Smart mobility can fuel smart cities

Electric bikes and electric scooters pave the way for a cleaner future Today’s cities are straining under the weight of needed infrastructure improvements, traffic jams, increased air pollution, and more. Add tight budgets, over-taxed citizens, and competing priorities, it’s no wonder today’s futurists are striving for a cleaner and more efficient tomorrow. Smart Cities –…

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Charging Needs to be Accessible. For Everyone.

by Eric Cohen Most people driving EVs approach charging stations and never think about much more than how long it’s going to take to charge their vehicle. Imagine, however, living your life in a wheelchair, wanting to charge your EV, and encountering a picture like this one: How exactly would you get to the charger?…

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Electric Ships Need Wireless Charging

by Eric Cohen With all the recent articles, podcasts, and social media posts about wireless charging for electric vehicles, it’s exciting to see wireless charging used in other applications. As we discussed in a recent blog post about how wireless charging is being used to fuel industrial applications, wireless is proving to be the charging…

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Wired vs Wireless Charging Efficiency for EVs: A Comparison

By Amy Barzdukas When we talk to people about wireless charging for EVs, one of the first things we have to convince them about is that wireless charging is real. With EVs now shipping across Asia with wireless charging installed – and lots of videos demonstrating them (see the Hyundai Genesis GV60, or the FAW…

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EVs ARE Equipped to Handle a Winter Stranding

Getting on the bandwagon to ensure truth prevails … A recent Op-Ed in The Washington Post strongly suggested that EVs are ill-equipped to handle a winter stranding. The facts suggest otherwise. With all the severe weather – from the storm that stopped traffic on I-95 for 24 hours to the 24 inches of snow dumped…

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Look Ma, No Hands! Autonomous park-and-charge is real

More than one automobile company has created animated videos demonstrating how cool it would be to autonomously park and charge – here is Hyundai’s vision built on WiTricity’s magnetic resonance wireless charging. Today, there’s no need for animation. As seen in this video, FAW recently showed its HongQi E-HS9 parking and charging autonomously. No driver….

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EV Charging Rates: 5 Critical Influences

When you drive an old-fashioned gasoline-powered vehicle, you know how many gallons your tank holds and what your typical miles per gallon (MPG) is in town or on the highway, so it’s easy to plan for how much gas you’ll need based on where you want to go. It’s also easy to know that when…

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DCGC Arms Race

Time to End DCFC Arms Race

How many windfarms would it take to support fast charging for electric vehicles? Read the headlines and it’s easy to see that the world is going electric. As more and more automobile manufacturers commit to electrification, people are starting to worry about the impact of all those EVs on the grid. So we did a…

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