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GM invests $121 million to expand Volt plant

GM has announced plans to invest $121 million to improve its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant, where the Volt, Ampera and the new 2014 Cadillac ELR are built. The company will expand the 3.6 million-square-foot plant, adding an additional 450,000 square feet to give it more space to store parts on-site. “We basically started busting at the… Read more »

ABB earns UL listing for SAE Combo DC fast chargers

ABB, the international power broker, announced that it has received the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listing for its latest family of DC fast chargers, the Terra 53 with SAE Combo functionality. The Terra 53 is available in 20 kW, 30 kW, 40 kW and 50 kW models, and buyers have the option of compatibility with SAE… Read more »

SolarCity’s new smart energy storage system uses battery technology from Tesla

To realize the full benefits of renewable energy, some form of energy storage is critical – this is one reason why EVs and renewables are complementary technologies. So it’s no surprise that SolarCity (Nasdaq: SCTY) has unveiled a smart energy storage system that was developed with battery technology from Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA). SolarCity’s new DemandLogic… Read more »

ClipperCreek announces new HCS 40 indoor/outdoor charger

ClipperCreek has added yet another product to its line of Level 2 EV charging stations. The HCS-40, a 30 Amp, 240 Volt charger, is indoor/outdoor rated and designed to be the most rugged station available. “The HCS-40 is truly ClipperCreek tough,” said Jason France, ClipperCreek’s CEO. “We have 16 years of field experience to know… Read more »

Nissan carries out vehicle-to-building field test

Nissan has completed a successful early field test of a system designed to allow companies to use employee EVs to regulate and reduce their electricity bills. Vehicle-To-Building technology allows up to six LEAFs to be connected to a building’s power supply. At peak hours, the building draws power from the cars, then, during off-peak hours… Read more »

European Parliament moves to require public charging stations, grandfathers CHAdeMO

The European Parliament endorsed a draft directive this week that would require EU member states to ensure that specified numbers of public EV chargers (as well as hydrogen and natural gas stations) are built by 2020. The draft rules are part of an overall policy that aims to achieve a 60% cut in greenhouse gas… Read more »

BMW announces 360º Electric package for BMW i drivers

Upgrading from a legacy vehicle to an EV involves a few lifestyle changes. BMW’s 360º Electric is a portfolio of consumer-oriented products and services designed to smooth the transition and overcome some of the perceived barriers to going electric. BMW’s MINI E and ActiveE field trials have given it a wealth of data about EV… Read more »

Envision Solar deploys its self-contained charging station at the San Diego Airport

Envision Solar (OTCQB: EVSI) has launched a trial of its EV ARC self-contained charging station, offering free charging to all customers who visit the cell phone lot of the San Diego International Airport. The EV ARC is a standalone solar charging station that requires no foundation, no trenching, no building permit and no grid connection…. Read more »

An electric school bus is just the beginning of Québec’s electrification plans

Québec’s Ministry of Natural Resources has awarded Lion Bus Inc. $675,000 (Canadian) for a project to develop an all-electric school bus. The new bus will be based on the 72-seat Class C bus already built by Lion Bus, which features a body made largely of composite materials. With the help of three Québec-based partners –… Read more »

Utility demand charges and electric vehicle supply equipment

Jeffrey Wishart, Senior Principal Engineer at ECOtality since 2009, conducts research and development on products and services in the areas of energy, the environment, and advanced transportation. In addition to his supervisory position at ECOtality, Dr Wishart worked for several years at a utility company in Queensland, Australia, conducting research into emerging energy technologies.  … Read more »