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Battery Financing Lowers Cost of EVs, Increases Value Through Second-Life Applications

Hyundai Motor Company, the government of South Korea, a Korean taxi company, LG Energy Solution, and logistics company Hyundai Glovis this month signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to demonstrate the commercial benefits of leasing electric vehicles and their batteries separately from each other. Leasing batteries independently is financially appealing …

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Electrified Roadways Continue to Achieve Milestones

Israel-based ElectReon, along with Volkswagen and Eurovia, was recently selected to provide the technology for eCharge, a project funded by the Roads Innovation Program of the German Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt). The goal of the €1.9 project is to develop an economical and functional solution for inductively charging electric vehicles …

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Map of U.S. highway corridors with EV charging.

Research Confirms DC Fast Charging and Public Level 2 Charging Greatly Increase EV Utilization

Researchers from MIT this month reported that public direct current (DC) fast charging (120 kW) and ubiquitous public Level 2 charging (6.6 kW) greatly increase the number of days per year that fully electric vehicles (Battery Electric Vehicles or BEVs) will satisfy all driving needs. Given the high costs and challenges …

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New Retail Layouts With EV Charging Deliver a High-Value Customer Experience

The surge in curbside pickup and drive-thru is spurring a major rethinking of how to configure convenience stores and quick serve restaurants to give customers multiple ways to order and pickup food and receive other useful services such as electric vehicle charging, all on the same site. Public EV charging, which remains …

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EV Chargers Go Upscale

When Automobili Pininfarina’s fully electric Battista supercar is released, owners won’t have to worry about figuring out which home charger to get. The world-renowned design house teamed up with Swiss electric vehicle charger manufacturer and network operator Green Motion SA to produce a bespoke home charger designed not only for function, but also for aesthetics. …

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