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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.


Chicken Fat Biodiesel Road Trip Back On

Kollé turns Renault Kangoo ZE into a pickup. Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell vehicles log enough miles to reach the moon. A cross-country trip fueled by chicken fat biodiesel is scheduled for March.


Tesla Recruits At UNLV; Tesla Driver Charges From Power Line

Tesla looks for Nevada employees at UNLV. A Tesla driver tapped into a power line for a charge. BYD breaks into the Japanese Market with electric buses. The Formula E Berlin ePrix will be 17 turns in 1.5 miles at the Tempelhof Airport.


BC Renews Clean Energy Vehicles Incentives

Metrocab gives free rides in new EV taxi to make promotional film. Samsung SDI will take over Magna Steyr battery business. British Columbia renews Clean Energy Vehicles incentives, and dealers are pleased.


Ballard Signs With Unnamed OEM

NEESC reveals hydrogen plans for the Northeast. Ballard signs contract with unnamed OEM for fuel cell development. Ricardo finishes building synchronous reluctance electric motor prototype.


Utilities Get Into EV Charging

See how Tesla digitally modeled the aerodynamics of the Model S. NYC considers a toll to enter central Manhattan. Power companies are beginning to build larger EV charging networks.


BIO Suggests Tweaks To CA Low Carbon Fuel Standard

GM to source 34 megawatts of wind power in Mexico. Biotechnology Industry Organization suggests less burdensome reporting requirements for Low Carbon Fuel Standard. The Tesla Model S stars in a new short film from Digital Giant.


CTEK Licences WiTricity Wireless Charging Technology

Carnegie Mellon University makes interesting observations regarding the Nissan Leaf in different parts of the country. Charger manufacturer CTEK licenses magnetic near field wireless charging technology from WiTricity. A study shows that switching trucking fleets from diesel to natural gas could have some advantages, but environmental benefits aren't so clear.


Ballard To Supply Fuel Cells For FTA Electric Bus Program

Ballard will supply fuel cell modules as part of an FTA clean bus project. UK's ULEV grant program hits 25,000 plug-in cars. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police warns of security threat from "anti-petroleum movement."


Hyundai Leases First Canadian Tucson Fuel Cell; Proterra Gets Grant Funding

MotorWeek names Kia Soul EV "Best Eco-Friendly Vehicle." Virgin Hotels gives guests rides in Tesla Model S. Vancouver couple leases the first Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell in Canada. Proterra gets government grant for EV buses.


Gigafactory Spawns Housing Demand; Eco-Motive To Build H-Motor Prototype

Tesla is testing the Model X on California roads. Multi-family housing in demand near Tesla Gigafactory. The UK announces funding, little regulation for autonomous car testing. Eco-Motive moves forward with CNG-gasoline H-Motor.


Vattenfall, Bosch Use BMW Batteries For Grid Storage

Zero-emissions-capable Metrocab begins taxi duty in London; 2016 Chevrolet Volt interior has been finished for two years. Second Life Battery Alliance describes grid-balancing storage project using EV batteries.


Fiat Chrysler Developing CNG Vehicle With Israel

32 senators are urging a biodiesel increase for the RFS. Fiat Chrysler signed with Israel for natural gas vehicle development. Possible Fiat 500X EV spied wearing camouflage.


Toyota Motor Europe Seeks Second Life For Every Hybrid Battery

How much does temperature affect Tesla Model S range? Albany Engineered Composites to use aerospace knowledge for automotive components. Toyota wants to recover all of its hybrid batteries. Fast Company credits Mirai for Toyota's spot on Most Innovative Companies list.


Bollore To Build EV Charging Network Across France

The Nissan Leaf gets recognized for repeat customers. The environment is more influential than money when it comes to conserving energy. Bollore to build 16,000 EV chargers across France.


Dongfeng To Sell Zap/Jonway EV Minivan

Zap/Jonway will sell its EV minivan under China's Dongfeng brand. NADA chairman continues "Get The Facts" (anti-Tesla) campaign. Telarati 48 Tesla Model S improves its Buttonwillow lap time.


US Govenrment Using Least Amount Of Energy In Decades

Russian truck manufacturer KAMAZ plans autonomous commercial vehicle. The US government is using least amount of energy since 1975. The reintroduction of an RFS reform bill aims to eliminate the ethanol mandate.


Mahindra Gets Comfortable In Portland

Edmunds sees spike in interest in BMW i3 during the Super Bowl. Mahindra gets ready to launch GenZe in Portland. California Energy Commission to fund nearly $1.3 million in EV and fuel cell vehicle readiness programs.


Industry Experts Urge Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Extension

Brazil considers increasing ethanol blend to 27 percent. Clean, Low Carbon Fuels Summit takes place in Sacramento. TPRES makes clean energy from traffic.


Tesla Opens 20th UK Supercharger Station

Nissan has revealed its new hybrid Le Mans racer. NRG has built 120 eVgo fast chargers in California, with many more on the way around the US. Tesla marks 20th UK Supercharger station milestone.


Toyota Tests SiC Power Semiconductors

Toyota tests hybrids with silicon-carbide power semiconductors. The CCS and CHAdeMO rivalry could be over. Retired BMW i3 batteries to be recycled for grid storage.

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