Tag: Avista

Jul 4, 2016 - 08:29 am

Bolloré, California, PSA Singapore, Kiessling Transit, Avista.

Bolloré to enter Asia: The French EV sharing provider has won the bid for the electric carsharing project in Singapore. The scheme will go live by 2020 and feature a fleet of 1,000 electric vehicles. The first 125 EVs to share will be on the road next year via Bolloré’s subsidiary BlueSG, which will install 2,000 charging stations around the city state. For the French firm, it is the first venture in Asia, after similar schemes are already running in Paris, London, or Indianapolis.

Pay-by-Mile in California: With EV owners in California not paying taxes on gas, the state is testing a pay-by-mile scheme to generate funds for road repairs. The pilot programme will see 5,000 participants in various locations testing different payment methods over a nine month period.

Driverless electric AGV: Port operator PSA Singapore has ordered 22 Automated Guided Vehicles for its terminals, which will join 8 existing hybrids. The electric vehicles, that transport containers without human drivers, come from France, Japan and Finland and are expected to arrive around mid 2017.

Hydraulik hybrid buses: Massachusetts-based Kiessling Transit has ordered another 32 hydraulic hybrid buses from Lightning Hybrids with their Energy Recovery System (ERS) system to be installed in Ford E-450 passenger buses. Kiessling Transit will thus almost double its hybrid bus fleet to 67.
ngtnews.com, greencarcongress.com

265 Avista stations: Washington-based utility company Avista has requested state approval to build 265 new stations over the next two years. The project will cost about 3.1m dollars. Exact locations have not yet been chosen.

May 30, 2016 - 07:55 am

PSA, Beijing, Philadelphia, Tesla, Avista.

PSA goes CCS: It seems PSA brands Peugeot and Citroën will be switching to the Combined Charging System for their upcoming models, due to hit the read in about three years. The group’s rebranded versions of Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV, the Peugeot Partner Electric and Citroen Berlingo had all featured CHAdeMO DC fast-charging.

Congestion in China: Legislation is expected to pass in Beijing this year incorporating i.e. congestion-based charges and restricted driving days, giving special privileges to EV owners. Still, electric vehicle uptake in Beijing has been low. Almost half of EV license plates issued in October were not used by their expiry date in April.

Buses in Philly: The city of Philadelphia has purchased 525 diesel-electric hybrid buses as part of a 411.8m dollar five-year contract with New Flyer of America. Once they hit the road, 95% of the area’s bus fleet will be made up of hybrid vehicles.

All Teslas lead to Rome: The newly erected Tesla Supercharger in Magliano means drivers can now reach Rome from almost anywhere in Europe. It is the EV maker’s 12th Supercharger location in Italy.

Avista chargers in Washington: The utility has gotten the green light to install seven fast-charging stations across eastern part of the U.S. state of Washington. Moreover, it will set up a corridor from north of Spokane to the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley, erecting 50 level-2 charging stations ant workplaces and another 30 in public locations. The initiative will also include 120 in-home chargers for EV owners.

Feb 16, 2016 - 09:00 am

Hubject, Flinkster Connect, Clever, Esslingen, Avista.

Digital ICEing prevention: Hubject has come up with a solution that detects not only if whether a charger is free, but also if parking is available. The solution utilises sensors and works for any network operator and the German consortium has already successfully implemented a pilot project. Moreover, the digital system can detect whether the space is occupied by an EV or a combustion engine vehicle.

Rail & EV with Deutsche Bahn: Germany’s rail operator is piloting an EV hire scheme in Berlin. For an additional 29 euros, DB travellers can use their train ticket to also hire an EV from DB’s carsharing scheme Flinkster, allowing door-to-door transport. Customers may keep the electric car for up to a week.

Clever charging: Danish company Clever installed 200 EV charging stations last year. Over 750 rapid charging stations can now be found in Denmark, Sweden, and Germany and Clever plans to add another two each week throughout 2016. In addition, it plans to upgrade its 50 kW chargers to 150 kW.

Electric buses in Swabia: The town of Esslingen operates four electric buses. The trolleys by Solaris are able to run with as well as without a wire and were co-funded by the German federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg with 600,000 euros.
baden-württemberg.de (in German)

265 EV charging stations will be installed during for a pilot scheme in Washington State by company Avista. The trial will run over two years, with charge spots being installed in homes, workplaces and public locations. The utility hopes for over 3m dollars for the EVSE scheme that would start this May – if approved.



Found on electrive.com
04.07.2016 08:46