DOE Honors Alabama Clean Cities Leaders

Joanna Schroeder Alternative energy, Biodiesel, biofuels, Electric Vehicles, Natural Gas

Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition Executive Director Mark Bentley and President Phillip Wiedmeyer have been honored for their work in making Alabama cities cleaner places to live, work and play by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). National Clean Cities Co-Director Linda Bluestein recently inducted the pair into the Clean Cities Hall of Fame where representatives from nearly 100 Clean Cities …

Alternative energy, Biodiesel, biofuels, Electric Vehicles, Natural Gas

NRG eVgo Expands EV Charging to Atlanta

Joanna Schroeder Electric Vehicles

NRG eVgo has announced plans to expand its comprehensive electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure to Atlanta, Georgia. According to IHS Automotive, Atlanta emerged as the second major metropolitan market for EV sales, following San Francisco. Atlanta is geographically large, meaning most people commute to work, and have a need for a sustainable, reliable charging infrastructure. NRG eVgo says its DC fast …

Electric Vehicles

New Program to Train Vets in Clean Energy

Joanna Schroeder Education, Electric Vehicles, Solar

Cerritos College located in Norwalk, California has announced a new training program to certify military veterans and other applicants to meet the growing need for electrical field service technicians (EFSTs). These are the workers who help to maintain solar power and electric vehicle infrastructure. The program is the result of a partnership among Cerritos College’s Technology Division, the Advanced Transportation …

Education, Electric Vehicles, Solar

Sydney Int’l Airport Testing EV Passenger Bus

Joanna Schroeder Alternative energy, Electric Vehicles

Carbridge Pty. Ltd., Australia’s leading airport ground transportation provider, has begun a six-month testing program with an Electric Bus at Sydney International Airport. BYD Company built the bus that was selected for the pilot program. The EV bus has been touted for its industry leading operational range and will be used as an airport passenger shuttle. During a launch ceremony …

Alternative energy, Electric Vehicles

EEI Announces EV Initiatives

Joanna Schroeder Alternative Vehicles, Electric Vehicles

Earlier this week several key utility leaders met with U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to discuss more wide-spread adoption of electric vehicles. During the discussions Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn announced two electric power industry initiatives to further commercialize electric transportation technologies. The first initiative is a commitment by more than 70 investor-owned electric utilities to devote at …

Alternative Vehicles, Electric Vehicles

Fly, Fight & Win Includes Electric, Biodiesel & Ethanol

John Davis Biodiesel, Electric Vehicles, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government

My Air Force brethren are known for being able to fly, fight and win, and now, they’ll be doing it using electric vehicles, biodiesel and ethanol. This news release from the U.S Air Force says the Department of Defense’s first non-tactical vehicle fleet composed entirely of plug-in electric vehicles was unveiled at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California. The rollout …

Biodiesel, Electric Vehicles, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government

ChargePoint Now Accepts PayPal

Joanna Schroeder Electric Vehicles

ChargePoint now accepts PayPal. PayPal has long supported electric vehicles (EVs) and has installed 34 ChargePoint ports at their San Jose, California, campus for employees and visitors. The company states by enabling people to pay for a charge using PayPal, they are giving their customers a faster and easier way to pay. ChargePoint stations are independently owned so businesses and …

Electric Vehicles

Sierra Club Releases EV Finder Tool

Joanna Schroeder Alternative Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, PHEV

Consumers interested in electric vehicles (EVs) now have a way to do their research. A new ‘pick-a-plug‘ web tool has been released by the Sierra Club. The app asks the user a few questions about driving habits and vehicle needs, and then generates a list of EVs that fit the bill. Sierra Club said there is no overall best EV …

Alternative Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, PHEV

Panasonic to Install 68 EV Charging Stations

Joanna Schroeder Electric Vehicles, Solar

Panasonic is providing engineering, construction and procurement services to Powertree Services Inc. (Powertree) to build 68 electric vehicle charging stations at several multi-unit residential properties in San Francisco, California. The EV charging stations will be powered by solar energy a battery storage component. When complete the EV charging stations will have the ability to supply high power charging to vehicles, …

Electric Vehicles, Solar

BYD Motors Debuts Largest Battery Powered EV

Joanna Schroeder Alternative Vehicles, Electric Vehicles

The world has been introduced to the largest batter powered vehicle developed by BYD Motors. The company unveiled the double barreled EV bus during the 2014 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Expo in Houston, Texas this week. During a ceremony, attendees were invited by VP Michael Austin to, “throw off the shackles of a single-fueled system – an electric platform …

Alternative Vehicles, Electric Vehicles