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VIA’s electrified trucks to include Recargo’s charging station data

VIA Motors and Recargo have announced an agreement to include Recargo’s PlugShare charging infrastructure information in VIA’s Pad in-Dash EV control system, which it plans to unveil in the 2014 production vehicles. PlugShare claims to be the world’s most comprehensive listing of public charging stations, with over 28,000 plugs in North America, and 55,000 globally,… Read more »

Bentley to go hybrid with new Falcon SUV

“Don’t forget to plug the Bentley in, Jeeves. Petrol is ever so dear these days.” The 93-year-old British luxury brand is not the first carmaker that comes to mind in connection with cutting-edge electric vehicles. However, like every other auto manufacturer, Bentley has been researching electrification for some time, and now it plans, ever so… Read more »

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 »