Posts Tagged charging

Mercedes S-Class PHEV

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class PHEV To Get Wireless Charging

Jochen Strenkert, of Mercedes hybrid powertrains, has announced that the next-gen Mercedes S-Class PHEV will employ wireless charging. Sternkert explained: “We already have a working prototype . . . battery capacity is predicted to double every five years, so the next S-Class plug-in will also have an increased range.” Mercedes…

1 week ago by Steven Loveday 6

BMW ChargeNow DC Fast

ChargeNow DC Fast Offers Free Fast Charging For i3 Buyers

Together with the announcement of 33 kWh BMW i3 (with 115 miles of all-electric range) available later this year, BMW reconfirmed availability of the ChargeNow DC Fast – free fast charging promotion. The project includes 25 major markets, where purchasing an i3 also nets the buyer 24 months of free access to…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 19

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…

4 weeks ago by Mark Kane 51

Volkswagen Golf GTE

Germany To Quadruple Number Of Charging Points To Over 20,000

The Ruling coalition in Germany says it intends to install an additional 15,000 charging points, according to German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt. With some 5,800 charging locations as of today, the new projects would nearly quadruple the total number to over 20,000. We believe that majority of those 15,000 stations…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 0

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 month ago by Mark Kane 22