Honda will lease 18 fast-charging e-scooters to the Barcelona City Council as part of its European demonstration program for the zero-emissions technology.
Infracharge's new product, the Chargemaster FastCharge, chucks out a whopping 32A (7kW) current, more than twice the amount offered by today's charging posts.
Electric car charging is set to get a whole lot quicker. Infracharge will shortly roll out out a new set of charging stations it says can recharge electric cars in as little as 2.5 hours
Electric vehicles equipped with fast-charging capability are headed to production and will be on the road next year. Will Ecotality's charging stations soon be set up at malls and gas stations?
Electric vehicles equipped with fast-charging capability are headed to production and will be on the road next year. All that's needed to reduce the charging time for these cars from hours to minutes are Level 3 440-volt fast-charging stations. But to date, none are public. Ecotality, a clean technology company in Scottsdale, Arizona, wants to fill that void. Ecotality designs and sells these rapid rechargers for $15,00-$35,000, depending on the structure requirements, mostly to warehouses and airports for fleet vehicles. But drivers may soon be charging up at these stations in shopping malls and gas stations in the near future. Ecotality spokesman Colin Read said that these charging stations will help extend the range of all-electric vehicles and ease consumer anxiety of getting stuck on the road with a dead battery.
Telsa Motor's Model S sedan -- set to debut March 26 -- will have be 440-volt fast-charging capability, wrote Rachel Konrad, spokesperson for Tesla Motors in an email.
Batteries. Getting them cool is hot.
The 30 minutes used to be the gold standard when it came to charging electric car batteries. But JFE Engineering, a Japanese energy technology company, has unveiled a way to recharge batteries in one tenth of that time.
Hertz has added electric cars, such as the Mitsubishi iMiev and Nissan Leaf to its rental fleet, with electric bikes available too on hourly and daily rates.