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Utilities must invest in technology to cope with growth of renewables and EVs

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Increased EV adoption will put strain on distribution networks Distribution utilities need to adopt new technologies and new ways of thinking to slash the cost of integrating renewable energy generators, electric vehicles and other distributed energy resources (DER) into their grids, according to the latest white paper from Smarter Grid …

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Volvo Group Venture Capital invests in wireless electric charging

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Volvo Group Venture Capital will invest in Momentum Dynamics’ wireless charging technology Volvo Group Venture Capital AB, a subsidiary of the Volvo Group, has announced an investment in Momentum Dynamics – a leading company in high power wireless charging of electric vehicles. Momentum Dynamics is a Philadelphia-based company developing and …

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ZAPINAMO launches world’s first ‘power boosted’ rapid EV charging system

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ZAPINAMO’s technology can boost an ordinary grid-based power supply into a fast charger ZAPINAMO, a Coventry-based electric vehicle charging infrastructure innovations company, has developed a patented EV charging system utilising battery stored energy to ‘power boost’ a nominal grid supply into a rapid or ultra-fast charge unit. This reduces the …

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Massachusetts grid to invest to meet 21st century energy needs

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Part of National Grid’s funding will go to ensure greater access to EV charging Continuing its commitment to meet the evolving energy needs of its 1.3 million Massachusetts customers, National Grid has filed a request with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) to update its electric distribution rates and …

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Opel Engineering Centre to receive over 160 charging stations for EV research

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Opel will use the chargers to develop an optimised intelligent charging system The Engineering Centre at Opel’s company headquarters in Rüsselsheim will become a laboratory for electric-mobility. Together with Kassel University, along with charging infrastructure specialists FLAVIA IT and PLUG’n CHARGE, the carmaker will conduct research into the ideal setup …

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Nissan and EDF Energy partner to advance low carbon transport

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Nissan will provide EDF Energy with second-life batteries to power the UK’s electricity grid The UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity and one of Britain’s leading car manufacturers are joining forces to work together on a number of projects that will support the adoption of electric vehicles and energy generation …

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Groupe Renault unveils France’s first Smart Island on Belle-Île-En-Mer

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Belle-Île-en-Mer residents can hire Renault ZOE and Kangoo ZE EVs Groupe Renault has unveiled a brand new joint project known as FlexMob’île, in association with its partners, the Belle-Île-en-Mer Community of Communes, Morbihan Energies, Les Cars Bleus and Enedis. The aim of this smart electric ecosystem is to facilitate the …

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