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ABB shows fast charging at Cornish Electric Vehicle Rally

ABB demonstrated one of its Terra Smart Connect (SC) fast chargers at Truro’s first ever electric car rally on Sunday 17th March. The electric car rally, which started at Truro before following a 26 mile course to St. Austell, was held to mark the recent announcement that up to 75 percent of the cost of installing […] […]

Volt owners collectively have driven more than 100 million all-electric miles

By charging regularly, Volt owners drive approximately 900 miles, or a month and a half, between fill-ups.  With each avoided trip to the gas station, Volt drivers continue to increase their return on investment. Based on EPA estimates and compared to the average new vehicle sold in the United States, Volt owners are saving about $1,370 […] […]

LCV2012 caps best year for ABB’s electric vehicle charging business

ABB’s presence at LCV2012 caps the company’s most successful year yet for its electric vehicle charging infrastructure, which has seen its products win global certification, two major contract wins in the past four months, one award for excellence and the first privately-owned chargers installed in the UK. Chargers win global approval On display at LCV2012 are highway DC fast […] […]

Electric Car Rental In France Now Available

The electric Citroen C-Zero can now be rented in France through Auto Europe. (PRWEB) June 07, 2012 Auto Europe, now provides clients with the choice of 100% electric car rental services. A leader in worldwide car rental services, clients can now reserve a new Citroen C-Zero for their next car rental in France. “Auto Europe is committed […] […]

New 2012 Forecasts for Electric Vehicles

By Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx Old electric vehicle reports are useless: the subject is moving too fast. IDTechEx is the only analyst with 18 current reports forecasting sales of electric vehicles and their key components and they are all kept up to date. (www.IDTechEx.com/research) Information is fed into these documents continuously as the PhD-level IDTechEx […] […]

ABB installs UK’s first privately-owned DC rapid-charging station

Transport Minister Norman Baker opens electric-vehicle rapid charger at Midlands printing company RCS Zurich, Switzerland, January 17, 2012 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced that it delivered the UK’s first privately-owned direct current (DC) rapid-charging station for electric vehicles. The charger was installed in Retford, Nottinghamshire, and will be officially opened tomorrow […] […]

India Buys More of the UK Electric Vehicle Industry

They have a saying in India that the British Empire is coming back – only the headquarters will be in New Delhi this time. Tata Group of India bought Corus – formerly British Steel. Tata Steel Europe is now developing a revolutionary technology to use solar electricity to split water into hydrogen and oxygen for […] […]

Chevrolet Volts Begin Shipping to Dealerships

First Customers Should Get Extended-Range Electric Cars Within Days DETROIT – The first Chevrolet Volts left the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant on Monday destined for initial retail launch markets.  Customers in California, Texas, Washington D.C. and New York could receive the world’s first-and-only electric vehicle with extended-range capability in the next few days. These are the first of […] […]