Also in a tweet, Elon Musk says that Tesla will be coming to Mexico. When asked by a twitter user if he would bring Tesla cars to Mexico, Musk responded, "Yes, establishing charging and service infrastructure in Mexico now. Official launch in next several months." See the full conversation on Twitter.
Enevate has announced ultrafast charging for their batteries. Enevate makes high-density lithium-ion batteries with a silicon-dominant anode. The ultrafast charging feature can fill up Enevate's HD-Energy Technology batteries to 90 percent in just 15 minutes. "The charge rate of Enevate batteries can be five to 10 times faster than conventional batteries due to multiple reasons, including faster kinetics of silicon," says Enevate founder and CTO Dr. Benjamin Park. He continues, "The batteries are resistant to lithium plating during charging which allows for cycle life to be maintained even with high charge rates." Read more at Green Car Congress.
Emterra Group has opened Canada's largest public CNG fueling station. Located in Mississauga, Ontario, the new station allows fleets in the greater Toronto area to provide services more cleanly, quietly and affordably. "Using compressed natural gas for vehicle fuel has many advantages, such as being clean, affordable and readily available, says Ontario's Minister of Environment and Climate Change Glen Murray. "I applaud Emterra Group for doing their part to support a low carbon economy in Mississauga, one of Canada's busiest transportation hubs. This is the type of innovation to help keep Ontario strong and prosperous." Read more in the press release below.
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 26, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, with the help of Ontario's Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Glen Murray and Peel Region Chair Frank Dale, Emterra Group officially opened its fourth state-of-the-art compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling station in Canada. This is the largest CNG fuelling station in Canada open to the public.
Located at 1611 Britannia Road in Mississauga, the CNG fuelling station is a key part of Emterra's new capability to provide recycling and waste collection services to a significant portion of the Region of Peel's residents and businesses, with cleaner-burning, quieter-running, CNG-fuelled trucks.
Together, over 100 new CNG trucks to serve Peel Region, the fast fill CNG fuelling station, along with the purchase and upgrade of a heavy truck maintenance facility certified to CNG requirements represent a $50 million investment in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
"The 'fast-fill' station will be open to other fleets and operators of CNG vehicles, expanding opportunities for the transportation sector in and around the GTA to 'go greener' using a lower cost fuel, helping to make Ontario trucking businesses more competitive and sustainable," said Emterra's Founder and CEO Emmie Leung.
Emterra's partners in the venture are GAIN Clean Fuel, a division of U.S. Venture Gain Fuel Canada of Appleton, Wisconsin and C.A.T. Inc. (formerly Canadian American Transportation, Inc.) of Quebec.
Ontario's Minister of Environment and Climate Change Glen Murray spoke at the grand opening event. He noted, "Using compressed natural gas for vehicle fuel has many advantages, such as being clean, affordable and readily available. I applaud Emterra Group for doing their part to support a low carbon economy in Mississauga, one of Canada's busiest transportation hubs. This is the type of innovation to help keep Ontario strong and prosperous."
CNG-fuelled trucks reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 20% and they run as much as 90% quieter1 compared to diesel-fuelled engines, substantially cutting noise pollution.
"The Region is dedicated to providing valuable service to the Peel community, in an environmentally-sound manner," said Peel Region Chair Frank Dale, who also spoke at the event. "These new CNG trucks are a more eco-friendly method of collecting waste and recyclable materials in our community."
"Over their years of service these new trucks will help us cut carbon emissions in Peel by an estimated 31,500 tonnes2," said Leung. "That will contribute significantly to cleaner air in Peel and in the province."
2 Calculated using: http://www.e3fleet.com/emissions_calculator.html