Mar 8, 2023 - 04:19 pm
No e-car during evacuation?
A Republican senator in Florida, USA, is concerned that electric cars with dead batteries can become a traffic obstacle during evacuations from natural disasters. As long as insufficient charging infrastructure is available, EVs should not be used to evacuate.
Dec 22, 2022 - 04:50 pm
Ex-Tesla man John Vo is now into electric boats (BIG)
John Vo, the former Manufacturing Chief at Tesla, established a marine technologies company. Blue Innovations Group (BIG for short) will focus on manufacturing all-electric boats and equipment and is ready to show its first product.
Oct 26, 2022 - 03:35 pm
BP invests $6 million in Freebee EV ride-hailing
In the USA, BP has invested $6 million in Miami-based all-electric ride-hailing business Freebee. BP led the business’s $8 million Series A funding round, with support from Freebee’s current infrastructure capital partner, Tensile Mobility.
May 16, 2022 - 04:22 pm
Mack Trucks sell three electric refuse vehicles in Florida
Mack Trucks today announced that the City of Ocala, Florida, purchased two electric refuse vehicles to add to its solid waste management fleet. Miami-Dade County, also Florida, made the same decision and opted for Mack’s garbage truck of type Mack LR.
Feb 17, 2022 - 02:34 pm
ADS-TEC Energy scores significant order in the US
ADS-TEC Energy has received its largest single order to date in the US for its battery-boosted fast-charging solution. Infrastructure investor Smart City Capital plans to deploy more than 200 ChargeBox charging stations in the state of Florida.
Feb 16, 2022 - 03:03 pm
Tritium chargers to be installed across Florida with Wise EV
In the USA, Tritium has announced a partnership with US firm Wise EV to provide fast chargers for a new national EV charging network. The charging network will start with 25 locations across Florida, with DC fast chargers at major gas stations through one of Wise EV’s gas station operation partners.
Dec 13, 2021 - 01:54 pm
Florida: PSTA acquires 60 all-electric buses from Gillig
The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), which provides public transportation for Pinellas Country in Florida, announced the purchase of 60 electric buses over the next five years. The investment comes through the first all-electric bus consortium in Florida, which comprises four manufacturers.
Oct 13, 2021 - 03:56 pm
Lilium engages ABB for MW aircraft charging system
ABB has been hired to provide a megawatt fast-charging network for electric aerial taxi manufacturer Lilium. The ABB equipment will enable charging with direct current with a power of up to 1,000 kW and can also be used for heavy electric trucks and buses.
Jul 22, 2021 - 04:49 pm
Fisker to open brand centres in EU & USA in 2022
The Californian electric car manufacturer Fisker gives more details about its plans for branches in the USA and Europe. A series of sales locations is to open starting in L.A, followed by more locations in the USA and Europe.
Jul 19, 2021 - 11:47 am
Nikola announces sales partnerships across the USA
The US battery and fuel cell truck developer Nikola has significantly expanded its sales and service in the US. The cooperation with five new independent dealers adds 51 new locations in Texas, Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Florida, Delaware, Virginia and Maryland.
Jul 8, 2021 - 10:45 am
Florida man strikes again
An incident in Florida captured on Model 3 cameras shows a man suddenly experiencing uncontrollable rage towards a Tesla car. We have seen a variety of EV-induced road rage incidents, but the sheer randomness of the attack is new.
Jun 23, 2021 - 12:13 pm
No mandatory charging stations at Florida pit stops
Cities in Florida aren’t allowed to order gas stations to add electric vehicle charging stations under a new law. Meanwhile, the state is spending its own money to add fast-charging stations on highways crisscrossing the sunshine state.
Jan 5, 2021 - 05:26 pm
Mullen receives major order for the MX-05 eSUV
California-based electric car startup Mullen Technologies says it has received a potential major order. It said Florida-based Unlimited Electrical Contractors (UEC) has issued a non-binding letter of intent to purchase up to 10,000 units of the MX-05 electric SUV.
Nov 19, 2020 - 06:37 pm
Lilium flying electric taxi hub set up in the USA
The German flying e-taxi startup Lilium has just announced its expansion into the USA. By 2025, the first hub for electric air mobility is to be built in Orlando in the US state of Florida. This will connect the region around Orlando itself with Miami in the south and Jacksonville in the north of Florida.
Jun 4, 2020 - 12:47 pm
Electric surfboard with turbo propulsion
YuJet from Florida now offers an electric surfboard with a water jet drive known from jet skis – only this one is all-electric. With a hand-held trigger, no waters are barred for this fast electric surfboard.
Mar 6, 2020 - 03:17 pm
Lucid Motors to opt for direct sales model
Lucid Motors, the electric car start-up, has announced details of its sales and service strategy and nine Lucid Studios showroom locations in the USA. The first showroom has already opened at the company’s headquarters in Newark, California.
Oct 8, 2019 - 05:32 pm
Proterra to provide Florida with 33 e-buses
The Florida county of Miami-Dade has agreed to purchase 33 Proterra electric buses and up to 75 plug-in Proterra chargers, making this the largest electric bus order on East Coast USA.
Sep 19, 2019 - 05:09 pm
Florida initiative to install 1,000 charging ports
Florida Power & Light (FPL) announced a new initiative that will significantly increase EV charging infrastructure in the sunshine state. The FPL EVolution program includes a bold plan to install 1,000+ charging ports at 100+ locations across Florida.
Jul 27, 2019 - 05:08 pm
Florida Turnpike becomes EV friendly
Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the popular US highway would soon “become a friendlier highway for motorists driving electric vehicles.” The plan to install EV charging stations at each of the Turnpike’s 8 plazas.
Jul 11, 2019 - 12:08 pm
Explosion rocks Tesla Supercharger
While charging his Model X at a Supercharger in Plantation, Florida, a driver had to duck under his car to avoid a nearby explosion. However, the cause had nothing to do with the electric car: A nearby supermarket had a gas leak instead.
Oct 7, 2018 - 06:06 pm
Over 500 electric car charging stations for Florida
Duke Energy plans to install a network of 530 electric car charging stations in Florida. The utility is working with communities to install the units for public use in multi-unit dwellings, workplaces and other busy locations and is currently taking applications.
May 25, 2016 - 07:01 am
Nissan, Endesa, Basel, Florida, Air Products.
Nissan champions EVs: Milan will see more than 100 electric vehicles taking to the streets for the Champions League Final this weekend. Together with Italian utility A2A, Nissan will also erect 17 fast-charging stations of which 13 will remain free of charge even after the soccer circuit has left the town.
Leading by example: 40 percent of Endesa’s senior staff members will drive electrically by 2020. The 340 vehicles to be exchanged with either hybrid or fully electric ones make for 13% of the fleet. To sweeten the switch, Endesa offers 20% more money to rent a hybrid or 40% more for electric vehicles during the first three years. The rest of the employees are encouraged to uptake EVs with mobility programmes and Endesa operates its own electric car sharing scheme.
Going public: The Swiss city of Basle is to start a pilot project to offer public EV charging stations. The launch by mid 2017 will see the city install ten charging facilities on ground owned by the town. For Basle, these will be the first publicly available charge spots as existing ones are on private land so far.
Charge & Fly: SRQ International installs four EV charging stations. The Airport in Florida says the move follows increased demand from visitors driving EVs. The charge stops are prominently positioned in front of the terminal building, where they can be used for both long- and short-term parking.
Hydrogen station gone up: Air Products and Nippon Steel & Sumikin Pipeline & Engineering (NPSE) opened their first H2 station in Tokyo. This September, another station is to follow in Hokkaido.
May 10, 2016 - 09:02 am
ChargePoint, Singapore, Farmdrop, Florida, Nebraska.
EV infrastructure expense: ChargePoint has secured 50m in funding. The money will be used to expand the company’s EV charging station network in the U.S., where it already operates 28,000 charging spots. Siemens and BMW iVentures are among the investors. Meanwhile, competitor EVgo scored a “major investment” from Vision Ridge Partners. Together with funding from NRG, EVgo currently disposes over 100m dollars.
Islandwide e-carsharing: Singapore plans to install about 2,000 EV charging points that will primarily serve an e-carsharing programme. Details of which have yet to be disclosed but proposals are in the final stages of evaluation.
Electric farm food fleet: Ten hybrid vans have been replaced with fully electric ones as Farmdrop cleans up its food delivery act in London. The fresh produce is now picked up with Nissan e-NV200 and brought to homes and grocery stores in the British capital emission-free.
Free electric shuttle: The city of Sarasota in Florida, U.S. is considering to introduce a shuttle service with electric six-seaters in the downtown area. The city set aside about half a million dollars for the next two years to kick start the programme that ultimately aims to reduce traffic.
Rejoicing the EV market: Lincoln in Nebraska, U.S. plans to install ten EV charging stations. The dual-port stops result in a total of 24 plug-in opportunities in a town that so far counts only 50 electric cars. The grant programme intends to change that.