The wirelessly charged electric bus line

From Charged:

The city of Milton Keynes will replace the diesel buses on one route with eight electric buses that will use wireless charging 마메 슈퍼슬램. The route currently transports more than 775,000 passengers a year over a total of 450,000 miles. Electrification is expected to remove about 500 tons of tailpipe CO2 emissions per year, and cut running costs by between £12,000 and £15,000 per year 인스 타 그램 사진 다운로드.

The busses will charge when parked over a primary coil in the ground. In 10-minutes the coil can send enough energy to the secondary coil in the bus that it can complete its route 추석에도 나혼자산다 다운로드. The plan is to place the primary coils at the beginning and ending locations for the bus route and coordinate charging with bus driver breaks.

If all goes well this technology could be “real contender in the future of public transport.”

 

Learn more –  UK city to add wirelessly charged electric buses to fleet

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Getting your home ready for an electric vehicle (EV)

 

Owning a plug-in electric car means a new way to fuel 아이폰 섯다 다운로드. The convenience of charging at home can reduce or even eliminate your trips to the gas station, but it also comes with choices.

Get a lower rate

We offer 2 rate plans specifically designed for people with electric cars 오디오 성경 mp3 다운로드. These plans provide lower rates when you charge at night and during off-peak hours. Your selected rate plan and charging level (or voltage) will determine whether you’ll need to upgrade your home’s electrical wiring 다운로드.

Do you need a charging station?

If your electric car has a smaller battery, or if you simply drive less, you can charge your electric car within a few hours using a standard household 120-volt outlet 다운로드. If your electric car has a larger battery or you drive more, you may want a home charging station or dock for faster charging.

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“Leeroy Jenkins” meme from World of Warcraft – reimagined as a heist film

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Even if you have only a passing familiarity with the massive multiplayer online game World of Warcraft, you’re probably aware of “Leeroy Jenkins,” a comedy sketch/meme/recreation of real events about an oblivious player who dooms his teammates charging into a battle (video here, watch this first if you’ve never seen it) 다운로드.

For the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival, director Finn O’Hara and advertising agency doug & serge recast Leeroy’s ill-fated battle with dragons as a sleek, taut heist thriller about a bank robbery 다운로드. Clever stuff.

via io9

 

California launches a statewide network of charging stations for electric vehicles

Governor Brown joined with the California Public Utilities Commission today to announce a $120 million dollar settlement with NRG Energy Inc 다운로드. that will fund the construction of a statewide network of charging stations for zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), including at least 200 public fast-charging stations and another 10,000 plug-in units at 1,000 locations across the state 다운로드. The settlement stems from California’s energy crisis.

The network of charging stations funded by the settlement will be installed in the San Francisco Bay Area, the San Joaquin Valley, the Los Angeles Basin and San Diego County 다운로드.

“Through the settlement, EVs will become a viable transportation option for many Californians who do not have the option to have a charging station at their residence.”

The Executive Order issued today by the Governor sets the following targets:

  • By 2015, all major cities in California will have adequate infrastructure and be “zero-emission vehicle ready”;
  • By 2020, adequate infrastructure to support 1 million zero-emission vehicles in California;
  • By 2025, there will be 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road in California; and
  • By 2050, virtually all personal transportation in the State will be based on zero-emission vehicles 어스토니시아 스토리r 다운로드.

via ca.gov

 

Just one question, not addressed in the announcement, is charging at the stations free frutiger 폰트?

What will be the cost for a full charge?

 

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Nissan LEAF, electric cars means no oil changes, no tailpipe, and a big market for "charging stations"

The all-electric Nissan LEAF is coming soon to a neighborhood near you 다운로드. It’s a fascinating new car with many exotic features, as compared to our normal gas-engine cars.

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  • View pictures of the charging port, interior, and dash 다운로드.
  • Continue reading Nissan LEAF, electric cars means no oil changes, no tailpipe, and a big market for "charging stations"

    Nissan LEAF, electric cars means no oil changes, no tailpipe, and a big market for “charging stations”

    The all-electric Nissan LEAF is coming soon to a neighborhood near you 다운로드. It’s a fascinating new car with many exotic features, as compared to our normal gas-engine cars.

    To learn more about it, I’ve pulled out some of the more interesting Frequently Asked Questions 다운로드. After reading them one realizes that we are facing some serious changes:

    • A new smaller engine that requires no oil or transmission fluid, no gas tank, and no tailpipe 미스터 션샤인 ost 다운로드. I guess the interior will be bigger?
    • A new breed of mechanics will be required to fix electric engines and repair battery issues. Hot new job pdf 서적?
    • Charging stations, these places should start popping up all around our city.
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    • Do you think the name will stick, charging station, or will it be the electric station?
  • Zero emissions while driving and a reliance on electricity, which is much cleaner than gas 다운로드.
  • View pictures of the charging port, interior, and dash 브이로그 음악.
  • Continue reading Nissan LEAF, electric cars means no oil changes, no tailpipe, and a big market for “charging stations”