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Posts Tagged: CHAdeMO

Europe to ban CHAdeMO fast charging, and/or fast jumping to conclusions

InsideEVs recently ran an article with the provocative headline “European Parliament Prepares Draft Calling for Termination of CHAdeMO in Europe.” To anyone who’s been following the European fast charging standards “war” (or “issue” for those of a calmer disposition), this certainly sounds like a crazy idea. Predictably, this scare story generated dozens of reader comments… Read more »

CHAdeMO and Combo charging stakeholders call for cooperation at World EV Summit

The second World EV Summit, which took place in May in Lillestrøm, Norway, brought together over 150 industry specialists, representing automakers, charger manufacturers, local governments and other interested parties. Representatives of Europe’s two competing fast charging standards called for cooperation, rejecting any notion of a standards war (G-8 leaders, take note). Takafumi Anegawa, the founder… Read more »

Australian firm introduces a compact, dual-standard fast charger

Tritium, an Australian manufacturer of EV power electronic systems, has introduced what it calls “the world’s smallest footprint EV fast charger.” The Veefil is the first release in what the company says will be a new line of charging solutions. It has a power rating of 50 kW, and maximum output current of 125 amps…. Read more »

With CHAdeMO chargers proliferating, is the SAE Combo standard doomed?

Is there a fast-charging standards battle brewing (a la DVD vs Blu-ray, or VHS vs Betamax for those who can remember that far back), or has the battle been decided before one side even takes the field? In October 2012, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) published its new charging standard, which incorporates Level 2… Read more »

Rich Byczek on delayed battery overheating and stranded energy

(This article originally appeared in Charged Issue 6 – JAN/FEB 2013) EV standards gaps: Intertek’s Rich Byczek on two of the biggest safety concerns centered around batteries. The EV industry is young and evolving quickly – too quickly, in some cases, for the standards community to keep up.  The competing charging standards provide the most obvious example. There are… Read more »

Aloha Petroleum unveils fast chargers at Hawaii gas stations

The Paradise of the Pacific is already a great place to drive an EV – islands around the world are expected to be early adopters of electrification, thanks to high fuel prices and short driving distances. This week, emission-free driving on Oahu became even more convenient, as gas station operator Aloha Petroleum installed AeroVironment DC… Read more »

The state of EV charging: more questions than answers

As you may have guessed, we at Charged believe that electricity is the best way to power our vehicles in the post-fossil fuel era. Compared to other contending technologies (biofuels, natural gas, hydrogen), electricity is the most efficient, and our best shot to be truly sustainable. However, there’s a much more immediate reason why automakers… Read more »