February 13th, 2015 § Comments Off on Great stuff: CHAdeMO Announces Milestone Of 1,500 Fast Chargers In Europe § permalink
The number of CHAdeMO chargers in Europe has finally exceeded the mark of 1,500 thanks to surges in the UK, France and Sweden.
In total, 1,532 units are installed (significant portion are multi-standard with DC Combo or AC plugs).
By the end of the year, another 500 or so multi-standard fast chargers are scheduled for installations through TEN-T projects. These will shoot CHAdeMO to at least 2,000. Maybe more if other projects surface.
“The number of CHAdeMO DC Quick chargers installed up to today is 5259.
– (Japan 2819 Europe 1532 USA 854 Others 54) last update 2015.02.05″
According to CHAdeMO, growth is highest in the US.
April 27th, 2014 § Comments Off on FRANCE’S FIRST NATIONAL NETWORK OF DC FAST CHARGERS TO START INSTALLATION § permalink
On 26 March, Auchan and Nissan have celebrated the installation of their first charger in the parking lot of Auchan Mantes, in the suburbs of Paris.
There are 3 EV-only parking slots around a dual-arm DBT-CEV charger (CHAdeMO + AC).
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February 2nd, 2014 § Comments Off on Nissan Installs Europe’s 1,000th 30-Minute Electric Car Charger (in UK) § permalink
1,000th CHAdeMO standard quick charger installed in the UK
UK has 18% of Europe’s electric vehicle quick chargers
Charger provides free, zero carbon electricity from Ecotricity
Chargers recharge electric cars from 0-80% in 30 minutes
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December 18th, 2013 § Comments Off on European parliament targets 456,000 electric vehicle charging points by 2020 § permalink
The UK is to get one of Europe’s largest electric vehicle charging point networks by 2020, under strict new targets being set out by the European Parliament.
A draft directive has been endorsed by the Transport and Tourism Committee this month setting deadlines to establish publicly accessible infrastructure for hydrogen, natural gas and electric vehicles in all member states over the next two decades. » Read the rest of this entry «
January 23rd, 2013 § Comments Off on #Charging #ElectricCar: CHAdeMO quick-chargers increase to 2000 units in 2012 § permalink
Japan-based CHAdeMO has installed about 1133 quick-chargers for electric vehicles (EV) in 012 across the globe, bringing the total number of chargers equipped to over 2000 units in the past two years.
Introduced in 2009, the quick-chargers are claimed by the company to recharge the EV batteries in minutes rather than hours.
CHAdeMO president Toshiyuki Shiga said that one year ago there were around 1,000 quick-chargers in the world, but most of those were in Japan.
“Today, we have more than 2,000 CHAdeMO quick-chargers in place in Europe and the US as well as Japan.”
“And plans are in place to more than double this figure again, above 4,000, by the end of 013,” Shiga added.
The CHAdeMO compatible EV models include the Nissan LEAF, Peugeot Partner Electric, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Citroën C-Zero, and Toyota EQ.
The CHAdeMO association was founded in 2010 and manufactures the quick-charger that generates and supplies 50kW of high voltage direct current (DC) through a safety approved connector with specification that can go up to 100kW.
November 11th, 2012 § Comments Off on Standard For #ev / Electric Car Charging Announced § permalink
“The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), an international syndicate, has unveiled what is to become the standard for electric car charging. In today##Q##s market there are hundreds of different methods and plugs to charge a variety of different cars, now a single multi use plug is announced as the world standard. Called the J1772 , it ##Q##has two charging plugs incorporated into a single design and is said to reduce charging times from as long as eight hours to as little as 20 minutes.##Q## The cumulative work of over 190 ##Q##global experts,##Q## the plug can cater to both AC and DC currents for charging. The plug also sets a new standard on safety regulations, including ##Q##its ability to be safely used in all weather conditions, and the fact that its connections are never live unless commanded by the car during charging.##Q## The J1772 beat out its Japanese competitor the CHAdeMO, used as an option on the Nissan Leaf.”