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FIA Formula E Race in Long Beach April 2

March 28, 2016 in Electric Drive, event, EVs, EVSE by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Saturday Event Is Round 6 of All-Battery World Circuit

Organizers are girding for Round 6 of this year’s FIA Formula E 100% battery-electric race, which makes its only U.S. stop in Long Beach, Calif. on Saturday, April 2.
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FIA Formula E Race in Long Beach April 2

March 22, 2016 in Electric Drive, event, EVs, EVSE by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Saturday Event Is Round 6 of All-Battery World Circuit

Organizers are girding for Round 6 of this year’s FIA Formula E 100% battery-electric race, which makes its only U.S. stop in Long Beach, Calif. on Saturday, April 2.

Nine teams, each with two drivers, are currently competing in the ten-city circuit, which commenced in Beijing in October and will finish in London in July.
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Mojo Eases Wireless Charging with HATCI

July 10, 2015 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, EVSE, Research, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

DoE Support Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center-Mojo Work
Aimed at Boosting Appeal of EVs by Making Charging Convenient

Michigan’s Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc. is working with Santa Clara, Calif.-based Mojo Mobility to further develop a versatile and efficient wireless system for electric vehicle charging. updated July 20
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Evatran Plugless Charging for Sweden

May 18, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs, Research by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First Large-Scale Demonstration Outside North America
To Gauge Whether Wireless Charging Boosts the Use of EVs

Richmond, Va.-based Evatran reports the first large-scale demonstration of its technology outside North America, as upwards of 20 of its Plugless brand wireless inductive electric vehicle charging units are to be installed in Sweden.
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Two Amp Wireless Buses for BARTA

August 10, 2013 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

All-Electric Vehicles with Momentum Dynamics Charging This Summer

Ohio’s Amp Electric Vehicles says it’s delivering the first of two all-electric paratransit buses to be operated by the Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority outside Philadelphia later this summer.
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Bombardier’s Inductive Battery Bus

June 3, 2013 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Improved Primove Vehicle Unveiled at UITP Meeting in Geneva

Canadian passenger railcar (and airplane) manufacturer Bombardier took the occasion of last week’s UITP meeting in Geneva to unveil new features for its “Primove” transit bus, part of a system allowing fully electric operation by charging the vehicle during its work day via inductive power units built into the route roadway.
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Amp & Momentum for Wireless Paratransit

December 21, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

BARTA to Test Two Battery Vehicles with Inductive Charging

Ohio’s Amp Electric Vehicles and Pennsylvania’s Momentum Dynamics will test wireless EV charging on paratransit vehicles with the Reading, Pa.-based Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority, beginning in the first quarter of 2013. A new Amp-Momentum joint venture will convert two Ford E-450 chassis to electric operation.
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Daimler to Test Conductix-Wampfler Inductive Charging in Berlin

January 2, 2012 in Uncategorized by rich  |  No Comments

‘Electric Car Unplugged’

Germany’s Daimler will test a Conductix-Wampfler inductive charging system as part of a multifaceted battery electric vehicles project in Berlin.

The government-supported Effizienzhaus-Plus mit Elektromobilität initiative combines zero-emission living with zero-emission driving.

Daimler and the German government will evaluate Conductix-Wampfler inductive electric vehicle charging -- and 100% zero-emission living -- at this house in Berlin beginning in March 2012

Daimler and the German government will evaluate Conductix-Wampfler inductive electric vehicle charging — and 100% zero-emission living — at this house in Berlin beginning in March 2012. more information on the haus, with a webcam, at this German government (and German language) website

Daimler is providing a battery electric Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell sedan equipped for Conductix-Wampfler inductive charging (as well as a second-generation Smart Fortwo two-seater, and a Smart EBike).

“We are keen to find out how the inductive charging process proves in daily use,” said Herbert Kohler, head of e-drive and future mobility in the research and advanced development department at Daimler AG. “We have already demonstrated the essential feasibility of the technology,” Kohler said in a release. “The experience in day-to-day use will now provide important pointers for the further course of development.

“A number of technical and financial issues also need to be resolved before we can really assess the marketability of this technology,” Kohler said.

According to Conductix-Wampfler, the “efficiency of the system admittedly still doesn’t match charging by cable, but is with 90% already very promising and only slightly beneath cable based solutions, if all components from socket to battery are taken into account.” Daimler has two inductive charging stations in daily tests at its Böblingen-Hulb (Stuttgart) engineering facility, Conductix-Wampfler says.

The Effizienzhaus project involves a family of four living in a house in Berlin that’s “intended to generate more electricity than it consumes… surplus electricity can be used to recharge battery-powered electric vehicles, for example – the home as a personal filling station,” Daimler says, thus “seamlessly incorporating the area of electric mobility.”

Daimler, as part of Germany's Effizienzhaus Plus mit Elektromobilität program, will test inductive charging on a battery electric E-Cell vehicle in Berlin using an 'unplugged' Conductix-Wampfler system

Daimler, as part of Germany’s Effizienzhaus Plus mit Elektromobilität program, will test inductive charging on a battery electric E-Cell vehicle in Berlin using an ‘unplugged’ Conductix-Wampfler system

“Both the inductive and the cable-based charging devices are harmonically integrated in the house’s architecture,” the automaker says. “The coordinated design means that the family will feel totally at home in the cars, thus communicating the concept of integrated sustainable home living and motoring on a visual and an emotional level.”

A family of four is to live in the house on an experimental basis for 15 months.

The Effizienzhaus-Plus mit Elektromobilität project was inaugurated in Berlin on December 7 by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Peter Ramsauer, member of the Bundestag and Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs.



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