Posts Tagged charging

CharIN Association

The CharIN Association Aims for Single System To Cover All Charging Scenarios Up To 200 kW DC

Recently established CharIN Association presented an interesting brochure describing itself and the goal of providing a global standard for electric vehicle charging – CCS (Combined Charging System). CharIN is founded by group of German manufacturers (Audi, BMW, Daimler, Mennekes, Phoenix Contact, Porsche, TUV and Volkswagen) and supported by Ford and General…

3 days ago by Mark Kane 50

EVgo DC fast charger

California Issues $9 Million In Grants For DC Fast Chargers

The California Energy Commission announced nearly $9 million in grants for the installation of new DC fast chargers. Installations have logically been selected along major state freeways and highways from San Diego to the Oregon border. Four companies were granted dollars in the program: Chargepoint Inc. EV Connect Inc. NRG EV Services…

1 week ago by Mark Kane 22

2016 Nissan LEAF & CHAdeMO plug

Potential Nissan Options In The Case Of CHAdeMO Withdrawal

Nissan is the most important participant of the Japanese CHAdeMO Association.  One could even suggest due to the lack of participation by the other members of late, they are the only participant. For certain, Nissan is the strongest promoter of the CHAdeMO DC fast charging (including V2G capability) and has by far the most CHAdeMO-enabled cars on…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 134

hyundai sonata phv charging charge port CAIS 2016

Electric Vehicle Charging Options In The U.S.

Most electric vehicle veterans and enthusiasts are familiar with the topic of EV charging and all its variations; but for those who are new (the rest of the 99% of new car sales) it’s still more black magic. U.S. DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy comes to the…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 16

German retailer Kaufland opens first Fast Charge stations for electric cars in Romania (source:

Kaufland Puts Romania On The EV Fast Charging Map

Romania in Eastern Europe isn’t often in the EV news, especially with only 24 pure electric cars registered in 2015 (up from 7 in 2014), but they are working on it. Recently Kaufland (of whom is the biggest retailer in Romania) announced the launch of the first fast charging network in the…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 0

2000 CCS chargers installed in Europe (data source: CCS Charge Map) - early April 2016

CCS Combo Exceeds 2,000 Installed Chargers In Europe

The number of CCS Combo chargers in Europe has increased 10 times over the past two years to just over 2,000 in total according to CCS Charge Map. 96% of those chargers are confirmed as open 24/7, and we believe the majority of those units are also equipped with CHAdeMO standard-plugs and/or 3-phase AC type…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 25