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.
It’s now been documented that, in at least a few cases, a LEAF’s onboard charger has been damaged after charging with a WattStation, but the cause of the problem is not yet clear.
Hertz, Duke Energy, and the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research will test the system on their Nissan LEAFs over the next three months.
The Paradise of the Pacific is already a great place to drive an EV – islands around the world are expected to be early adopters of electrification, thanks to high fuel prices and short driving distances. This week, emission-free driving on Oahu became even more convenient, as gas station operator Aloha Petroleum installed AeroVironment DC… Read more »
The new solution features a mobile app called WattStation Connect, which EV drivers can use to locate the nearest WattStation charger.
Gothenburg, Sweden will be installing two ultra-fast Opbrid Bůsbaar charging stations, which will charge three Volvo plug-in hybrid buses, as part of the HyperBus project.