16 Oct 2013
Class action against Ecotality Inc
Pomerantz Grossman Hufford Dahlstrom & Gross LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against Ecotality, Inc and certain of its officers.
7 Jun 2013
ALABC UltraBattery hybrid surpasses 100,000 miles of fleet duty
Three years ago, the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) was asked to demonstrate the durability of lead-carbon batteries in the high-rate, partial state-of-charge operation of a hybrid electric vehicle.
29 May 2012
ECOtality files lawsuit to halt illegal California PUC agreement
ECOtality, Inc. filed legal documents with the state's First District Court of Appeal seeking to halt implementation of an agreement between the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and New Jersey-based company NRG Energy, Inc.
2 Mar 2012
The Dilemma of Fast Charging of Electric Vehicles
Many companies now offer fast chargers for on-road vehicles though very few have been installed. For instance, Japan has only installed 80 across the whole country.
16 Feb 2012
Wireless power could revolutionize highway transportation
A Stanford University research team has designed a high-efficiency charging system that uses magnetic fields to wirelessly transmit large electric currents between metal coils placed several feet apart.
10 Feb 2012
Electric vehicle technology changes brought forward
With hybrid and pure electric vehicles, the future is arriving much sooner than predicted. This is a surprise to those looking only at electric cars where sales in 2011 were well behind plan.
7 Feb 2012
Tokyo and San Jose: bellwethers of EV success & failure
IDTechEx is currently in Silicon Valley having spent over a week in Tokyo at EV clients and events. Both are a bellwether of what is really happening on the ground with EVs because they have a relatively large number of early adopters.
1 Feb 2012
A marine renewable energy solution for modern ships
Wind power has been used by ships as a means of propulsion for thousands of years, but with the advent of the steam and internal combustion engines during the Industrial Revolution the use of sail power fell away sharply from around the mid-19th century. Today however there is a resurgent interest in the use of sails for commercial vessels as shipping companies seeks ways to reduce fuel costs and comply with new airborne maritime mission standards.
3 Jan 2012
Kohl Department Stores to install EV charging stations
Kohl Department Stores will install ECOtality's EV charging stations in 14 locations nationwide to establish a rich EV charging infrastructure that encourages EV adoption.
22 Sep 2011
ECOtality announces the expansion of the EV project into Houston
In June this year IDTechEx reported on the plans of ECOtality to install charging stations in multiple US states in collaboration with Blink. The companies have now announced the expansion of the original initiative into Houston.
25 Jul 2011
First all-electric car-sharing program in North America
ECOtality, Inc., a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, announced recently a partnership with car2go N.A. LLC, a subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, to provide electric vehicle charging infrastructure to support the first 100-percent electric car sharing program in North America. With plans for approximately 300 smart for two electric drive vehicles, the program in San Diego represents the largest fleet of EVs in the United States.
11 Jul 2011
ABB acquires Epyon to expand offering in EV charging infrastructure
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced earlier this month the acquisition of Epyon B.V., an early leader in electric vehicle charging infrastructure solutions focusing on direct current (DC) fast-charging stations and network charger software. The acquisition is in line with ABB's strategy to expand its global offering of electric vehicle infrastructure solutions.
17 May 2011
San Francisco International Airport free charging
San Francisco is among the cities which are leaders in the movement to scale up electric car adoption in the US
16 Mar 2011
Residential charging stations are rolled-out nationally in the U.S.
Earlier this year the world's largest electric vehicle infrastructure installation initiative began in the United States, project managed by ECOtality.
24 Jan 2011
ECOtality Secures $10 million investment from ABB
EV charging station provider secures equity investment and North American manufacturing agreement.
22 Dec 2010
Nissan delivers Seattle's first 100% electric Nissan LEAF
Nissan North America Inc. (NNA) delivered the State of Washington's first all-electric Nissan LEAF late last week, following deliveries earlier in the week in Northern and Southern California, Arizona, and Oregon. Delivered to an Seattle area couple, this represents the state's first delivery of an affordable, mass-market, all-electric car, according to a release from Nissan.
18 Oct 2010
ECOtality to create a pilot network of DC fast charging stations
Blink Network DC fast charging stations to be located at 45 BP and ARCO locations as part of The EV Project
28 Sep 2010
IDTechEx report back from the EV 2010 VE conference on EV's
IDTechEx technology analyst Harry Zervos attended and presented at the EV2010 VE conference on electric vehicles, organized by EMC-MEC, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of electric mobility as a solution to the energy and environmental issues in Canada.