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Continental’s AllCharge system promises 150km in 5 minutes

Concept art for AllCharge - the bidirectional system opens up new applications for the vehicle battery.

The AllCharge system could be a USB-style solution to charging, enabling all EVs to use all infrastructure Although perhaps best known for its tyres, Continental is keen to show off its expertise in the field of electric mobility. This week saw a series of announcements for the sector. Most notably, …

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Chargepoint signs deal with UK’s Instavolt

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Partnership will see more than 200 new charging stations deployed across the country EV charging network operator ChargePoint has signed a partnership deal with UK-based InstaVolt to deploy DC rapid-charge technology across the country. Instavolt will purchase more than 200 ChargePoint rapid charge systems, making long distance EV travel easier …

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Edmunds too quick to suggest gloomy outlook for EVs

Source: Renault-Nissan and Transdev

Rather than drawing correlations between a cut in incentives and a dead EV market, this study indicates that more accurate research is needed. For example, further market research into the stage in the buying process at which people begin looking at boring things like rebates and financial incentives. When do people get excited about EVs? Do people look into purchasing an EV to save money, to save the environment, or with an eye on the future of oil reserves? Are EVs still a niche because of lack of financial incentive, or because of lack of charging stations?

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New York architects propose urban EV “charging towers”

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Ennead Architects has based the concept on “parking carousels” and would include both conventional and supercharging capabilities A New York-based architecture firm has unveiled an innovative concept to facilitate EV charging infrastructure in cities. Ennead Architects developed the concept for an undisclosed Shanghai-based client as part of its ‘Ennead Lab’ …

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New Charge NY campaign launched by Governor

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Andrew Cuomo backs 450 new charging stations and a plan for an EV “model city” March 6 saw Governor of New York state, Andrew Cuomo, announce a new EV campaign that includes the installation of charging stations, incentives for employers to encourage employees to drive electric vehicles and a public …

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San Francisco to make infrastructure “100% electric vehicle ready”

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City to require that all new buildings and parking lots accommodate EV charging As the spiritual home of cutting-edge technology, it is perhaps unsurprising that San Francisco has one of the largest concentrations of EVs in the world. Also unsurprising, then, is this week’s announcement by Mayor Edwin M. Lee …

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