With portable EV fast chargers, could backup juice be as easy as pizza delivery?

Green Car Reports

Cross the ubiquity of ordering a pizza with the form factor (and weight) of a backup “jerry can” of fuel and you’re close to what it seems the startup SparkCharge is attempting to produce with its new modular charging system. SparkCharge is a startup that won the top $1 million prize at the 43North pitch competition in 2018. charging Fast Charging Startups

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Shell acquisition of charging network Greenlots points to juice as the new gas

Green Car Reports

Electric cars are getting the attention of oil companies. On Wednesday, one of the largest fast-charging networks in the U.S., Greenlots, announced that it had been bought by oil giant Royal Dutch Shell—via the subsidiary Shell New Energies US LLC. Greenlots includes more than 350 mainly DC fast charge stations across the U.S., the kind. Charging Networks

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Out of juice: Infiniti Q50 Hybrid luxury sedan dropped

Green Car Reports

The long-running Infiniti Q50 Hybrid luxury sedan won't return for 2019, the automaker said Thursday. Infiniti spokesman Kyle Bazemore confirmed the demise of the Q50 Hybrid this year for Green Car Reports. The automaker axed the Q70 Hybrid in July. Although Infiniti didn't report sales for the Q50 Hybrid and Q70 Hybrid models separately, it's

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Electric Motorcycle Maker Mission Motors Runs Out Of Juice

Green Car Reports

Mission Motors, a small company that generated a lot of excitement for its incredible electric motorcycle prototype, has just filed for bankruptcy. The company developed an electric superbike that could go up to 150 mph and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds, but it never managed to put the bike into production. DON'T MISS: 2016 Zero. Green Mission Motors electric motorcycles

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Tesla brings back free Supercharging to juice high-end sales of Model S and Model X

Green Car Reports

Tesla announced Saturday it is bringing back free Supercharging on its high-end Model S and Model X. We've heard that before. What makes this time different is that the company isn't just offering the incentive on a few cars or in a limited amount. Instead, the company will offer free lifetime Supercharging to all buyers who purchase a Model S or

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GE and Juice Technologies Co-Developing Electric Vehicle Charging Devices

Green Car Congress

GE and Juice Technologies have entered a joint development agreement to create intelligent plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging devices for US and global markets. The chargers integrate GE’s smart meters with Juice Technology’s Plug Smart engine to help consumers charge their cars during low-demand, lower cost time periods.

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Date palm juice can inhibit corrosion of aluminum alloy used in aerospace applications

Green Car Congress

Date palm juice inhibited corrosion of an aluminum alloy called AA7075, used in aerospace and other applications, in a salt solution, according to a new study by Husnu Gerengi at Duzce University in Turkey. Gerengi decided to check date palm juice. Gerengi noted that while an extract from date palm leaves is a known anticorrosive, this was the first test of the fruit’s juice. The juice, which he reported adsorbed into the aluminum’s surface, contains a number of sugars.

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San Francisco Will Juice Your Electric Car For Free

All Cars Electric

The city of San Francisco, California, will install electric vehicle charging stations in publicly-owned garages and at San Francisco International Airport by the end of the year that drivers can use for free until 2013. The plan involves dropping around 90 charging stations across the city in the hopes that it will encourage more residents to

Watermelon Juice As Feedstock Supplement, Diluent, and Nitrogen Supplement for Ethanol Production

Green Car Congress

A study by researchers at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) found that although watermelon juice would have to be concentrated 2.5- to 3-fold to serve as the sole feedstock for ethanol biofuel production, it could easily integrate with other more concentrated feedstocks—either as whole juice or as a waste stream from neutraceutical production—to serve as diluent, supplemental feedstock, and nitrogen supplement for the yeast.

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?Unlimited Juice? Electric Vehicle Charging Plans: Good Idea or Exploitation?

All Cars Electric

We often get asked by readers just how much it will cost to run an EV. And while we’re able to say that an EV costs less to run once purchased than a gasoline car we’ve had to guess refer them to their local utility company for exact pricing. So what if you could enter into a monthly service contract with an energy provider to provide

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Need Juice? 7 Home Charging Solutions for Your Electric Car

All Cars Electric

You’ve read the reports, drooled over the spy shots and saved your pennies for an all-electric or plug-in hybrid electric car. But do you know how you’re going to charge your new car at home, the office or at your parents’ place? Before you pick any charger, do your research. Make sure you know how quickly your EV can charge, and

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EV tax credit extension gets bipartisan juice in Senate

Green Car Reports

Despite President Trump's efforts to torpedo electric-car tax credits, extending them has become a bipartisan effort in the Senate. In the face of the tax credits winding down first for automakers who've sold hundreds of thousands of electric cars, several Democrats and Republicans proposed a bipartisan bill Wednesday that would extend tax credits. General Motors tax credit Donald Trump

Tsinghua Researchers Find that Sugarcane Juice is a Good Fermentation Feedstock for Algal Biodiesel

Green Car Congress

Researchers at Tsinghua University in China have shown that sugarcane juice is a good feedstock for biodiesel production, when used to support the growth of the alga Chlorella protothecoides by heterotrophic fermentation. In fermentation in a 5-liter bioreactor, algae using sugarcane juice hydrolysate (SCH) grew faster than algae using glucose.

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Who knew?

Plugs and Cars

The units I found quite accidentally are Free Juice Bar dual-connector units. Free Juice Bar, as the name implies, dispenses electricity to cars without networks to join, credit cards to wave, or phone calls to release the precious, if not dear, electrons. So for all that I like about the Free Juice Bar business model, this is one case where they are not a model to follow. chargepoint america ecotality evsp coulomb technologies free juice bar the ev project evse

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First all-electric airline could soar with converted old seaplanes

Green Car Reports

And if they run out of juice, pilots can't just pull over and call for a tow. By land, by sea, and by air, battery power is expanding to drive all kinds of transportation. The most challenging of these modes may be air travel. It's harder to loft several thousand pounds of batteries into the air, to make them last potentially an hour or more. electric youtube aircraft

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Illegal parking in charging spots: The culprit? Electric cars

Green Car Reports

A whole Hatfields and McCoys culture has grown up around parking in electric-car charging spaces, with electric-car drivers who need juice facing off against conventional cars—and sometimes other electrics who park there and don't plug in or stay longer than they need to.

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ChargePoint raises $240 million to expand charging-station network

Green Car Reports

The investment comes at a pivotal moment after ChargePoint CEO Pasquale Romano in September announced an ambitious goal to build enough chargers to juice up 2.5 ChargePoint, the largest network of electric car charging stations, announced last Wednesday that it has raised $240 million to become even bigger. million electric cars worldwide. Charging Networks

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Tesla sales, VW chargers, coal pollution, used electric values: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Volkswagen has developed a mobile juice pack for electric cars. Tesla released sales numbers for the last quarter of 2018. The EPA continues to roll back regulations on coal plants to allow them to emit more pollution. For the first time dramatic depreciation on electric cars has begun to reverse. And we ask what our readers what effect they think

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Porsche will build network of 500 fast chargers for its Mission E electric cars

Green Car Reports

dealerships install fast charger with enough juice to charge the car's big, 300-mile battery to substantially full in just over 20 minutes. Porsche is getting its dealerships on board with selling electric cars, in preparation for its upcoming Mission E electric sedan, by insisting that each of the company's 189 U.S Presumably during this time. Charging stations

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Oil companies fight back for charging dollars

Green Car Reports

Electric utilities are counting on supplying increasing quantities of juice, especially during off-peak hours to make their operations more efficient—and not insignificantly to boost revenues along the way. As electric cars begin eating into profit growth at oil companies, the war for electric-car drivers' pocketbooks has begun.

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Not just Porsche: Honda wants 15-minute fast charges for electric cars too

Green Car Reports

Honda aims to develop cars that can grab enough juice from the grid for 240 kilometers (150 miles) of range in 15 minutes flat. With Porsche promising ultra-fast charging for its Mission E electric car, Honda isn’t going to let the German automaker keeps its 15 minutes of charging fame. Fifteen-minute charge times are key to bringing. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Fast Charging Porsche Mission E

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Leaf Gets iPhone Control

Revenge of the Electric Car

While the vehicle is at a charging station, it’ll be able to send updates to your phone, telling you when it’s finished suckling go-juice.&#. While the vehicle is at a charging station, it’ll be able to send updates to your phone, telling you when it’s finished suckling go-juice. Another Leaf-note: It’ll be iPhone friendly. Read more in the article: Nissan Leaf electric car gets iPhone control. From the article: “All Nissan Leafs (Leaves?)

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Smart charging device under testing

Green Cars News

The devices, known as the Plug Smart Pal and Plug Smart Solo, which have been developed by Juice Technologies LLC, could allow customers to charge their vehicle anywhere in the utility company’s territory and charge the usage to their existing account. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Juice Technologies San Diego Gas and Electric smart charging smart charging device

How One Bad Manny Can P**s Away Your Brand

Creative Greenius

He tested our breakers and NEMA outlet and all were working and providing juice. I didn’t have an opinion on the Leviton brand until their employee, Manny, made me hate them and drove me to let my friends, colleagues and everyone else know how shitty they treated me. On October 10 I got this voicemail from Manny at Leviton. It turned out to be b t from an employee whose first instinct before this voicemail was to blow me off and offer no help.

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UF/IFAS researchers develop new sorghum cultivars that could produce up 10.5 kL ethanol per hectare

Green Car Congress

There, they processed the crop and collected the sugar-rich juice from the stems, which could be directly fermented to fuel ethanol. Results show a sugar concentration in the juice ranging from 140 to 170g/L, which were almost completely converted into ethanol by yeast. Considering the ethanol produced from juice and from Sweet Sorghum Bagasse (SSB), there is a potential of producing up to 10,600L of ethanol per hectare, improving on the values reported for corn ethanol.

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Your iPhone Can Charge Wirelessly—How About Your Electric Car?

All Cars Electric

Just set it down on the charging mat and let your phone juice up. Plugs. They’re, like, so 2008. There’s been a surge of attention over the last year towards products that that can charge your smartphone wirelessly, like the devices PowerMat makes. But according to a new report from Pike Research, the technology that makes your

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Does Public Charging Network Confusion Hurt Electric-Car Use?

Green Car Reports

Ask most non-electric car drivers why they haven’t even considered an electric car, and the reason they give will undoubtedly involve some form of range anxiety: the idea that an electric car will run out of juice before it reaches its destination.

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2011 Detroit Auto Show: Sexy Electric Mercedes SLS AMG Due 2013

All Cars Electric

If the shots we showed you last year of Mercedes-Benz’s electric offering on the now iconic SLS AMG super-car were enough to get your juices flowing, you’ll be pleased to know that Mercedes announced yesterday at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show that the all-electric SLS AMG E-Cell will be available for order in 2013.

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Electric Car Range Anxiety Evaporates After Three Months

Green Car Reports

Around 35 percent of electric car owners were concerned about reaching a destination before running out of juice “Range anxiety” for pure battery-powered electric car owners wears off quickly as a driver begins to understand the capabilities and charging patterns of their car, according to a new study by the Technology Strategy Board.

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How Far Left On My Leaf? Electric-Car Charging Location Apps: Review

Green Car Reports

To combat “range anxiety” (the fear of running out of juice), Nissan offers a function in their navigation system that (1) notifies the driver when the The all-electric Nissan Leaf is a gas to drive. The car is peppy, quiet, and holds the road nicely. But its practical range is approximately 75 miles on an 80-percent battery charge.

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Downtown South San Francisco electrified

Plugs and Cars

Hoping the parking will contribute to the revitalization of Grand Avenue, SSF now offers a convenient spot to stop for a bit of juice just off 101. Four electric vehicle charging stations were unveiled today at a new parking structure in downtown South San Francisco. The Coulomb J-plug/120V units were installed under grants to ChargePoint America (DOE and CEC money). For the time being, there is no charge for either the parking or charging for vehicles that plug in.

Arc 1 Conversion Journal 10/1/2013 Big EV Grin

DIY Electric Car

I have never run out of juice. So, this is only my third blog entry, and my car has been done for a month! I am not a very good documentarian. Sorry. My car is the ARC 1 over in the garage section of the forums, for anyone who wants to take a look. This car has continued to exceed my expectations. In just the first month, I have done about 400 miles of driving in this car. in fact, the batteries have never been below 60% SOC except on range tests.

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VW to unveil ID. SPACE VIZZION EV wagon at LA show; production version in 2021

Green Car Congress

The materials are consistently made from sustainable raw materials, such as the new AppleSkin, an artificial leather with a proportion of residual matter from apple juice production. Volkswagen will debut the ID. SPACE VIZZION to the world on the eve of the Los Angeles Auto Show on 19 November. The ID. SPACE VIZZION is a wagon that combines the aerodynamic characteristics of a Gran Turismo with the spaciousness of an SUV. Stylistically, the ID.

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Greater Manchester plugs into electric motoring with new charging points

Green Cars News

Electric vehicle owners in Greater Manchester have rejoiced at the prospect of being able to re-juice away from home as the city joined the likes of Newcastle, Bristol and London by introducing a streamlined network of electric vehicle charging points.

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Gevo and Praj to commercialize sustainable aviation fuel in India

Green Car Congress

Gevo will license its technology and Praj will provide technology, plant equipment and EPC services to sugar mills and ethanol plants to produce renewable isobutanol from 1G feedstock (cane juice, cane molasses, sugar syrup, etc.) Gevo, Inc. and Praj Industries Ltd.

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Why One LEAF-Driving Cop Can't Drive Straight Home After Work Anymore

Plugs and Cars

Bill lives a good 60 miles from San Francisco, so he needs to get some juice to make his trip home after work. Friday November 22, 2013 Today I met a San Francisco cop. He wasn’t in uniform, so I figured he was another of those early adopter techie types buying EVs. We chatted while he finished charging his LEAF at the recently installed Quick Charger at the new Market Street Whole Foods in San Francisco. I''ll call him Officer Bill.

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Coulomb, MasterCard, and the future of public charging

Plugs and Cars

Free Juice Bar explicitly sells charge stations to offer free power. Coulomb Technologies unveiled San Francisco's first ChargePoint America charge stations yesterday in a Priority Parking lot along the Embarcadero. The charge stations and installations were paid for with federal stimulus and California Energy Commission grants won by Coulomb. Mayor Newsom and many city employees were there, along with large signs and representatives of MasterCard.

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Al Muratsuchi Votes To Kill Community Choice Then Finds Out He Was Duped & Calls Me To Apologize

Creative Greenius

In a world about to go solar-powered, needing millions of rooftops wired up; where millions and millions of electric cars, all needing electric chargers at residences, businesses and public ways are our future – the brilliant and honorable executives at the International Brotherhood of ELECTRICAL workers have their heads so far up their own asses they can’t even generate the juice to light an LED and find their way out. .

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EV Owners to Receive Gasoline Vehicle Rental Coupons For Long Trips, Interesting Solution to Range Anxiety

All Cars Electric

Range anxiety is the fear of running out of juice in an EV during an extended trip with no place to plug-in in sight. Range anxiety is often discussed at great length in regard to electric vehicles. This anxiety, if not quickly overcome, could hamper the entire EV segment. Automakers have looked for solutions to the problem, but see few

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SDG&E to Test Mobile Smart Charging Device for Plug-ins

Green Car Congress

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) will test and evaluate a mobile smart charging device for plug-in electric vehicles developed by Juice Technologies LLC. SDG&E and Juice Technologies presented a prototype of the Juice Technologies Plug Smart intelligent charging device at the Plug-In 2009 Conference in Long Beach, CA. Juice Technologies.

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Coda Explains Low Battery Plan Or How To Ease Range Anxiety Once Underway

All Cars Electric

According to Coda's Kara Saltness, First, just like in a gasoline-powered car, there will be warnings that the juice is The first EV from Santa Monica based Coda Automotive is coming to fleets and a limited number of individual buyers in late 2010, but we're getting a preview of how the car will handle running low on battery power already.

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The Workplace Charging Challenge

Plugs and Cars

A smart strategy would forsee ubiquitous free 120V outlets and a relatively small number of monetized Level 2 charge stations for visitors and employees with a need for more juice. It’s been one full year since first Tesla S deliveries began. In the luxury car market you can feel that the ground has begun to shift. After numerous awards and accolades, it seems fair to say that the best luxury car is an electric car.

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Praj, Gevo to enter commercialization phase of Gevo isobutanol technology for sugarcane and molasses feedstocks

Green Car Congress

Praj Industries and Gevo announced that Gevo’s proprietary isobutanol technology will now be available for licensing to processors of sugarcane juice and molasses. In the first phase of development, Praj worked with Gevo’s technology using sugar cane and molasses feedstocks, undertaking test-runs in order to develop a process design package that will now be offered for commercialization to cane juice and molasses-based ethanol plants, as licensees of Gevo’s isobutanol technology.

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