Tag: econnect

Jan 4, 2016 - 07:24 am

China, Mai Linh Taxi, Delta Electronics, DBT, eConnect.

Beijing charges ahead: 5,000 charge points will be installed in the Chinese capital this year. Furthermore, state-owned utility State Grid announced plans for chargers along the main highways in China, aiming to build 10,000 DC and 120,000 regular chargers in China by 2020. The latter might use technology by the Berlin-based start-up Ubitricity that turns street lamps into EV charge posts.
ecns.cn

Electric cab fleet: Vietnam’s second-biggest cab company Mai Linh Taxi wants to replace its entire fleet with electric vehicles. Up to 20,000 Renault EVs could be purchased by 2020. The first 30 electric cars will go into service in Hanoi in the next three months already.
thanhniennews.com

Multi fast-charging: Delta Electronics presents a new multi-standard rapid-charging station. It can be used by up to four vehicles at a time. Load capacity is 120 kW for DC and 65 kW in AC operation. The station is now in serial production and already in use in European countries including Norway.
pressebox.de (in German)

Cash for chargers: French charging station manufacturer DBT (Douaisienne de Basse Tension) went public one day before Christmas in the hope to raise 8.7 million euros (over 9.5m dollars). DBT was established in 1990 and partners with Nissan and CHAdeMO.
insideevs.com, euronext.com (listing)

Electric cab service: Those flying to London can now book a Nissan Leaf Teknas or Tesla Model S with chauffeur via eConnect. The car service cooperates with GET-E, which provides the international reservation platform for the airport shuttle.
econnectcars.com

May 6, 2015 - 08:21 am

UK, First Great Western & eConnect, Edinburgh, Iceland, RWE.

Plug-in grant revision? Britain’s current government is considering revising the 5,000-pound EV subsidy to avoid a premature “exhaustion of the budget.” The Government’s ‘Office for Low Emissions Vehicles’ says it would introduce new grant levels per category following a review this May. But nothing is set in stone, as the country’s general election will take place in Britain this Thursday.
dailymail.co.uk

Rail and ride, electrically: The British First Great Western rail company is now offering a chauffeur service to and from stations in London. The service is provided through eConnect cars, whose fleet consists only of electric vehicles. Train travellers get 10 percent discount when booking eConnect.
Info via email, firstgreatwestern.co.uk (booking)

Edinburgh embraces electric cabs: The Scottish capital approved electric cars to be used as taxis and private hire vehicles. A public consultation was all in favour of changing licensing (and suggested to ban diesels), whereas before only cars running on liquid fuel had been allowed as cabs.
airqualitynews.com

EV chargers for Iceland: Fortum has received an order for its Charge & Drive system through the Icelandic utility On Power. Until the end of the year, at least ten charging stations like those used in Norway, Sweden and Finland, will be erected on the volcanic island.
fortum.com

Charge as if you refuel: German utility RWE has come up with an e-mobility solution that could be integrated into the existing gas station infrastructure. Its “intelligent” EV charging station is connected to the filling station’s cash register, where energy used per charge is displayed.
auto-presse.de (in German)

Nov 21, 2014 - 09:29 am

Hydrogen, Miami, Honda, New Zealand, Hawaii.

Hydrogen for Germany: The Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) announced that it will erect six new H2 stations in the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, bringing the total number of stations there to 8 by the end of 2015. The stations will be installed in seven cities, will come from Air Liquide, Linde, Westfalen and Shell and are part of a planned network of 50 hydrogen stations across Germany.
carzoom.de (in German)

Hybrid waste collection: Miami-Dade County has ordered another 29 hydraulic hybrid refuse trucks from Autocar, increasing its fleet to 64. The E3 waste collection truck is powered by RunWise’s ‘Advanced Series Hybrid Drive System,’ said to reduce fuel consumption by up to 50 percent.
greencarcongress.com

Honda is following Toyota’s lead of bringing H2-charging infrastructure to California. A loan of 13.8 million dollars is to go to FirstElement Fuel to expand the network by 12 charge stations. More funding is to come from the Golden State itself.
greencarreports.com, green.autoblog.com

EV charger in New Zealand: Tainui’s Novotel and Ibis hotels will install electric car chargers in their car parks. Installation will be done by company Mighty River Power (MRP) and is soon to start. MRP is looking to switch its fleet to hybrid electric vehicles.
stuff.co.nz

Hawaii charged up: Volta Industries is opening two EV charging stations on Maui and plans to roll out more across Oahu in 2015. The stations are sponsored by American Savings Bank and Rising Sun Solar and usage will be free. The electric and hybrid vehicles now almost have an eight percent market share in Hawaii.
bizjournals.com

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Jan 15, 2014 - 08:58 am

Tesla, Stuttgart, Singapore, Rent-A-Car, eConnect, North Carolina.

Charging up: Only four months ago, Tesla announced that Model S drivers had been using the free superchargers to recharge a total of 3.2 million miles. As expected, demand has spiked since and the company now counts 8m miles beeing charged. Furthermore, Tesla formally informed the NHTSA about the software update and exchange of adapters to address the overheating issue when charging at domestic outlets.
green.autoblog.com (8m charged), nytimes.com (overheating)

New e-bike region: The city of Stuttgart, Germany, which is home to Daimler and Porsche, has been declared ‘E-Bike-Region Stuttgart’. Five counties joined forces and established cycle routes with a combined length of over 400 kilometres. At 40 stations tourists can choose from 200 rental pedelecs. At the end of every journey, the e-bike can be returned at any train station within the region as Stuttgart‘s public transport authority takes part in the project.
swp.de (In German)

Singapore concludes EV test: The city state has finished a two-year test of 89 electric cars. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) wanted to gain a better understanding before formulating plans for further trials. LTA sees the biggest challenge for EVs in price and infrastructure.
eco-business.com

Rent a Chevy Volt in the UK: The U.S. car rental company Enterprise added 20 Volts to its fleet. The Volt, which is also sold as the Vauxhall Ampera in the UK, will be available at Enterprise’s Greater London branches.
fleetnews.co.uk

Zero emission chauffeur service: The private car hire service eConnect is now able to pick up its London customers using Nissan Leafs. The company is currently building up an electric fleet and hopes to establish the category ‘EV’ as a standard option customers can choose from when ordering a car. Like you would select VIP, MPV etc.
thegreencarwebsite.co.uk

Not tax-free anymore: Because North Carolinians drive less or switch to more fuel-efficient cars, fuel tax collections are declining. That is why the state of North Carolina has begun to collect a 100 dollar annual fee from its 1,600 registered electric car drivers to be used for road maintenance.
newsobserver.com, chargedevs.com

Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2016/01/04/china-mai-linh-taxi-delta-electronics-dbt-econnect/
04.01.2016 07:48