31 May '13, 4pm

World’s first high-capacity flash charging electric bus system tops off charge in 15 seconds: A system for ch...

World’s first high-capacity flash charging electric bus system tops off charge in 15 seconds: A system for ch...

Imagine a mass public transportation system capable of transporting people around the city without producing any local emissions, without requiring overhead power lines, and without any lengthy stops to recharge. Now stop imagining, because a new charging system for electric buses could make that a reality in the near future, by "flash-charging" the onboard batteries in as little as 15 seconds. The new technology, developed by ABB, will be put into operation on a large capacity electric bus in Geneva, Switzerland, as part of a pilot project called Trolleybus Optimisation Système Alimentation (TOSA) . According to ABB , the bus can be charged with a 15 second, 400 kilowatt boost at selected stops, which allows for the vehicle to top off its charge while the passengers are loading or leaving the bus, and a 3 to 4 minute charge at the end of the bus line will then fully recha...

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135-passenger electric bus that can be flash-charged in 15 seconds to be deployed in Geneva

135-passenger electric bus that can be flash-ch...

treehugger.com 07 Jun '13, 8pm

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"World’s thinnest gaming laptop" by @Razer to pack more power-per-cubic-inch than any other laptop

"World’s thinnest gaming laptop" by @Razer to p...

todayonline.com 31 May '13, 3pm

SAN FRANCISCO — Razer today announced the world’s thinnest gaming laptop, the Razer Blade. At only 16.8mm thick (Apple’s M...

Verisign: ICANN Needs To Put Early Warning Syst...

thedomains.com 31 May '13, 4pm

In the second part 2 of a 5 part series of articles released by Verisign on its blog was written by Danny McPherson on the...

From skydiver to scubadiver… in seconds!

aluxurytravelblog.com 30 May '13, 8am

challenged 20 unique filmmakers to head to Cairns and capture their ‘1 Day in Paradise in Tropical North Queensland ‘, usi...

Electric Bus Uses Rooftop Automated Fast Charging

Electric Bus Uses Rooftop Automated Fast Charging

plugincars.com 23 May '13, 3pm

Check out the clever automated rooftop charging system in action. Two all-electric buses began trolling the streets in Sto...

First Navy Solar EV Charging Station Opens, Last Coal Power Plant Closes

First Navy Solar EV Charging Station Opens, Las...

cleantechnica.com 03 Jun '13, 12pm

The Navy got its first ever solar powered electric vehicle charging station last week, and though it’s a drop in the bucke...

Public Charging: It Could be Profitable

plugincars.com 06 Jun '13, 8pm

So far, public chargers have mostly been installed by governments and municipalities, principally in cities targeted by au...

The Navy opens its first ever solar powered EV charging station at Mid-South in Millington, TN!

The Navy opens its first ever solar powered EV ...

ases.org 03 Jun '13, 5pm

Last week, the Navy got its first ever solar powered electric vehicle charging station, serving as another demonstration o...

A few route changes effective Sunday, June 2nd. Details are here:

A few route changes effective Sunday, June 2nd....

psta.net 31 May '13, 3pm

Bus Service Improvements Effective June 2nd Service on these routes will change to better serve our community. New passeng...

Verisign: ICANN Needs To Put Early Warning Syst...

thedomains.com 31 May '13, 2pm

In the second part 2 of a 5 part series of articles released by Verisign on its blog was written by Danny McPherson on the...

Europe's first fleet of electric busses is now operating emission-free in #Vienna. #Siemens

Europe's first fleet of electric busses is now ...

siemens.com 28 May '13, 8am

The western part of Vienna, Austria is a traditional working class and industrial district. It’s also the site of one of t...

Tesla Adding Chargers for U.S. Coast-to-Coast E...

renewableenergyworld.com 31 May '13, 4pm

Tesla Motors Inc. is expanding a network of fast-charging stations, letting owners of its luxury electric cars drive coast...