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The UK’s Royal Navy has just taken delivery of 48 Nissan e-NV200 electric vans as part of the Ministry of Defense’s strategy to modernize its base. A fleet of 48 all-electric Nissan e-NV200 Combis has arrived at Portsmouth Naval Base, Nissan announced yesterday. The photo shows Commodore Jeremy Rigby, naval base commander, standing next to […]

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Two San Francisco city officials are working to get new buildings’ parking lots as “EV Ready” as possible for charging electric vehicles. Mayor Edwin Lee and Supervisor Katy Tang have introduced municipal legislation requiring new residential, commercial, and municipal property owners to plan for charging infrastructure that could be used from any space in the […]

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Tesla will be sizably growing its Supercharger presence in the U.S. this year. In its most recent letter to shareholders, the company committed to doubling the number of Supercharger sites in the U.S. during 2017. Green Car Reports cites 373 Supercharger site locations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico from a total of 2,636 individual […]

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EVgo and ABB say they are bringing the nation’s first High-Power fast charging station to a supermarket in Fremont, Calif. Manufactured by Swiss engineering firm ABB, the High-Power fast charging system features a maximum charging rate of 150kW. The EVgo charging network has partnered with Lucky Supermarkets to install the charger at its Mowry Avenue […]

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A consumer survey shows that 60 percent of Americans aren’t aware of plug-in vehicles and 80 percent have never ridden in or driven one. Released this month by strategy consulting group Altman Vilandrie & Co., the surveyed queried more than 2,500 U.S. consumers on perceptions of plug-in electrified vehicles, and what it will take for […]

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California Public Utilities Commission will vote next week on a controversial proposal where a utility may get the green light to install 7,500 charging stations. That proposal has been scaled back quite a bit since its initial offering. In early 2015, northern California utility Pacific Gas and Electric Co. proposed spending $654 million to install […]

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Drive Oregon has won a $1 million federal grant to support adoption of plug-in electrified vehicles and charging stations in Portland and beyond. The organization will invest the U.S. Department of Energy grant to establish an electric car storefront to inform local residents and offer them test drives in a variety of PEVs. The non-profit […]

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California’s Governor, Jerry Brown, wants to have 1.5 million battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles on the roads by 2025, and the state’s largest utility thinks it can help reach that goal. Pacific Gas & Electric is proposing to install 7,600 electric vehicle-charging stations over the next three years, the single biggest deployment of […]

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Plug-in electrified vehicle charging companies have asked the federal government to exercise fair market standards as Volkswagen Group invests $2 billion in clean car infrastructure as part of its “dieselgate” settlement. Charging companies are concerned VW could have too much power in the process to shape the developing charging infrastructure and it could hurt market […]

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The federal government is continuing its encouragement for consumers to buy battery-electric vehicles with a plan for a network of EV charging corridors along the national highway system. As part of the FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) signed into law last December, the Department of Energy has unlocked $4.5 billion in loan guarantees to […]

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