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Siemens developing a centralized computing architecture for EVs

Siemens, in partnership with EV manufacturer StreetScooter, is developing a centralized computing architecture for EVs that will make it possible to retrofit new features using a “plug-and-play” process, and to push software updates to vehicles as is currently done with smartphones (and Tesla vehicles). The RACE (Robust and Reliable Automotive Computing Environment for Future eCars)… Read more »

ABB and Volvo form partnership for bus fast charging

Swiss power and automation group ABB has announced a partnership with Volvo Buses to co-develop and commercialize electric and hybrid buses with open standards-based DC fast charging systems. The partners will develop a standardized system that can charge electric and hybrid buses quickly through an automatic roof-top connection system at bus stops, or through cabled… Read more »

Tritium Veefil Fast Charger earns UL compliance for sale in US and Canada

The Veefil Fast Charger, designed and manufactured in Australia by Brisbane-based Tritium, has already won a design award for its striking appearance. This week, on a more practical note, it earned a certificate of UL compliance for the US and Canada. Already compliant for operation in Europe and Australia, the Veefil can now be sold… Read more »

Results of California EV buyer survey now available online

The California Air Resources Board has published the results of a survey of plug-in vehicle buyers who received rebates from the state. The online data is available for researchers, policymakers and the public to learn about who is buying plug-in cars (PEVs) in California, and why. Between March 2010 and March 2014, about 191,000 PEVs… Read more »

Kyocera Solar Cycle Station enables use of EV batteries for backup power

Kyocera Communication Systems (KCCS) has installed a Solar Cycle Station for EVs at the headquarters of Shintec Hozumi in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The system uses solar-generated power to charge plug-in vehicle batteries, which can then be used as backup power in times of disaster. Kyocera’s Solar Cycle Station is a solar-powered recharging station that uses… Read more »

Nissan offers dual-standard capability in German DC fast charging network

Nissan has partnered with the Berlin-based electrical infrastructure provider Omexom to deploy a network of 100 DC rapid chargers across Germany. Omexom will be the project manager for the network roll-out. Charger locations will include dealers, fleet customers and real estate developments. Similar announcements are common enough these days, as the Japanese automaker aggressively expands… Read more »

Northumberland deploys 20 ABB multi-standard fast chargers

The UK is rapidly rolling out fast charging stations – over 500 to date – thanks in part to funding from the Department for Transport’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). The latest project to be announced is in Northumberland, where the County Council is installing 20 ABB multi-standard, triple-outlet public chargers. The ABB Terra… Read more »

Nissan to lead UK fast charger project

Nissan is getting behind fast charging in a big way. Shortly after unveiling a new incentive program for installers of CHAdeMO-compatible chargers in the US, the Japanese EV-maker has announced that it will help to build a network of rapid chargers throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. The Rapid Charge Network (RCN) will include 74… Read more »

Tesla to offer CHAdeMO fast charging adaptor in the US

Tesla is famous for doing things differently. That’s not just because the company likes to be contrary, but because it often believes it’s found a better way, and that’s certainly the case with the company’s proprietary fast charging standard. Tesla is steadily building its own network of Supercharger DC fast charging stations across the US… Read more »