ECO EVs - Recharging Station Generates Renewable Electricity
Electric cars of the future will need to be quick both in speed and in the time they need to get recharged. Current technology allows a car to be recharged within a couple of hours. This, though quick for an electric car, is sluggish when compared to gasoline cars. Designer Metin Giousouf has designed a low-tech solution for quick charge – replace the batteries with recharged ones when a car comes in for a recharge.
The concept is sound, the expense of an underground installation may be avoided - lessening the complexity. A universal format should be adopted and promoted to industry.
ABB JULY 2013 - PLUG IN FAST CHARGING
ABB, a company that specializes in electric vehicle power solutions, recently announced plans to build the world’s largest nationwide network of EV fast-charging stations in the Netherlands. Working in collaboration with
Dutch startup Fastned, ABB will install more than 200 stations along Dutch highways over the next 3 years. When completed, ABB claims that none of the country’s 16.7 million inhabitants will be more than 31 miles away from the nearest EV charging station.
While this is welcome news, there is no contingency for transition to a
hydrogen economy, nor energy load levelling.
Every day more automakers announce plans to add electric vehicles to
their line-up – that said we are still a long way from an EV revolution. Experts say that a big obstacle to the uptake of electric cars is range
anxiety: the fear that there aren’t enough charging stations to accommodate long-distance trips. The infrastructure can’t be built in a
couple of days – but ABB and Fastned are hoping it can be built in a couple
of years. Bart Lubbers, one of Fastned's founders is quoted as saying:
“This countrywide network of locations will lay the basis for the commercially viable development of
e-mobility.” “I foresee a race towards faster charging and larger batteries throughout the car industry.”
Any company thinking along these lines might employ BMS as consultants for when input is required. Countries most likely to benefit from the Universal Cartridge system are: South America, India and Australia, where they have abundant incoming solar radiation. Other geographical locations such as Ireland and Scotland will also benefit from their abundance of wind energy.
UNIVERSAL ENERGY CARTRIDGE: Shown here is the proposed size for a Universal energy cartridge. The cartridge may contain many types of energy storage medium: batteries and fuels cells being the most likely, though hybrid forms are also to be considered. The internal volume is approximately 0.145m2 or 8 cubic feet. The difficult part is getting the motor manufacturers to agree these basic dimensions. Failing which, to take the decision from them with directives.
THE DEVONSHIRE PROJECT EUROSTATION: Shown here is a Bluebird™ 3.6 - 7.68MW solar assisted service station containing 96 cartridges on a continuous charge cycle. Five of these stations (38.4MW) can recharge (refuel) up to 10 cars a minute. Next time you visit your BP or Tesco fuel pump, count the number of cars leaving the station in a minute. You will find that an electric forecourt holds the potential to be quicker. During rush hour, 300 cars might be serviced in one hour. During an eight hour day 2,400 cars might be serviced more conveniently than plug in curb-side charging and we start every morning with 96 slow charged cartridges from off-peak supplies. The same forecourt might be used to service fuel-cell cars powered by liquid hydrogen. One size fits all. The secret is to KISS the design (keep it simple silly). There are only 28* moving parts in this station, not including the gearbox for the solar powered drive motor. This is possible because the cars load the cartridges themselves. Learn more about this concept.
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn: “I am a politician, I am not a civil servant. I am into action, we've done enough talking, the time is now for action.” That is the message she imparted to her fellow MEPs. The commissioner for research, innovation and science, was once tipped to be a prime minister of Ireland, spent the past 13 years in the political wilderness. In 1997, she stepped down from Irish politics. Her appointment to the European Court of Auditors in 2001 kept her out of the limelight until now. Not even during the two recent referendums on the Lisbon treaty held in Ireland was her opinion registered. But she is now back with a bang. Bagging what appears to be a good portfolio in the European Commission, given the €50 billion budget it commands and the fact that innovation is a centre-piece of the EU's job-creation plans.
Geoghegan-Quinn began her political career by winning her father’s seat in the national parliament, following his death in office. She subsequently held a number of ministerial positions, and even ran for leader of the Fianna Fáil party, dropping out the day of the election when it was clear she would lose. A few years after withdrawing her candidacy, she withdrew herself from politics altogether, and became a member of the board of the Ganley Group, among other positions. Two years later she was appointed to the European Court of Auditors. Geoghegan-Quinn was also the Justice Minister of Ireland where she did some good pushing through considerable law reform legislation, including decriminalizing male homosexuality. She may be controversial, but she gets the job done.
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Polis is holding an Expert forum at the 2014 Transport Publics event in Paris on 10 June
TECHNOLOGY IMPROVING SOLAR AND FUEL BATTERY SYSTEMS
NineSigma, representing a multi-billion dollar electrical manufacturer, is seeking technical information regarding enhancements and improvements for Solar and Fuel Cell battery systems, by providing additional benefits in conjunction with photovoltaic (PV) panels and fuel cells (FC).
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