EU reveals strategy for energy systems and hydrogen
Today the European Commission has adopted the EU Strategy for Energy System Integration and Hydrogen. The former tackles charging infrastructure and grids, while the H2 Strategy focusses on long-haul and heavy-duty vehicles and hydrogen infrastructure. Weiterlesen
Oak Ridge tests inductive bi-directional charging
Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have successfully developed and deployed a bi-directional inductive charging system on a UPS PHEV delivery vehicle. Bidirectionality was not the only feature of the experiment. Weiterlesen
INCIT-EV project launches in 7 EU cities
The INCIT-EV project, now launched and funded by the EU Commission, is concerned with the development of innovative charging technologies for electric vehicles until the end of 2023. Under the leadership of Renault, a total of 33 partners from eight countries are participating in the project. Weiterlesen
Wallbox shows off bidirectional charger
At the CES this year, the Spanish supplier Wallbox is presenting the Quasar, a bidirectional home charging station for electric vehicles. Quasar will also be compatible with solar and battery storage systems, but sports a price is significantly higher than those of conventional wallboxes. Weiterlesen
Amsterdam stadium integrates bi-directional charging
As of today, visitors to the Johan Cruijff Arena (JCA) in Amsterdam can actively contribute to the power supply of the arena with their electric cars by integrating them into the stadium’s power grid. The first of 15 bidirectional charging stations in the JCA is now officially in operation. Weiterlesen
EVBox opens upgraded factory
EVBox has opened a renovated and modernised factory in Bordeaux for the production of DC charging stations for electric vehicles. The company took over the Bordeaux site in July 2018 and has been renovating it ever since. Weiterlesen
BMW researches bidirectional charging with partners
In the recently started research project “Bidirectional charge management”, the project partners want to develop the technologies for a charge management ready for series production. The results are to be evaluated in a field trial with 50 BMW i3 at the beginning of 2021. Weiterlesen
Electrification becomes an election topic in Britain
The British Labour party, currently in opposition, is taking a stand on electric mobility for the new elections that are likely to take place soon in the wake of Brexit chaos. In the event of an election victory, Labour wants to massively promote the purchase of electric cars with a series of measures. Weiterlesen
Microsoft EVs in Shiphol now charge intelligently
Microsoft’s Dutch headquarters “The Outlook” in the Schiphol Central Business District is now capable of operating 40 charging stations for electric vehicles with an infrastructure that was originally designed for only 17 charging stations thanks to intelligent energy management. Weiterlesen
Nissan expands V2G cooperation with EDF
Nissan is expanding their cooperation with Électricité de France (EDF) in the field of vehicle-to-grid charging of electric vehicles. The agreement now applies to Great Britain, France, Belgium and Italy. Weiterlesen
Netherlands is planning a bidirectional charging network
After several pilot projects on bidirectional charging, the Dutch government is now going on the offensive: it is providing five million euros for 21 municipalities to support them in setting up a total of 472 “intelligent” V2G-capable charging points for electric cars. Weiterlesen
Renault rolling-out V2G trials across Europe
Renault has launched the first large-scale bi-directional charging pilot projects in Europe, starting in Utrecht, the Netherlands and on the Portuguese island of Porto Santo. Similar projects will follow in five more European countries with the aim to develop services and gather learnings for future harmonisation. Weiterlesen
CharIN: Bidirectional CCS charging by 2025
The CharIN initiative, formed to develop and establish CCS as a fast-charging standard, has published two new papers. These illustrate CharIN’s position on network integration and bi-directional charging (V2G), as well as giving an outlook on future developments. Weiterlesen
E-Urban Mobility, Super 73, bi-directional charging, Energizer.
Ultra compact EV: It folds but is a car and can be driven while sitting or standing. The ‘E-Urban Mobility’ is the brainchild of South Korea’s Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) and designed to bring relieve to congested cities. For production, Power Plaza will step in and the project also looks to clean up the manufacturing process. A prototype is currently under construction and set to debut at the Seoul Motor Show 2017.
Cruising: Dubbed Super 73 this e-bike shall boast a 1,000 W motor for speeds of up to 30 mph. We suspect its retro design and beer bottle holder in particular to be instrumental in its crowdfunding success – with 20 days to go, 180,000 dollars have been invested. Lithium Cycles was initially looking for 25k.
kickstarter.com via electrek.co
Utility vehicle funding: 22.3m dollars are to support the development and demonstration of PEV, especially those that can lend their power to external uses. The DoE is looking to fund medium- as well as heavy-duty PEVs from Class 3 to Class 7.
Downsizing: Energizer introduces batteries made from recycled materials recovered from PEV power packs. For now, the so-called EcoAdvance AA and AAA batteries contain only four percent recycled battery material but the company aims to increase this proportion over time.