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Motiv Drive Battery Buses in Service

January 13, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Google and CEC Back 100% Electric Shuttles in Mountain View

Four new 100% battery electric community shuttle buses, funded by Google as the heart of a two-year, California Energy Commission-backed pilot project, are on the road in Mountain View, Calif. Read More >>

Four Motiv e-Buses as Google Shuttles

August 14, 2014 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Four Battery Buses to Operate in Mountain View, Calif.

Redwood City, Calif.-based Motiv Power Systems will supply four pure battery electric buses based on the Ford E-450 chassis to operate as free shuttles in Mountain View, Calif. on behalf of Google – the largest employer in the town.


ChargePoint’s New CT4000 Series

July 23, 2013 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Design Said to Cut Costs by Allowing More Connections Per Circuit

Campbell, Calif.-based ChargePoint is talking up its new CT4000 Series of networked electric vehicle chargers. The CT4000 is described as a “revolutionary new product” that reduces the cost of EV infrastructure.

Workplace EV Charging Debated

August 7, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Calstart Kicks Off EV Employer Initiative with Workshop, Website

Workplace charging of electric vehicles has the potential to take the technology to the millions of potential early adopters who live in apartments and condos and can’t install their own EVSE – electric vehicle supply equipment. All that’s needed are decisions on who pays for what type of EVSE, who pays for the electricity and how, who gets first access to limited charge points, is it all taxable, who might face liability, and fair access for the disabled.

EvaTran for ‘Apollo’ Wireless Charging

July 23, 2012 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Duke Energy, Clemson-ICAR, Google, Hertz, the State of Virginia

Evatran says it will have installed half a dozen of its Plugless Power brand wireless inductive electric vehicle charging units with major partners by July’s end.

Bay Area Steps Up ‘PEV’ Readiness

July 11, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Extensive Planning to Make Sure $6 Million Is Well Spent

The San Francisco-based Bay Area Air Quality Management District has initiated an aggressive outreach program to make sure some $6 million allocated for plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) infrastructure development through June 2013 is well spent.

Ford Boosts EVs, Big Time

March 28, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by rich  |  No Comments

EcoBoost and Alternative Fuels, Too
As OEM Hires, Sets New Tech Center 

Recognizing the fundamental efficiency of electric drive in the context of rising fuel costs, Ford is stepping up with a new technical center and significant hiring as it commits to vehicle electrification.

Honda Fit EVs for Google, Stanford, Torrance

January 28, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Honda has commenced deliveries of its new Fit EV for evaluation by Google, Stanford University, and by Honda’s own U.S. home city of Torrance, Calif.

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