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The shift to electric vehicles will take time

The shift to electric vehicles will take time

New anti-pollution limits major force in move to electric vehicles The buzzword at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show was “electrification” as automakers pledged to bring electrified versions of their cars to the market. But are electric cars really on track to push gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles to the scrap heap? Companies including Volkswagen, Daimler, Volvo, […]

By September 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
French utility sees rapid growth in EV charging network

French utility sees rapid growth in EV charging network

EV charging stations along French highways tripled from last year French utility EDF says it hopes to increase the number of docking stations and see rapid revenue increases from its EV charging network, according to a report by Reuters. The company’s electric mobility business, Sodetrel, has seen its revenue grow by 50 per cent annually […]

By September 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
GE looks to use AI in electricity grids to save billions annually

GE looks to use AI in electricity grids to save billions annually

GE technology optimizes how electricity flows in and out of storage devices General Electric Co. says it is working on technology that will use artificial intelligence in electricity grids to improve efficiency and save $200 billion globally. “We’re also putting a lot into the machine learning side, a lot,” Steven Martin, VP, Chief Digital Officer […]

By September 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Cummins beats Tesla to electric semi-truck, unveils new technology

Cummins beats Tesla to electric semi-truck, unveils new technology

Cummins beats Tesla and introduces electric semi-truck for short distance hauling Cummins Inc. unveiled its latest power solutions and new technology, according to a press release. Cummins claims its demonstrating that it’s prepared to win over the competition with new and future technologies. “These new technological innovations build on our 100-year legacy of bringing the […]

By September 18, 2017 1 Comments Read More →
NaiKun forms partnership for first Canadian offshore wind project

NaiKun forms partnership for first Canadian offshore wind project

Wind resource in Hecate Strait could provide excess of 2 GW of power NaiKun Wind Energy Group executed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with DONG Energy to advance its offshore wind project, proposed in Hecate Strait between Haida Gwaii and Prince Rupert, according to a press release. DONG Energy, based in Denmark with North American […]

By September 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Companies compete to build European EV charging stations

Companies compete to build European EV charging stations

Fewer than 100,000 EV charging stations in Europe Power utilities, big oil companies and tech start-ups are squaring off in a battle to establish themselves as kingpins in the growing and ever-changing business of EV charging stations. “It is a bit of a landgrab now to win this sector,” Tim Payne, chief executive of British […]

By September 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Renewable fuel standards can play greater role in reducing Canada’s GHG emissions

Renewable fuel standards can play greater role in reducing Canada’s GHG emissions

Ethanol blending in 2013 reduced gasoline-related GHG emissions by 2.1 megatonnes The government’s existing mandate has played a key role in reducing the carbon intensity in gasoline, while providing market access and economic stability for Canada’s ethanol industry, according a new Conference Board of Canada report. Maintaining Renewable Fuel Standards can be an integral part of Canada’s […]

By September 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
First US delivery of Daimler electric trucks to UPS

First US delivery of Daimler electric trucks to UPS

Daimler electric trucks have a range of about 62 miles UPS will be the first customer for Daimler electric trucks in the United States.  The battery-powered small trucks, known as FUSO eCanter trucks, will expand the delivery company’s electric vehicle lineup and offer a range of about 62 miles. A number of automakers are looking […]

By September 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Utility-scale solar power generation costs fell nearly 30% in 2016, says new US govt report

Utility-scale solar power generation costs fell nearly 30% in 2016, says new US govt report

Record-low costs enabled by decline in module and inverter prices The installed cost of solar power fell to record lows in the first quarter of 2017 because of the continuing decline in photovoltaic module and inverter prices, higher module efficiency, and lower labour costs, according to a new US government analysis. While utility-scale solar costs […]

By September 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
VW EVs: Automaker to spend billions on developing zero-emissions vehicles

VW EVs: Automaker to spend billions on developing zero-emissions vehicles

80 models of VW EVs rolled out by 2030: Company Volkswagen is making the shift into the electric vehicle market and the German automaker says it will spend over 20 billion euros on developing zero-emissions VW EVs. By 2025, Volkswagen says it will unveil 80 new electric cars across its multi-brand group by 2025, considerably […]

By September 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →