Aerovironment Develops Portable Level 2 EV Charger

While there are more EV charging stations in America than there are EVs to plug them into, the stationary nature of charging stations limits their usability. But Aerovironment has come up with a clever, if somewhat inelegant solution; a portable Level 2 charging station that can plug into any 240 volt outlet.

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New Battery Tech Charges120x Faster Than Normal

The main holdup for electric vehicles is their limited use, bookended by the fact that the typical EV can’t even go 100 miles between charges, and echarging many EVs requires hours even on a larger Level 2 charger. But a group of Korean scientists have reportedly developed a lithium-ion battery that can be recharged between 100 and 120 times faster than current battery technology. In other words, you could recharge a car like the Nissan Leaf in about one minute.

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Available For Rent In Austria

The non-profit Family Construction and Housing Association (FCHA) has, in conjunction with Wien Energie, has set up the first Austrian

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Japan's Cosmo Oil Wants In on the EV Market

In Japan at least one major oil company appears to be hedging its bets. Cosmo Oil, which did ¥2,831 billion worth of business in 2011, has started a new service it calls the “EV Life Support Service.”

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Swiss Company Invents Portable EV Fast-Charging Pack

For all their similarities to regular automobiles, electric vehicles have plenty of their own quirks that require creative solutions. For example, you can’t just buy a can of electroncs to refill your EV if you run out of energy. But a Swiss firm has developed a portable fast charging station that could save stranded EV drivers. Or not.

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