Tag: Charging corridor

Aug 31, 2016 - 08:28 am

South Korea, Australia, NuTonomy, Texas Instruments, Charging Corridor.

Futuristic expressway: South Korea wants to build a network of “smart” motorways for self-driving electric cars by 2020. These are said to include stretches where the EVs can be charged inductively while driving. By 2018, all major rest stop along the country’s expressway will be equipped with chargers.

Fuelling the future: The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government has already ordered 20 units of the next Hyundai fuel cell model, said to hit the road in 2018. The cars will be part of a project that is looking to use excess wind energy to produce hydrogen to fuel more than 1,000 FCVs.

Expanding the autonomous fleet: Start-up NuTonomy that recently began testing autonomous taxis in Singapore (we reported), wants to also trial its electric cars in other cities. It will add three Asian cities to the mix from 2017 and wants to expand to a total of ten locations by 2020 – then also including cities in Europe and the U.S.

Wi-Fi enables chargers: Texas Instruments presented a reference design of an EV charger with Wi-Fi connection, to allow EV owners to i.e. charge at non-peak times or monitor charging from a distance. The technology can be used for home and public chargers.
prnewswire.com, ti.com

Charging corridor: A total of ten fast-chargers are to connect Quebec in Canada with the U.S. city of Portland, Oregon. When the project will be completed is not clear, but on the Quebec side, a number of charger have already been installed. Two other U.S.-Canadian corridors are still up for discussion.

Mar 11, 2016 - 09:39 am

Charging corridor, Swiftly, Volkswagen, Renault, Denver.

From Quebec to Main: Quebec, Canada, and Portland in Maine, U.S. are looking to build more EV charging stations between them. When finalised in summer, the corridor will see another 220 charging stations being added, thus connecting the Canadian and U.S. cities.

Electric trip planning: Urban transport app Swiftly includes the electric vehicles offered by Scoot Networks in San Francisco. Users can now compare travel time and price of the on-demand EVs with public transport, walking, cycling or even Uber.

Plug-in partner: After Volvo, Volkswagen is the second carmaker turning to Pod Point to supply British EV owners with home charging facilities. The EV infrastructure provider’s service also includes the installation of a charging station at the workplace.
businessgreen.com, fleetnews.co.uk

Free home charger: Renault says it will stick with its UK offer. Every new Zoe customer will receive a fully-installed fast-charging wallbox (7 kW) free of charge. The British government changed its plug-in grant scheme, but electric vehicles continue to benefit from the highest level of support.
electriccarsreport.com, carscoops.com

EV ready building: Denver’s new building code requires planners to accommodate for electric vehicle charging. Wiring has to be ready to charge electric cars in single homes and duplexes. The rule is also designed to also make it easier to renovate old homes rather than to demolish them.



Nov 25, 2015 - 09:10 am

Charging corridor, South Korea, Regensburg, Hyundai, California.

Franco-Iberian cooperation: France, Spain and Portugal want to push electric mobility in their regions. A 10-point-plan includes funding, support for research initiatives and expansion of charging infrastructure. For the latter, they want to open an interoperable charging corridor between the three countries.
avere-france.org (in French)

South Korea expands infrastructure: The South Korean government wants to quadruple the number of rapid-chargers in the country by 2020, making them available at 1,400 locations. H2-infrastructure will also be developed further. The expansion is part of the country’s goal to one million EVs on the road by 2030.

Regensburger electric bus: The German city will purchase two electric buses next year, compared to the five it wanted to originally buy. The remaining three e-buses will follow in 2017. Moreover, the city considers fitting the buses with sound generators to warn pedestrians.
mittelbayerische.de (in German)

Hyundai partners with AeroVironment: The latter will provide the charging infrastructure at dealerships in North America carrying the 2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid. The 240-volt TurboCord and the EVSE-RS by AeroVironment can charge the PHEV in less than three hours.

Sticker shortage: HOV stickers allowing electric and plug-in vehicles to drive in the carpool lane in California are running out. Only 4,000 of the originally 85,000 available stickers remain. If California will raise the limit a fourth time is still unclear.

Found on electrive.com
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