Posts by Mark Kane

Tesla Supercharger

Ranking Tesla Superchargers Per Capita, Country & State

Tesla forum member BlueShift created a wonderful Tesla Supercharger service –, which besides the map, includes data on the number of Superchargers in different states and countries. The first graph is so big that you must enlarge it to see that California has ~20 open sites, just like Germany…

15 hours ago by Mark Kane 4

EV Power Station

Nichicon EVPS Now Compatible With Mitsubishi i-MiEV

At the 2014 CEATEC JAPAN, Nichicon announced that its EVPS (or EV Power Station) designed originally for the Nissan LEAF is now compatible with Mitsubishi Motors’ electric cars. EVPS is a bi-directional stand-alone CHAdeMO charger, which can charge i-MiEV and LEAF twice as quickly as on-board charger (6 kW) or…

1 day ago by Mark Kane 14

Renault’s Lineup Of Pure Electric Cars – Fluence Z.E., Twizy, Kangoo Z.E. and ZOE

Sales of Renault Electric Vehicles Up 29% In September

September was very good month for Renault electric car sales.  In fact, September was the first time this year when we see growth year-over-year for Renault’s EV sales. In total, Renault sold  ~1,899 units, which is 29% more than in September 2013. Excluding Twizy, the increase is even higher –…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 2


Volkswagen Buying Mobile 20 kW Chargers For Dealers In Europe

As we know, manufacturers who introduce electric cars on the market typically install charging points at dealerships. Normally, those are AC Level 2 stations and sometimes higher power DC chargers. Volkswagen recently selected IES Synergy as the supplier of 20 kW DC chargers for its European dealership network. Interesting is that…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 6

Sunswift eVe

Sunswift Solar Car Smashes 26-Year-Old EV World Record

It’s now official.  Australia’s top solar car racing team UNSW Sunswift eVe set in July a solar land speed record over a distance of 500 kilometres. The record of 106.966 km/h (almost 66.5 mph) was confirmed by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). This result is well above the previous…

3 days ago by Mark Kane 4

A123 Family Of Battery Products

Johnson Matthey Acquires A123′s Cathode Manufacturing Facility

Another part of A123 Systems was sold off as Johnson Matthey recently completed acquisition of A123’s cathode materials manufacturing facility in Changzhou, China. A123 Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wanxiang Group, sold this facility to rationalize its supply chain. A123 retained ownership of its intellectual property in battery materials. Johnson…

3 days ago by Mark Kane 0

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Production Restarts - Huge Backlog to Clear Before US Allocation

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Featured In Fully Charged

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the hero of the latest episode of the Fully Charged series. Robert Llewellyn prepared a review after 500+ miles of tests both on the highway and in the off-road conditions, being careful not to scratch the paint. As it turns out, Outlander PHEV realistically can achieve…

4 days ago by Mark Kane 23