Audi High Power Charging Hub now live in Nuremberg
Audi has inaugurated its first charging hub at the exhibition centre in Nuremberg, Germany. The carmaker’s concept relies on battery buffers to deliver ultra-rapid charging using a standard low-voltage connection and also offers an extended lounge area.
Solaris Charging Park to power V2G testing and renewables
Poland’s electric bus manufacturer Solaris is building a charging park on its premises in Bolechowo near Poznan and says it would become one of the most innovative of its kind in Europe when opening in 2022. The Solaris Charging Park will feature various charge systems, including bi-directional.
LA to install megawatt solar microgrid to charge electric buses
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) has been awarded a $6mn grant by the California Energy Commission to install one of the largest EV fleet charging systems in the US. The funding comes after the agency had announced to transition its entire fleet to electric in time for the Summer Olympics in 2028.
Sono & Ari Motors present solar-powered light electric vehicle
Sono Motors and Ari Motors have presented a light electric vehicle prototype with solar integration at the Intersolar trade fair in Munich. The solar integration on the prototype’s charging box provides up to 450 watts of peak power and should thus enable an extension of the range of 20 kilometres per day on average.
Lightyear wants to build affordable EVs
Lightyear, the Dutch start-up company that emerged from the solar team at the TU Eindhoven, is planning a more affordable version of its long-distance solar car Lightyear One, for which a price of €149,000 has been announced. The upcoming models are expected only to cost a third of the One.
Fraunhofer develops solar roofing for EVs
To improve the range of electric vehicles, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has developed a car solar roof with highly efficient solar cells. However, the greatest effects only occur over short distances.