Electric Vehicle Chargers

Posts by Richard Sachen

Nissan has plans for inductive charging of EVs

By on Dec 18, 2015 in Wireless Power |

CNET reports that Nissan is planning to offer inductive charging for the Nissan Leaf. CNET Article on inductive charging from Nissan Nissan has been experimenting with inductive charging – a way of transferring power without a physical conductor – for a number of years.  The earliest versions involved a circular module, nicknamed the ‘charging turtle’ because it...

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Sunspeed Enterprises’ founder Richard Sachen featured in North Bay Biz

By on Aug 23, 2015 in Company News |

Richard Sachen, the founder of Sunspeed Enterprises, was featured in North Bay Biz’s Game Changer 2015 special edition. The article explores Richard’s vision of EV chargers in rural communities and destination sites, starting with the Pacific Coast Highway.  Starting there, the vision is to make electric vehicles the vehicles of choice by providing recharging sites...

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Audi e-tron quattro EV to have 311-mile range

By on Aug 20, 2015 in Electric Vehicles |

Audi has announce that it plans it’s own EV design to compete with the Tesla Model X.  The Audi E-tron quattro will be an SUV and one of the few vehicles planned with a 300+ mile range.  The combination of an SUV sized vehicle with a range over 300 miles makes the e-tron quattro a first.  Tesla’s Model X plans a 270-mile range in a crossover format.  The smaller...

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Better Materials lead to Better Batteries

By on Aug 14, 2015 in Electric Vehicles |

This recent blog post by Ian McClenny at Navigant Research discusses some of the recent developments in battery technology. http://www.navigantresearch.com/blog/a-better-battery-through-better-materials The post discusses some of the history of batteries.  How Lithium Ion battery technology made the 275 mile range EV a reality and 80 mile range EVs a price effective...

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New research increases efficiency of wireless power transfer

By on Aug 13, 2015 in Wireless Power |

New research from North Carolina State University and Carnegie Mellon University shows that wireless power transfer efficiency can be more than doubled using a MRFE – Magnetic Resonance Field Enhancer. Wireless power transfer has been around for years, but until recently was limited in range to a few inches.  Recent advances in magnetic resonance have improved...

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