Hydro-Québec, an electric utility which gets most of its power from large hydroelectric plants and other renewable sources, sees electrified transport as a natural complement to its business. Its research division, IREQ, spends $100 million a year on research in various energy-related fields, and has been working on advanced batteries for 30 years. For its latest… Read more »
Eight US and European automakers – Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Daimler, Ford, GM, Porsche and Volkswagen – will participate in a display at next week’s EVS26 show to demonstrate the Combined Charging System. The new charging standard, developed by the International Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), integrates AC and DC charging on a single plug. Chargers… Read more »
Short haul drayage – the hauling of shipping containers in and around ports – is a perfect fit for EVs.
Bentley Motors Limited is famous for its massive luxury limousines, some of which sport 12-cylinder engines. So if this 93-year old British manufacturer of motorcars were to produce a plug-in hybrid, we might thankfully be able to declare the image of EVs as sacrifice-mobiles for eco-hippies dead and buried (Porsche and Rolls-Royce have already tapped… Read more »
The ChargePoint-enabled Fuji stations will be showcased at the EVS26 show in Los Angeles next week, and will be released in the US later this year.
Ford announced this week that the first 67 dealers are certified and ready to sell the 2012 Ford Focus Electric.
This represents two percent of the country’s total car market, and makes the LEAF Norway’s ninth-best-selling passenger car.
The company will spend $50 million on 200 DC fast charging stations, $40 million for level 2 charging station infrastructure, and 9$ million on research and development.
The DOE hired a consulting firm to keep tabs on some of the companies that have received loans under the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing program.
CODA Automotive has signed a contract with Great Wall Motors to co-develop a new EV for the North American, Chinese, and European markets. CODA CEO Phil Murtaugh told the Detroit News that the new car will be “the most affordable EV on the market, comparable to entry-level internal combustion engine vehicles.” He added that the new car… Read more »