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UK’s My Electric Avenue project, hosted by Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution (SSEPD), and led by EA Technology, is testing the impact of electric vehicles on the local electricity network. The project announced the communities that have been successful in applying to take part in its ‘Technical Trials’, and unveiling details of the next […]

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Audi is recruiting some of America’s brightest undergraduates to take part in a unique student program that will address future mobility concerns of megacities around the world. Audi explained its Future of Mobility Practicum will initially engage 12 students in a six-week practicum next summer at AUDI AG headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany. Those finalists will […]

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A month before the event, the Los Angeles Auto Show announced a strong showing for green vehicles. The show’s organizers confirmed that LA will host 22 world debuts, making for a total of 56 vehicle debuts overall, to be unveiled in front of a global audience, November 19, 20 and 21, 2013. Fuel and emission […]

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ChargePoint and National Grid unveiled a new two-car electric vehicle charging station at Williamsville’s Tops Markets. The station was funded through a partnership with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The ChargePoint EV charging station has been installed at the Tops Market store located at 5274 Main St. in Williamsville, and […]

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Ford has revealed insight on how its plug-in hybrid owners are using their vehicle. Ford said plug-in hybrid owners are making the most of the vehicles’ 21 miles of gas-free all-electric range, using them for mostly short trips or commutes, and operating in electric mode nearly 60 percent of the time, according to new aggregate […]

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The automotive arm of consulting firm J.D. Power has been observing the automotive world for years and has been observing EV’s progression, both for its own clients and for the consumer. Tuesday, July 9, the firm released a few EV-specific observations. Some observations will be obvious to those in the know, but it they are […]

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Lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries have risen as leaders in the emerging market for electric vehicle (EV) batteries. Steady but gradual growth in sales of electric vehicles, however, has limited opportunities for makers of advanced batteries, including Li-ion batteries. Several companies have either entered bankruptcy or shut down, leaving a few hardy firms struggling to remain […]

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We will soon be seeing more EV chargers at IKEA stores across the US. No, they won’t be coming in flat-packed boxes … And no assembly required on your part! IKEA and ECOtality, Inc. extended their partnership with plans to add 24 Blink EV charging stations across eight more locations in the United States. IKEA […]

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Ford is seeing a strong demand for many of its products, including its hybrids, and will increase production accordingly. Ford said it will add an additional 200,000 units of annual straight-time capacity this year. In addition, Ford said it will produce an extra 40,000 units by idling select plants for only one week during what […]

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China has been pushing the production and adoption of electric vehicles and is set to continue doing so. By 2012, 25 pilot cities had promoted 27,432 new energy vehicles totally within two years after the subsidy policy was implemented, including 23,032 ones used in public services and 4,400 ones bought by individuals. In March, 2013, […]

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