ACT News 2017

EVSE

Ryder Is Taking 125 Chanje eTrucks

November 3, 2017 in delivery vehicles, EVs, EVSE, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Battery Vehicles to Be Based in California, New York, and Illinois

Maintaining its momentum with Chanje, Ryder System said Thursday that it’s begun taking delivery of 125 100% battery electric delivery trucks. Maintenance and charging equipment is to be installed in Ryder facilities to support Chanje EVs in the San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, and San Jose, Calif. markets, as well as in Chicago and New York.
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EVgo Offers an App ‘Empowering’ Drivers

October 31, 2017 in EVs, EVSE by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘DC Fast Charge With Just the Swipe of a Finger’

EVgo, which now boasts a network of more than 980 DC fast-chargers nationwide, has launched a new app for Apple/iOS and Android devices “empowering drivers to DC fast charge with just the swipe of a finger.”
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Chanje’s ‘EaaS:’ EVSE via eMotorWerks

October 27, 2017 in Companies, delivery vehicles, EVs, EVSE by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Energy-as-a-Service’ Goes Beyond Mere Charging,
Part of ‘Four-Pillar’ Strategy for Fleet Electrification

Chanje, the re-emergent supplier of battery electric trucks that’s signed with Ryder for distribution and support, has teamed with eMotorWerks to power those trucks as part of a forward-looking program dubbed EaaS – energy-as-a-service.
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TriMet’s First Five eBuses: New Flyers

September 29, 2017 in CNG, Electric Drive, EVs, EVSE, milestones, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Oregon Agency’s ‘First Move’ Toward All-Electric Fleet

TriMet, Oregon’s Portland-area Tri-County Metro Transportation District, has ordered five 40-foot all-battery Xcelsior buses from New Flyer, the manufacturer said yesterday. “It is TriMet’s first move in deploying a long-term test of battery-electric buses within their network, in consideration of transition to an all-electric fleet,” New Flyer said.
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ACT Expo to Feature Comm’l EVs Summit

September 7, 2017 in ACT Expo 2018, CEVS/Commercial Electric Vehicle Summit, Conference/Meeting, Electric Drive, event, EVs, EVSE, Hybrids, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Organizers Add CEVS/Commercial Electric Vehicle Summit
To Spring’s 2018 Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo

Organizers of the 2018 Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo announced this morning that the gathering will include CEVS, the new Commercial Electric Vehicle Summit, to showcase the latest advances in battery-electric and fuel cell vehicle technologies for the medium- and heavy-duty market.
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Motiv eRefuse Truck Pair for Los Angeles

August 25, 2017 in EVs, EVSE, Fleet Order, refuse by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Order for Two Vehicles Follows EV Specialist’s
Experience in Chicago & Truck for Sacramento

Motiv Power Systems is talking up an order for two of its 100% battery electric refuse trucks for the Los Angeles Sanitation Department. “This marks the third metropolitan area in the United States that will utilize and benefit from Motiv-powered, all-electric, zero-emission refuse trucks in their communities,” the company says.
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ChargePoint Grows Its Office in Arizona

August 22, 2017 in Companies, EVs, EVSE by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Scottsdale to House Global Service and Quality Operations

ChargePoint opened an office in Scottsdale last week, noting that its number of electric vehicle charging sites in Arizona more than doubled in the past year. The new office will be used for expanded “support and quality operations,” and by year-end is to employ upwards of 50 full-time people.
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Utilities Investing in Greenlots ‘Sky’ EVSE

August 1, 2017 in EVs, EVSE, investments by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Money Is Being Channeled via Energy Impact Partners
‘Towards Electrification of the Transportation Industry’

A group of major utilities has invested in Greenlots, an advocate of open-source technology for connecting electric vehicle chargers – aka EVSE, for electric vehicle supply equipment.
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VW’s $200mm EVSE Plan Gets CARB Nod

July 28, 2017 in Companies, EVs, EVSE, Infrastructure, investments by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Cal Agency Gives the OK for First $200 Million of $800 Million
For EV Charging in California by VW’s Electrify America Unit

Volkswagen got the go-ahead from California yesterday to invest $200 million on electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the state. The automaker’s Electrify America unit will place high-speed chargers along highways, invest in EVSE/electric vehicle supply equipment in disadvantaged communities, and promote electric transportation through outreach and a new “Green City” initiative.

Sacramento is to be the first of the Green Cities, with EV chargers there followed by Fresno, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, and San Diego. EVSE is be placed in “community locations, multi-family dwellings, commercial and retail locations, workplaces and municipal parking lots and garages,” says the California Air Resources Board.


Overview of ‘Cycle 1’ of VW-Electrify America’s EVSE plan for California

Electrify America has pledged to establish a network of more than 2,500 EV chargers at more than 450 EVSE sites nationally during the first phase, with about 240 of them in 38 states other than California.

The company has “discussed partnerships and interoperability” with EVSE providers including EVgo, Greenlots and SemaConnect.

$800 Million over Ten Years in California

So-called “Cycle 1” for California is the “first of four plans by VW to invest $800 million over ten years in zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure, public outreach, and access to these ultra-clean vehicles for residents of disadvantaged communities,” states yesterday’s CARB release.

The $2 billion EVSE investment comes in the wake of Volkswagen’s installation of software, beginning in 2009, to mislead regulators on the emissions of its diesel vehicles.

That software, CARB says, caused VW’s “2009-2016 diesel passenger cars to spew up to 40 times the allowed amount of nitrogen oxide (NOx) into the atmosphere.”

‘Tenacious Technicians’

“The tenacious efforts of CARB technicians forced the company to admit the use of the so-called ‘defeat device’ in those cars in 2015,” the agency said yesterday. “VW has paid out more than $15 billion in claims and penalties for using those defeat devices,” CARB said.

“This ZEV investment is one of multiple pieces to mitigate the environmental harm caused by VW’s actions.”

Click image or here for VW-Electrify America’s EVSE plan summary.

“Volkswagen can now move forward with its ambitious plan to help bring electric vehicle technology to corners of California ignored in earlier efforts,” said CARB chair Mary Nichols.

Settlement with California and the Feds

“This will help the state as a whole,” she said, “and especially some of our disadvantaged and underserved communities, to shift to the cleanest vehicles on the market.”

CARB noted too that the $800 million ZEV investment commitment for California is part of an agreement by Volkswagen with CARB, the U.S. EPA, and the California and U.S. Departments of Justice “that combines mitigation and penalties to fully resolve all of the environmental harm from VW’s actions.”

Among the planned Cycle 1 outlays for California EVSE are

• $75 million for highway fast-charging (implanting chargers up to 350 kilowatts);

• $45 million for “community charging,” including multi-family feelings and workplaces;

• $44 million for Green City initiatives; and

• $20 million for public education and EV awareness.


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Source: CARB with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

EVgo-PSE&G Station Is Network’s 950th

July 21, 2017 in EVs, EVSE, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Twin 50-Kilowatt BCT Units on the New Jersey Turnpike

EVgo, which says it has the nation’s largest network of public electric vehicle fast-charge stations has opened its 950th, in league with and Public Service Electric and Gas, at the New Jersey Turnpike’s Molly Pitcher Service Area in Cranbury.
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ChargePoint Gets GE’s EVSE Network

June 28, 2017 in Companies, EVs, EVSE by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Nearly 10,000 Home & Commercial Charging Spots in U.S.
To Be Switched Over in a Manner as ‘Seamless as Possible’

ChargePoint is taking charge of GE Industrial’s EVSE/electric vehicle supply equipment business, and will integrate some 1,800 commercial and 8,000 residential charging spots in the U.S. into its own system of nearly 36,000 charging locations.

ChargePoint said late Wednesday that it’s raised $125 million
in its Series G funding round, including $43 million from Siemens, “catapulting European expansion efforts.”

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ChargePoint Power via U.S. Bank Card

June 9, 2017 in Companies, EVs, EVSE by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Voyager Fleet Card to Pay for Electricity for EVs

ChargePoint and U.S. bank have announced a partnership whereby fleet operators of electric vehicles will be able to pay for their electricity at ChargePoint outlets using the financial providers Voyager Fleet Card.
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TM4 and Cummins Team for PHEVs

May 15, 2017 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, EVSE, Hybrids, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘TM4’s Expertise and Real-Road Experience Will Be Instrumental’

Citing its experience in the China market, TM4 announced last week a joint effort with Cummins to develop a PHEV/plug-in hybrid electric vehicle powertrain for “for Class 7/8 transit buses that can reduce fuel consumption by at least 50% over conventional hybrid buses.
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ChargePoint & Uber: Flying High, Higher

May 8, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Aviation, EVs, EVSE, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Deal With Uber Could, As They Say, Change Everything

ChargePoint, the leading supplier of networked chargers for electric vehicles, has teamed with Uber in support of a global vertical takeoff and landing transportation network.
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CSE to Help CEC Further EV Charging

April 22, 2017 in EVs, EVSE, Infrastructure, money awarded by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

ARFVTP Award to Help Expand Electric Vehicle Charging Network
‘Changes the Landscape of Electric Vehicle Charging in California’

The California Energy Commission is increasing funding to support the state’s electric vehicle charging network with an initial grant of $15 million to the San Diego-based Center for Sustainable Energy.
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BMW for Nat’l Park EV Chargers – 100?

April 20, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, EVSE by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First is at Thomas Edison National Historical Park in New Jersey

BMW is talking up a new agreement to install as many as 100 electric vehicle chargers in and around America’s national parks. “Calling on the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship of Thomas Edison,” the automaker and partners including the National Park Foundation, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Department of Energy, launched the initiative at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange, N.J. this week.
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BYD Battery Trucks for Bay Area Goodwill

April 10, 2017 in delivery vehicles, EVs, EVSE, Fleet Order, refuse by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ten Class 6 Delivery Vehicles and a Class 8 Refuse Truck

SF Goodwill and partners including vehicle supplier BYD said today that the charitable organization will deploy 11 all-battery electric trucks in the San Francisco Bay Area, covering Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties.
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