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Posts Tagged: NREL

US installing workplace chargers at an impressive pace

Based on a report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the DOE says that between the last quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2021, 9,894 workplace chargers were installed in the US. The DOE defines workplace chargers as private charging stations for the use of employees only. The DOE reported that by… Read more »

NREL researchers, industry partners test Megawatt Charging System with up to 3.75 MW of power

Medium- and heavy-duty trucks, to say nothing of aviation and shipping, will require much more powerful charging facilities than those that now serve passenger cars. To get these heavy vehicles charged up in 15 to 20 minutes will require power levels of a megawatt or more, and transferring this much energy requires unique design in… Read more »

Task force to develop Megawatt Charging System for heavy-duty EVs

In September, an international task force including representatives of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) hosted a meeting of “leading OEMs, utilities, equipment manufacturers and suppliers” to test prototypes for a new charging system for heavy-duty vehicles: the Megawatt Charging System (MCS). The task force says the test, which… 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 »

Forge Nano to commercialize NREL-developed solid electrolyte coatings

The DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has entered into an exclusive license agreement with Forge Nano to commercialize NREL’s patented battery materials and systems. A feature of the technology is the encapsulation of materials with solid electrolyte coatings that can be designed to meet the needs of any battery application. These batteries feature a… Read more »

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 »