Tag: Tritium

Jun 10, 2016 - 08:08 am

LAPD, Dortmund, Route Monkey, Ho Huy, Tritium.

BMW preferred over Tesla: The LAPD has decided to lease 100 BMW i3 after it has been testing various EV over a year, reportedly including Tesla. The Model S had proven too expensive for the police force. The i3 will be charged at 100 EV charging stations by Greenlots and four rapid charging stops. The city of Los Angeles is looking to acquire 100 more electric cars of hitherto unknown make this year.
latimes.com, greencarcongress.com, electriccarsreport.com

Fleet electrification: The German city of Dortmund intends to replace half of its fleet of 100 cars and 200 vans with electric vehicles by 2020. Currently, there are 13 electric cars, 10 pedelecs, and 8 electric vans in operation and another 10 light utility EV shall be acquired this year. All can be charged at Dortmund’s 100 charging stations. In fall, the hospital will start a pilot renting EV to staff.
wdr.de (in German)

Routing recharged: Scottish Route Monkey received 285,000 GBP to create an online portal and app for EV drivers. The tool will point out the best route for electric cars as it takes into account available charging points, driving conditions, charge time, and the battery’s state-of-charge.

Vietnam’s cabs electrified: Vietnamese Ho Huy seeks to set up a taxi service with 10,000 electric cabs. Vietnam’s second largest cab operator, Mai Linh Taxi, recently announced it would replace its 20,000 strong fleet with EVs by 2020. If both plans succeed, soon more than half of all the country’s 50,000 taxis could be electric.

Faster charging Down Under: Tritium collected 5m AUD from the government in Queensland as well as from private investors to upgrade to 150 kWh charging. Apart from making the Veefil stations more powerful, the Australian firm is working on a new home charging option.

Apr 8, 2016 - 08:29 am

BeeZero, Nissan, BMW, Romania, Mumbai, Tritium.

Fuel cells to share: Under the name BeeZero, German company Linde wants to offer carsharing with some 50 Hyundai iX35 in Munich from this summer. If successful, the scheme could be implemented in other cities, as well as include FCVs from different manufacturers.
gasworld.com, the-linde-group.com

No more CHAdeMO? Inside EVs found a Twitter conversation between emobility insider Chelsea Sexton and Barry Koval, Senior Project Engineer at Nissan Technical Center North America, that hints that Nissan could move away from the Japanese standard. As batteries get bigger, Koval says “CHAdeMO won’t work.”

BMW invests in mobility service: BMW i Ventures is investing in RideCell, a company offering mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) software solutions for i.e. car- and ridesharing that automates end-to-end business operations. This could mean BWM is not only moving forward with its DriveNow business, but also rumoured Uber competitor (we reported).
greencarcongress.com, electriccarsreport.com

Romania update: As reported, German retailer Kaufland wants to install EV fast-chargers at some of its locations in the Eastern European country. The first of ten planned stations has no gone online. Moreover, Kaufland added 18 e-Golf to its fleet.

Electrifying Mumbai: The Indian city wants to add 25 to 30 all-electric buses to its fleet in the coming months, converting some if its diesel-buses to EVs. It already received a grant from the central government to fund its undertakings.

Queensland plugs in: The Australian University of Queensland has installed four Tritium fast-chargers. The latter are powered by the sun and are free of charge. All four fast-chargers have an output of 50 kW.
reneweconomy.com.au, brisbanetimes.com.au

Feb 24, 2016 - 09:13 am

Advenir, Belib, 203020, Tritium.

French charging offensive I: The French government kicked off a new funding programme named Advenir, said to enable the installation of 12,000 chargers by the end of 2018. Chargers at workplaces or in car parks of residential housing can qualify, if they are made accessible to the public.
avere-france.org, developpement-durable.gouv.fr (articles in French)

French charging offensive II: Paris has a new charging network named Belib. It comprises 60 multi-standard charging stations each with two CHAdeMO, CCS, and Type 2 connectors. To keep EVs from blocking the spot, pricing increases significantly after the first hour. Moreover, a radar system can identify vehicles that are not charging and alerts the police.
insideevs.com, chademo.com (PDF)

Electric taxis: Taxi company 203020 in Dundee, Scotland, wants to more than triple its electric fleet over the next six months. The company currently operates 30 EVs and wants to include a total of 100 by summer. By the same time next year, 203020’s entire fleet will be electric.

Moving fast: Australian infrastructure provider Tritium says it will have to move to bigger premises in Brisbane. The expansion is enabled by high demand for the company’s EV fast-charging stations.

Feb 17, 2016 - 09:35 am

Uzushio Electric, Artelec, AmeriPride, Allianz Malaysia, Tritium.

The ink has dried on the contract to build 100,000 electric trikes for the Philippines. The order reportedly goes to Japanese Uzushio Electric and its local subsidiary Bemac Electric Transportation, who will supply the first 3,000 units this year. Building, delivery and servicing are budgeted with 30m dollars based on a price of about 10,000 dollars per unit.
thestandard.com.ph, rappler.com, inquirer.net

Electric scooter fleet: Paris’ city council decided to replace its 400-strong scooter fleet with electric ones. The Artelec 670 is made in Grasse by French start-up Eccity Motocycles. Deliveries are to start in soon. The decision follows successful testing that established a real range of 100 km.
avere-france.org (in French)

Electric delivery fleet: AmeriPride replaced 20 percent of its fleet of delivery trucks with electric ones. The ten new vans are based on a Ford F59 chassis and fitted with an electric system by Motiv. The first pilot is taking place in Vernon and supply is under way.

Moving forward: Allianz Malaysia leased three branded Renault Zoe from Cohesive Mobility Solution (COMOS), as the insurer tries to create a “digital ecosystem.” The EVs will be available to staff based in Kuala Lumpur for the next four years.

Moving fast: Australian infrastructure provider Tritium says it will have to move to bigger premises in Brisbane. The expansion is enabled by high demand for the company’s EV fast-charging stations.
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May 20, 2015 - 08:58 am

Video Interview: Manuel Fernandes, Tritium.

– Exclusive –

video-interview-tritium-teaserThe idea for this charger from Down Under came from Better Place. And while the latter has gone bankrupt, Tritium and its stylish DC charging station Veefil are just getting started. Tritium’s European Representative Manuel Fernandes told electrive.com in this exclusive interview at the Hanover Trade Fair that the stylish design is only one ace up the company’s sleeve. Others include the small size and low weight due to a “unique liquid cooling technology.” The charger has already been installed in the U.S. and the company now eyes Europe and Asia as their next markets. Watch the interview to see what else Tritium has planned for the future.
electrive.com (highest resolution), youtube.com (optimized for mobile devices)

May 19, 2015 - 03:32 pm

Video Interview: Manuel Fernandes, Tritium.

Design and innovation –two things the Australian company Tritium wants to combine with its DC fast-charging station Veefil. Tritium’s European Representative Manuel Fernandes told electrive.com in this exclusive interview at the Hanover Trade Fair that on top of the station’s “unique liquid cooling technology” and reduced weight, “there is also a better business case behind it.” According to the manufacturer, the charger and needs little to no maintenance, “making the return of investors a lot faster.” Fernandes hopes this charger from Down Under will also get EV sales moving there, but that “it is difficult when we are the ones to start.” Still, there is hope that if a charger from Australia can become popular, it can push the adoption of electric mobility there as well.

>> watch video on YouTube
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Mar 27, 2015 - 09:44 am

ChargePoint & Tritium, London, Ecotricity, Tesla, Cincinnati.

US charged by Oz: ChargePoint cooperates with Australian infrastructure provider Tritium. The American company is to integrate Tritium’s 50-kW DC fast-charging station Veefil into its network.
greencarcongress.com, electriccarsreport.com

ULEZ confirmed: Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has now set the date for the Ultra Low Emission Zone to come into effect. From September 7, 2020 vehicles travelling in central London will have to comply with new emission rules (Euro 6 and 4) or pay the congestion charge.

Tesla lawsuit: The British High Court has asked both Tesla and UK utility Ecotricity to provide more evidence in a case filed by the latter. Ecotricity accuses Tesla of “smash and grab raid” of intellectual property on charging station sites (we reported).
transportevolved.com, europe.autonews.com

Charging in Cincinnati: The U.S. city is to get five fast-charging stations, or at least that is the plan. The first was set to be unveiled last Thursday but the event was cancelled and a new date has yet to be communicated.

Feb 11, 2015 - 09:39 am

California, Georgia, Tritium, Hai Phong.

California charges ahead: Utility provider PG&E asked state regulators for permission to build no less than 25,000 public charging stations in the Golden State, quadrupling the number of chargers currently installed. If approved, PG&E will set up 25,000 level 2 chargers and 100 DC quick chargers within about five years. The cost would be shared by all electric customers as a contribution to helping the state meet its clean air and climate goals.
greencarcongress.com, plugincars.com, forbes.com

Georgia gets charging: Athens-Clarke County is set to install eight new charging stations in publicly accessible locations, while the University of Georgia added two more chargers on campus. This comes as a bill was introduced that, if passed, could put an end to the state’s tax credits for electric car buyers.

Tritium plugs in Brisbane: The company opened its first Veefil fast-charger in the Australian city. The charging station is located at a Brisbane BMW dealership, but can be used by any electric car free of charge. It is also Tritium’s first charger installed on its home turf.
cleantechnica.com, reneweconomy.com

EV for tourists: Vietnam’s third largest city Hai Phong will launch a pilot project next week, driving around tourists in electric vehicles. In its initial stage, 30 small electric buses that can carry eight to 14 people will take visitors to all the top attractions at a leisurely speed of 25 to 30 kph.

Nov 12, 2014 - 09:31 am

Tritium, Toyota, Zinoro, Golden.

Rapid-charging network Down Under: Tritium presents its “Fast Cities Network” initiative for Australia, for which the infrastructure provider plans to install 12 of its Veefil chargers, creating a 430 kilometres long electric highway. Tritium is looking for investors to then further develop the network.

More plugs for Prius: Toyota expands its charging service in Japan for the Prius plug-in. Starting next month, the cars can be charged at all 700 charge points of the Nippon Charge Service, set up by Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mitsubishi. The network is said to grow to 5,500 chargers by the end of 2015.
electriccarsreport.com, puregreencars.com

Zinoro enters civil service: 20 units of the all-electric Zinoro 1E developed by the China-based BMW-Brilliance joint venture have been delivered for the fleet of the Beijing Service Bureau for Diplomatic Missions.

EVs for the city of Golden: The carsharing scheme for the Colorado city will be all-electric and feature EVs by Coda Automotive. A Tesla Model S is also available for half-day rentals to qualified customers.

Oct 21, 2014 - 08:18 am

CARB, Chicago, Hannover, Tritium, Malaysia.

CARB to cut ZEV? Back in 2012, the California Air Resources Board decided that six Large Vehicle Makers will be required to sell a certain number of zero emission vehicles (ZEV). Afraid not to be able to meet requirements, Immediate Vehicle Makers called for the rule to include plug-in vehicles. The measure is said to be passed in the coming days.

Zero emission chauffeur fleet: Late Chicago gangster Al Capone has reason to be jealous. Now one can hire one of six Tesla Model S, ready to hit the street of the Windy City. Chicago’s first all-electric fleet is operated by E-Motion Chauffeurs and Hires of Chicago.

University of Hannover goes electric: The German university received six VW e-Caddy and will test the lightweight delivery vehicles during the upcoming 12 months. Data collected about energy consumption, servicing and battery capacity will be send to VW for evaluation.

Fast-charger from Down Under: The Australian charging infrastructure provider Tritium has signed a deal with E-Wald. The pilot scheme will be the first European client to use the “Veefil Electric Vehicle Fast Charger,” which supports CCS as well as CHAdeMO.

New market for BYD: At the IGEM 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, BYD presented the first electric bus for Malaysia. Manufactured in China, the K9 has already found buyers in Malaysia – Panorama Melaka has ordered 40 units and Sunway BRT 15 units.

Jun 6, 2014 - 08:27 am

China, Telefonix, UK, Tritium/SSE.

Making EVs a state matter? Apparently, the Chinese government wants take subsidy policies for cars with alternative drivetrains in its own hand, putting an end to specialty rules created at the local level. The announcement was made by the country’s Ministry for Industry and Technology (MIT), after sitting down with industry leaders to discuss how to spur market growth in the sector.

Rolling it up: The Telefonix ‘L1 PowerPost electric vehicle charging station’ is the first commercial charger featuring the company’s patented retractable cord reel technology. Two of these are currently installed at the Denver Airport and in Chicago. Telefonix had exhibited its technology at the International Parking Institute (IPI) Conference and Expo over the past days.

Alternative drives climb UK market ladder: As of the end of May, they hold a 1.8 market share, compared to 1.1 percent in May of last year. The biggest change could be seen in the sales of hybrid vehicles combining diesel and electric motors. Sales here rose 309.1% compared to the same month last year.

Australian-Chinese connection: Together, Australia’s Tritium and China’s SSE presented their Veefil Electric Vehicle Fast Charger at the InterSolar in Germany. The cost-efficient charger is easy to install and can give an EV an extra 50 miles (80.47 km) of range in just 10 minutes, says the company.

Found on electrive.com
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