Entertainment e-cars should quickly fill up with electricity in fast-charging parks
Green lithium for electric cars from the foot of the Black Forest
(Bloomberg) - Electric cars are only as environmentally friendly in operation as the electricity they fill up with. In manufacturing, batteries are currently still polluting the environment - mainly due to lithium. An Australian mining company wants to change that by extracting “green” lithium from Germany, which is produced in a CO2-neutral manner. In the Upper Rhine Graben near Offenburg, hot water containing lithium is stored in the depths.
Charge electricity for a range of 100 kilometers in just five minutes: With 16 “urban fast-charging parks” in the southwest, the energy company EnBW wants to make electromobility more attractive to people. The systems are to be installed in the 15 largest cities in the country, at which several drivers can charge the batteries of their vehicles, for example during a visit to the shopping center. "The fact that we went from charging power in hours to charging power in minutes is the real point," said EnBW boss Frank Mastiaux on Wednesday at the official opening of such a park in Karlsruhe at the Durlach Center, a shopping center.
'Australia's largest energy class action' filed against Queensland power companies accused of driving up prices illegally
The law firm leading a major class action involving more than 47,000 people is looking for more people to register for reimbursement as it alleges two of the state's biggest power players artificially created a lack of supply to drive up prices.The lawsuit, involving more than 47,000 people, has been filed against two of Queensland's largest electricity generators on behalf of all businesses and residents in the state.
Six columns, each with two charging points, are supposed to provide an output of up to 300 kilowatts. The park went into operation at the end of 2020 and is part of the “Urban Rapid Charging Park Baden-Württemberg” project, which is about one third funded by the State Ministry of Transport. Without this financial help, the expansion of the infrastructure for e-vehicles would not be possible, Mastiaux made clear: It will take a good decade and a half before the costs are balanced.
Air Charge: Xiaomi announces wireless charging technology that works from several meters .
With the "Mi Air Charge", Xiaomi today introduced wireless charging technology that works without having to hang up the devices. Similar to data, the charge is transmitted wirelessly. © Xiaomi Xiaomi turns the living room into a charger. Wireless charging using a charger that is only in the room but does not require the devices to be placed on the charger would be a technological breakthrough. Because it could make the charging process completely seamless.