The Climate Group launched a new initiative this week called Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Challenge that unites the global purchasing power of businesses, cities, states, regions, and NGOs for electric and other non-fossil-fuel vehicles. Multinationals including Unilever, LeasePlan, and Metro AG have already accepted the challenge.
Wide bandgap materials such as silicon carbide and gallium nitride are the best options to meet the growing battery demands of electric vehicles, and silicon carbide is expected to displace silicon in EVs by 2020, according to Lux Research. Economics are in favor of wide bandgap materials. For a Tesla … Read more »
Twenty-five electric utilities across 14 states – including eight of the 15 largest — are now offering electric vehicles rates and tariffs as part of an effort to engage the growing number of customers who drive electric vehicles, according to a study by Northeast Group. In the Midwest, Minnesota has … Read more »
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 »
In an effort to advance hydrogen transportation, California has joined H2USA, a public-private partnership led by the US Department of Energy. H2USA aims to accelerate the commercialization of clean transportation solutions, primarily fuel cell electric vehicles and a fueling infrastructure that will make these vehicles more accessible and affordable. The … Read more »
Wireless charging for electric vehicles until recently appeared to have limited market potential. But major changes have occurred over the past 12 months as several major automakers are planning to bring wireless systems to market in the next several years. Navigant Research now says that wireless charging is the future … Read more »