Electric Vehicles

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All-Electric Transit Buses In Chicago

All-electric transit buses will soon be cruising the streets of Chicago. The board of directors of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has approved the purchase of two all-electric battery heavy-duty transit buses from New Flyer…


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Open Protocol For Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Communications

Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint Network Coulomb Technologies Coulomb Technologies has published its open protocol for communicating with Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE). The OpenCharge Protocol is a proposed communication standard for charging station networks that defines…


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6 New Partners Join U.S. National Clean Fleets Partnership

Ryder’s fuel-saving vehicles join the DOE’s National Clean Fleets Partnership. (cc) Ryder Furthering the Obama Administration’s goal to cut U.S. oil imports by one-third by 2025, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced that six…


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Canada’s First Shared Electric Vehicle Network

Canada’s first electric vehicle in a car sharing program launched today at Mountain Equipment Co-op’s Toronto store as part of the AutoShare network. (cc) AutoShare AutoShare is launching its Plug-in Electric Vehicle program, introducing half…


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Expanding Electric Vehicle Fleets

Azure Dynamics’ Ford Transit Connect Electric van. Azure Dynamics Azure Dynamics, producer of hybrid electric and electric components and powertrain systems for commercial vehicles, is providing 27 of its Ford Transit Connect Electric vans to…


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GM Leads in Clean-Energy Patents

GM received 135 clean-energy patents last year, more than any other company. General Motors General Motors received more clean-energy patents last year than any other organization, according to the Clean Energy Patent Growth Index of…


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More Electric Vehicle Charging Options for European Drivers

Coulomb Technologies’ ChargePoint CT2500 supports the MIFARE-based transportation card. Coulomb Technologies Coulomb Technologies, provider of electric vehicle charging solutions, is expanding its ChargePoint Network with advanced features specifically designed for the European market. The ChargePoint…


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Advances in Electric Vehicle Deployment

The U.S. hopes to see one million electric vehicles — like the Chevrolet Volt — on the roads by 2015. DOE The U.S. Department of Energy has released One Million Electric Vehicles by 2015, an…


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Ford Powers-Up its Electric Vehicle Line

Ford builds on it’s line of fuel-efficient vehicles with the Focus Electric. Ford Motor Company Differentiating itself with an electrification strategy that emphasizes customer choice, Ford is introducing a family of electrified vehicles, including its…


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Seoul Rolls Out Electric Buses

Seoul, Korea unveils it new fleet of electric buses. The Seoul Metropolitan Government has started commercial operation of eco-friendly full-size electric buses on the Mt. Namsan circular routes as of December 21. It is the…


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Curbside Electric Vehicle Charging in Washington D.C.

ChargePoint America Coulomb Technologies, along with District of Columbia Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, unveiled its first ChargePoint networked electric vehicle charging station in Washington D.C on November 16th as a part of its $37 million…