The dream of a solar-self-charging electric vehicle lives on. A Ford patent application was published this week for a roof-mounted device that, with a flip of a switch, cocoons the entire parked vehicle in a shield of solar panels. The patent application was filed on November 8, 2019, and published on May 14, 2020.
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ev charger Stories January 22, 2018
Electric vehicle charging infrastructure can be complicated for new EV owners due to the many different charging standards and connectors.
But as the technology matures, the space is becoming easier to navigate.
Most third-party networks are adopting the CCS standard and combining it with CHAdeMO at their stations (for now), but a company is now going a step further and is even adding Tesla’s connector for DC fast-charging.
Update: After publication, Tesla sent us a statement disaproving of the project. See statement in full below. expand full story
ev charger Stories July 11, 2017
SolarEdge, an Israel-based tech company, unveils today a new product that merges the worlds of residential solar and electric vehicles.
The company announced its new home electric car charger integrated with a solar inverter. expand full story
ev charger Stories May 5, 2016
EV charging station maker and network operator, ChargePoint, announced that it closed a significant funding round with $50 million to expand infrastructure to new countries and ramp up its residential business. A couple of venture capitalist firms and electricity company Constellation Energy participated in the round of funding.
Since its inception in 2007, ChargePoint has raised $164 million. expand full story