Re-charging at Ufford Park

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Ufford Park have had their very own EV charge point on the EV Driver Network for just over a year now and we were eager to hear, first hand, about what it’s been like to have a charge point at their Hotel. And finally, would you recommend that Hotels get EV charge points?

Fraunhofer ISI/ICCT analysis of PHEV data finds real-world CO2 emissions 2-4x higher than official values

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Statistically, private users of vehicles in Germany re-charge their plug-in hybrid vehicle only on three out of four days. Company car users, on average, re-charge only every second day. Meanwhile, legal and financial barriers for installing home charging devices should be reduced. Fleet managers should limit the available budget for gasoline or diesel and instead offer employees the option to re-charge plug-in hybrid vehicles easily and at low cost.

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EU should target 1M EV public chargers by 2024, 3M by 2029 say carmakers, environmentalists and consumer groups

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In a common letter , the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), Transport & Environment (T&E) and the European Consumer Organization (BEUC) asked the EU climate, transport, industry and energy commissioners to use this year’s revision of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (AFID) to require 1 million public charging points across the bloc in 2024, and 3 million in 2029.

Opel cuts price of Ampera EREV by $10,000

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The Opel Ampera can transport four people up to 80 kilometers (50 miles) on pure electric power and more than 500 kilometers (311 miles) in bi-fuel operation without making a stop to re-charge. Opel has cut the price of the Opel Ampera, the European cousin of the Chevy Volt extended range electric vehicle (EREV), by €7,600 (US$10,000) to €38,000 (US$50,600).

2013 190

In-flight wireless power transfer for drones

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However, the distance that a drone can travel and the duration it can stay in the air is limited by the availability of power and re-charging requirements. One option could see a ground support vehicle being used as a mobile charging station, where drones could hover over it and recharge, never having to leave the air. This would cut out humans having to reach these difficult to access places to re-charge them.

2016 237

Driving my Tesla Model 3 from Denmark to Coral Bay WA

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I bought the Tesla Model 3 SR+ in June 2021 so this would be a real get to know the car and charging options in August/September 2021. The first thing I did was to look at the Plug Share app to see where we could charge and calculate distances.

DAIHEN leverages WiTricity wireless charging technology for solar-powered mobility demo in Japan

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Partners since 2016, DAIHEN licensed WiTricity’s technology to commercialize wireless charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) and for automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) in factory and industrial settings.

2020 311

New Flyer unveils Xcelsior CHARGE H2 bus; first to offer two fuel-cell-electric models eligible for federal funding

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NFI”), the largest bus manufacturer in North America, unveiled the Xcelsior CHARGE H2—ts fuel cell-electric heavy-duty transit bus—and announced that both the forty-foot and sixty-foot model have successfully completed the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Model Bus Testing Program at Altoona, Pennsylvania (Altoona Testing). It introduced its next-generation battery-electric bus, the Xcelsior CHARGE in 2017. New Flyer of America Inc.

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Royal Mail to buy 100 Peugeot electric vans for delivery vehicles

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The vans will go into service from December 2017 at delivery offices around the UK, supported by a comprehensive rollout of charging infrastructure. The batteries can be re-charged to 80% capacity in 30 minutes from a dedicated rapid charge point. The drive motor also provides regenerative braking when slowing down, helping to re-charge the batteries and reduce brake wear.

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IUPUI-based engineering startup receives $225,000 NSF grant for solid-state H2 storage

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Earlier work by Schubert, including a series of patents, used porous silicon as the storage material; strategic placement of catalyst atoms facilitate moderate-temperature and moderate-pressure re-charging of hydrogen.

2017 195

Wärtsilä providing HY hybrid modules for Swedish port tug; first vessel operating with Wärtsilä HY solution

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The vessel will be capable of being completely independent from additional charging facilities, since re-charging of the energy storage system will be automatically managed by the Energy Management System, the “brain” of the Wärtsilä HY. In addition, the installed onshore electrical connection will give the tug the flexibility to re-charge the energy storage system, even when the tug is berthed at the quay.

2017 150

Electric car chargers to be required in all new house and office builds in England

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THE UK GOVERNMENT will introduce legislation to include electric vehicle charging points on all new-build homes and offices in England, it has been confirmed. The government first proposed the potential world-first legislation that all new-build homes would get charging points back in 2019.

Electric classic - what's not to love?

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Plus, there's electricity at the campsites, so that's where you re-charge! It’s been a while since we last had one of our interviews, so let us introduce you to Kit Lacey.

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How to: Planning an electric road trip

EV Driver

Because of the added aspect of having to charge your car to be able to get anywhere, there is a little more rigorous journey planning involved. Hotels with charging Charging throughout the day is super useful and important - sure!

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Monash University team develops graphene-based supercapacitor with energy density of 60 Wh/L

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SCs are generally made of highly porous carbon impregnated with a liquid electrolyte to transport the electrical charge. Known for their almost indefinite lifespan and the ability to re-charge in seconds, the drawback of existing SCs is their low energy density. With a low energy density of 5-8 Wh/liter, SCs are unfeasibly large or must be re-charged frequently.

2013 232

ZF spins off Car eWallet as a start-up

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The service, for example, enables payments for refueling or re-charging electric cars. This is the only way in which driverless passenger cars can independently use chargeable services such as driving on toll routes, paying for parking fees or charging the battery without the presence of a driver. ZF has founded Car eWallet GmbH, a Berlin-based start-up, in which the company will outsource the current activities of the transaction service Car eWallet.

2018 163

Electric Car Charging: An Easy Step-by-Step Guide To Ditching Gasoline Forever

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Electric Car Charging. One of the biggest shifts from driving a gas car to an electric car is how the vehicle is refueled through electric car charging. You give it a full charge overnight at home and top it up during the day as needed. DC Fast Charge. Where To Charge.

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ZF spins off Car eWallet as a start-up

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The service, for example, enables payments for refueling or re-charging electric cars. This is the only way in which driverless passenger cars can independently use chargeable services such as driving on toll routes, paying for parking fees or charging the battery without the presence of a driver. ZF has founded Car eWallet GmbH, a Berlin-based start-up, in which the company will outsource the current activities of the transaction service Car eWallet.

2018 150

Tata Motors to supply 25 diesel series-hybrid buses to MMRDA

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The batteries can be re-charged by the diesel, as well as through regenerative braking. Tata Motors has signed a contract to supply 25 Tata Starbus Diesel Series Hybrid Electric Buses with Full Low floor configuration with the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA)—the single largest order yet awarded for its hybrid electric vehicle technology.

2016 150

Next-gen Chevy Volt improves charging experience for users

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Chevrolet says it has made the charging system in the next-generation Volt even easier for customers to recharge the battery and to check the charge status. The new and enhanced features include: GPS location-based charging. Owners will now be able to set their charging preferences exclusively for their “home” charging location and the vehicle will automatically adjust to that setting when it is at that location. New, more intuitive charge status indicators.

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Honda and China-based SenseTime to jointly research and develop AI technologies for automated driving

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In addition to the suite of robotics concepts, Honda will showcase its Mobile Power Pack World, which includes a portable, swappable battery pack for electric vehicles, and a re-charging system for use at home, recreation or during a natural disaster. The Mobile Power Pack World at CES will also exhibit a battery exchanger concept that can store and charge mobile power packs. Honda R&D Co., the R&D subsidiary of Honda Motor Co.,

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IEA: Electric vehicles posted strong gains in 2016; 2M now in global parc

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Paris, for example, has mandated that any electric car is allowed to re-charge at the re-charge stations of its car-sharing program Autolib. Amsterdam has a unique strategy of offering the installation of charging points on public parking spaces to people who make a request, ensuring that charging infrastructure is installed where it’s actually needed. London for its part encourages EV adoption by waiving its congestion charge.

2017 174

Honda begins demonstration testing of Fit EV concepts in Guangzhou; targeting EV production in China before end of 2012

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In addition, proposals regarding re-charging infrastructure will be made based on the results of the EV range verification and other relevant information. The charging time of Fit EV is less than six hours with a 220V power supply; the range is more than 150 km (93 miles). Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., has begun demonstration testing of Fit EV concepts ( earlier post ) in Guangzhou, China.

2011 163

TeraWatt Infrastructure aims to address the massive energy capacity needs of EV fleet charging depots

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As more fleets of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles go electric, there’s a growing awareness that building the necessary charging infrastructure will be a complex proposition, requiring specialized expertise and considerable capital. Charged : What vehicle use cases are you focusing on?

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Rolls Royce unveils the Phantom Experimental Electric; induction charging system

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The Li-ion cells use a nickel cobalt manganese chemistry with a gravimetric capacity of around 230 Wh/kg, a high energy density which is important in achieving an acceptable range between re-charges. Three separate charger units (3kW each) are fitted to the battery, which allow both single-phase (20 hours) or three-phase charging (8 hours); for a passenger car this is unique. Powertrain of the 102EX. Click to enlarge.

2011 224

NCSU study finds shared e-scooters aren’t always as green as other transport options

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They looked at emissions associated with four aspects of each scooter’s life cycle: the production of the materials and components that go into each scooter; the manufacturing process; shipping the scooter from the manufacturer to its city of use; and collecting, charging and redistributing the scooters. We found that the environmental impact from the electricity used to charge the e-scooters is fairly small—about 5% of its overall impact.

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Axion Power to supply PbC mini Power Cube in Zero Energy Building in Washington DC Naval Yard

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Because of our PbC battery’s extended cycle life, high rate of charge acceptance and fast re-charging capability, Axion is able to offer metrics that make economic sense especially when compared to other more exotic chemistries that are currently in the marketplace. Axion Power International, Inc., the developer of advanced lead­carbon PbC batteries and energy storage systems ( earlier post ), was awarded a purchase order from SilTek Inc.

2012 183

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars confirms electric Phantom test project

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These include the car’s ability to deliver an acceptable range between re-charges and to operate in extreme weather conditions. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars confirmed the development of 102EX, a one-off, fully electric-powered Phantom, to debut at the Geneva Motor Show on 1 March 2011. The car will tour during 2011, serving as a test bed to gather research data which will be used in informing future decisions on alternative drive-trains for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

2011 204

Porsche Offers Li-ion Starter Battery Option

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Delivery of power by the lithium-ion battery throughout its useful charge range is likewise significantly better, providing its full power, for example, when starting the engine almost independently of the current charge level. After the engine has started, the new Porsche battery shows further benefits in the charge process, being able through its smaller internal resistance to take up more power than a conventional battery and thus re-charge more quickly.

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Sion Li-S battery pack powers electric UAV on 11-day flight

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Zephyr 7 runs exclusively on solar power, which is used during the day to charge the battery that is used to power the flight through the night; this flight in shorter days and longer nights was significantly more demanding than any previous one, Airbus noted.

2014 232

Accenture Study Finds Consumers Will Require More Than Fuel Savings From Hybrid and Electric Vehicles; Cost, Vehicle Dynamics, In-Vehicle Services

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Assuming a hybrid or electric vehicle could run on an electric charge for 200 miles, want the driving distance between re-charging points to be every 11 to 50 miles. Want re-charging to take less than 20 minutes.

2010 195

UPS collaborating with Workhorse to deploy 50 electric trucks; rivaling acquisition cost of conventional; no subsidies

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Each truck will have a range of approximately 100 miles between charges, ideal for delivery routes in and around cities. Electric vehicle technology is rapidly improving with battery, charging and smart grid advances that allow us to specify our delivery vehicles to eliminate emissions, noise and dependence on diesel and gasoline. The all electric trucks will deliver by day and re-charge overnight.

2018 199

DOE to award up to $4.5M to projects for alt fuel and advanced vehicle deployment

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This includes training for technicians and service personnel that will be operating and maintaining AFVs, and the associated fueling/re-charging infrastructure and service facilities, as well as tow-truck operators and automotive salvage/recycling operators that are dealing with wrecked vehicles and equipment end-of-life processes.

2014 204

Coulomb Technologies and Carbon Day Automotive Unveil Solar Plug-In Station in Chicago

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Carbon Day Automotive and Coulomb Technologies unveiled a solar-powered electric vehicle charging station in the City of Chicago. Carbon Day Automotive is the sole Midwest distributor for Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations. The Coulomb Charge Point is a universal station that can re charge anything that requires a plug (Segway PT, bike, car, etc.).

2009 150

Toyota: Prius PHEV Fuel Economy Not Yet Available

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This is due to the added weight of a large battery that, once depleted by pure-electric drive, will contribute nothing until it is plugged in and re-charged In a post on Toyota’s Open Road blog, Irv Miller, Toyota Group Vice President – Environmental and Public Affairs, wrote that contrary to some recent reports, Toyota has yet to offer mileage estimates on its plug-in hybrid technology.

2009 150

Euro Parliament Transport Committee backs draft directive mandating expansion of alternative fuel stations; grandfathering CHAdeMO

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When setting targets, member states are to pay particular attention to proving sufficient number of re-charging points and refueling points in urban areas. Europe Fuels Hydrogen Infrastructure Smart charging Minimum number of publicly-accessible recharging points for electric vehicles in each member state. Click to enlarge.

2013 197

GM's CEO Waggoner Announces Saturn Plug-in Hybrid; Bio-fuel Hummer

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Wagoner said GM is using the Saturn Vue hybrid sport utility vehicle to develop a plug-in hybrid, which can be re-charged from a standard electrical outlet, and will offer biofuel-capable Hummer SUVs. LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- General Motors Corp. (GM) GM) Chief Executive Rick Wagoner said Wednesday that the U.S. needs to reduce dependence on foreign energy and insisted the No.

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Opel Unveiling Vivaro e-Concept Extended Range Electric Van Research Study at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2010 Show

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Opel engineers have mounted the batteries, which can be re-charged on a standard household 230-volt outlet under the floor of the Vivaro e-Concept. Now we’re just looking at the right application and right configuration of that technology before making any plans on future production. The Opel Vivaro e-Concept. Click to enlarge.

2010 190

Green Crossover Project in Japan Showcases Li-ion Stationary Storage for EV Charging; EnerDel Providing Packs for Vehicles and Stationary Storage

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Family Mart convenience stores will be equipped for car-sharing of the EVs, along with solar power generating systems, highspeed recharging stations, a billing mechanism using a non-contract IC-imbedded smart card, terminals for remote battery monitoring of charging, discharging, wear data, and the stationary battery array used to move energy to and from the electric grid. Tags: Car Sharing Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Japan Smart charging Smart Grid

2010 195

Electric cars to get wireless recharging

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The Virginia-based firm has developed a product called ‘Plugless Power’ which allows electric vehicles to be re-charged using a hands-free proximity system. The dual-component charging system based on inductive charging technology utilises a base station [.]. Tags: Electric cars charging electric Evatran induction US clean technology company, Evatran has developed wireless technology system to make it easier to recharge electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

USABC awards Leyden Energy $2.28M contract for Li-imide based 12V start-stop batteries

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The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC) awarded a $2.28-million stop-start battery system development contract to Leyden Energy Inc., which is developing next-generation battery chemistries building off of its lithium-imide electrolyte platform. Earlier post.) The award is co-funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and includes a 50% cost-share by Leyden Energy.

2013 183

IHS Automotive sees Google leading technology, testing, software development for autonomous driving

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These characteristics favor EVs as the powertrain for driverless cars; they can easily re-charge themselves using existing and growing public charging networks as needed between trips, which eliminates any range anxiety. IHS Automotive forecasts that global EV charging stations will grow from 650,000 in 2015 to more than seven million in 2021—excluding home charging outlets.

2015 207

ITF report finds self-driving shared vehicles could take up to 90% of cars off city streets; total kilometers travelled increases

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If a fleet of electric vehicles were used instead, a fleet of shared self-driving vehicles would need only 2% more vehicles, however, to accommodate battery re-charging times and reduced travel range. A fleet of self-driving shared cars combined with high-capacity public transport could make 90% of conventional cars in mid-sized cities superfluous under certain circumstances, according to a study published by the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD.

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