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DoE launches call for fast-charge tech

CCS fast-charging system

DoE’s Vehicle Technologies Office seeks technologies for extreme fast charging and batteries capable of handling large charge capacities while matching energy density and costs The US government has launched a new tranche of grant funding for advanced EV charging technologies. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), working …

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ABB flash charges e-bus in 20 seconds

Electric flash charging mechanism on a Geneva TOSA bus

ABB lays claim to the world’s fastest flash-charging connection technology ABB has won a US$20 million order from Swiss bus manufacturer HESS to supply its flash-charging technology for 20 e-buses and related infrastructure for the French city of Nantes. The buses will be operated by public transport operator, Société d’Economie …

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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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Gov. Brown signs raft of California ZEV bills

Street traffic in Los Angeles, California.

50% of California light duty fleet and 15% of heavy vehicle fleet to be electric by 2025 Already one of the most ambitious political forces in terms of EV adoption, California is putting even further legislative power behind zero-emission technologies. October 10 saw State Governor Jerry Brown sign 11 bills …

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