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Scandinavian charging network expands to Lapland

Reindeer are far from the only way to get around Lapland these days. The Fortum Charge & Drive network, which operates in Norway, Sweden and Finland, will cooperate with Renault to install seven new charging units in the northern region of Finland. The new 22 kW Level 2 chargers will be located along typical tourist… Read more »

Slow sales for Tesla in Germany. Are more EV incentives on the way? (UPDATED)

Last month’s Frankfurt auto show was positively crackling with EV news, as Audi, BMW and Porsche presented concept EVs, Mitsubishi showed its 2016 Outlander PHEV, and several suppliers touted tech advances. However, the comparatively low-key presence of electric trendsetter Tesla – which was showing red, white and blue Model S but no Model X –… Read more »

EV-friendly countries and states join to form the International ZEV Alliance

Plug-in vehicles are on a roll – as of this month, there are now a million on the world’s roads, according to an estimate by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). However, that’s still a tiny fraction of the two-billion-strong global vehicle fleet. EV adoption will have to ramp up quickly to have an… Read more »

Russian Prime Minister orders all gas stations to install EV charging stations

Well, that’s one way to get a charging network rolled out in a hurry. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has decreed that all gas stations must be equipped with public EV chargers by November 2016, the Moscow Times reported. Critics immediately pointed out the incongruity of such a sweeping measure in a country that is… Read more »

Gaining traction at last: Efacec instals over 600 DC fast chargers worldwide

If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a thousand times: EVs and charging infrastructure present a chicken-and-egg problem. This thesis has been the topic of countless EV industry conference panels over the past decade. In recent years, many experts have attempted to declare the issue settled. Back in January 2013, European Union Climate Commissioner… Read more »

EV sales may be in a holding pattern in the US, but they’re booming worldwide

Those of us who follow the month-by-month plug-in sales figures can’t help but be a little disappointed by the tale so far this year. In three of the last six months, US sales failed to equal the monthly figures of a year ago. We’re now halfway through the year, and total sales of 54,388 are… Read more »

New report: EV charger market to expand twelvefold by 2020

The global market for EV chargers is set to grow from about one million units in 2014 to more than 12.7 million units in 2020, according to a new EV Charging Infrastructure report by IHS Automotive. IHS expects public charging to be a small but important part of the picture. In 2020, approximately 10% of… Read more »

UK study: EVs could cut oil imports 40% by 2030

Policymakers in many countries remain skeptical about the benefits of EVs, but a new study has added weight to the pro-EV argument, at least in the UK. According to a paper that was written by Cambridge Econometrics and commissioned by the European Climate Foundation, large-scale deployment of EVs could cut the UK’s oil imports by… Read more »