ACT News 2017


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.

Ceres for Nissan Range Extender

June 28, 2016 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, fuel cells by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

A Fuel-Versatile SOFC – Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

The UK’s Ceres Power Holdings has publicized an agreement whereby it will help develop a range extended for Nissan electric vehicles based on solid oxide fuel cell technology. Ceres Power’s SteelCell brand SOFC, the company says, “is able to work with a variety of high efficiency fuel types (including biofuels) applicable to the automotive sector.”

Toyota, Nissan, Honda for H2 Fueling

February 12, 2015 in Companies, fuel cells, Hydrogen, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Three Automakers Join Forces for Hydrogen Infrastructure in Japan

Toyota, Nissan and Honda “have agreed to work together to help accelerate the development of hydrogen station infrastructure for fuel cell vehicles,” Toyota said today, citing the Japanese government’s Strategic Road Map for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells formulated in June 2014.

Pentagon Testing 72 V2G Vehicles

June 3, 2014 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, Hybrids, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Initial Dozens Could Lead to Thousands of Grid-Connected EVs

The U.S. Department of Defense is deploying several dozen battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles around the country, with a view to demonstrating how V2G – vehicle-to-grid – technology can help take the strain off of the electric grid during peak hours by utilizing the vehicles’ batteries.

Nissan e-NV200 Van for Fedex Tests

January 26, 2014 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Washington Tests Follow Japan, Singapore, Britain and Brazil

FedEx Express and Nissan will evaluate the automaker’s new e-NV200, a 100% battery-electric compact cargo vehicle, under real-world conditions in Washington, D.C., the firms said at the Washington Auto Show.

British Gas Testing Nissan e-NV200s

December 2, 2013 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Utility Is Testing 28 of the Battery Electric Vehicles

In what’s being called the “UK’s largest ever electric commercial vehicle pilot,” British Gas, a provider of both gas and electricity, is conducting a winter trial of 28 all-electric Nissan e-NV200 vans. updated December 3

Nissan Closer to All-Electric e-NV200

September 10, 2013 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Promises ‘A Breakthrough Type of Mobility for Entrepreneurs,’
Already Claims Positive Comments from Large Commercial Fleets

Nissan says it’s in the final development phase of its second mass production zero emission vehicle, the e-NV200 compact van. The e-NV200 follows Nissan’s battery electric Leaf passenger sedan, and employs similar drive technology.

‘Taxi of Tomorrow’ – More Than One

July 9, 2013 in Companies, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New York TLC Moves to Allow Continued Hybrid Sales

Nissan has lost, at least for now, its expected exclusive rights to supply new taxis to New York City cabbies, a monopoly position for its gasoline-fueled NV200-based “Taxi of Tomorrow” that was supposed to take effect at the end of October. Nissan maintains that its ToT will do the job in New York, and indicated that a hybrid electric version is likely to follow the gasoline-fueled taxi soon entering production in Mexico.


AeroVironment for Nissan, Leviton

June 3, 2013 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘We’re Here to Facilitate the Broad Adoption and Use of Plug-In Vehicles’

Southern California’s AeroVironment is up against names like ABB, GE, Eaton, Leviton and Siemens in the world market for electric vehicle chargers. But the $325 million (fiscal 2012 revenue) company says it’s holding its own against them, with more than 11,000 Level 2 chargers installed in North America to date.

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