All in blue, this German miss made her debut this week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The CrossBlue concept is a midsize crossover SUV that Volkswagen developed for the North American market. Under the hood, she’s a plug-in hybrid with a diesel engine, two electric motors and an all-wheel-drive system. … Read more »
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ABB launches new AC and DC fast charging station
The new charger supports the CHAdeMO standard, and features an attached AC charging cable. It is now on sale throughout Europe.
IPC’s new bi-directional Battery Converter offers vehicle-to-grid capability
Ideal Power Converters (IPC) announced that the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has successfully demonstrated vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capabilities using IPC’s bi-directional Battery Converter. V2G allows vehicles to exchange power with the electricity grid, providing benefits such as local peak demand reduction. IPC’s wall-mounted Battery Converter is based on a hardware platform… Read more »
SAE releases new combo charger standard for plug-in vehicles
Love it or hate it, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)’s long-awaited standard for plug-in vehicle charging has been approved and published. The new revision to the J1772 standard incorporates AC Levels 1 and 2 (up to 80 amps), and DC Levels 1 and 2 (up to 200 amps), and allows all to be combined on a… Read more »
Visteon launches thermal management products for lithium-ion batteries
The battery contact heat exchangers and battery chillers are designed to maintain temperatures within tight ranges specified by automakers, allowing optimal performance and extended cycle life.
Swiss power systems giant ABB joins the US fast charging party
The Terra 51 DC fast charger earned UL certification a few weeks ago, and the company has big plans for production and installation across the country.
Tesla touts its service plan, Model S gets creepy
The latest edition of Tesla’s blog sings the praises of its service contracts, and announces that the company will be opening several new service centers.
Find your niche: Balqon Corporation targets short haul drayage tractors
Electric vehicles (EVs) have their partisans and detractors. Supporters see the be-all and end-all transportation solution, while opponents argue the technology is too young. Somewhere between the two extremes lies the truth: today’s commercially available EVs have strengths and weaknesses compared to internal combustion engine (ICEs). The strong points include lower operating costs and lack… Read more »
Ford’s new plug-ins
Ford’s recent launch of the Focus Electric, and the upcoming launches of the Fusion Energi and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids, are major milestones for the American EV industry. The Focus Electric claims the title of the only pure EV currently available from the Big Three US automakers, and the Fusion Energi and C-MAX Energi will… Read more »
Fisker switches CEOs: LaSorda out, Posawatz in
Fisker Automotive has named Tony Posawatz its new CEO and President. He replaces Tom LaSorda, who took the job only in February.