Category: Infrastructure

BP enters into partnership with Spark for electric vehicle technology in UK

Posted: June 21, 2019

UK-based Spark EV Technology has entered into collaboration with British oil company BP that offered real-world trials which validated its advanced range prediction system for electric vehicles (EVs). In this test project, BP employees based at five locations drove 10000km in two types of EVs equipped with Spark’s journey prediction solution and  the vehicles were supplied by […] READ MORE...

Volkswagen’s subsidiary Elli to offer eco-power tariff

Posted: February 1, 2019

Working on value chain integration, Volkswagen’s power subsidiary Elli Group plans to offer Volkswagen Naturstrom tariff which is targeted at private households, small businesses and electric users. The power generated from 100% renewable sources from TUV certified wind, solar and hydropower facilities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. READ MORE...

India tweaks model for transition to EVs

Posted: November 22, 2017

Battery swapping will not work in India, feels Indian Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari. The Minister has asked CEO of the government thinktank NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant, to junk the swapping plan as differences in car designs will make it impossible to implement in the country. READ MORE...

Xi’an to build 42,800 charging piles before 2020

Posted: August 28, 2017

Xi’an city plans to install 42,800 charging points for electric vehicles (EVs) by 2020. The city authorities plan to have 167 centralised charging stations, with around 42,800 charging points in public parking lots. READ MORE...

Canada grants CAD100,000for EV fast charge stations

Posted: August 18, 2017

The Government of Canada has allotted CAD100,000 (US$79000)to install electric vehicle (EV) DC fast charging stations at two Region of Peel sites. The DC fast chargers provide 80% vehicle battery charge in about 20 minutes of charging. READ MORE...

Hyundai Mobis develops bi-directional onboard EV charger

Posted: August 16, 2017

Hyundai Mobis has developed a bi-directional on-board electric vehicle (EV) charger that offers the capability to transfer electricity from an EV battery via grid networks to industrial complexes or homes. A company spokesperson has said “It’s like buying electricity at cheap prices at night and selling it at high prices during the daytime. READ MORE...

NTPC seeks licence to set up charging stations for electric vehicles

Posted: August 7, 2017

Indian power generation utility National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is seeking a pan-India licence to set up charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs), a Live Mint report said. The EV business in India offers a massive opportunity to NTPC; it is expected to have a potential of around 90 billion units of power. READ MORE...

Where are all of these electric cars going to charge?

Posted: August 6, 2017

The arrival of better and cheaper electric vehicles (EVs) such as the Model 3, demands for a reliable charging network across cities and even requires utility companies to generate enough electricity to support EV charging. The Wall Street Journal said that the US electric fleet will almost double as Tesla says that it will produce […] READ MORE...

300 charging stations for EVs sanctioned

Posted: July 31, 2017

The Indian government has approved a proposal to install 300 charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) under the FAME-India Scheme, reports Dalal Street investment journal. Of the lot, 25 charging stations are installed at six different locations in Bengaluru on Friday 28th July, the report said. READ MORE...

California gives Volkswagen green light for clean vehicle infrastructure plan

Posted: July 28, 2017

The California Air Resource Board (CARB) has unanimously approved a 30-month, US$200m plan that will start expanding the electric vehicle infrastructure in the state. The investment is the first tranche of a US$800m investment that Volkswagen has agreed to spend in California as a result to settle the diesel emissions cheating court case. READ MORE...

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