|Talking about the car with a couple conference goers (that's an ariel atom replica next to me)|
|Lots of electric Porsche (that's 5 in this picture)|
Over the last couple days there have been some exciting announcements both here at the conference as well as in the EV community as a whole. On the public front Tesla announced their Super Charger network this week which is exciting news for new Model S owners who live in California. This is a network of fast chargers that will allow long range travel across the state of California and some surrounding states of the west. The Super Chargers utilize solar energy to store and charge cars under a solar panel car port. It will be exciting to see where this takes us in the future. From within EVCCON Netgain Controls announced an exciting new charger/controller/DCtoDC converter everything box that will be available shortly to the builder community. This system called the pulsar will be capable of 500 amps and will include a built in charger which will utilize the J1772 standard as well as have capability for DC fast charging. It also includes a built in 50amp DC to DC converter and several other useful features not currently found today. This would make for a very simple clean conversion using just one combo device as a kind of central brain and control unit. You would essentially only need an accelerator, batteries and a motor/adaptor plate and you could have a running car with this system. Very exciting!
|Tesla Super Charger Network|
|New Netgain Controls all-in-one!|
|Getting ready for my first run! (I should have gone for number 53...)|
Check out the high resolution version on YouTube!
We will be in for another great day tomorrow with a picnic in the afternoon and a public car show followed by a parade. Check back for more soon!