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BMW’s Compact DC Fast-Charger

August 1, 2014 in Electric Drive, EVs, Infrastructure, New Products, Plug-In 2014 by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Multiple Electric Vehicle and ChargePoint Network Compatibility,
A ‘Milestone’ in the Development of DC Fast Charge Infrastructure

BMW has introduced a 24-kilowatt a DC fast charger, developed with Bosch and manufactured by IES in France. The unit is half the size of currently available DC chargers, is compatible with multiple electric vehicles and the ChargePoint network, BMW says, and is “significantly more affordable.”

this item was initially posted immediately prior to Plug-In 2014,
on July 28, and has been revised and re-posted at BMW’s request


Daimler Details eSmart Production

December 11, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Battery and Fossil Fuel Cars Built on Same Hambach Line

Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz unit is claiming the first series production of an electric vehicle in Europe as the battery version of the two-seat Smart Fortwo car is manufactured at Hambach, France. Both electric and combustion-engine cars are built on the same line at the $260 million facility, dubbed “Smartville.”

eSmart III Production Commences

June 19, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Third-Generation Battery Fortwo Cars in Hambach, France

Daimler-Mercedes has commenced production of the third-generation battery electric version of the Smart Fortwo two-seater, using new batteries and a new drivetrain.

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