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BYD & Long Beach Transit Win Inaugural Green Partners CleanTech Award

As a result of Long Beach Transit’s zero-emissions battery-electric bus program, the Long Beach–Qingdao Sister City Association has awarded Long Beach Transit and BYD with its inaugural Green Partners CleanTech Award, according to an email sent to EV Obsession and CleanTechnica. The award is meant to give credit to the two organizations for their positive […]

November 4th

Toshiba Begins Field Testing Contactless EV Charger For Buses

Field-testing of a new contactless, electric vehicle fast charging system developed by Toshiba Corporation has just begun. The field-testing process will be based around a medium-sized electric bus, and will run from June 1st until December. The 45-seat electric bus (EV bus) being used during the trial features a 52.9 kilowatt-hour (kWh) SCiB battery-pack, which is […]

June 2nd

SAE International OKs SAE TIR J2954 Wireless Power Transfer For Light-Duty Plug-In/ Electric Vehicles & Alignment Methodology For Publication

Originally published on CleanTechnica. An important new industry guideline for wireless power transfer technology and infrastructure — “SAE TIR J2954 Wireless Power Transfer for Light-Duty Plug-In/ Electric Vehicles and Alignment Methodology” — was recently approved for publication by SAE International, according to reports. The new guideline will reportedly be available on the SAE website starting […]

May 20th

Plugless Tesla Model S Charging (Video)

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Those curious about the Plugless (Evatran) wireless Tesla Model S charger will probably want to take a look at the video below. The video shows… exactly what one would guess that it shows, the details of a Tesla Model S charging via a Plugless wireless charging station. An email sent to […]

May 13th

Qualcomm Grants Ricardo License For Wireless EV Charging Technology

Qualcomm’s Halo Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging technology has been licensed to the firm Ricardo with the intent for the technology to be commercialized, according to recent reports. The royalty-bearing technology license gives Ricardo the right to tweak/design, manufacture, and supply, Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) systems for automotive manufacturer clients. Support of the technical/engineering type […]

April 7th

Sneak Peek Of Plugless’s Wireless Tesla Charger (Picture)

Tesla owners potentially interested in a wireless home EV charging system will be happy to hear that Evatran’s efforts to bring such a system to market appear to be moving forward. The company recently sent an email to EV Obsession and CleanTechnica with two “sneak peek” photos of the upcoming Plugless product. The 7.2 kilowatt (kW) Plugless Vehicle […]

March 24th

World’s Largest Grid-Integrated Electric Vehicle System Launched By Nissan & Enel

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Nissan’s new regional office in France will use electric car technology to power the offices — in fact, it will be implementing the world’s largest grid-integrated electric vehicle (EV) system. Taking place thanks to the Japanese EV manufacturer, it will be another step towards a cleaner environment. Nissan will install 100 vehicle-to-grid (V2G) […]

March 20th

Evatran Opening Office In California’s Bay Area

The manufacturer and distributor of the wireless electric vehicle charging product brand Plugless, Evatran, will be opening an office in California’s Bay Area, according to an email sent to EVObsession and CleanTechnica. The opening of the new Bay Area office unsurprisingly led to the electric vehicle (EV) wireless charger company making a couple of new […]

March 16th

Evatran Receives $1.6 Million In New Funding From Zhejiang VIE

The wireless electric vehicle charging company Evatran — which sells its products under the “Plugless” brand name — has received another $1.6 million in investment funding from the Chinese firm Zhejiang VIE Science and Technology Company, according to recent reports sent to EV Obsession. The investment decision means that the Chinese automotive parts manufacturer has now […]

February 2nd

Nissan Moving Ahead With Higher-Power Inductive Charging

There are already a number of wireless (that is to say, inductive) electric vehicle charging systems on the market, but the technology is still somewhat new and undeveloped, with most offerings being relatively low-power (and thus, slow-charging). That’s beginning to change, though, with automakers such as Nissan currently pursuing higher-power inductive charging options. Earlier options had […]

November 18th

BYD Gets Electric Bus Gold In Washington State

Originally published on Gas2. By Steve Hanley Never heard of BYD? You’re not alone. The Chinese company is big in its home country but less well know elsewhere, especially in the United States. But Warren Buffett is a major stockholder and BYD has built more electric buses than any company in history. It also operates a […]

September 17th

Fast Wireless Charging For BMW?

Are BMW’s electric vehicle (EV) offerings going to be set up for wireless charging in only the next few years? An interesting question — it certainly does seem that the technology is developing at a fairly rapid rate, so maybe widespread use is something that we can expect soon. What about a 22 kilowatt (kW) […]

August 29th

Wannabe EV Owner/Lessee Survey!!

Our survey of electric car owners and lessees went very well, with 800 people completing the survey! A couple of years ago, I think we wouldn’t have gotten half that number. But now is time for the really big one — a survey of wannabe electric car owners/lessees! (If you don’t yet own or lease an electric car […]

August 21st