StoreDot files patent for fast charging ‘booster’ function
Israeli battery developer StoreDot announces it has filed a patent for technology to help electric cars charge faster. The solution, which the company says it will make available as an open-source license, includes hardware and software enhancements that create a “booster” function.
Tritium presents Plug and Charge without cards or keys
Australian fast-charging station manufacturer Tritium has launched its Plug and Charge solution. The technology leverages the ISO15118 standard and enables an electric vehicle and charger to communicate. Payments are authorised directly from the driver’s account without the need for a card or RFID tag.
Electrify America & Bank of America partner up
Electrify America will cooperate with the Bank of America to install EV charging stations at “select financial center locations across the U.S.” Around 40 charging stations featuring a total 140 EV chargers will be available at select BoA locations by the end of 2020.
ChargeFox reveals Australian charging network
Australian electric vehicle charging network operator Chargefox has revealed the target locations for 22 sites in the first phase of its fast-charging network and announced plans to grow to over 100 charging sites around Australia.
Nissan & EVgo expand fast charging in the USA
Nissan and EVgo have announced the expansion of their electric car charging network in the USA by a further 200 fast-charging stations. The new DC chargers will each deliver 100 kW of charging power and feature both CHAdeMO and CCS connections.
New York to expand DC fast charging
The New York State Public Service Commission approved the expansion of its fast-charging infrastructure program. Now fast-charging plugs at newly constructed charging stations will be eligible for an incentive.
Charging stations without electricity – Brussels thinks again
The planned installation of 20 charging stations for electric vehicles in the Brussels region has been delayed until the end of April. Unfortunately, the municipal authorities had not taken into account the fact that most of the selected locations could not be connected to the electricity grid from the operator Sibelga. Now new sites have to be found. It’s complicated…
Fastned wins UK charging tender
Fastned, the Dutch fast charging operator, has won a second tender in the UK from the North East Joined Transport Committee. It includes the installation of five fast charging sites in Gateshead, Blyth, Whitley Bay, Washington and Kingston Park, each equipped with two 50 kW charging stations.
Compact fast-charger combines transformer & charger
Scientists at the North Carolina State University have developed a particularly small and efficient fast charger for electric cars. Their so-called medium voltage fast charger (MVFC) combines a transformer and charger in one for charging with 50 kW and great efficiency.
Porsche presents modular fast-charging solution
Porsche Engineering has developed a fast charging system with modular building blocks so that it fits charge parks of various sizes and takes into account the grid and visitor frequency. It builds on the 800-Volt technology also used in their high power charging solution.
China’s Xcharge to conquer Europe with 240 kW charging
China’s fast-charging startup Xcharge has announced plans to enter the European market – with a bang, if you ask the firm. The E-World in the German town of Essen will see the debut of the C6EU fast-charging device designed for the European market with a max output of 240 kW.