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’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.