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EV Charging Companies to DOJ: Do You Trust VW to Invest ‘Game Changing’ $2 Billion Fairly?

Electric vehicle charging companies have called for independent oversight of Volkswagen’s planned $2 billion investment in electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the US — part of the automaker’s penalty for cheating emissions tests.

Duke Energy Pumps $1.5M into EV Charging Stations

Duke Energy said it will provide $1 million to develop public electric vehicle charging stations in North Carolina and an additional $500,000 for the construction of electric bus charging stations. The company’s EV Charging Infrastructure Support Project is part of a settlement with the EPA and environmental groups over Duke’s … Read more »

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Digi Technology Enables Smart Cities Worldwide

Smart technology by Digi International enables increased operational efficiencies, reduced response times and better levels of citizen services in smart city initiative, the M2M technology company says. Examples of Digi smart city implementations include: Electrical car charging stations: AddEnergie develops, manufactures and operates electric vehicle charging products for all market … Read more »

Siemens, Duke Demonstrate Lower-Cost Smart EV Charging

Siemens Energy Management Division has teamed with Duke Energy to demonstrate the results of an 18-month effort to reduce the cost and expand electric vehicle charging technologies. Held at the Duke Energy Envision Center in Erlanger, Kentucky, and utilizing a Ford Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid, Siemens provided the first Underwriters … 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 »

EV Charging Station Market to Hit $947M by 2020

The US electric vehicle level two charging station market will grow from $67 million to $947 million by 2020, fueled by President Obama’s target of 1 million EVs on the road by 2015, according to research by GlobalData. Globally, the market for EV level two charging stations will grow from an … Read more »

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SAP Pledges 20% Electric Fleet by 2020

SAP says it will increase the portion of electric vehicles in its company car fleet to 20 percent by 2020. The software company launched the initiative yesterday at SAP headquarters in Walldorf, Germany. SAP also unveiled the 50th electric vehicle charging station to be installed at its Walldorf location, part … Read more »

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GM Surpasses 400 EV Charge Stations

General Motors has installed 401 electric vehicle charging stations at its US production and business facilities. More than 20 percent of the stations use electricity generated from solar canopies to help charge employee vehicles. The company says the majority of the stations are located at GM’s large engineering and corporate … Read more »

ChargePoint’s Tips to Avoid ‘Charge Rage’

As electric vehicles become more popular — EV and plug-in EV sales reached about 170,000 by the end of 2013 with 10,000 sales in December alone — congestion at charging stations is bound to happen, ChargePoint says. To help companies deal with high-demand for charging at work, the EV charging … Read more »

Recargo, SemaConnect Debut Open EV Charging System

Recargo, SemaConnect Debut Open EV Charging System

Recargo, an electric vehicle software and information services company, has partnered with EV charging station manufacturer SemaConnect to launch a public charger payment solution. Pay With PlugShare will be available at more than 300 SemaConnect charging stations in the US and Canada and will operate under PlugShare, an app that … Read more »

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Green Fleet Roundup: Toyota, Boeing, Tesla, Envision Solar

Toyota will use an older coolant, R134a, for its Prius Plus, Lexus GT86 and Lexus GS in Europe instead of switching to the more environmentally friendly coolant, R1234yf, required by EU norms, Industry Week reports. In boycotting R1234yf, Toyota joins Daimler, which stopped using the newer refrigerant because it says in … Read more »

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More Ecotality Woes: Charging Stations Cut Power

Some electric vehicle drivers will spend twice as long to charge their cars using Blink Level 2 charging stations, after owner Ecotality cut the power level on 12,000 chargers in response to a technical glitch. The change will affect cars that can pull more than 16 amps, Plug In Cars reports. … Read more »