The West Coast Electric Highway, a network of charging stations that will someday extend from Canada to Mexico, reached a milestone last week, as the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and charging station partner AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) opened 10 new public charging stations that let EV drivers travel emission-free from Seattle to the Canadian… Read more »
The American-made Volt handily beat its Japanese competitors in US sales of plug-in vehicles for the month of May.
This week, Nissan announced the launch of its LEAF to Home power supply system, which, together with Nichicon’s EV Power Station charger, enables vehicle-to-home and vehicle-to-grid applications. Nissan will showcase the new system at Japanese showrooms beginning in June (there’s no word yet on when it might be available in Europe or the US). The… Read more »
The road to success for tech startups is always under construction, and one wrong turn can result in a plunge from an unfinished bridge and fiery death. Sadly, such a disaster may be approaching for battery maker A123, which told the SEC this week that its “ability to continue as a going concern” is in… Read more »
Fisker Automotive released what it calls a “business update” yesterday that contains a bundle of welcome good news.
NRG released the results of a study it commissioned, showing that the $102-million dollar deal will generate $83 million worth of economic goodies, and create 1500 jobs.
The new weekly blog “Inside Tesla” offers a look behind the scenes at the Silicon Valley automaker’s Fremont, California factory, as it cranks out the new Model S sedan, which will be launched in June. It’s not just Tesla’s gleaming new factory that’s on display, but also the company’s legendary marketing savvy – this footage… Read more »
A North Carolina man drove 650 miles to buy his new EV at Hassett Ford in Wantagh, New York.
Targeted at service providers and reclamation yards, the GRX-5100 enables the full range of battery pack service, including balancing, charging, de-powering and module-level servicing.
ECOtality alleges that the agreement amounts to handing NRG a monopoly over California’s charging market, and was negotiated behind closed doors, with no public input.