Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
Eight U.S. and German automakers have agreed on a standardized technology system for electric vehicle charging, a coordinated approach they say will allow drivers to rapidly re-charge their vehicles at most charging stations regardless of power source.
The announcement is an important breakthrough for (more…)
Friday, March 23rd, 2012
Chicagoans now can benefit from the environmental friendliness of electric vehicles without buying one. This is because Zipcar, a leading car sharing network, has launched its first “large-scale electric vehicle (EV) pilot program” in the city.
Since yesterday (March 22nd), five Chevrolet Volts (more…)
Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
Schneider Electric is a well known French global company offering energy efficient solutions for both homes and businesses around the world. As the “Global Specialist in Energy Management,” Schneider Electric provides the technology and solutions needed to fully optimize energy usage in all (more…)
Thursday, July 21st, 2011
ABB, a large power and automation equipment conglomerate, recently announced that it has acquired Dutch EV charging company Epyon Power (Epyon).
Epyon, a a spin-off of Delft University of Technology, provides DC charging stations and supporting (more…)
Thursday, July 21st, 2011
Mitsubishi joins the hunt for affordable, rapid charging stations with its own solar-powered prototype.
Ask any car owner about their biggest worry when it comes to electric vehicles, and they’re likely to say finding themselves in the middle of nowhere without an outlet. (more…)
Thursday, July 7th, 2011
A California-based start-up will begin selling electric cars in Israel next month that include a subscription package for a leased battery and the costs of recharging the vehicle.
Instead of owning the batteries, consumers will be able to purchase a subscription for a certain number (more…)
Thursday, June 30th, 2011
When plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) become a staple on U.S. highways, one of the unheralded reasons for the successful comeback will be because early on automakers agreed on a plug standard for basic EV charging. The Society of Automotive Engineers – an international group that is heavily influenced by its (more…)
Monday, June 27th, 2011
Even before electric vehicles began their comeback, researchers started to develop technology that enable car owners to make money by selling power stored in batteries back to the grid. Under V2G, EVs charge their vehicles off-peak (primarily overnight), and then sell power back to grid operators during (more…)
Thursday, June 9th, 2011
The global market for home energy management systems — including in-home display devices, web-based energy management dashboards, and smartphone applications — will surge over the next decade, according to a new market forecast.
The report by U.S.-based Pike Research predicts (more…)
Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
When you think of cutting-edge, sustainable transportation technology, the rolling hills of Tennessee might not immediately spring to mind, but makers of the all-electric Nissan LEAF plan to change that.
Nissan ignited local excitement when it announced plans to install solar-assisted EV charging stations at (more…)