Ford Focus Electrics are now rolling down the assembly line in Saarlouis, Germany, where the company invested 16 million euros to add the electric version to its existing Focus production line. The Focus Electric will go on sale in Europe in August, and the C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid will join it next year. “Focus Electric… Read more »
The ChargePoint America program has installed over 4,600 home, public and commercial EV charging ports in ten regions of the US.
New companies and new products come and go, but it’s not so often that we get to celebrate the birth of a new unit of measurement. The DOE has invented the “eGallon” in order to provide a way to compare the cost of fueling an EV to the cost of filling up a legacy ICE… Read more »
Engineers from GM and BMW have jointly tested several charging stations that use the new SAE Combo standard, charging pre-production versions of the BMW i3 and Chevrolet Spark EV. Equipment suppliers who participated in the testing include ABB, Aker Wade, Eaton and IES. “Our goal with this cooperation was to ensure that DC fast charging… Read more »
The fully electric racing series that is scheduled to begin in 2014. Williams will partner with Spark Racing Technology, which is building the 42 Formula E cars.
The Bolloré Group plans to invest approximately $35 million to launch an all-electric car share program in Indianapolis early next year. The system will include 500 EVs and 1,200 charging stations at 200 car-share locations. “This program provides a great opportunity for downtown workers, residents and visitors to get around town in a car without… Read more »
The Plugless Level 2 EV Charging System includes a vehicle adapter installed on the user’s EV, a floor-mounted wireless Parking Pad, and a wall-mounted control panel.
About 120 work trucks, to be used by various utilities and electric companies, will use plug-in hybrid power systems by Odyne Systems, using Johnson Controls’ batteries.
The parade of good news for Tesla suffered a little rainfall this week, as two state legislatures decided against it in its ongoing battle with the large auto dealers’ associations.
Mitsubishi has recalled 4,313 Outlander Plug-in Hybrid SUVs and 115 iMiEVs in Japan, Reuters reported. It’s recalling the vehicles to fix a potential defect in their lithium-ion battery packs that the company identified last month. In April, Mitsubishi paused production of the Outlander PHEV, and some models of the iMiEV, after a battery fire at… Read more »