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Smartphone Apps For Electric Car OwnersThere’s no question that today’s smartphones are invaluable life tools. They can be especially handy for those who drive an electric vehicle, particularly to help locate and facilitate battery charging via public stations when needed.Here’s a quick look at some of the handiest smartphone apps for EV owners, available on both the Apple and Google Play app stores. They’re all free to download unless otherwise noted.CHARGEHUBChargeHub is a tool that can help find and plot ...

Charging time for your EV

Charging time for your EV or PHEV depends on 4 things:– How much energy you have stored in your battery pack– How large your battery pack is– How robust your on-board charger is (sometimes referred to as the Vehicle Acceptance Rate)– What the output of the charging station isKnowing how long an EV would take to charge an empty battery is useful in determining what type of charging station you need. Some EV models are constrained by the capacity of ...

EV  battery calculation

EV - battery calculationThe high voltage battery it is one of the most important component of a battery electric vehicle (BEV). The battery parameters have a significant influence on other components and attributes of the vehicle, like:1. maximum traction motor torque2. maximum regeneration brake torque 3. vehicle range4. vehicle total weightPretty much all major aspects of a pure electric vehicle (EV) depend on the parameters of the high voltage battery.For our electric vehicle battery design we are going to start ...

EV design

EV design Vehicle design is a very complex domain since it involves a lot of attributes, like: interior space, dynamic performance, active and passive safety, connectivity, etc.. The same principles apply to either electric vehicles or conventional vehicles (with internal combustion engines) design.In a series of articles we are going to focus on the high level design of an electric vehicle drive unit and battery pack. The same calculation methods can be applied whether we design an electric vehicle from ...

Cost to Charge an Electric Vehicle

Cost to Charge an Electric VehicleCalculating the cost to charge your electric car is easy:1. Find your most recent utility bill to obtain your cost per kWh. The average rate in the U.S. is $0.132 per kWh (September 2017), which is the cost we use in the chart below.*2. Find your electric vehicle battery capacity using the chart below or the vehicle manufacturers’ website.3. Multiply the electrical rate from #1 with your battery capacity from #2. This will be an ...