertor. Resources.

BMW to supply 100 i3 EVs to LAPD

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Greenlots, a global provider of open standards-based distributed energy resource solutions, will supply 100 Level 2 chargers and four DC fast chargers to LAPD.

Ongoing market rollout for SAE hydrogen fueling standards

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Schneider noted that the H 2 fueling standardization activities at both SAE and the ISO have taken lessons learned from experience with AC and DC charging standards and harmonized the hydrogen nozzle-receptacle coupling connection.

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Researchers demonstrate electrochemical synthesis of ammonia from air and water under mild conditions

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Andrews have demonstrated that ammonia can be synthesized directly from air (instead of N 2 ) and H 2 O (instead of H 2 ) under a mild condition (room temperature, one atmosphere) with supplied electricity which can be obtained from renewable resources such as solar, wind or marine. The DC potential was applied by a Solartron 1470A electrochemical interface controlled by software for automatic data collection. Resources.

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Cummins progressing with lightweight downsized T2B2 diesel for pickup; 40% improvement in fuel economy over gasoline V8

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At the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Annual Merit Review meeting in Washington, DC last week, Michael Ruth from Cummins noted that the DOE program target for the project is a fuel economy (CAFE) target of 26 mpg (9.05 Resources (DOE will publish Merit Review presentations on its website.).

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California Energy Commission approves $46.6M for hydrogen refueling and $2.8M for EV charging projects

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The chargers will be powered by a 10kW solar PV system that will be connected to a 30 kWh lithium-ion storage battery with bi-directional DC-AC charger that will provide a V2G interface. The CEC also approved: $5 million in ARFVTP funding for the California Air Resources Board’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project for qualified electric drive vehicles.

GM provides a few more details on SURUS fuel cell four-wheel steer concept truck

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The SURUS platform is equally well-suited for adaptation to military environments where users can take advantage of flexible energy resources, field configurability and improved logistical characteristics.

Columbus, Ohio wins $40M DOT Smart City Challenge; $10M more from Vulcan, $90M from private partners

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Using these resources, Columbus will work to reshape its transportation system to become part of a fully-integrated city that harnesses the power and potential of data, technology, and creativity to reimagine how people and goods move throughout their city.

Pike Research ranks ChargePoint, DBT as top EV charging equipment supply companies

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The 14 electric vehicle charging equipment manufacturers in this Pike Pulse report all offer Level 2 units to residential and commercial customers, with many also offering Level 1 equipment and DC charging. excluding companies that only provide DC fast chargers; and.

Survey of California plug-in vehicle owners highlights charging behavior

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The study surveyed more than 1,400 PEV owners in coordination with the California Air Resources Board (ARB) in early 2012. California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project rebates by vehicle type through July 2012. Source: CCSE. Click to enlarge.

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Sandia study finds high-speed hydrogen-powered ferry and supporting infrastructure in SF Bay feasible

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Electrical architecture: DC power from the fuel cells converted to AC power for the motors. Resources.

GM provides technical details of the Gen 2 Voltec propulsion system used in the 2016 Volt

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On top it has an angled rectangular housing receiving high voltage direct current (DC) cables connected to the battery pack and containing the inverter. The main components of the TPIM are the power board, DC bus capacitor, EMI filters, control and gate drive boards, sensors and busbar.

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Obama Administration launches series of actions to accelerate EV adoption; inc. $4.5B in loan guarantees, pursuing 350 kW fast charge

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California Air Resources Board. PNM Resources. On another front, DOE will partner with industry, the National Laboratories, and other stakeholders to develop a study that will examine the vehicle, battery, infrastructure, and economic implications of direct current (DC) fast charging of up to 350 kW, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

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Washington to create first EV charging corridor on a scenic byway

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With Federal Recovery Act funding through the State Energy Program, the state will install two to three electric vehicle (EV) DC fast charging stations along US Highway 2. Resources. The Department of Commerce and the Washington State Department of Transportation plan to make the Stevens Pass Greenway the first electric vehicle-friendly National. Scenic Byway route.