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
UK funds wireless charging trial for electric cabs
The British government announces an investment of 3.4 million pounds for tests on wireless charging of electric taxis. Specifically, ten e-taxis from Nissan and LEVC are to be equipped with appropriate hardware and inductively charged in Nottingham for six months. Weiterlesen
Inductive charging system suits electric ferries
German company IPT Technology has introduced an inductive charging system for battery electric ferries. The system can achieve charging capacities of up to 100 kW. This wireless ship charging is already being used in a first project in Norway. Weiterlesen
Inductive charging project for taxis in Cologne
In the German city of Cologne, an inductive (wireless) charging project for taxis is being set up called the Taxi Charging Concept for Public Spaces (TALAKO for short from the German). This is part of the SMATA feasibility project was launched in October. Weiterlesen
Connected Kerb brings wireless charging to the UK
Wireless charging is coming to existing charging points in the UK. After sealing a partnership with the German induction technology specialist Magment, Connected Kerb is going to bring wireless EV charging to the UK. The inductive charging plates will be installed on UK streets and in carparks. Weiterlesen
BMW brings inductive charging to America
Following its launch in Europe last year, BMW is now also bringing inductive charging to the USA – in the form of a pilot programme with 200 private customers in California who can charge their leased 530e vehicles wirelessly in their garages. Weiterlesen
Customer is king
That electric vehicles do not perform as well as their advertised ranges when it is cold out, is nothing new. But BYD’s deal with the Indianapolis Public Transportation corporation is: BYD will supply inductive chargers along bus routes, following the alleged breach of contract. Weiterlesen
Sweden: Inductive road to be built
As part of a public-private consortial project in Sweden, a test track for the inductive charging of electric vehicles while driving is to be built which is compatible with trucks, buses and cars. The Swedish transport authority Trafikverke has now awarded the contract for a 1.6 km test stretch. Weiterlesen
Fortum’s Mike Warner sees “huge potential” in wireless charging
HPC is coming indeed but speed is only one part of the challenge to charge electric cars in future, knows Michael Warner of Fortum Charge & Drive. He oversees the SaaS unit at the Finnish utility. Also a Member of the Board, he gave electrive.com an overview of Fortum’s network and technological strategy, in which […] Weiterlesen
Qualcomm platform Halo now with WiTricity
WiTricity has acquired Qualcomm’s Halo technology platform and several patents in contactless power transmission. WiTricity says the acquisition will help accelerate the market introduction of inductive charging for electric vehicles. Weiterlesen
Mahle gets involved in inductive charging
In recent years, Mahle has intensified research in the field of wireless charging of electric vehicles and is now entering the development phase with the acquisition of licenses for WiTricity’s magnetic resonance technology. Weiterlesen
Volvo invests in high power wireless charging
The Swedes’ financial arm, the Volvo Group Venture Capital AB, say they made an investment in Momentum Dynamics and their high power inductive charging technology. The start-up of Philadelphia is working towards 200+kW to charge heavier electric vehicles with no connection needed. Weiterlesen
Brusa takes wireless charging from 3.7 to 11kW
Following the successful start of series production with BMW, developer Brusa Elektronik from Switzerland is expanding its activities in the field of inductive charging. A growing team will work on next-gen wireless charging technology and envisions a modular design. Weiterlesen
Easelink shows automatic wireless charging on BMW i3
Austrian start-up Easelink presented their automated charging solution for EVs last year. Their so-called Matrix Charging is now ready for application and the company uses a BMW i3 to prove the efficacy of their pad-based conductive charging station that works without cables. Weiterlesen
Graphene infused concrete to charge EVs in motion
Talga Resources from Australia say they managed to mix enough graphene into concrete to make it conducive, meaning it could build roads able to charge an electric car while driving. Their concept is not entirely new but their foray into global markets is. Weiterlesen
BMW offers inductive charging solution
BMW is setting themselves a step ahead of the competition by selling a wireless inductive charging system as of July, called BMW Wireless Charging. While companies have been presenting wireless charging concepts for some time, this marks the first major serial production of the technology. Weiterlesen
Wireless charging for BMW 530e iPerformance optional
BMW has been pondering to offer wireless charging for its 530e iPerformance this year for some time. However, such induction will now become available first as an option for leasing customers only but production of the system is set to start this summer. Weiterlesen
Inductive 200 kW charging system for buses ready
The inductive charging system specialist Momentum Dynamics from the USA has installed their first wireless charging system for electric buses with a charging capacity of a whooping 200 kW. It will be used for the Link Transit company in Wenatchee, Washington. Weiterlesen
China’s solar highway already down
The 2 km-long photovoltaic pavement stretch opened in the Chinese city of Jinan a few days ago is already out of order. Unknown perpetrators stole one solar panel and damaged seven other ones. In total, the highway features 5,874 square metres of solar panels.
Nissan’s vision of electric mobility in 2040 (video)
A new video clip officially released by Nissan shows a clear image of the carmaker’s vision of future mobility. According to Nissan, by 2040, we will face no more emissions nor road fatalities, we will charge inductively and regularly use the V2G function of our EVs… Weiterlesen
UPS, Wireless Charging, Lexus, TUM.
Hybrid drone delivery: UPS started tests with hybrid delivery vans that carry a drone pod on their roof. From there, the little octocopter called HorseFly launches, delivers a parcel and returns to the van, where it is caught by robotic arms to dock and charge.
Wireless charging for e-buses: The 50 kW inductive charging system by Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (WAVE) has been certified by Underwriters Laboratories. It allows to charge electric buses at bus stops with up to 50 kW wirelessly. Californian Antelope Valley Transit Agency will be first to use it and plans to buy 85 electric buses from BYD over the next 5 years.
Lexus confirmed specs of the LS 500h hybrid powertrain ahead of Geneva. The partially electrified version of the luxurious sedan will share its powertrain with the LC 500h. The LS500h can run in EV mode to 140 kph.
New tool for Li-ion battery research: Positrons have been used by scientists at the TU Munich (TUM) to investigate capacity loss in NMC batteries. So-called positron annihilation spectroscopy reveals voids in the lattice of the cathode material that block electrodes’s return upon recharging.