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EV charging spikes demand for wireless smart grid

Source: OpenLV

Private LTE offers power utilities a dynamic, standards-backed communications infrastructure to support their smart grid The patterns of generation and consumption are making unprecedented demands on the electricity power grid. Distributed sources such as wind, solar and micro-grid are creating intermittent and reverse power flows in the networks that connect …

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“Trackless electric train” tested in China

Electrans train

China’s CRRC promises an electric train without tracks, but range and charging times may need improvement Electric trams and trains are a favourite of efficient transport planners, but cities do not always have the infrastructure, space or budget to create new systems. One solution proposed by China’s CRRC Corp. is …

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Germany’s Tank & Rast expands charging to 150kW

Tank & Rast charging

E.ON and Tank & Rast are collaborating on the rapid charging of electric vehicles at over 90 motorway service stations throughout Germany. At over 90 Tank & Rast locations across Germany, E.ON is installing next-generation EV charging columns. With 150 kilowatts (kW), these will have three times the charging capacity …

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DriveElectric launches V2G service

Mike Potter from DriveElectric signing the MOU for V2G chargers with Masahiro Ishiyama, Senior General
Manager, and Hiroshi Seki, Business Group Leader, NICHICON CORPORATION, at LCV2017

Vehicle to Grid (V2G) charging equipment allows EV owners to help balance the UK’s electricity grid UK- based fleet operator DriveElectric has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Japanese manufacturer NICHICON Corp. to sell and operate the company’s V2G chargers in the UK. V2G charging equipment allows EV owners to …

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E-STOR breathes second life into EV charging network

2016 Renault Zoe and E-STOR
Source: Renault

Groupe Renault and Connected Energy have announced a partnership using second-life batteries at EV charging points. The partnership recycles Renault batteries and uses them as in new, static energy storage solutions. Prototypes have already been successfully installed at two locations in Belgium and Germany. Ireland-based Connected Energy has developed the E-STOR system …

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Delaware launches workplace charging programme

Wilmington, Delaware

US state to offer rebates of up to 75% on workplace charging equipment Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is looking to encourage businesses, non-profit organizations, and local governments to install EV charging stations for employee use, via the newly launched Delaware Workplace Charging Program. Participants in …

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VW continues robotic charging partnership

Source: Volkswagen

Volkswagen and Kuka have confirmed the extension of a strategic partnership that hopes to provide innovative solutions for EV charging and parking. Volkswagen recently announced that it has signed a Cooperation Contract with Kuka Robotics to further analyse two particular areas of mobility. The Volkswagen Group wants to use the …

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