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June 24, 2014 in Electric Drive, EVs, Infrastructure, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Car Charging Group Says Immediately It Will Integrate It with Blink

Miami Beach-based Car Charging Group says it will take up Elon Musk’s proclamation that Tesla Motors won’t enforce its many electric vehicle patents, and will integrate Tesla’s EV charging technology into Blink EV charging stations.

The Tesla wall of patents is no more.

The Tesla wall of patents is no more.

CarCharging notes that Tesla’s Model S currently includes an adaptor for SAE’s J1772 connector, which is the standard for public EV charging stations in North America. CarCharging expects to take this interchangeability further, “incorporating the technology of Tesla Motors’ charging port into Blink charging stations” – and accommodating as well as the J1772 combo that allows DC fast charging.

“By integrating these charging ports and connectors with its current J1772 and CHAdeMO connectors, CarCharging will expand the charging options currently available for EV drivers,” states a CarCharging release.

‘A Solution Compatible for All EV Drivers’

“Like Tesla Motors, CarCharging believes that the market potential for electric vehicles is vast and we are dedicated to doing all that we can to assist in its acceleration,” said CarCharging founder and CEO Michael Farkas said in a release. “By sharing its technologies, Tesla Motors provides CarCharging with the ability to leverage all of the locations in its portfolio and offer a solution that is compatible for all EV drivers, which is a win-win for the drivers and the industry.”

Musk wants a nicer world.

Musk wants a nicer world.

Tesla chief Elon Musk said earlier this month that patents prominently displayed at bits Palo Alto, Calif. headquarters have been removed, and that “Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.”

“Tesla Motors was created to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport,” Musk said in a blog post. “If we clear a path to the creation of compelling electric vehicles, but then lay intellectual property landmines behind us to inhibit others, we are acting in a manner contrary to that goal.”

Musk Wants More EVs for a Better Planet

“Electric car programs (or programs for any vehicle that doesn’t burn hydrocarbons) at the major manufacturers are small to non-existent, constituting an average of far less than 1% of their total vehicle sales,” Musk wrote.

“Given that annual new vehicle production is approaching 100 million per year and the global fleet is approximately 2 billion cars, it is impossible for Tesla to build electric cars fast enough to address the carbon crisis. By the same token, it means the market is enormous.

“Our true competition is not the small trickle of non-Tesla electric cars being produced, but rather the enormous flood of gasoline cars pouring out of the world’s factories every day.”

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Source: Car Charging Group & Tesla with Fleets & Fuels follow-up



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