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BMW Turns Light Poles Into EV Chargers

A year ago, BMW’s carsharing program known as ReachNow folded up shop in San Francisco and moved to Seattle. The service began with 370 cars, including electric BMW i3 sedans and conventional 3 Series and MINI offerings. A year later, the ReachNow fleet has grown to more than 700 cars and expanded to Portland and Brooklyn. It now has more than 50,000 members.

May 22nd

London Flies Into EV Fast Charging Scheme

Fastned is well on its way to becoming one of the largest electric car charging networks in Europe. Last week, it announced it was working with German authorities to construct a fast charging network in that country. Now, Fastned says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Transport For London to do the same […]

April 28th

Why Tesla Dominates US Electric Car Sales

Rolling through another month of US electric car sales, I’m struck again by how much a few models dominate sales. Actually, I’m struck by how much Tesla’s two high-end (expensive) cars dominate US electric car sales. Before I go further, I should note that Tesla’s sales numbers are not official — they are estimated based on […]

April 6th

Watch A Self-Driving Chevy Bolt Navigate San Francisco (With Footage Inside The Car)

Following on the release last month of a dash-cam video showing a reportedly self-driving Chevy Bolt EV traveling around San Francisco, Cruise/GM has now released another video. As you may recall, in the comments section of our earlier coverage some people expressed skepticism that the Bolt EV was driving all or most of the time. Presumably, Dan Amman reads CleanTechnica. 😉

February 22nd

Shell Gas Stations In UK & Netherlands Will Add EV Charging Stalls

Sometimes, it’s a good thing to change your spots. Shell is doing a bit of that. Shell is not a name I think of at all in terms of clean air infrastructure. More often, I reflect on the problems of the oil company in places it should not be — rainforests, the Arctic, etc. Changing its spots, Shell is offering a new face with a clean air emphasis. Shell is planning a second choice in how it fuels up cars, and it is a good thing for once. Northern Europe will see the beginning of the change. Some Shell stations in UK and Netherlands will reportedly be adding EV charging stations later this year.

February 21st

Sarasota County, Florida, Unveils New EV Charging Incentives For Businesses & Nonprofits — Act Quickly

Sarasota County’s productivity and sustainability are alive and well. Thank you, Sustainable Sarasota, for the most recent initiatives promoting fresh air and planetary well-being. Sarasota’s newest program is “ChargeUP” — an Electric Vehicle Charging Station rebate program. This program provides rebates to certain types of businesses within Sarasota County to buy and install EV charging stations.

February 20th

Tesla Rep Explains Supercharger “Idle Fee” Logic

Tesla’s free Superchargers have been a hotly debated topic since they first went live for the Model S. People complained about how it wasn’t scalable, how the stalls would all fill up because of local freeloaders when it was designed for people taking long trips…suffice it to say that it has been a point of contention for the company…but at the same time, one of Tesla’s key differentiators.

February 9th

Fastned Records Strong Growth In Q4 2016

Originally published on CleanTechnica. The Netherlands-based electric vehicle fast-charging solutions firm Fastned recorded strong growth during the fourth quarter of 2016, according to a new email sent to CleanTechnica. As compared to Quarter 4 2015 (a year-on-year comparison), Quarter 4 2016 saw volume growth of 168,381 kWh (+209%); revenue growth of €81,382 (+174%); and customer […]

January 31st

The New Chargepoint Express Plus Family, Unpacked

The Chargepoint Express Plus solution is really the foundation of the DC fast charging system, operating between the utility and the charging adapter, and the adapter itself is really nothing more than a bolt-on to that foundation. Taking the next logical step, I asked about adding on wireless charging which would, in and of itself, make it possible to charge autonomous vehicles without the need for a complex ‘snake’ charger.

January 31st

Fake News & Test-Driving New EVs in Florida

We hear more about false news these days than in the past — unless you grew up with me. False news has always been around. I was raised by a father who ranted about “Madison Ave” controlling our lives. “Watch out what you read — make sure it’s true. Question what you hear. Avoid gossip, it leads to lies.” Now, we witness our head of state refusing to answer straightforward questions from reporters and just shouting back that they are “fake news” — a clever way of turning the story on its head after the focus had been on pro-Trump outlets and advisors peddling false news.

January 27th

EVgo & Driivz Team Up

The EV fast-charging network leader EVgo has partnered with the cloud-based EV infrastructure software platform Driivz for the enhancement of the EV fast-charging experience, according to an email sent to CleanTechnica and EV Obsession. To be more specific, the partnership will see EVgo’s network transitioned to the Driivz software platform, and Driivz installed as EVgo’s preferred IT […]

January 5th

eMotorWerks + EV Meter = JuiceStation

Via CleanTechnica: To help meet the needs of a growing market, the electric vehicle charging solutions firm eMotorWerks has partnered with the Nayax subsidiary EV Meter for the development of a new Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) platform known as JuiceStation, according to an email sent to CleanTechnica and EV Obsession. This “JuiceStation” platform = affordable, smart […]

December 28th