Tag: NRG eVgo

Aug 3, 2015 - 08:20 am

Electricity Supply Board, BYD, China, Northamptonshire Healthcare, NRG EVgo.

Change of charge: Electricity Supply Board (ESB) now controls all EV charge points in Ireland, including the 334 public charge points in Northern Ireland. The move thus unites the network’s servicing in both parts of the island.

Electric bus arrives: Hong Kong received the first of five electric buses by BYD that it had already ordered last August. The single-deck K9R can transport about 70 passengers for about 250 kilometres. It will first be tested before going into service probably later this year.

China charging: The expressways in Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei province will be equipped with charging stations. The chargers will connect the so-called Jingjinji region and be installed about every 50 kilometres. More stations will be added along other routes over the next two years.

Healthy transport: Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will make make a carsharing scheme with six electric cars available to the public and staff at Berrywood Hospital in Dunston, Campbell House in Northampton and St. Mary’s Hospital though the E-Car-Club.

Shop & Charge: NRG EVgo installed new EV fast-charging Freedom Stations at two malls in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Owner Simon Malls says that now 12 of their malls in Massachusetts and New Hampshire are equipped with the stations.

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Jul 2, 2015 - 08:43 am

Toyota, Honda, Nissan, ChargeMaster, Posten Norge, NRG EVgo.

Toyota, Honda and Nissan have agreed on the details of their joint H2 infrastructure efforts in Japan. They will cover one third of the installation and service effort, although support is limited to 11 million yen (89,000 dollars) per station/year until 2020. They also agreed to support infrastructure companies.

British charging connection: ChargeMaster has acquired GB Electrical, that specialises in the installation and service of charging stations. The move is designed to improve services further.

Norwegian EV update: The 300 Renault Kangoo ZE recently acquired by Posten Norge come with a little twist. To ensure smooth mail delivery even in fierce winter conditions, the electric vans are equipped with a little extra heater powered by fossil fuels. Surely, it is the lesser of two evils.

Quiet growth: NRG EVgo has become the biggest fast-charging network over the last month. It now operates more than 350 DC charging stations in 19 markets all over the USA. As of May 2015, it has over four times more CHAdeMO and CCS fast chargers than any other public network and intends to expand into seven more markets before the end of the year.

Local car sharing: The my-e-car sharing service in the German town of Lörrach offers 40 Renault. The rental cars in South Baden are now backed up with 50 EV compact fast-charging stations provided by Swarco, which can also be used by other EV drivers.

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May 28, 2015 - 08:58 am

Renault-Nissan, GM, Ford, Bangkok, Tesla, NRG EVgo.

EV fleet for climate conference: The United Nation’s COP21 climate conference in Paris this December will use a 200-strong electric fleet to shuttle 20,000 delegates from 195 nations through the French capital. The electric cars and vans will be deployed by Renault-Nissan while the alliance also plans to install 50 new charging stations in Paris to power the EVs.
greencarcongress.com, ecomento.com

GM pilots electric car sharing: General Motors and the Shanghai Jiao Tong University started a pilot project in Shanghai. 16 small-size EV called Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 (Electric Networked Vehicle) are now integrated into the campus’ multi-modal transportation system while usage data is being collected.

GoDrive electrically: Ford’s car sharing pilot GoDrive will now become available to the public in London. A total of 50 vehicles are put into service, half of them are Ford Focus Electric. They are available at 20 locations throughout the British capital and can be ordered and paid for via an app. Ford hopes to convince 2,000 users by September.
greencarcongress.com, europe.autonews.com

Electric bus in Bangkok: King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) and the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) now run an electric bus route. The pilot serves to see if some of the +3,000 diesel buses roaming the Thai capital might be replaced (we reported).

Europe´s biggest Supercharger station to date has been finished as planned in Italy where a total of 14 chargers now await Tesla Model S drivers in the border region with France and Switzerland.

Shop and charge: Simon, a retail real estate company, and NRG EVgo have installed fast-charging “Freedom” stations at two Western Washington Simon shopping centres. Two more are to follow at two more outlets. The stations support CHAdeMO as well as Level 2 charging.


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.

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.

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.

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Jan 26, 2015 - 09:22 am

VW & BMW, NRG eVgo, Bosch, Stuttgart, Utah.

German fast-charging system crosses the pond: Together, VW and BMW want to set up a network of 100 rapid-charging stations, featuring the Combined Charging System (CCS). The stations will be set up along Interstate 95 from Boston to Washington D.C. and routes between San Francisco and Portland, as well as between Los Angeles and San Diego. ChargePoint has signed on as a partner.
nytimes.com, transportevolved.com

NRG eVgo expands across U.S.: The fast-charging network is currently established across ten local U.S. markets and plans on expanding into another 15 in next two years. The charging infrastructure provider is i.e. eyeing major corridors from San Diego to Seattle and from Miami to Boston.

Second life for EV batteries: Bosch has joined BMW and Vattenfall in an energy storage project in Hamburg, using old batteries from BMW ActiveE and i3 models to form a 2 MW energy storage unit (we reported). Now you can read up on all the project’s details in English.

Stuttgart focuses on intermodal transport: The Association for the Stuttgart Region wants to use future fundings specifically for “intermodal points of transportation” instead of evenly pouring it into all projects part of the “model regions for sustainable transport” initiative. Until the end of the project in 2016, the association still has 3.5 million euros to spend, 4 million have already been used up.
stuttgarter-zeitung.de (in German)

EV initiative in Utah: Business based in the U.S. state such as 3form, Backcountry.com, Black Diamond, Cubiscan, Ken Garff, Lancer Automotive Group, Packsize and Vivint have formed the “Leaders for Clean Air” initiative. They agreed to install EV chargers at their locations and have set themselves the goal of erecting a total of 2,000 Level 2 charging stations in Utah.

Dec 3, 2014 - 11:16 am

NRG eVgo, Coca-Cola, Ontario, Colibri, London.

Coca-Cola energy: NRG eVgo has signed a cooperation with Coca-Cola and will install charging stations for employees at seven locations in California. The deal is part of the “Workplace Charging Challenge” by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Money for EVs and smart grids: Ontario, Canada is financing 17 energy projects in the region with a total of 24 million dollars. Smart grids and energy storage are on top of the list. The integration of EVs is also part of the deal.

Colibri in the starting blocks: German company IMA has begun issuing sales licenses for its electric one-seater Colibri. Dealerships can apply until December 12th. According to IMA, some 1,200 units have already been ordered at a price of 10,900 euros, plus a monthly rental fee of 40 euros for the battery.

Electrifying London: Newly released study “Powering ahead – fast track to an all-electric city” outlines the benefits for the English capital, if by 2035 it would only use electricity to power transport and heating systems. It could apparently lower pollution by one third and significantly cut CO2 emissions.
wspgroup.com via greenbuildnews.co.uk


Oct 15, 2014 - 08:26 am

NRG eVgo, Norwalk, France, Norway, BYD, Metron 7.

Film industry plugged-in: NRG eVgo completed its biggest corporate infrastructure project to date, installing 60 charge points at the Sony Pictures Entertainment HQ in Culver City, California. The company started offering eco-incentives in 2008. Now, about 90 PHEVs park in front of the studios.

Campus charging: Norwalk Community College has set up two new charging stations, partly funded by Connecticut’s Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection. The grant requires that charging is free during the first three years after installation.

France is the new Norway: In September, a record-breaking 2,290 plug-ins were sold in France, almost half of them Renault Zoes (914). That brings the market share up to 0.86 percent. For Norway, it was a rather quiet month with 1,445 new electric cars and plug-in hybrids registered.
ev-sales.blogspot.de (France), ev-sales.blogspot.de (Norway)

Large scale road trip: In preparation of a show, BYD drove one of its electric buses over 1,500 miles from Lancaster to Houston. The bus stopped to charge ten times, simply using the AC power grid to charge up in two to three hours along the way.

726 kilometres on one charge: In his electrified Mazda5 called Metron 7, Slovenian developer Andrej Pečjak travelled from Bled (Slovenia) to Dubrovnik (Croatia) at an average speed of 65 kph. Technically, he even drove 736 km, as he had to go an extra ten km to get to a charging point.
balkans.com, eauto.si (with pictures)

Oct 10, 2014 - 08:54 am

NRG eVgo & Green Charge Networks, UK, California, Palo Alto.

Fast charger with integrated battery: NRG eVgo and Green Charge Networks have entered into a strategic partnership to combine DC charging with energy storage. The Li-ion batteries are likely to be deployed by Samsung SDI as Green Charge Networks already signed a supply agreement.
greentechmedia.com, nrgevgo.com; energymanagertoday.com (Samsung SDI)

Hydrogen roll-out: The British government announced up to 11 million pounds of funding for H2 infrastructure and fuel cell vehicles. The money will be spent on upgrading existing hydrogen stations as well as in building seven more. The public fleet can expect to get 40 FCVs.
gov.uk, autoexpress.co.uk, businessgreen.com

H2 station in California: Linde is about to complete installation of the first retail hydrogen fuelling station it will operate in the States, starting before the end of this year. The station is being installed at the Ramos multi-fuel facility in West Sacramento, California.

Charging competition: Nissan is poaching in Tesla-territory Palo Alto where it just installed a free fast-charger. It is the first of its kind in California that has been installed in a curbside location. As the station only supports CHAdeMO, Tesla better hurries to deliver its adapter!

Mar 14, 2014 - 10:20 am

Bolloré, Seattle, NRG eVgo, ClipperCreek, PlugSurfing, Hubject.

Bolloré electrifies London: After taking over Source London and its 1,500 charging points (we reported), the Bolloré subsidy IER will bring its electric carsharing scheme to England’s capital in 2015. The company runs e.g. the car-sharing service Autolib’ in Paris. In London, it plans on starting out with 100 EVs and increase its fleet to 3,000 electric cars by 2018.
cityam.com, businessgreen.com

Charge and fly: Seattle’s Sea-Tac airport has recently installed another 36 electric vehicle charging stations at their main-terminal parking. Together with the already exiting 12 charge points, this makes it the largest provider of any North American airport. The 48 stations are available to all plug-in drivers on a first-come, first-served basis.
electriccarsreport.com, puregreencars.com

New fast chargers in CA: A total of 46 NRG eVgo charging points are already online or are currently being installed there. And that is just the beginning – according to the company, it has received around 200 orders in the Golden State.

48 Amps from ClipperCreek: The new HCS-60 charging station was conceived for private and company usage and can be installed in- and outside. The 240 V, 48 Amp, level 2 charging point comes with a 3-year warranty and 25-foot charging cable. The starting price is set at 899 dollars.

Locate, charge, pay: PlugSurfing will give a sneak preview of its new app at the Cebit that makes it possible to easily locate and pay at charging stations. The app will be rolled-out across Europe in the second quarter of this year.
mynewsdesk.com, plugsurfing.de (project)

New Hubject partners: The Berlin-based company, which is developing a cross industry business and IT platform for charging infrastructure, announced three new partners. Hedele, PlugSurfing and ubitricity will open up their interfaces and become part of Hubject’s intercharge network.

Jan 7, 2014 - 09:37 am

Massachusetts, NRG eVgo, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia.

Massachusetts plans massive investments in its Clean Vehicle Project. The initiative includes the construction of new public charging stations and the introduction of more than 200 vehicles powered by alternative fuels in private and public fleets. Furthermore, eight electric school busses with V2G capability are planned to put in service. Overall grants are 15.5 million USD (11.4 million euros).
greencarcongress.com, mass.gov

Free charging when flying: NRG eVgo offers free electric car charging at their new Park & Charge point located at Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA. Coupons can be downloaded until February 16 and are redeemable until March 31.
electriccarsreport.com, hybridcars.com, evgonetwork.com (Coupon)

Duty free EV imports: The Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia will exempt electric cars from import duties. The removal of the 19 percent import tax will stay in place from February 1, 2014 to December 31, 2015. It is believed that this will increase the import of EVs at least tenfold.

Found on electrive.com
03.08.2015 08:25