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BMW Unveils Fast, Light EV Charger

BMW of North America has announced the launch of the BMW i DC Fast Charger, which is compatible with multiple electric vehicles and can specifically charge the BMW i3 all-electric’s vehicle battery up to 80 percent in 30 minutes. The charger was a joint development between BMW and Bosch Automotive … Read more »

PSE&G Incentives Employees’ Electric Cars

PSE&G has launched a program to encourage New Jersey businesses to provide employees with electric car charging at work by providing smart charging equipment for about 150 cars. Charging stations will be given out on a first come, first serve basis to companies that secure a commitment from a minimum … Read more »

ABB Terra 23

ABB Launches Multistandard DC Fast Charging Station

ABB has launched a new electric vehicle fast charging station. The Terra 23 multistandard DC fast charger can charge EVs in 30 to 60 minutes, the company says. The 20 kW multistandard station offers Combined Charging System (CCS), CHAdeMO and fast AC charging functionality and is available in configurations with … Read more »

Chargepoint EV charging

ChargePoint Launches Dual-Port EV Charging Station

ChargePoint has launched CT4000, an electric-vehicle charging station that taps a single circuit to power two charging ports. The company says the new model is cheaper to install than previous units. As more EVs hit the road, demand is greater than supply for charging stations and will continue to grow … Read more »

Amtrak advanced technology electric locomotive

Green Fleet: Amtrak, Airbus and Dell, Tesla and Google

Amtrak says the first of 70 advanced technology electric locomotives (pictured) being built by Siemens began rolling off the assembly line yesterday. The first units of the $466 million order will be field tested this summer for entry into revenue service in the fall. The new locomotives will operate on … Read more »

Kroger to Add 225 EV Charging Stations

The Kroger Co. and Ecotality will add more than 200 level 2 quick-charge electric vehicle charging stations and 25 DC fast chargers at Kroger supermarkets across the US. The companies say the $1.5 million expansion will bring the total number of Ecotality’s Blink chargers at Kroger stores to almost 300. … Read more »

ChargePoint, Ecotality Form EV Interoperability Company

Electric vehicle charging companies ChargePoint and Ecotality have formed a new company, Collaboratev, that they say will make it easier for drivers to access EV charging stations on any network. Collaboratev will enable charging network interoperability, exchange session data and allow financial billing reconciliation services among EV charging networks. The … Read more »

Google, Ford, GE Pledge Workplace EV Stations

Google, Ford and GE are among the 13 companies that have joined with the DOE to launch the Workplace Charging Challenge, an effort to increase the number of US employers offering electric vehicle charging tenfold in the next five years. And Nissan, another signatory to the challenge, has separately announced … Read more »

Green Fleet Roundup: Volvo, ECOtality, Evatran, Enmark

Volvo Car Corporation is testing a fast-charger for electric cars that cuts recharging time to 1.5 hours — six times faster than existing on-board devices, according to the company. The new 22kW charger will be installed and evaluated in a number of Volvo C30 Electric cars. Car owners can either … Read more »

Fleet Roundup: BMW GM Breakup, BMW Toyota Hookup, Volvo, Citroen C-Zero

Volvo’s “I-See” system, which captures kinetic energy created when a truck brakes and uses that energy to propel the truck, can reduce fuel consumption by up to five percent and will be on the market in 2013, the company says. A truck covering 140,000 kilometers a year can save about … Read more »