Enterprise Rent-A-Car has announced plans to install OpConnect EV charging stations at their Santa Monica and Torrance, California locations. The new stations feature a quad port design that allows four vehicles to recharge at the same time. Charging will be restricted to Enterprise’s customers. Enterprise claims to operate the largest network of EV rentals in… Read more »
The project is supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the US DOE.
A V2H system lets homeowners store electricity in an EV battery during cheaper off-peak times, and use it to power the household during peak times.
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
ECOtality installed around 1,100 Blink chargers during the quarter, bringing the total number of charging stations to 6,700, and claiming the Blink network’s title as the world’s largest EV charging network.
European charging equipment maker DBT CEV and Matra, a manufacturer of Light Electric Vehicles, have introduced the Bat’Lib battery-swapping station for e-bikes and e-scooters. The new system is designed to let a rider exchange an empty battery for a full one in 10 seconds. The Bat’Lib swapping station has ten charging ports. One port is… Read more »
New legislation would make buying a new EV a little better deal, by allowing car dealers to roll the cost of level 2 chargers, including installation, into new car financing.