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Firsthand Lessons on Public Charging for EVs

October 8, 2014 by Nick Nigro

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Washington, D.C., is well-situated for day trips with mountains, forests, beach and bay all a short drive away. On a recent weekend, I was lucky enough to tool around in style. BMW lent me their new electric car – the i3 – and asked that I race it around the DC metro region.[read more]

Will Nissan's Free EV Charging Rival Tesla's Supercharger Network?

July 18, 2014 by Katherine Tweed

If you drive a Nissan Leaf, you already don’t have to worry about paying for gas, which is hovering near $4 per gallon in much of the United States. Now, you don’t have to worry about paying for the electrons that fuel your car when you’re out on the road either.[read more]

Are Ford and SunPower About to Make the Grid Irrelevant for EV Charging?

January 4, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

EV Charging

A couple months ago, we asked if electric vehicle services could help an automaker like Ford disrupt the relationship between electric utilities and their customers. The answer, according to Mike Tinskey, director of Ford's global electrification division, was probably not.[read more]

Combining Electric Cars with Smart Grid Technology

June 2, 2013 by Joseph Romm

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Electric cars are one of the key pieces of the renewable energy economy of the future, but so far, there hasn’t been much investigation into how smart grid technology could help with electric car charging infrastructure.[read more]

Is the Natural Gas Boom A Boon For Fuel Cell Infrastructure?

June 25, 2012 by Jim Pierobon

Here’s another game-changer in the making brought to you by America’s burgeoning supplies of shale natural gas: alternative fuel vehicles and distributed power generation using fuel cells.Emboldened by low prices and booming supplies of natural gas in the U.S , the American fuel cell industry is clawing its way back from the brink.The...[read more]

Singapore : Robert Bosch appointed to set up EV charging station infrastructure

October 10, 2010 by Ee Mien Low : 26 charging stations will be set up for Singapore's Electric Vehicle (EV) test bed programme. The inter-agency Taskforce led by the Energy Market Authority and the Land Transport Authority has appointed Bosch to set up the infrastructure. For a start, the charging stations will cater to the first batch of...[read more]

Electric Vehicles – Making a Connection with Consumers

April 12, 2010 by Christine Hertzog

Electric vehicles (EVs) are important pieces in the Smart Grid puzzle.  EVs will play an increasingly important dual role in transport and energy storage.  This role change has consequences that impact consumer lifestyles, wallets, and decision-making processes.  And unfortunately, there’s little being communicated to...[read more]

Test-driving Ford's Model T of electric cars

October 23, 2009 by Todd Woody

photo: Todd Woody Ford executives brought a battery-powered Focus sedan to San Francisco on Thursday (along with a plug-in hybrid Escape). It was clear from the presentation by Nancy Gioia, Ford’s director of global electrification, that the automaker is aiming for a mass market and is spending a great deal of effort on helping create...[read more]