OEMs have made remarkable improvements to the EV powertrain over recent years to extend range, reduce costs, and improve the driving experience. Another key item that will help drive greater consumer acceptance of full-electric vehicles is faster charging times. Progress in achieving 400 A+ and less than 30-minute charging has been slow due to limitations… Read more »
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TE Connectivity has announced its new EVC 80 for hybrid and electric vehicles. The EVC 80’s crucial feature is its relatively low maximum amperage of 80 A, which allows it to be used as either a main or auxiliary contactor. Its compact design also features improved heat dissipation, and allows it to be used in… Read more »
Florida-based CarCharging, which inherited the Blink public charging network from bankrupt ECOtality, has announced plans to upgrade its chargers, restoring the amperage from 24 Amps to its maximum capacity of 30 Amps. About two years ago, users began to report of problems with Blink level 2 charging stations at power levels above 3.3 kW. ECOtality… Read more »
As it stands today, Ohio State’s Buckeye Bullet 1 holds the US record speed for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) at 314.958 mph, its Venturi Buckeye Bullet 2 holds the world record for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles at 302.877 mph, and the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 2.5 holds the world record for BEVs at 307.666 mph. … Read more »
The German start-up wants to make public charging deployment more efficient.