Charge your electric car on the move
ELECTRIC cars are clean, green and rather cool these days - even if they can’t compete with conventional vehicles in terms of battery life and driving range. These disadvantages could disappear, however, with a system for wirelessly charging cars as they speed down the highway.
And they say electric cars are just catching on…
(Source: electriccarsmagazine.com, via lamb-fish)
Nissan developing a 10-minute battery charger for electric vehicles
With the fear of losing power during a trip holding back many consumers from purchasing an electric vehicle, Nissan has discovered a new charging method that could get drivers back on the road in minutes.
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(Source: electriccarsmagazine.com, via positive-press-daily)
Last year the award deservedly went to the Chevy Volt. The winner this year isn’t as clear, since the nominees are on a level playing field.
Electric car at it’s finest
Electric 2012 Ford Focus now available to reserve online | The Verge
While it may not have the style of an electric DeLorean, Ford’s now letting consumers get in line for the 2012 all-electric Focus, which carries a base MSRP of $39,200. The Focus will be going head to head with Nissan’s Leaf and Chevy’s Volt in the expanding electric car market, but Ford is going into battle without announcing detailed mileage information. Nissan claims 100 miles per charge in the Leaf, while the Volt only gets 35 miles, but backs that up with a fuel-based electric generator that adds over 300 miles to its range. For Ford’s part, the only thing said on its site is that the Focus is “competitive with other electric vehicles on the market.”
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"What If Electric Cars Could Charge Without Plugs?" -
Four years ago, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed a technique for charging batteries without wires that could free gadget afficionados from the tyranny of wires. Now, Scientific American reports, some researchers are considering how that technology could be applied to largest of all consumer gadgets—electric vehicles.
Wireless car charging offers the tantalizing prospect of lifting the burden of charging from the consumer. If a car can charge without a wire, an EV driver can park and rush to a meeting without pausing to plug in. Wireless charging also means cars may be able to charge while they’re moving.
Bulgaria’s Capital Launches 1st Electric Car Charging Station
The installation of the very first electric car charging station in the Bulgarian capital Sofia begins Monday with an official groundbreaking ceremony.
The station will be located on 33 “Moskovska” street in downtown Sofia. There will be another 5 stations in the very heart of the capital – in the so-called blue parking zone – on the square in front of the Parliament, on “Macedonia” boulevard, two stations will be located on the “Alexander Stamboliyski” boulevard and another one – in the vicinity of the building of the Central Bank, BNB.
Initially, customers will pay by previously purchased vouchers and later - with credit and debit cards.
(Source: electriccarsmagazine.com, via euralmanac)
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