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Efacec QC50 Chargers for SMUD

August 7, 2013 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

DC Unit for Sacramento with Multiple Customer Pay Options

Georgia-based Efacec is supplying its QC50 DC fast-chargers for electric vehicles to SMUD, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District in California. Efacec has an agreement with SemaConnect that will allow EV drivers to pay for their electricity by swiping a credit card, using a smartphone app, calling an 800 number or visiting a website, all via the SemaCharge network.
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Chrysler Forges Ahead with PHEVs

April 26, 2012 in EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Chrysler’s deployment of three plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District marks the start of a “vital second phase” of the automaker’s PHEV development efforts, as 25 Town & Country minivans have now been placed, as well as 140 Ram 1500 pickups.

The PHEV Town & Country vans feature a driveline with an E85-compatible, 3.6-liter Pentastar engine and a 12.1-kilowatt-hour, liquid-cooled, Electrovaya SuperPolymer brand lithium-ion battery affording a total output of 290 horsepower and a total range of 700 miles.
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