Shenzen, China To Fund $799 Million In Green Car Programs
Shenzen, China will fund EV incentives and infrastructure to the tune of nearly $800 million. The US Air Force will turn its used cooking oil into biodiesel at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Falken is developing a tire specifically for plug-in hybrid SUVs.
The Automotive Journalist Association of Canada crowns the Kia Soul EV as the first Canadian Green Car of the Year. Proterra EV buses accumulate 1 million miles on the job. GE and EV Connect announce partnership to use each other's goods and services and expand markets.
Nissan No Charge To Charge In Indianapolis; West Coast Electric Highway
The West Coast Electric Highway offers freedom to EV drivers in Oregon and Washington. BYD's e6 electric taxi is being built in Taiwan, for Taiwan. Nissan opens fast chargers at Ricker's stations in Indianapolis. Formula E announces season two testing schedule at Donington Park
Daimler is spending billions to upgrade the Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim plant to build fuel cell cars. Ford's Go!Drive carsharing program enters its beta stage in London. The Department of Energy is offering $20 million for developing more efficient industrial motors.
Nissan Dealership Opens Six Fast Chargers; NY Considers Biodiesel In Heating Oil
NVIDIA founder Jen-Hsun Huang interviews Elon Musk about autonomous cars. ZENN Monte-Carlo Rally for EVs takes place March 20 through 22. Bellevue Nissan in Seattle opens six fast chargers. New York considers a two-percent biodiesel mandate for heating oil.
Indiegogo Campaign To Build EV Charging At Madonna Inn
Electric vehicles are projected to make up 4.2 percent of Chinese market by 2020. Canada is investigating possible cold weather brake malfunctions in the Nissan Leaf. Sunspeed is building EV charging at the Madonna Inn along the Pacific Coast Highway.
Oregon repeals the sunset of its Clean Fuels Program. NASCAR has raced 7 million miles on E15 gasoline/ethanol blend. A new study shows that incentives and home charging are more important than public chargers for potential EV customers.
A Plea For Tesla To Address Double-Pedal Situations
A123 Systems is focusing on production of starter batteries for start-stop systems and microhybrids. Tesla is hiring sales executives for North America, Europe and Asia while reassigning Jerome Guillen. David Noland asks Tesla for response to double-pedal-pressing situations.
Discovery Communications and Liberty Global invest in Formula E. Plugless Power gets three-year retroactive warranty extension. Jay Leno wants people to write to their legislators about ethanol and the RFS.
BluepointLondon Takes Over Chargers; EDI Converts Pickups To PHEVs
Nissan and Endesa plan mass-market vehicle-to-grid offering Europe. Despite reports, BMW says Apple won't base its electric car on the i3. BluepointLondont is taking over EV charger management from Transport for London. EDI converts light-duty GM pickups to plug-in hybrids.
South Dakota Funds Ethanol Storage; Apple Seeks Resolution With A123
South Dakota funds ethanol storage at retailers. The Honda Accord Hybrid can now meet availability demand. Apple looks into a resolution with A123 over employee poaching suit. Ford has announced the MoDe e-bike project as part of its Global Mobility Plan.
The DOE announced $35 million in new funds for hydrogen and fuel cell technology projects. Porsche will buy a 25.1-percent stake in carbon fiber manufacturer Capricorn Composite. Formula E cars will be powered by solar energy during the Miami ePrix.
ChargePoint lists its 10 best US cities for EVs. Proposed legislation would remove Pennsylvania's 10-percent ethanol requirement for gasoline. Detroit Electric has designed its first showroom to sell the SP:01.
DOE Requests Info On Buying Alternative Fuel Vehicles
The DOE seeks information regarding aggregated purchasing of alternative fuel vehicles. The UK government is funding EV charging ans zero-emissions vehicle R&D. New photos show Tesla Gigafactory construction progress.