Posts Tagged: quick chargers

ChargePoint installs its first DC quick charger at California hotel

ChargePoint, a network of independently owned charging stations that operates in 14 countries, has opened its first publicly available DC fast charging station at the Residence Inn by Marriott in San Juan Capistrano, California, just off Interstate 5. The Fuji Electric 25 kW, CHAdeMO-compliant charger is owned and operated by EVoasis. “The collaboration with Fuji… 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 »

Nissan and Ecotricity install fast chargers at UK motorway service areas

  When one is on a long car trip in the UK, and is ready for a cup of tea and a bun, one stops at a motorway service area. These are the equivalent of what US Interstate drivers call rest areas, except that they also have restaurants, convenience stores, gas stations – and now… Read more »

Hawaii gets free DC fast chargers

Thanks to a cooperative effort by Mitsubishi Motors, Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) and the State of Hawaii, the first of a network of DC fast charging stations will soon be installed at Ko Olina Resort, an upscale hotel, marina and golf course complex near Honolulu. Eaton’s partner Volta Industries will be installing the CHAdeMO-compliant chargers as… Read more »

Illinois Tollway rolls out a fast-charging network

  DC fast chargers went into service this week at four locations on the Illinois Tollway. The new charging stations, which can fill up an EV in under 30 minutes, are located at 7-Eleven stores at Tollway Oasis highway rest stops. The new towers of power were funded by the Chicago-Area EV Infrastructure Project, which… Read more »

Green fund makes big investment in Russian charging stations

  Add Russia to the growing list of countries that are rolling out ambitious EV charging networks. Enerfund, a Florida-based private equity firm that focuses on advanced energy sources and EVs, announced a partnership this week with Revolta, a Russian developer of charging infrastructure and other EV-related projects. Enerfund plans to invest up to 1.5… Read more »