There is a very strong possibility that the grid (or aspects of the network) won’t keep pace with the ultimate rate of EV adoption.
These days, when a major automaker unveils an electric car it gets a lot of press. That's because electric cars are cool, special and futuristic. Someday, though, electric cars will just be cars.
Sweden’s ambitious plan to drastically cut emissions from transport by bringing millions of electric cars onto the road could be derailed by a lack of power capacity for new charging stations in major cities.
EVgo, USA's largest public fast charging network, announced today that it has completed or has in construction 14 battery storage systems located at 11 fast charging stations, the largest deployment of battery storage systems at public fast charging stations in the nation.
The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) released a note that car CO2 emissions in Europe (new sales) is increasing, which will make difficult to meet the required levels.
2018 has been a year that has continued the decade’s increasing focus on global climate change, with countries all around the world reacting (in different degrees) to the problems we tackle as a whole due to carbon emissions, many of which are directly tied to transport.
BMW AG and Porsche unveiled a charging station that can jolt electric vehicles with enough power to drive 100 kilometers (62 miles) in less than three minutes, pushing ahead of Tesla Inc. in the race to make battery-powered cars more convenient.
Electric vehicles make up only a small percentage of the global fleet of cars, but perhaps not for much longer. In some countries sales of EVs are soaring and overtaking sales of traditional cars. It’s no longer hard to imagine that the next generation will view the internal combustion engine in much the same way as we view the horse and cart - a relic of times past.
Chakratec and Wien Energie Launched the World’s First High Power EV Charger With Chakratec’s Kinetic Power Booster at the Vienna International Airport
The project, first of its kind in the world, comes after a successful pilot that was held at Wien Energie's premises in the past year. The system is located at the "arrival's" parking lot and will serve EV drivers as of this month.
Chakratec has developed a local storage solution for electric vehicle charging based on kinetic storage technology, enabling the installation of fast chargers in the distribution grid, and offering charging availability whenever and wherever needed.
Chakratec’s charging technology for example is very exciting for ŠKODA customers, who may soon be driving an electric ŠKODA. Chakratec has developed an innovative kinetic energy storage technology, with unlimited high-power charge and discharge cycles. By Boosting and stabilizing the power grid, Chakratec is enabling the deployment of fast charging stations – practically anywhere, with no need to upgrade the infrastructure and by that reducing the economic risk of the fast charging stations roll-out. Since it is a mechanical and not a chemical battery, it is also totally green and environmentally friendly.
Chakratec is now launching a full service for engineering, procurement, set up, operation and service management of local, ‘Micro’ EV charging networks for Utilities, Communities, Municipalities, Corporations, Fleet owners, EV entrepreneurs and other location partners.
Israeli startup is starting its first deployments in Europe. The technology puts a very modern spin on the old-fashioned flywheel.
Chakratec Ltd., an Israel-based battery startup, raises $4.4 million as it tackles some of the last obstacles holding back electric car.