Mar 5, 2015 - 10:09 am
Nissan, Endesa, HyWay, National University, ChargePoint.
V2G agreement: Nissan has signed an agreement with Spanish utility provider Endesa to deliver a low cost, market-ready V2G system, and an innovative business model. The latter could soon see EV drivers sell back the remaining energy in their vehicles’ battery to the grid. Furthermore, the two corporations plan to look into second life applications for EV batteries and new electric car sharing solutions.
DHL Express is to add Renault Kangoo ZE vehicles with Symbio FCell’s hydrogen range extender to its fleet as part of the HyWay project. The FCVs are now ready to take to the streets in French Lyon, Grenoble will follow.
Hybrid uni fleet: The National University in San Diego is replacing its 26-strong fleet with Honda Accord plug-in hybrids. The university’s campuses are scattered all over California and even Nevada so the PHEVs will serve staff travelling between the several locations.
Most electrified: ChargePoint has issued a list of the most EV friendly cities in the States. The ranking, that is led by Frisco, LA, and Seattle, is based on the network provider’s own charging stations and registered EVs.
Oct 13, 2014 - 08:17 am
HyWay, Triangulum, Tesla, Geneva, ChargeMap.
Hydrogen test fleet: Under the 18-month project HyWay, France will deploy 50 Renault Kangoo Z.E. fitted with fuel cells around two hydrogen distribution stations in Lyon and Grenoble. In a second phase, the project provides for the development and production of hydrogen from local renewable energy.
Smart Cities project: The European Commission has nominated the “Triangulum” project, led by Fraunhofer IAO, to be the lead project for the Smart Cities and Communities initiative. Triangulum will transform urban districts into smart quarters including e-mobility concepts, starting in Manchester (UK), Eindhoven (Netherlands) and Stavanger (Norway) and to be subsequently transferred to other cities.
Tesla battery swapping coming soon: As Elon Musk told reporters at the event last Thursday, Tesla plans to open the first of its long-awaited battery-swapping stations within the next two months. It will be located between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
BMW i3 enters police fleet: As “BMW Blog” reveals, the police department in Geneva, Switzerland, will be the first law enforcement agency to use the German EV as a patrol car. The BMW i3 police car will be replacing the currently used BMW X3.
ChargeMap has launched an update of its mobile charging app. The new version comes with a redesigned interface and integrates a number of new functions in response to requests from users. The new ChargeMap app provides detailed information for 55,000 public outlets across Europe.
Nylo plugs in: Nylo Hotels announced they will provide Tesla Superchargers at three of their locations in Texas. The hotels in Las Colinas, Plano and Dallas will each be equipped with three charging stations.