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  • volvo.automotiveIT

    Volvo Cars: A promising future for cordless EV charging


    Volvo says its C30 Electric could be cordlessly recharged in 2.5 hours (Photo: Volvo) Volvo Cars is confident that cordless electric-vehicle charging has a "promising" future. The Sweden-based premium car group said results from a research project in which it participated showed that the technology can help make EV ...

  • volvo fast charger.automotiveIT

    Volvo tests faster battery charging


    Volvo says its new charger provides 80km of EV range after 30 minutes (Photo: Volvo) Volvo Cars is testing a new technology to recharge electric-vehicle batteries in 1.5 hours. The time it takes to recharge a battery and the relatively short driving ranges of today's EVs are two of ...

  • Fisker.automotiveIT

    Fisker sets simultaneous EV charging record


    Fisker has sold more cars in the Netherlands than in any other European country (Photo: Fisker) Fisker said it has set a record for the simultaneous charging of single-brand electric vehicles. The US-based electric sports car maker said 45 of its range-extended Karma EVs were charged simultaneously at an event ...

  • ibm-honda-pge.automotiveIT

    In pilot project, IBM connects Honda cars to US power grid


    IBM says communication between EVs and the grid provides a "ground-breaking" boost to the eletric vehicle industry (Graphic: IBM) IBM, aiming to show how electric vehicles can interact with the power grid, has teamed up with Japanese carmaker Honda and US utility Pacific Gas and Electric in a pilot project ...

  • volvo elviis.automotiveIT

    Volvo in smart-charging EV partnership


    Volvo wants drivers to manage EV charging from their smartphone (Photo: Volvo) Volvo is joining a cross-industry research group that wants to develop a smart on-board concept for controlling measuring and paying for electricity when charging electric-vehicle batteries. The Swedish research initiative, which is called ELVIIS (Electric Vehicle Intelligent Infra ...

  • stanford wireless charging.automotiveIT

    Stanford researchers design magnetic highway for wireless EV charging


    Researchers at Stanford University have designed a system that would let electric vehicles wirelessly recharge their batteries while driving on a highway. The technology involves the use of magnetic fields to wirelessly transmit large electric currents between metal coils placed several feet apart along the highway. The electric vehicle, which ...

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    BMW, Daimler, Bosch to build joint data platform for EV charging


    A standardized charging-station infrastructure is seen as critical to the growth of electric vehicles (Photo: RWE) Automakers Daimler and BMW are teaming up with key German automotive suppliers and electric utilities to build a common data platform for electric-vehicle charging. The two premium carmakers plan to form a joint venture ...

  • Daimler efficient house.automotiveIT

    Daimler tests inductive EV charging


    From March 2012, a Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-CELL, a 2nd generation smart fortwo electric drive and a smart ebike are available for the inhabitants of the efficient house (Photo: Daimler). Daimler will start testing inductive charging on a real car in an effort to make the refueling of electric vehicles easier. ...

  • Ford Leviton recharger.automotiveIT

    Leviton charging stations for Ford's Focus Electric on sale in US


    Ford’s home battery charger for the Focus Electric will cost $1,499 (Photo: Ford) Ford said specially designed home battery chargers for the Ford Focus Electric are now available at Ford dealers and at retailer Best Buy in the US. The rollout comes around six months before Ford plans to start ...

  • EV Schneider.automotiveIT

    Renault, Nissan, PSA and Mitsubishi develop joint battery recharging standard


    Carmakers would like to standardize battery recharging stations for electric vehicles (Photo: Schneider Electric) Four major carmakers have decided to coordinate development of a technical standard for the recharging of electric-vehicle batteries in Europe. The group, which consists of Renault and its alliance partner Nissan, PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and Mitsubishi Motors, will ...