Tag: Envision Solar

May 24, 2017 - 08:39 am

Ecotricity, Japan, BYD, Tritium, Envision Solar .

End of flat rate charging: British EV drivers will have to pay as they charge along the Isles’ motorway as Ecotricity changes its fee system. The eco utility initially offered free charging at its 300 stations before introducing a 6 pound flat fee for 30 minutes – much to the dismay of its users. Now Ecotricity will drop that flat rate and introduce PAYG instead, based on 0.17p per kWh, with an additional 3 pound fee every time you plug your car in. Ecotricity customers get 52 free charges a year though and also won’t pay the 3 GBP connection charge.
autoexpress.co.uk

A H2 network in Japan has been agreed between Toyota, Nissan, Honda and eight other companies among them JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy and Iwatani. The agreement had been awaiting pen and paper for almost a year and will reportedly lead to 400 hydrogen fuel stations over the next ten years with 160 to be operational by 2020.
autocarpro.in

BYD builds on Montevideo’s electric cab fleet as it delivers an additional 20 e6 EV to join the existing 50. The government supports the effort with an impressive subsidy that practically amounts to 50 percent of the purchase price and also exempts EVs from import tax.
cleantechnica.com

Fast-charge China: Australian infrastructure provider Tritium brings its Veefil-RT 50kW DC charger to China together with Oxford University’s Hong Kong office. The first trial is in Jiangsu Province, close to Shanghai, and Tritium is actively seeking partners in the country.
greencarcongress.com

Sun-powered Fresno: Envision Solar comes to Fresno, where 13 mobile solar charging stations will be deployed. 12 of the EV Arcs will benefit people living in so-called disadvantaged communities.
fresnobee.com

May 22, 2017 - 09:22 am

Daimler, Groupe E, Luxembourg, Envision Solar, Canada.

Daimler electrifies car sharing: Hamburg’s electrification is happening as Daimler follows BMW’s DriveNow in arranging a mobility partnership with the Hanseatic town. Mercedes’ first step will be to switch the entire Car2go fleet (400 cars) to electric and to kick-off projects that involve commercial EVs as the cooperation shall include private and public transport as well as business traffic. Hamburg in turn will reportedly install 1,150 charge points and reserve 150 of them for car sharing vehicles of any maker, it appears.
electrive.net (in German)

Charging the Alps: Swiss utility Groupe E intends to invest additional 10m francs in the installation of several hundred EV charging stations in order to expand its Move network it initiated in 2013. A newly founded company is soon to take charge of the network’s operation and development.
groupe-e.ch

Alliance for electric buses: Voyages Emile Weber enters a cooperation with MAN Truck & Bus and Losch Luxembourg in order to launch emission-free buses. From 2020 the purchase of diesel buses will be prohibited in the Grand Duchy and so Emile Weber will add four electric buses to its own fleet.
bus.man.eu

Portable charging stations for NYC: Charging company Envision Solar signed a 3 year contract with New York City worth 3.8m dollars. The first order includes at least 30 mobile charging stations EV ARC, which shall be deployed across five boroughs and offer a solar-powered charge to the city’s EV owners.
wallstreet-online.de

EV discovery centre in Canada: Thanks to 1m dollars raised by the Ontario government, a centre has opened in Toronto, where visitors can learn how EVs work, take various models for test drives and get information about subsidies and rebates before being referred to a dealer.
ctvnews.ca

Nov 2, 2016 - 08:25 am

Morocco, Charge Amps, Flint, Envision Solar.

PEV tax package: Morocco decided to remove customs duties for hybrid and electric vehicles from 2017 as a first step in longer process. A 10 perecnt VAT tax or the introduction of a bonus-malus system are being discussed as well. Morocco will host the COP22 talks in December.
moroccoworldnews.com

Design cable: Charge Amps officially launched RAY, the temperature-sensing charge cable. It has been designed J. Nordwall from Koenigsegg. The first Ray cables are being sent out in Norway now.
mynewsdesk.com

German-Spanish cooperation: Spanish Valladolid and the “Metropolregion” in Lower Saxony are to strengthen their joint e-mobility efforts supported by the EU. Electric buses and delivery vans will run in Valladolid for example. The partners will share a booth at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona from Nov, 15 – 17.
metropolregion.de (in German)

H2 bus prototype testing: The Flint Mass Transportation Authority in Flint, Michigan, started a one year test with a Proterra prototype running on hydrogen. The trial is to show how the bus works in a cold environment in particular as it has only been run in warmer climates.
greencarcongress.com

Solar expansion and financing: Envision Solar relocated to a more spacious HQ in San Diego. At the same time, the firm announced new financing and leasing models for its solar charging stations.
marketwired.com (HQ), wallstreet-online.de (financing)

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Sep 5, 2016 - 08:55 am

California, Supercharger, Wisconsin, Envision Solar, fast-chargers.

New round for California EV incentives: The Clean Vehicle Rebate Program has been allocated another 133m dollars, after previous funds were used up. Meanwhile, the qualifying income level cap will be lowered to 150,000 dollars a year for single filers and 300,000 dollars for families from November 1st, to keep people from using the rebate to purchase luxury cars.
hybridcars.com

Supercharger update: According to electrek, all Tesla drivers could soon be asked to pay for supercharging. It was revealed that Model 3 driver could purchase Superchargers credits or pay with credit card (we reported) to plug in, something the carmaker could adopt for all models to decouple the price for charging from the price for the car. Meanwhile, the world’s largest Supercharger has officially opened near Oslo in Norway.
electrek.co (charging), greencarreports.com (Norway)

Wisconsin goes Leaf: The U.S. state started an electric vehicle group buy programme from early August, allowing buyers to get as much as 8,000 dollars off when buying a new Nissan Leaf, as well as get better leasing conditions. The programme concludes on September 30th.
urbanmilwaukee.com

Envision Solar conquers Europe: The EV infrastructure provider has set up its first solar-powered charger EV ARC in the port of Malaga in Spain. Manufactures BMW, Nissan, Porsche and Mitsubishi will also use the station to promote their plug-ins, as well as the benefits of driving with solar power.
renewableenergymagazine.com

Charging northern Germany: On top of the 19 rapid-chargers between Hamburg and the Danish boarder, the top of Germany will see another 28 fast-chargers installed. The first five will even go online before the end of the year. The chargers will cost around 40,000 euros each and will be paid for by a group of eleven investors.
abendblatt.de (in German)

Aug 26, 2016 - 08:55 am

Teheran, Lidl, Envision Solar, Rotterdam, Orange EV, Macau.

Teheran clears the air: To fight air pollution, the Iranian capital will implement a low emission zone from September. In the beginning, all cars with a valid plaque can enter, but regulations are said to tighten in 2017. The LEZ replaces the alternating driving bans for vehicles with even or odd license plate numbers.
tehrantimes.com

Lidl plugs in: The supermarket chain has set up 20 EV charging stations at its locations in Germany. While it operates internationally, the company says it has no central plan to push EV infrastructure, but that every country can decide itself which measures to take.
electrive.net (in German)

Let the sun shine: California has renewed its one-year contract with Envision Solar for another 12 months. It now plans the delivery and installation of solar-powered EV chargers at local government agencies and organisations.
yahoo.com

Water taxi electrified: The world’s first hybrid water taxi has gone into service in Rotterdam. Powered by a Torqueedo system, it can reach a top speed of 25 kph and has room for 12 passengers.
taxi-times.com, torqeedo.com

Voucher-approved truck: Orange EV announced that its battery-electric terminal truck has qualified for subsidies in California. Companies and organisations can therefore save between 95,000 to 120,000 dollars.
greencarcongress.com

Electric test route: The Chinese Transport Bureau will set up a specialty line on the Macau peninsula for a month, to test two electric buses – one each from TCM and New Era. During the trial period, the buses can be ridden for free.
macaudailytimes.com

Jan 26, 2016 - 09:34 am

Go Ultra Low Cities, H2 smart home, GM, Envision Solar.

Cash injection for British e-mobility: The cities of London, Milton Keynes and Bristol have qualified as “Go Ultra Low Cities” and will receive a total of 40m pounds in funding for rapid-chargers, as well as street lighting that doubles as chargers. The cities will also set up an Electric Vehicle Experience Centre, free parking for plug-ins and allow EVs to use bus lanes.
gov.uk, bbc.com, independent.co.uk

Japanese H2 experience: Together with Honda and other partners, Japanese prefecture Tottori wants to set up a hydrogen demonstration project. It will include a smart home, a solar array for the production of hydrogen, and a hydrogen filling station for the Honda Clarity FCV.
greencarcongress.com

GM to expand experimental carsharing: The carmaker wants to increase its fleet of shared vehicles as part of the “Let’s Drive NYC” initiative. There are currently 10 cars at one property in the New York, and GM looks to include a total of 24 locations where it may also offer its Volt and Bolt EVs.
bizjournals.com

Solar chargers for Europe: Envision Solar has founded a European subsidiary together with Aconfort, called Envision EU. Together they want to make the patented EV ARC chargers available for the European market.
renewables.seenews.com, money.cnn.com

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Jan 21, 2016 - 09:51 am

London, Beijing, Hamburg, Supercharger, Envision Solar.

Smart city: London borough of Greenwich will introduce an electric bike sharing together with 300 smart parking bays and the Thames will serve as renewable energy source. The trial is part of the ‘Smart Cities and Communities Lighthouse’ programme funded with 25m euros, which are shared between the British capital, Milan, Lisbon, Warsaw, Bordeaux, and Burgas.
techweekeurope.co.uk, fleetworld.co.uk

Another smart city: Beijing intends to build another 5,000 charging stations. The Chinese capital now counts 5,008 public and 12,000 private charge points that serve its 35,800 plug-in vehicles. EV drivers will be able to check location and availability online.
xinhuanet.com

Responsible sourcing: The city of Hamburg issued new guidelines for its purchasing department, designed to decrease the carbon footprint. In accordance with the new measures, the city intends to electrify half of its fleet by 2020. Currently, 24 percent of Hamburg’s 315 cars are electric.
klimaretter.info (in German)

European expansion: Tesla looks to solidify Supercharger coverage in Europe, a map of planned stations shows. Eastern and southern Europe in particular will see the opening of new Tesla charging stations. So maybe soon, Model S drivers will be able to drive from Lisbon to Moscow.
teslarati.com, autoblog.com

Close Chinese ties: Envision Solar has found two organisations in Fujian Province, who will take care of brokerage and sales. Both have close connections to the local authorities and believe Envisions charging stations, which can operate without grid connection, are ideal for the Chinese market.
pennenergy.co

Dec 11, 2015 - 09:37 am

UPS, Kesko, Gujarat, Envision Solar, Ford.

Electric delivery: UPS has added another five electrified Mercedes-Benz Vario to its fleets in the German cities of Düsseldorf and Hamburg. The company therefore as a total of 40 electric cars in its fleets across the country and says it will crack the 50 mark before the end of the year.
auto-medienportal.net, grueneautos.com (articles in German)

Shop and charge: Finnish company Kesko will fit its retail locations with EV charging stations. Four chargers will be erected in each Vantaa, Espoo, Turku and Lahiti. Charging is free for customers.
eprretailnews.com

E-bus pilot project: Indian state Gujarat will kick off a pilot project with six all-electric buses for public transport. Moreover, solar-powered charging stations will be set up at the central bus station in the town of Gandhinagar to keep the electric buses running. Gujarat Transport Minister Vijay Rupani meanwhile invited the auto industry to “manufacture electric vehicles in the state.”
economictimes.indiatimes.com

Solar charger patent: Envision Solar has received a patent for its portable solar charging station EV ARC in the U.S. The company also announced that the EV ARC is patent pending in China and the EU.
power-eng.com

Sleep and drive: Ford has teamed up with the Limehouse Holiday Inn Express hotel in London as part of the expansion of its GoDrive car-sharing scheme in London. Guests will be able to choose from a Ford Focus Electric, or the Ford Fiesta 1.0-litre Ecoboost.
fleetnews.co.uk

Aug 21, 2015 - 08:40 am

Madrid, Pisa, Atlanta, Wyoming, Envision Solar, ChargePoint.

Madrid e-bike sharing: More than 50,000 residents of the Spanish capital have already signed up for the public electric bike share system BiciMAD, which was launched in June 2014. Some 1,000 e-bikes are available at 160 stations right now and the goal is to have 4,000 by 2026.
afp.com

Italian hospital launches e-bike service: Cisanello hospital in the Italian city of Pisa will provide sixty e-bikes free of charge to help staff, students and visitors move about its grounds and facilities.
eltis.org

Atlanta goes electric: The city of Atlanta, Georgia has plans to introduce a total of 50 plug-ins into its fleet. Council members recently voted unanimously to authorize the city’s Office of Sustainability to lease 15 battery-powered electric cars as well as 35 plug-in hybrids.
bizjournals.com

Wyoming to charge EVs: As of July 1, Wyoming joined seven other U.S. states to charge a special fee on electric cars. The 50-dollar fee was created to offset the lack of gas tax collected from plug-in cars.
oilcitywyo.com

Solar partnership: EV charging product company Envision Solar and charging network ChargePoint announced a partnership agreement to jointly offer solar-powered EV charging in the U.S. and Canada.
cnn.com

Mar 16, 2015 - 09:56 am

BYD & Uber, Ford, Envision Solar, NRG eVgo.

Uber electrifies: The car service and BYD will work together on a pilot project in Chicago. BYD’s e6 will be available for sale or lease through the dealership Green Wheels USA. While some 25 Chicago drivers currently use an e6, the two companies hope it will be a couple of hundred by the end of the year.
electric-vehiclenews.com, jalopnik.com

Ford-sharing uncovers trend: Ford launched a new carsharing experiment in London including 25 Fiesta as well as 25 Focus Electric and unveiled its first experiences: While most users start off with a gasmobile, they quickly switch to an electric vehicle and never go back to gas.
cleantechnica.com

Solar EV chargers for homes: Real estate company Carleton Management from San Diego has placed an order for solar powered EV ARC charging stations by Envision Solar. The exact number was not revealed, but Carleton says it wants to “exceed the expectations” of it clients in terms of infrastructure.
pv-magazine.com

Free installation for renters: In the scope of its Take Charge programme, NRG eVgo will install EV charging stations at qualified apartment complexes in California at no cost. Moreover, the company will put on live events in cities across the state to promote driving and owning electric vehicles.
electriccarsreport.com

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Feb 23, 2015 - 10:00 am

ELIPTIC, Iberdrola & BMW, Envision Solar, Texas, Hilton Head Island.

ELIPTIC stands for “Electrification of public transport in cities” and is combining research with demonstration. Under the lead of the German city of Bremen, 34 partners from all over Europe are to test the feasibility of electric mobility solutions in public transport. Electric buses as well as intermodal models combining electric car sharing and electric bikes are some of the topics to look at.
bundesverkehrsportal.de (in German), eliptic-project.eu (pdf)

Corporate i3 sharing: Spanish utility provider Iberdrola together with BMW and Alphabet is to start the countries first corporate EV sharing. About 350 Iberdrola employees in Madrid, Bilbao, Barcelona, and Valencia will get access to a fleet of electric BMW i3.
evwind.es, evfleetworld.co.uk

Solar on a trailer: Envision Solar now introduced a new trailer to tow its portable solar charging station EV ARC into position. The trailer is designed to easily transport the off-grid stations to customers.
renewableenergymagazine.com, envisionsolar.com

Texas scrapping scheme: The ‘AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine Program’ has been reopened for a limited time. Motorists that hand in their old car receive a voucher of up to 3,500 dollars towards the purchase of an electric or hybrid vehicle. In 2014, 652 vehicles were replaced through the programme.
starlocalmedia.com

EV charger included: Hilton Head Island has come up with a new requirement asking every new development to include at least one electric car charging station. The new rule applies to multifamily as well as nonresidential developments.
islandpacket.com

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Oct 8, 2014 - 08:41 am

Lexus, Envision Solar, British Columbia, Belarus.

Lucky Lexus: Diet club Slimming World will acquire 76 hybrid vehicles from Toyota’s luxury brand within the next three years. The models NX 300h, CT 200h and IS 300h will help the company’s district and field managers on their visits to customers. For Lexus, it is the largest fleet contract to date.
fleetnews.co.uk

Mobile charging station: Envision Solar will install three solar charging stations in San Francisco by the end of the year. The EV Arc (autonomous renewable charger) station stores the power from the sun in a battery pack and will thus be moved around to test different locations.
sfgate.com

Public EV charging has doubled in British Columbia, Canada. At least at the 350 of the province’s 550 public charging stations that were monitored. August saw 3,745 charging sessions, which is a 120% increase over the same month last year (1,684). In total, B.C.’s chargers were used 40,000 times.
metronews.ca

In Belarus, the first CHAdeMO charge point is set to be opened tomorrow. It is located at a motorway exit close to the country’s capital Minsk. The organisers hope this to be start of wider EV adoption in the country.
belta.by

Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2017/05/24/ecotricity-japan-byd-tritium-envision-solar/
24.05.2017 08:14