The goal of EV Everywhere is to enable US companies to be the first in the world to produce Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) that are affordable and convenient.
As part of the $2.7-million Community Charging Infrastructure Fund announced in April, 71 organizations have been approved to receive 75 percent of the cost (up to $4,000 per station).
The company already has pilot programs going in China, Japan, Israel and Denmark, and this week it began a new trial project with the deployment of 10 electric taxis.
Toyota, Duke Energy and Energy Systems Network, the non-profit industry initiative that leads Project Plug-IN, has launched a pilot project in Indiana to evaluate new communication standards.
The integrated system incorporates the energy production capacity of UGE’s 4kW wind turbine and the GE Durastation in a single unit.
ECOtality will offer its Blink charging stations free to residents and commercial host sites in the Chicago, Atlanta and Philadelphia metropolitan areas.
Two of the most prominent companies on the EV scene were embarrassed a couple of weeks ago by the news that at least 11 LEAF owners have sustained damage to their cars after using GE’s popular WattStation charger. The two companies mounted an investigation of the problem, and GE announced the findings to the public… Read more »
The company’s venture capital arm, BMW i Ventures, announced that it is making a strategic investment in the operators of the ChargePoint charging network.
They will be cooperating on the London trial of Qualcomm’s Halo wireless EV charging system, and will study the integration of the technology into Renault vehicles.
ChargePoint 4.0 is a free upgrade for all ChargePoint accounts, and will go live for station owners and drivers in September.