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Posted on April 21, 2016 by Dr Peter Harrop

Charging the future at Berlin Electric Vehicle Conference

Electric Vehicle Energy Harvesting/Regeneration 20
At the conference, Electric Vehicles: Everything is Changing as part of the IDTechEx Show!, April 27-28, the future of vehicle charging will be revealed and put in context. 'Integrated Mobility Concepts and the Interface between Transport, Energy and ICT' will be the topic of Dr Daniel Hinkeldein from Innoz in Germany and Uwe Likar of Mitsubishi Motors R&D Europe will discuss their bidirectional charging (V2X) for Mitsubishi Electric Vehicles.
Hervé Mathiasin CEO of SmartGreenCharge and also a presenter says, "I shall give my view of where we are headed and describe how our new SmartGreenCharge EVSE (Electrical Vehicles Supply Equipment) fits the vision. Our ambition is to be the reference green fuelling station on the global EV market. Right now, with three products, we supply power from 340kW AC/DC to 1,1MW AC/DC for up to ten or more EVs charging simultaneously from e-Cars and e-Bikes to e-Planes. SmartGreenCharge 340 includes two Tesla SuperChargers (2 x 120kW DC) and two charging stations supplied by ABB TERRA53 CGJ (50kW DC/ 43 kW AC). We facilitate fast EVSE deployment".
There is also coverage of vehicles that do not plug in yet have a major place in the market. Dr Peter Harrop of IDTechEx explains how there is now a way to make traditional powertrains have some pure electric modes and, partly due to extreme downsizing of the internal combustion engine, even squeeze past the 2030 emissions requirements in new legislation. They do not plug in yet they can exhibit four pure electric modes and offer so much of the performance and features normally seen in full hybrids that do not plug in that they may wipe them out. At the other extreme, Energy Independent Electric Vehicle (EIV) are coming in the form of pure electric vehicles by land, water and air that never plug in because they create electricity on-board from sun, wind, waves, tide and so on. There will be several presentations on this including a planned commercial solar car the Immortus in Australia with a fast "perpetual" speed in daylight. Solar racer teams in the UK and Netherlands give their take on what is becoming possible. Here is the future of charging.
Autonomous Vehicles Land, Water, Air 2017-2037
IDTechEx Show! has over 2500 paying delegates, 170 exhibitors and 200 presentations in eight parallel conferences. 24 Masterclasses on 26 and 29 April have global experts teaching the subjects and visits to local centres of excellence.
Learn more at the next leading event on the topic: Electric Vehicles: Everything is Changing. Europe 2017 External Link on 10 - 11 May 2017 in Berlin, Germany hosted by IDTechEx.