Jeep partnering with Electrify America to install chargers at select trailheads

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Jeep-branded EV charging stations will be installed at or near the trailheads of Jeep Badge of Honor off-road trails over the next year, allowing owners to take full-advantage of their electrified Jeep SUV. Jeep is partnering with Electrify America to create the Jeep 4xe Charging Network.

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Kyocera installs solar-powered recharging station for EVs, backup energy in disaster

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KCCS) have installed a Solar Cycle Station for EV at the headquarters of Shintec Hozumi Co., Kyocera’s “Solar Cycle Station” is a solar-powered recharging station—originally launched for electric-assisted bicycles in 2010—that uses the company’s high performance solar modules. Shintec Hozumi installed a 230kW Kyocera solar power generating system on the rooftop of its headquarters to provide clean energy for the building.

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Momentum Dynamics installs second 200 kW wireless charging system for electric buses

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The system—its second in the US ( earlier post )—is installed inside the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) Shuttle Park and automatically charges while loading and unloading passengers. The Momentum charging system is installed in the roadway, which allows buses to be recharged multiple times per day during their scheduled stops.

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With BYD and IndyGo, Momentum Dynamics to install three 300kW inductive charging stations in Indianapolis

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Momentum Dynamics Corporation, the global leader in high-power wireless charging for electric vehicles, in partnership with BYD and IndyGo, will install three 300-kilowatt inductive charging points in Indianapolis, the highest capacity system of its kind implemented anywhere in the world. With the high-power system in place, IndyGo will be positioned to recharge its electric transit fleet of 31 buses at a rate higher than any other wireless charging deployment.

Volkswagen and Schwarz Group supermarkets partner; electric WeShare fleet in Berlin to recharge at 140 new charging points

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The food retailers are to install 140 public charging stations for the electric vehicles of their customers at 60 Lidl and 10 Kaufland branches in the German capital. In Berlin, up to 70 charging stations are to be installed in three phases up to 2020.

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

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Electrify America will install electric vehicle fast chargers at more than 100 Walmart locations across 34 states by June 2019. EV owners need a convenient, reliable and fast turnaround in recharging their vehicles. All the chargers will be installed or under construction by the end of 2019. This initiative will more than double the number of electric vehicle charging stations at Walmart stores across the US.

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NTU Singapore and BlueSG launch ultra-fast charging electric tram; 20-second recharge

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Named the NTU-Blue Solutions Flash Shuttle, the fully electric vehicle only requires 20 seconds to recharge at stations which are fitted for its quick charging while passengers board and alight. As part of NTU’s Smart Campus initiative, the university is also in talks with BlueSG to install electric vehicle car-sharing stations.

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Nissan has installed 1,000 CHAdeMO quick chargers in Europe

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Nissan has installed 1,000 CHAdeMO quick chargers in Europe. The fast charging unit can recharge the batteries of compatible electric vehicles—Nissan LEAF (Model Year 11 and 13); Nissan e-NV200 (launched 2014); Citroen C-Zero; Mitsubishi i-MiEV; Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV; Peugeot iON—from zero to 80% charge in just 30 minutes, and at zero cost. Nissan says that the installation of the quick chargers significantly increases the uptake and usage of electric vehicles.

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Why are some EV chargers more expensive than others?

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It’s because a motor drives these vehicles, while the rechargeable batteries provide power to run the engine. The location of where the EV charger is to be installed can also be a key factor in the price of the EV charger. You’re online looking at an array of EV chargers.

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G oogle proved it is serious about Plug Ins with its new Recharge IT initiative. announced that it has switched on the solar panel installation at its Mountain View, Calif. megawatts — and with an electricity output capable of powering approximately 1,000 average California homes — the Google project is the largest solar installation to date on any corporate campus in the United States and one of the largest on any corporate site in the world.

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Full steam ahead for recharge infrastructure as Chiltern Railways install free charging bays

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Chiltern Railways has hopped aboard the electric vehicle express after charging points were installed at nine major train stations. Funded by a consortium coordinated by Milton Keynes Council and installed by POD Point, the EV charge points [pictured] provide the capacity for two cars to be re-juiced simultaneously, free of charge. Latest news Pod Point rail network recharge

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Groupe Renault, Connected Energy install EV charging with 2nd-life batteries at highway rest areas

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UK-based Connected Energy and Groupe Renault have installed two quick-charge stations based on Connected Energy’s E-STOR energy storage technology on highways in Belgium and Germany. With the E-STOR system, the batteries are recharged at low power, and the stored energy is then released at high power. Economical and simple to install, E-STOR will contribute to the development of a network of quick-charging stations in Europe.

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Volvo Car Corporation testing 22 kW on-board three-phase charger; recharging time down to 1.5h

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Volvo Car Corporation is testing a 22 kW, three-phase on-board charger for electric cars that cuts recharging time for a current EV down to 1.5 The new charger will be installed and evaluated in a number of Volvo C30 Electric cars. hours. Click to enlarge. The new 22 kW fast-charger is the first charger that operates on a three-phase supply and is small enough to be fitted in an electric car.

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Skylark Restaurants in Japan to offer free EV recharging at 900 locations

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The Skylark restaurant group in Japan plans to offer free EV public recharging at their 900 locations around Japan, with no obligation to be a customer of the restaurant. course, these will all be in addition to the charging points springing up around Japan in car dealerships (right now 25% of Mitsubishi dealers—about 180 dealerships—have chargers up and running), convenience stores (the big players like Lawson, Family Mart and Circle K together have 51 installations) and other locations.

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Mitsubishi Heavy to Enter Lithium-ion Secondary (Rechargeable) Battery Business

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MHI) has decided to build a commercial production verification plant in Nagasaki Prefecture and launch its operation by autumn 2010 in a move toward the company’s full-scale entry into the lithium-ion secondary (rechargeable) battery market. The company also plans to provide its lithium-ion secondary batteries to affiliated companies and to supply them to other companies for installation in their products as a powertrain. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Elektromotive Extends European Recharging Network to Belgium and Luxembourg

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UK-based Elektromotive has appointed The PluginCompany to install networks of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across Belgium and Luxembourg. Pilot schemes will see the installation of 20 Elektrobay units in the two countries by the end of this year, ahead of further planned rollouts during 2010. A further 90 fully-operational Elektrobay charging stations have been installed in cities and shopping centres around the UK.

UPA installs 500 kWh containerized Li-ion system from BYD for grid storage

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BYD mega-watt-scale energy storage stations are installed in several locations in the US and are rated at a 91% AC-DC-AC round-trip-efficiency but have shown actual performance at this site as high as 95.3%—a Highlights of the ESS include: Rechargeable battery chemistry containing no heavy metals, no toxic electrolytes and manufactured with no caustic or harmful materials.

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Tohoku team develops rechargeable quasi-solid state lithium battery with organic crystalline cathode

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A pair of researchers at Tohoku University in Japan have developed a novel rechargeable solid-state lithium battery with an organic crystalline cathode. However, recent emerging demands for secondary batteries extend to large- scale applications such as electric vehicles and peak load leveling installations due to environmental concerns and energy security. Yuki Hanyu & Itaru Honma (2012) Rechargeable quasi-solid state lithium battery with organic crystalline cathode.

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Toyota Industries to Begin Selling Rechargers for EVs and PHEVs

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are rated for single-phase 200VAC 16A 50Hz/60Hz current, and are targeted for installation at commercial facilities and public places. Toyota Industries recharger on a stand. The recharger—147cm tall, 30cm wide and 18cm deep—can be wall mounted or mounted on a stand. The company says it plans to produce a recharger for home use as well. Toyota Industries Corp. will begin selling EV and PHEV charging stations in Japan later this summer for about ¥450,000 (US$4,560).

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Sony to ship 1.2 kWh energy storage modules using rechargeable Li-ion batteries made from olivine-type phosphate

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kWh energy storage modules that use rechargeable lithium-ion batteries made with olivine-type lithium-ion iron phosphate as the cathode material. These energy storage modules have a lifespan of over 10 years, excellent safety performance, rapid recharging capabilities and high scalability. The modules will be sold primarily to system integrators incorporating power supply systems for cluster housing, offices, schools and installers of industrial power supply equipment.

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ABB installing electric-vehicle fast chargers at BP service stations in Netherlands

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Power and automation technology group ABB has started installing multiple fast-charging systems for electric vehicles (EVs) at some BP service stations in the Netherlands as part of a nationwide trial. Another charger will be installed at a BP service station in Rotterdam in December, with two more to follow at locations to be identified early next year. ABB’s Terra stations can recharge an EV battery in as little as 15 to 30 minutes.

Elektromotive JV aims to create UK’s biggest pay-as-you-go electric vehicle recharging network with 10,000 charge points

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The goal is to create a recharging network with 10,000 public access pay-as-you-go charge points located across the UK. Elektromotive, which has an installed base of more than 3,000 charge points,Ú is developing second-generation back office technology and a new user interface. Currently, Charge your Car (North) Ltd is the operator of the Charge Your Car electric vehicle recharging network with 400 publicly accessible charge points located predominantly in the North East of England.

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AeroVironment to install Level 3 fast chargers along I5 in Oregon

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to install high-power Level 3 electric vehicle (EV) fast charging stations along the I-5 corridor from the California state line to the Willamette Valley. AeroVironment will install the fast charging stations along a 150-mile span of the I-5. The stations will be placed at convenient locations and will allow drivers to recharge their electric vehicles from a fully-discharged state in less than 30 minutes.

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French electricity producer CNR and Renault enter partnership on recharging with renewable power, end-of-life battery secondary use

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This agreement is aimed at developing: A commercial offer for the smart recharging of Renault’s electric vehicles that will allow users to fill-up with CNR’s 100% renewable electricity; Opportunities for using the batteries of Renault’s electric vehicles at the end of their lifetime, as an additional resource for storing energy by CNR; and.

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Washington selects AeroVironment to install fast-charger network along I5 and US2

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The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has selected AeroVironment to manufacture, supply, install and operate a network of nine fast-charging stations for electric vehicles along Interstate 5 and US 2. In the area between Everett and Olympia, additional charging stations will be installed through a federal program, The EV Project, administrated by the US Department of Energy (DOE).

Sanyo Installs Two Solar Parking Lots for Bikes and Provides 100 Hybrid Bikes in Tokyo

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Bicycle parking lot in Sakurashinmachi, Setagaya, where Sanyo’s Smart Energy System “Solar Parking Lot” is installed. Sanyo Electric has completed installation of two Solar Parking Lots for hybrid bikes, incorporating solar panels and lithium-ion battery systems, and also provided 100 electric hybrid “eneloop bikes”, in Setagaya, Tokyo Japan. Recharge time is about 3.5 The Solar Parking Lot installed in Setagaya is a small-scale SES.

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Installing A Wireless Charging System: What It Really Takes

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Electric cars of various types are often grouped as "plug-in cars," but recharging the battery pack doesn't always require an actual plug. Wireless charging, in which the car is positioned over a charging pad on the floor of a garage, is sometimes touted as a technology that will ease the adoption of electric cars by eliminating the unpleasant

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British Gas to install home charging for Nissan Leaf customers

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British Gas has been named as the preferred supplier of EV recharging points for the Nissan Leaf, which makes its first UK deliveries this month. A deal between the energy giant and the Japanese car maker means that British Gas will supply and install electric car charging points in homes and businesses across the country, [.]. Electric cars Nissan British Gas electric car leaf recharging points solar panels

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Initial Results of UK EV Driver Study Show Increased Confidence and Low Cost Recharging

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The average cost to trial participants for recharging at home is between 25p and £1 (US$0.40 Each vehicle in the CABLED trial is fitted with GPS and data logger, designed and installed by Coventry based RDM Automotive.

Walgreens Installs DC Rapid Electric Car Chargers ?Where Practical?

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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. 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

United Natural Foods Installing Air Products Hydrogen Fueling Technology for 65 Fuel Cell Forklifts

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is installing Air Products’ hydrogen fueling technology for the material handling market at its Sarasota, Florida distribution center. In contrast, traditional battery-powered equipment must be placed temporarily out of operation for battery replacement and required battery recharging approximately every four to six hours. United Natural Foods, Inc.

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Kirklees Council Begins Operation of All-Electric Waste Van Recharged with Waste-Generated Electricity

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Kirklees Council (UK) has begun operating an all-electric waste collection van which is recharged with electricity generated partly with the waste it collects. The new Edison van will be used to empty 25 newly-installed split litter/recycling bins in Huddersfield town centre. The new electric vehicle—an Edison ( earlier post ), based on a Ford Transit platform—is being supplied by Smith Electric Vehicles. The Edison. Click to enlarge.

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Glasgow shopping centre installs first rapid charging point

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A shopping mall near Glasgow has become the first shopping centre in Scotland to install a rapid charging point. The intu Braehead mall now offers visitors access to a APT Technology Evolt rapid charger-which can recharge an electric car to 80 per cent battery capacity in just 30 minutes-as well[.].

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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. Here's the mostly final installation. One additional advantage is that the input is really a rectified 115V AC input that I can plug into the wall in case I need to recharge the 12V battery with an external source instead of the main pack.

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Tesla installs free solar-powered superchargers for Model S owners

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Electric car maker Tesla revealed plans for a network of superchargers across the US which will allow its new Model S to recharge quickly from pure, clean solar power. Constructed in secret, the first six superchargers-the most powerful charger yet developed- are already installed in locations across California; Gilroy, Harris Ranch, Tejon Ranch, Barstow, Folsom [.].

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Plug In Carolina Selects AeroVironment to Supply, Install and Support Electric Car Charging Stations Throughout South Carolina

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AV) to supply, install and support a network of public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in seven South Carolina cities. The multi-port configuration is user friendly and lends itself to cost-effective electrical installation. AV offers a range of products and services, such as Level 2 charging stations for the home, and public and Level 3 fast charge public stations that can recharge a car battery in as little as 10 minutes.

BMW teams with Schneider to install home charging for i3 supermini

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BMW is to team with Schneider Electric to ensure that buyers of its new i3 electric car will have somewhere to plug-in and recharge at home. The collaboration means that the firm will not only be the manufacturer of BMW’s i Wallbox, but also its recommended installer. Newly revealed to the wor[.].

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North East prepares to install 300th EV charging point

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Transport Minister Norman Baker paid a visit to the North East to see first hand how the region is striding ahead in establishing an EV recharging network. The visit coincided with an important milestone for the Charge your Car project, which is now set to install its 300th charging point this month. The project was [.]. Electric cars Baker Charge Your Car charging electric car Josey Wardle north east

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Automakers agree on common plug to recharge electric vehicles

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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. Caroline Reichert, an RWE spokeswoman, noted that the idea here is to ensure that "a car can be recharged in Italy in exactly the same way as in Denmark, Germany or France."

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Short-loop electric bus serves as a proving ground for dynamic wireless charging

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Israeli startup Electreon is testing dynamic wireless charging on a short bus route in Tel Aviv, allowing an electric bus to recharge as it drives along a stretch of road.

British Gas to install charging facilities for Prius Plug-in customers

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British Gas has been named the preferred supplier of charging points by Toyota, as the car maker prepares to launch its first rechargeable electric car. The energy giant will now offer Toyota customers, in both private and business capacity, a range of products to help make it easier for them to replenish the battery of [.]. Toyota British Gas hybrid plug-in prius

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UK to gain 4,000 new electric car charging posts

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The UK is to gain its first privately funded network of electric vehicle (EV) recharging points, with a staggering 4,000 to be installed by the end of 2012. Electric cars Chargemaster electric car ev funding Polar rechargingStarting in September, leading EV charging infrastructure supplier Chargemaster Plc will launch its ‘Polar’ project, with charging points initially appearing in around 100 towns and cities across [.].

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Freiburg orders 15 Solaris electric buses

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Batteries with a total nominal capacity of 180 kWh will be installed in the articulated vehicles, whereas in the shorter buses energy will be stored in batteries with a total nominal capacity of over 150 kWh.

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