Eaton to supply EV charging stations to federal Electric Vehicle Pilot Program

The US government is cleaning up its energy usage, both to save money and to encourage high-tech manufacturing. The feds have plans to cut government petroleum consumption by 30 percent. Part of that involves the Electric Vehicle Pilot Program (EVPP), a targeted investment to incorporate EVs and charging infrastructure into federal vehicle fleets. The EVPP… Read more »

Asian group plans to relaunch Saab as an EV-only brand

Fans of Swedish engineering were “sobbing” last December when the country’s #2 automaker filed for bankruptcy. Since then, administrators have negotiated with a number of potential buyers. Now they appear to have struck a deal that will not only preserve the iconic Saab brand, but position it on the electrified cutting edge. A consortium called… Read more »

Remy International signs supply agreement with VIA Motors

Remy International (OTC-PINK: RMYI) and VIA Motors have announced a joint agreement to supply Remy’s HVH electric motors for VIA’s plug-in hybrid commercial trucks. Privately-held VIA offers a lineup of powerful PHEVs that it calls VTRUX, including full-size pickups, vans and SUVs. The company’s eREV powertrain includes a 4.3-liter gas V6, a 300-kW electric motor,… Read more »

A123 Systems returns from death’s door with breakthrough new battery technology

A123 Systems (Nasdaq:AONE) showed once again why, in a business dominated by much larger firms, it’s a contender that can’t be counted out. Just days after the company conceded that its ability to continue operations was in doubt, it announced a new lithium ion battery technology called Nanophosphate EXT, and its stock price instantly accelerated… Read more »

Enterprise Rent-A-Car installs OpConnect charging stations at two Southern Cal offices

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has announced plans to install OpConnect EV charging stations at their Santa Monica and Torrance, California locations. The new stations feature a quad port design that allows four vehicles to recharge at the same time. Charging will be restricted to Enterprise’s customers. Enterprise claims to operate the largest network of EV rentals in… Read more »