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Zunum’s plug-in hybrid plane will use a turbine from Safran Helicopter Engines

Washington-based Zunum Aero is developing a plug-in hybrid aircraft, which it believes will revolutionize the regional short-haul air travel market. Now Zunum (profiled in the July/August 2017 issue of Charged) has announced that its ZA10 aircraft, which it plans to launch in the early 2020s, will use a turboshaft from Safran Helicopter Engines. Safran’s new… Read more »

German utility innogy acquires PlugShare maker Recargo

innogy eMobility US, a subsidiary of German utility Innogy, has acquired software firm Recargo, maker of the PlugShare charging app. PlugShare is a network-agnostic EV charging application designed to give EV drivers accurate, up-to-date data for all charging stations, regardless of operator. It aims to provide a complete database of every charging location in the… Read more »

Hubject connects over 70,000 chargers in 26 countries, and it’s bringing that expertise stateside

Easier EV charging interoperability en route to North America When your EV is running low on range, the last thing you want to do is waste time hunting down a spot to charge it. When driving an ICE vehicle, you can pull up to any gas station and fill your tank. With an EV, it’s not… Read more »

Charge like A supercap, store like a battery: ZapGo’s carbon-ion technology

Imagine an EV that could add 300 miles of range with a 5-minute charge – roughly the same amount of time it takes to refuel an ICE vehicle. Many companies are working on technologies to enable faster charging, which would be a huge win for EV adoption. ZapGo, based in Oxford, UK and Charlotte, North… Read more »

Accell’s AxFAST portable EV charger works at 120 or 240 volts

Sometimes you need to charge on the go, and while public chargers are steadily becoming more common, the sad truth is that they are often occupied or out of order, or just won’t work for unknown reasons. Most plug-in vehicles come with a Level 1 charging cable, but wouldn’t it convenient to have a portable… Read more »

New eoALM adds automatic load management to non-smart EV chargers

UK EVSE manufacturer EO Charging has launched a self-contained unit that adds automatic load management capabilities to the company’s “non-smart” chargers. The eoALM module is aimed at multiple-EV households, apartment complexes and businesses with small plug-in fleets. When combined with one of EO’s eoMini or eoBasic chargers, the unit constantly monitors the energy profile of… Read more »

NREL demonstrates wirelessly charged electric van

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has launched a one-year demonstration of an -electric Zenith Motors van, modified to enable wireless charging. NREL is operating the vehicle in its employee shuttle fleet. “Under NREL’s direction, the shuttle was modified to incorporate Momentum Dynamics’ wireless-charging system – an addition that is enhancing our vehicle electrification and… Read more »

Paris pulls the plug on Bolloré’s Autolib electric car-sharing service

French conglomerate Bolloré launched its Autolib electric car-sharing service in Paris in 2011, and later expanded to other French cities, as well as London, Indianapolis and Los Angeles. Unfortunately, the Paris operation has died. After a very public dispute, the syndicate that brought together the 103 partner municipalities, including Paris, in Île-de-France, terminated its contract… Read more »

Andersen home charger hides the cable for a stylish look

As charging stations become part of the landscape, more companies are paying attention to how they look. A new home charger from Andersen discreetly hides the cable and plug inside a sleek and compact compartment, and offers a choice of metal and wood covers in eight stylish colors. The Andersen A1 offers a power level… Read more »

Steady growth of Nordic plug-in sales falters

Plug-in vehicle sales in the Nordic countries have been soaring for over two years, setting one sales record after another. However, that trend stalled in the first quarter of this year, Insero reports. In the first three months of 2018, 24,893 plug-in vehicles were sold in Norway, Finland, Sweden, and Denmark, compared to 27,640 sold… Read more »