Bolloré brings electric car sharing to Los Angeles

Blue Solutions, a division of the Bolloré group of France, has partnered with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to deploy 100 electric cars and 200 EV chargers on the streets of LA starting this year. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the opening of a demonstration station, which will be used for community outreach and drive… Read more »

Funds from California cap-and-trade program support purchase of 10 electric buses and solar charging stations

California will use $9.5 million from California Climate Investments (CCI), the state’s cap-and-trade program, to bring 10 battery-electric buses and supporting infrastructure to serve disadvantaged communities in the south San Joaquin Valley city of Porterville. In addition to the buses, the project includes charging stations and solar panels. Southern California Edison will support the installation… Read more »

Continental’s AllCharge makes EVs compatible with different charging technologies

Auto supply giant Continental says it has an answer to the problems posed by non-standardized EV charging infrastructure. The company’s AllCharge system is based on the components of a conventional electric powertrain (electric motor and inverter). As constant AC/DC switching at different voltages is already an inherent feature of the electric powertrain, these components already… Read more »

NRDC report quantifies American jobs supported by fuel economy standards

Over 288,000 American workers are employed building technologies for the auto industry to reduce pollution and improve gas mileage, according to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council. “Supplying Ingenuity II: U.S. Suppliers of Key Clean, Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Technologies,” a joint production of NRDC and the BlueGreen Alliance, finds that hundreds of thousands… Read more »

VIDEO: Just how does an EV work, anyway?

Judging from the articles that appear in the mainstream press, there’s still a lot of confusion and ignorance about how EVs actually work. Anyone who’d like a little deeper understanding of the workings of an electric powertrain, without going to engineering school, would do well to watch “How does an Electric Car work?” Part of… Read more »

Italian university builds prototype wireless dynamic charging system

Americans have no monopoly on clever acronyms. A European project called FABRIC (which, somehow or other, stands for “Feasibility analysis and development of on-road charging solutions for future electric vehicles”) is working on developing dynamic charging, which will allows EVs to charge wirelessly while rolling down the road. The research initiative has 24 international partners,… Read more »

Mitsubishi delivers 635 Outlander PHEVs to Ukranian police

Mitsubishi has delivered 635 Outlander PHEV vehicles to the National Police of Ukraine, an order resulting from an emissions trading agreement called the Green Investment Scheme. This is the second time MMC has supplied vehicles under the Green Investment Scheme – in 2011, it delivered 507 i‐MiEVs to the government of Estonia. Since its launch… Read more »

Nevada Electric Highway expands into Phase II

The McCrosky Y-Service station, located on US Highway 93 in Panaca, officially launches Phase II of the Nevada Electric Highway, an initiative to electrify major highway corridors throughout the state. The new charging station was designed and built by Lincoln County Power District No. 1, an electric co-op that provides power to several eastern Nevada… Read more »