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LEXINGTON, Mass. -- As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's commitment to clean energy, Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr. took the Commonwealth's clean energy revolution to Lexington's Battle Green to announce the award of 105 electric vehicle charging stations for 25 cities and towns across the state.
HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Hawaii Lt. Governor Brian Schatz announced that AeroVironment has been selected to help lead the way to a cleaner transportation future through an $820,000 contract from the Hawaii EV Ready Grants Program. The contract will fund the deployment of up to 320 AeroVironment 240-volt Electric Vehicle charging docks throughout the islands. Once deployment is completed, Hawaii will have one of the nation's first statewide public charging networks supporting electric vehicle drivers.
MCKINNEY, Texas -- AeroVironment, Inc. announced that it has been selected by TXU Energy to deploy electric vehicle charging stations to support a public charging network in the Dallas Metroplex area beginning with a historic installation in the city of McKinney. TXU Energy CEO Jim Burke and the mayor of McKinney, Brian Loughmiller announced the new charging network at an event in front of the McKinney Public Library where the first of four charging stations was installed.
DALLAS, Texas -- AeroVironment, Inc. announced that it has joined forces with NRG Energy, Inc. to expand the privately funded, comprehensive eVgosm electric vehicle charging "ecosystem" to EV drivers in the Dallas/Fort Worth market, the fourth-largest metropolitan area by population in America. The ecosystem is an integrated network of charging products, services and payment plans that helps make EVs practical for drivers. NRG selected AeroVironment to provide home and public charging systems, installation services, energy usage monitoring and payment and subscription solutions in support of the Houston and DFW ecosystems. The companies plan to inaugurate the DFW expansion at a ribbon-cutting event in Dallas hosted by NRG's president and CEO David Crane and featuring AeroVironment's chairman and CEO Tim Conver.
ATLANTA -- Siemens Industry, Inc. announced its new VersiCharge line of electrical vehicle charging stations designed for home owners ready to move from the pump to the plug. VersiCharge EV charging stations will be available through Siemens' sales channels by the end of the year.
MONROVIA, Calif. -- AeroVironment announced that with the recent certification of its EV fast charging system, it now has received certification and listing from the Underwriters Laboratories for six groundbreaking electric vehicle charging systems, a significant milestone for the expanding EV industry. UL is one of the most widely recognized independent product safety certification organizations in the world.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- As a first step in making electric vehicles a more viable option for the community's motorists, Redwood City, Calif. has installed and activated two electric vehicle charging stations. Located in the Marshall Street parking structure and the Jefferson Avenue underground garage, each location has two stations, for a total of four charging docks which can be used simultaneously.
LONDON -- POD Point has launched an innovative new charging technology, a communicating charge point that turns the charging location into a smart energy hub, by providing local energy management.
MELVILLE, N.Y. -- Leviton announced the launch of its Level 2 charging station. Designed, tested and assembled in the United States, the next generation Leviton charging station is able to provide 9.6 kW output, and will charge the Toyota RAV4 EV in approximately six hours. It also includes a 25-foot charging cable which offers flexibility in the mounting location.
BOSTON -- The city of Boston has been granted 22 free dual electric vehicle charging stations today by the Green Communities Division of the state's Department of Energy Resources. The grant includes $1,000 per station for installation.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Electric vehicle drivers will be able to "fill-up" on voltage from city-owned parking spots after five charges stations are installed downtown, following the city commission's approval of their acquisition and installation costs. The $5,000-per unit charging stations are coming free from Coulomb Technologies Inc., a California-based company that won a $15 million federal grant to install 4,800 charging stations throughout the United States.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that $4.4 million has been awarded to ten companies, municipalities and other entities to enable more than 325 new electric-vehicle charging stations to be installed across New York State. New York State's electric-vehicle charging stations are supported by a joint effort by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Demonstration Program and the U.S. Department of Energy.
SEATTLE -- Mayor Mike McGinn introduced the latest additions to the city of Seattle's fleet, five Nissan Leaf electric vehicles. When Mayor McGinn launched his Seattle Jobs Plan in 2010, his two goals were to create a sustainable economy and share prosperity for all. By the end of 2012, a total of 35 Nissan Leafs will be added to the city fleet. The addition of the Leafs and installation of charging infrastructure around the city illustrates progress on both the sustainability and job creation aspects of the plan.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The California Energy Commission has awarded $400,000 for two collaborative planning projects managed by the California Center for Sustainable Energy in San Diego to help prepare the state for widespread use of plug-in electric vehicles and the required transportation infrastructure.
TRENTON, N.J. -- Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced that a coalition of Northeastern states, including New Jersey, has received a nearly $1 million federal grant to jump start planning for a network of electrical vehicle charging stations, an initiative that will spur job creation and use of electric vehicles.
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The American National Standards Institute announced the release of a Standardization Roadmap for Electric Vehicles – Version 1.0, developed by the Institute's Electric Vehicles Standards Panel. The Standardization Roadmap assesses the standards, codes, and regulations, as well as conformance and training programs, needed to facilitate the safe, mass deployment of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure in the United States.
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- ChargePoint, Inc., announced the first of more than 80 electric vehicle charging stations it will install around New York, through a $1 million incentive from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. The EV charging station installed at The Solaire in Battery Park City is ChargePoint’s first installation of what will be part of a significant NYSERDA EV charging station investment.
FRANKLIN, Tennessee -- As Nissan prepares for deliveries for its all-electric LEAF vehicle in December, select dealers across the country have completed electric vehicle (EV) readiness training and are among the first to add EV charging infrastructure to their operations.
HOUSTON, Texas -- The city of Houston and its electric vehicle partners have launched Houston Drives Electric, a comprehensive city-wide electric vehicle program.
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Within six months, drivers will be recharging their electric vehicles along Washington's Electric Highways. The Washington State Department of Transportation selected Monrovia, Calif.-based AeroVironment to transform Interstate 5 and US 2 into the premier interstates of the 21st century, serving the latest generation of electric cars.
KING COUNTY, Wash. -- Residents of King County are seeing several improvements in their community thanks to a $6.1 million Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant. The grant, which is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, has allowed King County to conduct a variety of public and commercial energy efficiency upgrades, including the installation of electric vehicle charging stations, county vehicle fleet upgrades and senior housing energy improvements.
AUBURN, Calif. -- ClipperCreek, Inc. announced the introduction of its LCS-25, a compact, high power, residential charge station priced at just $995. The LCS-25 sets a new standard for small size and even smaller installation cost.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Advanced Energy, a nonprofit committed to helping communities understand, plan-for and implement electric transportation initiatives, released Version 1.0 of the Residential Charging Station Installation Handbook for Single- and Multi-Family Homeowners and Renters. This new handbook will provide homeowners, renters, property managers, property owners, city/community planners, contractors and electricians with best practices to address the unique challenges of charging station selection, installation and operation at single-family residential and multi-family dwellings.
PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has received a $1.84 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for the development and demonstration of more efficient commercial electric vehicle chargers. The project will promote smart charging technology that better manages the efficiency, availability and reliability of power, especially during peak times and at popular charging locations.
BOSTON, Mass. -- Finding an electric vehicle charging station in Boston will soon become easier. Dinosaur Capital Partners LLC, a Boston-based real estate development and investment firm, and Streetline, Inc. announced plans to deploy Streetline's industry-leading smart parking technology at "Green Park & Charge," Boston's first fully dedicated electric vehicle charging and parking facility.