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Duke Energy pilot supports charging infrastructure in South Carolina

Duke Energy has proposed a three-year, $10.4-million pilot initiative to support the installation of charging stations in South Carolina. The pilot is comprised of four programs with the overarching goal of understanding the impact increased EV adoption will have on the electrical grid: Residential EV Charging Program – Provides rebates for up to 400 residential… Read more »

SAE releases new J3068 specification for charging of medium- and heavy-duty EVs

SAE International has published its recommended practice for plug-in charging of heavy-duty EVs. The new J3068 standard allows vehicles to fully utilize three-phase AC power. Presenting a symmetric three-phase load enhances grid stability, especially at high power levels. SAE J3068 standardizes an AC three-phase-capable charging coupler and digital control protocols, offering sufficient power and reliability… Read more »

New study finds V2G discharging harmful to EV batteries

Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology is seen as a potentially valuable resource for balancing electrical grids and facilitating the use of renewable energy. However, a new study by a team at the University of Hawaii suggests that the additional cycling to discharge vehicle batteries to the grid is detrimental to battery performance. In “Durability and reliability of… Read more »

Groupe PSA and partners launch GridMotion smart charging project

Groupe PSA and several partners have launched a new project to evaluate smart charging technology. The idea is to reduce an EV driver’s electricity bill by shifting charging times to periods of lower electricity prices. Further savings could be achieved by providing grid balancing services through a Vehicle to Grid (V2G) system. The two-year GridMotion… Read more »

Wireless charging and autonomous vehicles will mobilize the smart city

By Alex Gruzen, CEO of WiTricity There’s no question that autonomous electric vehicles are coming. From Google and Uber to Tesla, BMW and Nissan, the world’s most innovative brands are conceiving and bringing to market entirely new modes of transportation that will revolutionize the ways in which we travel. According to Navigant Research, by 2035… Read more »

US Army microgrid features bidirectional EV chargers

It’s not just trees and money that are green – it’s also the color of military uniforms. The US Army is a pioneer in electric mobility and renewable energy, especially in the field of microgrids – small independent smart grids that can power an entire military base. Last December, the Army Corps of Engineers commissioned… Read more »

Rhombus Energy Solutions to use Wolfspeed’s silicon carbide devices

Rhombus Energy Solutions, a provider of EV charging and power conversion technology, has announced that Wolfspeed (NYSE: WOLF) will supply its EV2flex line of charging products with silicon carbide MOSFETs, improving the products’ efficiency, power density and charging times. Wolfspeed’s 1,200 V silicon carbide MOSFETs will power Rhombus’s new EV2flex-120 charging infrastructure. Rhombus’s EV2flex charging… Read more »

CPUC approves three new PG&E vehicle-to-grid pilots

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved $11.7 million in funding for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to develop three new pilot programs to test ways in which bidirectional EVs and chargers can provide power to the electric grid and various benefits to customers. PG&E will test bidirectional charging technology in a variety… Read more »

Nissan unveils prototype production facility for solid-state batteries

Nissan has unveiled a prototype production facility for laminated all-solid-state battery cells, which the company aims to bring to market in 2028. This prototype facility, within the Nissan Research Center in Kanagawa Prefecture, is designed to promote the development of solid-state-batteries. Nissan plans to establish a pilot production line at its Yokohama Plant in 2024,… Read more »

Porsche demonstrates V2G application with five Taycans

One of the hottest trends in the EV world is bidirectional charging, which promises to allow EV batteries to be used to provide services to the electrical grid. Now Porsche has partnered with German grid operator TransnetBW to conduct “a realistic pilot test” to demonstrate that “electrical balancing power can be stored in the high-voltage… Read more »