ABB Terra DC chargers first to pass CHAdeMO 1.0 and third-party CE certification for multi-standard chargers

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ABB announced that its Terra 23/53 range of fast chargers has successfully passed the new European certification process for DC fast chargers at Applus+ IDIADA , the independent certification house in Spain.

Swedish Energy Agency awards PowerCell $960K toward developing modular fuel cell range extender system for EVs

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A modular DC/DC converter. Partners in the project are: IDIADA, Spain.

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Nissan and Endesa to Develop CHAdeMO Quick Charging Network in Spain

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Under a Memorandum of Understanding signed by both parties, Nissan and Endesa have agreed to advance the technical progress and deployment of Direct Current (DC) quick charging technology throughout Spain. The DC technology will be based on the CHAdeMo standard ( earlier post ) for electric vehicle charging stations. The network will be compatible with the Nissan LEAF electric vehicle, which is expected to go on sale in Spain in June 2011. Nissan Motor Co.,

Electric Vehicle Initiative Launched at Clean Energy Ministerial in Washington DC

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At the Clean Energy Ministerial in Washington, DC, 19-20 July, ministers reaffirmed their commitment to previously-announced targets for the deployment of electric vehicles, which the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates will create global market momentum leading to at least 20 million electric vehicles on the road worldwide by 2020. As of 20 July, participating governments include China, France, Germany, Japan, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Nissan introduces the e-NV2000 electric van

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A dedicated CHAdeMO DC 50 kW quick charger can recharge the battery from 0-80 percent in 30 minutes or less if the battery is already partially charged. e-NV200. Click to enlarge.

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First fleet of 100 Mercedes-Benz Vito E-Cell electric vans covers 650,000 km in customer use; more model variants planned

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The electric engine, power electronics, converter and AC/DC charger are housed beneath the hood. In 2011, Mercedes-Benz manufactured some 400 Vito E-CELL vans in its Vitoria plant in the Basque region in Spain. Mercedes-Benz Vito E-CELL. Click to enlarge.

Siemens installing Sitras supercap-based stationary energy storage unit for TriMet light right substation

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The system can be connected either directly to the traction power supply system or to the busbar in the substation by means of the connection unit, comprising the disconnector, the DC high-speed circuit-breaker and the precharging unit. Sitras SES. Click to enlarge.

EU launches clean fuel strategy; EU-wide standards of equipment and binding targets for infrastructure

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The leading countries are Germany, France, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK. The European Commission announced a package of measures to ensure the build-up of alternative fuel stations across Europe with common standards for their design and use.

Opbrid Tr?kbaar ultra-high-power automatic charging station for heavy-duty trucks debuts at IAA 2014

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Spain-based Opbrid, the provider of the overhead pantograph-based ultra-fast charging Opbrid B?sbaar sbaar V3 are designed for ultra high power mode 4 DC charging, up to 650 kW. The Opbrid Tr?kbaar. kbaar. Click to enlarge.

Exploring the adoption of EVs in the US, Europe and China; charging scenarios and infrastructure

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Within the EU, it cites examples from France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Denmark. Spain has set a goal of 250,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2014. Promote alternatives to high capacity public DC charging.

Fuel Dispenser Company Dresser Wayne to Introduce EV Charger Concept Model at 2010 Automechanika Show

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Countries across Europe, including Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain, are offering significant incentives for the purchase of electric vehicles, and leading car companies are placing multibillion-dollar bets on hybrid and electric vehicle technologies that are expected to launch starting this year. Dresser Wayne will focus primarily on DC fast-charge solutions for the independent retail-petroleum space.

Canada Launches Heavy Oil Working Group to Promote Cleaner Fossil Fuels

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The Honorable Christian Paradis, Minister of Natural Resources, initiated the working group with leaders from countries with heavy oil potential in the Americas during the Ministerial meeting of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) in Washington, DC on 16 April. At the Fifth Summit of the Americas held in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago in April, 2009, US President Obama announced the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA).

KSPG awarded $342M in contracts for new compact EGR valve

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In order to permit the passage of high mass flow rates, the EGR valve opens in the direction of the exhaust gases; a geared DC electric motor controls the valve setting, between shut and open. Compact EGR valve. Click to enlarge.

Manchester team proposing graphene-based ballistic rectifier for waste heat recovery

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Rectifying diodes let electrical current flow in only one direction; mainly used for power supply operation, they convert AC to DC current. In 2012, a team from the US, Spain and Sweden (Matthews et al.

Göteborg Energi orders two Opbrid B?sbaar ultra-fast bus charging stations for HyperBus project

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Göteborg Energi, the electricity provider for the City of Gothenburg, awarded a contract to Opbrid SL (Granada, Spain) to provide two Opbrid B?sbaar sbaar is designed for high current capacity (1,000A max, depending on pantograph design) and high voltage capacity (1,000V max DC).

Pike Research: Europe to have 4.1M EV charging stations by 2020, but needs to address country-specific variations

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Pike Research’s EVSE market forecasts include projections for 19 countries in Europe: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Commercial DC charging equipment revenue, which Pike Research has forecast separately from AC charging equipment, will grow to more than €211 million ($263 million) in 2020.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Sprout at Plug-in 2010

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Eaton is introducing a full family of products for each of the three product market segments: Level 1 (120Vac), Level 2 (240Vac) and DC Quick Charge (480V). Blink residential unit. Source: Ecotality. Click to enlarge.