Posts tagged as charging

Solar-powered EV charging stations

According to Renewable Energy World (www.renewableenergyworld.com), two of California’s state parks have received new public charging infrastructure which offers electric vehicle owners the ability to charge up on solar power. Envision Solar International is quoted as saying that it has delivered its EV ARC solar-powered charging stations to two parks under the jurisdiction of the California Department […]

Wits students show they can work under pressure

  Final year students at the Witwatersrand School of Electrical and Information Engineering showed great ingenuity in the projects they presented at the annual open day on 15 October 2014. In introducing the event, school head Prof. Fambirai Takawira said that students were given only six weeks to develop, design and build their projects. “The […]

Why fast-charging reduces lithium-ion batteries’ output

  Lithium-ion batteries are seen as a solution for energy storage of the future and have become indispensible, especially in electromobility. Their key advantage is that they are able to store large amounts of energy but are still comparatively light and compact. Lithium-ion batteries however can develop a major problem during charging and that is […]

Schneider Electric to supply charging system for new electric BMW

  BMW  and Schneider Electric are  forging ahead with  customer-friendly electric mobility. The partnership agreement signed 26 August 2014 includes checking the electrical installation in customers’ homes, supplying and assembling the wallbox charging point, as well as maintenance and other services for BMW i vehicles. This will allow future owners of a BMW i3 or […]