Tag: Alphabet

Nov 17, 2022 - 03:27 pm

Zeekr launches autonomous SEA-M platform

The premium electric brand Zeekr, part of the Geely Group, has launched its SEA-M platform for autonomous electric vehicles. The SEA-M is an evolution of Geely’s Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) for autonomous vehicles. The first representative of the new SEA-M vehicle type is the Zeekr M-Vision.

Jul 15, 2021 - 07:41 pm

V2G project BDL starts field trial with 50 BMW i3

In Germany, the announced field trial with 50 BMW i3s converted for V2G has now begun for the research project ‘Bidirectional charging management – BDL’ that was launched in 2019. As of a few days ago, 20 of the BMW i3s are now in customer hands, and the remaining 30 will soon be handed over […]



Dec 13, 2019 - 03:40 pm

BMW launches electric scooter sharing in Barcelona

Together with the mobility service provider Cooltra in Barcelona, BMW Motorrad has launched a sharing offer with the BMW C evolution electric scooter. After an initial test phase, a station-based service is apparently to be offered in the city.



Nov 17, 2017 - 04:31 pm

Alphabet adds FCVs to its fleet in Germany

BMW leasing subsidiary Alphabet Germany extends its fleet through acquisition of new fuel cell vehicles: 30 Toyota Mirai models are expected to arrive before the year’s end and shall serve as company and car pool vehicles in some of Alphabet’s major clients’ fleets over a three-year period.

May 8, 2017 - 08:20 am

Energica, Siemens, Share & Charge, Alphabet, Chargemaster.

Quick charging along biking routes: Energica has put its first quick charging station in Selva di Val Gardena (South Tyrol) into operation. The specialist for electric motorcycles announced some months ago its intention to initiate a charging network along popular biking routes in Italy and California. The company counts on CCS tech and just recently joined the CharIN network.

Siemens’ new 920 volts station: Siemens has added a new 150 kW high power charging station to its product line. The system works with up to 920 volts, enabling “a charging time of just ten minutes to travel over 100 km”, said the firm. The multi-standard station is able to service three EVs simultaneously.

Airbnb for charging stations: Share&Charge is the name of a new community platform for owners of EVs and charging stations that has just gone live in both Google and the Apple App Store. The tool works with blockchain tech and enables people to make their charging point accessible and billable. As the project was born through innogy’s Innovation Hub, innogy is also the first cooperation partner to register 1,000 charge points.

Alphabet and Chargemaster announced their cooperation in Great Britain. While the first has a fleet of 8,000 EVs and HEVs, the latter erected more than 30,000 home charging units in 2016. The partners state, that clients would benefit “in a multitude of ways.”

Electrified Bayernwerk fleet: The German E.ON subsidiary wants to replace its 1,300 cars gradually with EVs, mainly from 2020 on. At the latest in 2025, the utility wants to take its last conventionally powered car out of service. The first 28 EVs joined Bayernwerk’s fleet already at the end of 2016.
bayernwerk.de (in German)

Apr 27, 2016 - 08:36 am

The Netherlands electrified.

There are around 211,000 electric and hybrid cars on Dutch roads, a 33 percent increase compared to last year (60,000 new units). The Tesla Model S is the most popular fully electric vehicle, with the Mitsubishi Outlander, Volkswagen Golf PHEV and Toyota Auris topping the hybrid charts.

Jun 19, 2015 - 08:47 am

Norwegian Post, TNT, Tesla, HOV lanes, Dresden, Alphabet, BMW.

Electric delivery: The Norwegian Post is to expand its fleet of electric vehicles as it intends to buy another 300 EVs from Renault and Nissan next year. ‘Posten Norge’ has already acquired more than 900 electric vehicles in the past five years.

Meanwhile TNT, is to employ seven E-Ducato in Dutch Amsterdam and Rotterdam as part of the FREVUE (Freight Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe) EU project. The vehicles are to replace diesel vans and the company hopes to save 24,000 litres of gas and 76 tons of CO2 each year.

Tesla in the UK: The Californian electric carmaker is to expand its Supercharger network on the Isles as it plans to add another seven fast-charging locations. They will be located at motorways in the West of Scotland and Eastern England. Currently, 22 Supercharger stations can be found in the UK.

Further access to HOV lanes is only one signature away as a bill passed the Californian legislature on Monday, calling for another 15,000 green stickers. If signed by the governor, the number of stickers giving privileges to PHEV drivers would grow from 70,000 to 85,000.

Electric bus service: The venerable city of Dresden in Germany now has its first all-electric bus line. It serves on route 79 with four stops on a stretch of 5.2 kilometres. The electric bus by Solaris runs every 20 minutes. The service is the first of its kind in Saxony.
sz-online.de, newstix.de (both in German)

Electrification for fleets: Alphabet introduces its ‘Electrification Potential Analysis (EPA)’ which does exactly what its name suggests: analysing the potential for electrification of fleets. Deloitte Italy and Interserve UK are already using the service. The analysis is based on real-life client data supplied by removable loggers that record data like speed, distance, acceleration and parking.

Street light charging: In a showcase at the Mini Plant Oxford, BMW introduces its ‘Light & Charge’ project in the UK, a street lighting system that doubles as a charging station for EVs. The system is based on LED technology and can easily be installed in various locations.

Feb 18, 2015 - 10:36 am

Sri Lanka, Dundee, France, Alphabet UK, California.

Island-wide EV charging: Sri Lanka’s Power & Energy Ministry plans to install a nationwide network of charging centres, which will be found at gas stations, supermarkets and also households. A tariff for off-peak charging was also proposed. When the stations could be set up has not been said though.
lankabusinessonline.com, dailynews.lk

Dundee does it better: The Scottish city is pretty cued up on EVs as it only tripled charge points (we reported) and its cab companies like 203020 are too. Already operating a fleet of ten electric taxis, the firm is to replace its complete fleet of 60 diesels with electric cars this year. The city supports the move financially and will make all charging stations accessible.

It looks like EVs in France might indeed be in for a good year as sales crossed the 1,000-unit line for the first time this January. 1,069 BEVs and PHEVs were sold, most of them homemade as Renault’s Zoe (297) and Kangoo Z.E. (200) take the top two positions followed by Bolloré’s Blue Car (120).

Charge before you buy is a new programme by Alphabet UK. Together with EDF Energy, the company is offering short-term leasing of charging stations which can be tested for up to three months.
evfleetworld.co.uk, businesscar.co.uk

Critical Californians: Taxpayer advocates are criticising the Golden state as it purchased 20 Ford Fusion Hybrids and other cars worth 540,000 dollars over the last 18 months. The Fusions are reserved for members of the Senate who say that the acquisition was part of normal procedure to swap cars with more eco-friendly vehicles.

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Feb 2, 2015 - 09:31 am

Alphabet, Tesla, TPRES, Battery swapping, Japan.

Alphabet expects record sales in 2015: Alphabet UK has surpassed 1,000 EV orders. The company expects orders to double in 2015 and with one fifth of the total amount of orders from 2014 already having been placed in January, Alphabet is confident that the number will be even higher than predicted.

Driving a Tesla in the UK: Thanks to the carmaker’s network of Superchargers in the country, range anxiety is turning into “range curiosity.” There are total of 30 charging stations with 75 charging points, making it easy to Tesla drivers to roam the country. Another six Superchargers are planned for 2015.

Traffic-to-power: The University of Illinois has entered into an agreement with New Energy Innovations to optimize the TPRES (Traffic Powered Renewable Energy System). Air pumps are built into the roads and when cars drive by or park on them, their weight is converted to energy. Maybe that energy could even be used to power electric cars on the go.

Battery-swapping under construction: Tesla’s first battery swapping station in Northern California is not quite ready yet, despite communication from the carmaker suggesting otherwise. But pictures show, that the shovels have yet to be put away. And so far, batteries can only be swapped by appointment.
hybridcars.com, autoblog.com

EV sales in Japan: A total of 2,513 electric and plug-in hybrid cars were sold in Japan in December last year, almost half of them were Nissan Leafs (1,195). A total of 14,177 of the 32,403 plug-ins sold in 2014 in Japan were Leafs, followed by the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (10,064).

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Oct 27, 2014 - 09:21 am

Brazil, Car2Go, China, Alphabet, EDF Energy.

Dis-incentives: Brazil announced an incentive scheme, cutting import duties on hybrid cars. Plug-in vehicles are excluded from the measure, because the country fears that its electricity grid doesn’t have the capacity to handle an influx of plug-in cars and their charging needs.

Car2Go gives ten free minutes to its San Diego customers, if they park the all-electric Smarts in the so-called “incentive zone.” Leaving the cars downtown makes it easier for the fleet team to move the cars around, making sure they are charged up.

Green buses for China: By the end of next year, 20,222 electric buses will take to the streets of Beijing, Tinjin, and Hebei Province, making up 16 percent of all public transport in the areas. Moreover, local governments plan on setting up 94 charging stations and 16,200 charging posts.
eco-business.com, autonews.gasgoo.com

Alphabet and EDF Energy partner in order to give potential EV buyers more confidence. On top of advice about charging points, UK customers will also receive detailed advice on load and power requirements, alongside managing ongoing maintenance, installation and warranty protection.

Found on electrive.com
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