Category: Electric Vehicles / Transportation

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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Extreme EV: Electric Mobility (and Luxury) Goes Off-Road

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz AG this week showcased the EQC 4×4², a heavily modified version of the company’s fully electric EQC 400 4MATIC. The one-off EQC 4×4² is designed to demonstrate electric vehicles’ extreme off-road capabilities and provides a glimpse into future offerings. While EVs to date have mostly focused on …

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Scania Expands Heavy Duty Electric Truck Market

Scania today launched a series of electric trucks, some plug-in hybrid and others fully electric, with the aim to be a leader in the transition to a sustainable transportation system – particularly in urban last-mile delivery applications. One commercial benefit of electric trucks is that they enable delivery providers to be compliant with rules …

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