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Ordboken for elbilister!

Det er kilometervis med nye ord og begreper man skal forholde seg til som elbilist. Her har vi forklart noen av de vanligste. Dette er ordboken for elbilister!

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  • A

    AC
    Alternating current.

    AC charger
    An AC charger is the same as a normal charger.

    AC charging
    AC charging is charging at a charge point that offers alternating current. The EV has an onboard charger that converts this to direct current. All batteries use direct current. The onboard charger is a bottleneck for charging speed. When you charge your EV at home, it is AC charging.

    Adapter
    Cable transition.

  • B

    Battery management system
    The battery management system in the EV monitors the battery’s charge level and controls the vehicle’s power consumption. In addition, the system determines how fast the battery will charge – which is why we say that the vehicle determines the / speed, not the charger. 

    BEV
    BEV stands for battery electric vehicleThis is used for all-electric vehicles, and not for chargeable hybrids.

    Blue adapter
    Adapter used in a blue industrial outlet with 32 amps on 230 volt systems. Provides charging power of 7.4 kW.

  • C

    CCS
    This fast charging standard is newer than CHAdeMO, and has become a European standard. Most new EVs usually come with this standard. CCS provides charging power up to 350 kW for compatible models.

    CHAdeMO
    Originally a Japanese charging standard and cable type. Some older Asian EVs use this connector. Of EVs available on the market today, only Nissan still uses it. In addition, Tesla can use this type with a CHAdeMO adapter. CHAdeMO provides charging power of up to 62.5 kW, but usually only up to 50 kW in Norway.

  • T

    DC
    Direct current. Used for fast charging. With DC, the EV’s onboard charger is bypassed, and charging takes place directly from the charging station to the battery.

    Dynamic load balancing
    A charging station with dynamic load balancing ensures good utilisation of the power grid, by distributing available capacity to the charging points in use.

    Charging station with dynamic load balancing
    At charging stations with dynamic load balancing, the charging speed (power) will vary based on how many vehicles are using the system at the same time and how much power is available.

  • E

    Effekt
    Effekt er hastigheten på hvor fort strømmen fylles på batteriet. Vi kaller det for ladefart. Effekten oppgis i kilowatt (kW). 

    Power (kW)
    Power is the charging speed and is measured in kW. A charging station may have one or more charge points or charging cables. You can see the maximum power available per outlet/cable at the charging station. The power available can vary at all types of charging stations, including fast chargers. The power stated is the maximum power the charging station can provide, but be aware that your vehicle may limit the charging speed.

    EV
    EV stands for electric vehicle. In many countries, the term EV is used for both all-electric vehicles and chargeable hybrids. 

    EV
    EV stands for electric vehicle An electric vehicle is a vehicle that is powered by electricity and not an internal combustion engine. The energy for propulsion is usually stored in batteries. 

    Estimated range
    The vehicle’s range based on previous consumption on the drive.

  • F

    Fast charger
    A fast charger provides charging speeds between 50 and 100 kW. It is faster than a normal charger, but slower than a rapid charger. Fast chargers have fixed CHAdeMO and CCS cables. Some also have an AC outlet or an AC cable. Only one car can charge at a time on a fast charger, unless it also has an AC outlet/cable – then this can be used as well.

    Fossil vehicle
    Fossil vehicle has become a term used by the media to describe vehicles with internal combustion engines.

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G – L

  • G

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  • H

    Home charger
    A home charger is what we generally call a wall charger. . The Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association recommends that you install a home wall charger (also called a “home charger”) where you normally charge your EV. A wall charger allows you to charge your EV more safely and quickly than if you use a standard outlet. This is because wall chargers are made especially for electric cars.

    Rapid charger
    A fast charger provides charging speeds between 50 and 100 kW. It is faster than a normal charger, but slower than a rapid charger. Fast chargers have fixed CHAdeMO and CCS cables. Some also have an AC outlet or an AC cable. Only one car can charge at a time on a fast charger, unless it also has an AC outlet/cable – then this can be used as well.

    Hybrid
    A hybrid vehicle uses both an internal combustion engine and an electric motor as a power source. Most hybrids can be charged, but only a few use regenerated power. Hybrids have a much shorter range when driving on electricity than electric vehicles. But hybrids can switch to propulsion with an internal combustion engine along the way.

  • I

    ICE
    ICE stands for internal combustion engine. The term ICE is often used for a vehicle with an internal combustion engine (fossil vehicle), i.e. in contrast to an electric vehicle.

    ICEd
    Used to describe a situation when a fossil vehicle is blocking a charger. Plays on the word “iced”. Often generates a lot of angry comments on social media.

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  • K

    Combination price
    On some chargers, you only pay for the power you receive. The price is slightly higher than the kWh price you pay for the electricity at home, because access to higher power is more expensive, in addition to covering costs for the charger and other expenses. 

    kW
    kW stands for kilowatts and says something about how fast the electricity enters the EV battery. Kilowatt measures the power, or the charging speed. If you charge at 50 kW for one hour – you will receive 50 kWh of power.

    kWh
    kWh stands for kilowatt-hour. In Norwegian, it is “kWt”.

    kWt
    kWt is the Norwegian abbreviation for kilowatt-hours and measures power consumption. Your home electricity bill states your power consumption in kilowatt-hours.

    kWt-pris
    På noen ladere betaler du for strømmen du får. Prisen er litt høyere enn kWt-prisen du betaler for strømmen hjemme, fordi tilgang til høyere effekt er dyrere, i tillegg til å dekke kostnader for laderen og andre utgifter. 

  • L

    Ladeboks
    Ladeboks brukes om den ladestasjonen man ofte har hjemme. Den gir god sikkerhet og lader raskere enn i vanlig stikkontakt. Når man lader en elbil med ladeboks benyttes en spesiell elbil-kabel som er laget for å tåle høy belastning over tid. Det finnes ladebokser med og uten fastmontert kabel. Å lade med en ladeboks kan redusere kostnader når strømprisen er høy.

    Ladefart
    Ladefart er betegnelsen på hvor fort strømmen fylles på batteriet. Vi måler denne effekten i kilowatt (kW).

    Ladepunkt
    Et ladepunkt er det samme som et ladeuttak. Nen av våre ladere har flere ladeuttak/ladepunkter, det gjør at flere elbiler kan lade samtidig.

    High power charger
    A rapid charger is a type of charger with a charging speed of 100 kW or more. They have fixed cables, usually one CHAdeMO cable and one CCS cable, or they can have two CCS cables. Two vehicles can use a rapid charger at the same time and share the available power. Not all vehicle models can take advantage of the high power of a rapid charger, but they can still receive a charge from a rapid charger.

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M- R

  • M

    Medium-speed charging
    Medium-speed charging is another name for normal charging. 

    Minute price
    On some chargers, you pay for the time you occupy the charger, whether the car is charging or not.

  • N

    Slow charger
    A normal charger is a type of charger that provides between 3 and 22 kW. A normal charger is not really a battery charger, but provides power to the onboard charger in the vehicle. You must have your own cable to charge on a normal charger. Normal chargers have AC outlets. 

  • O

    Onboard charger
    EVs have a converter that converts alternating current from the power grid to direct current that can charge the battery. 

  • P

    PHEV
    PHEV stands for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. These are also known as chargeable hybrids or just hybrid vehicles. 

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S – Z

  • S

    Schuko
    A Schuko is a standard, earthed outlet and connector that most people have at home. A Schuko connector is protected with earthing, but it is only recommended as an emergency solution when charging an EV.

    Semi-fast charging
    Semi-fast charging is another name for normal charging. 

    Supercharger / ultra-rapid charger
    Superchargers / ultra-rapid chargers are types of rapid chargers.

    Strøm
    Strøm er egentlig ampere, men i dagligtale bruker vi det om mengde, f.eks. hvor mye strøm man har igjen på batteriet. Strømforbruk måles i kilowattimer (kWt). Elbiler har bilbatterier med et gitt antall kWt. Mindre elbiler bruker færre kWt på en mil enn større biler.

  • T

    Type 1 connector
    This is the most common connector for older Japanese models, such as the Nissan Leaf, Kia Soul and Mitsubishi i-Miev. You can charge your EV on a slow charger with a Type 1 to Type 2 cable. Type 1 connectors can handle up to 19 kW. Type 1 til Type 2-kabel. Type 1-kontakten håndterer opp mot 19 kW. 

    Type 2
    Type 2 is the connector that is on all normal chargers, and also on most newer electric cars. You can charge on a normal charger with a Type 2 to Type 2 cable. Type 2 connectors are also sometimes called “Mennekes”, and they can handle up to 43 kW charging power. Type 2 til Type 2-kabel. Type 2-kontakt kalles også noen ganger «Mennekes», og den håndterer opptil 43 kW ladeeffekt.

  • U

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  • V

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  • W

    Watt
    Watt is the unit of measurement for power, i.e. transferred energy per unit of time. 

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  • Y

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  • Z

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