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SWTCH is Airbnb for your EV

Source: SWTCH

New application from Canadian start-up connects EV drivers with any spare private charging points With the so-called “sharing economy” ever expanding, electric vehicles are already in on the ground floor. Numerous start-ups and incumbents have looked at car-sharing or rental models, a prospect which is only accelerating as autonomous technology …

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Hermes set to send Mercedes electric vans soaring with new fleet purchase

Hanjo Schneider and Volker Mornhinweg
Source: Daimler

It has been announced that Daimler and Hermes have finalised an agreement for the courier service to purchase up to 1500 all-electric fleet vehicles. Initially, the partnership will undergo a trial phase, starting in 2018, which could lead to the full fleet implementation going through by 2020. Hermes intends to …

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11 companies take on ‘all-Japan’ approach to hydrogen infrastructure

Toyota Hydrogen Station concept
Source: Toyota

Toyota, Nissan, and Honda are among the 11 companies which have agreed to work together to construct large-scale hydrogen stations in Japan. According to Toyota, the move is intended to boost the commercialisation of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles through the development of infrastructure and vehicle production. The companies involved also …

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Qualcomm, Renault trial wireless charging at speed

FABRIC test track with DEVC

Halo charging technology used at speeds in excess of 100kmph It has been a big week for progress in wireless charging. The latest announcement comes from Renault and Qualcomm, who report that they have successfully demonstrated the process at “highway speeds.” Dubbed dynamic electric vehicle charging (DEVC), the process allows …

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Israel to test wireless ElectRoad

Source: ElectRoad

Company to install wireless inductive charging strips along Tel Aviv route It’s long been the futuristic dream, but wireless-charging roads may soon be powering electric buses and cars as they travel down the street. The Israeli government is collaborating with local start-up ElectRoad to install its technology on a public …

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Argentina to expand EV imports, charging network

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Tariffs to be cut on selected brands, as ABB and YPF lead a build out of fast chargers Argentina is to reduce import taxes on EVs and expand access to fast-chargers across the country as part of efforts to increase low-carbon transport. Currently taxes on imported electric vehicles and hybrids …

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Fremont to make all new homes EV-friendly

Tesla Solar Roof. Source: Tesla

Solar panels and charging stations will be required on all new developments The City of Fremont, California, perhaps best known for being home to Tesla’s vehicle assembly plant, is following in the footsteps of its most famous corporate resident. A new ordinance passed by Fremont City Council on May 3 …

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Chargepoint signs deal with UK’s Instavolt

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Partnership will see more than 200 new charging stations deployed across the country EV charging network operator ChargePoint has signed a partnership deal with UK-based InstaVolt to deploy DC rapid-charge technology across the country. Instavolt will purchase more than 200 ChargePoint rapid charge systems, making long distance EV travel easier …

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Enel, Nissan, IIT join forces for Italian V2G pilot

Nissan/Enel V2G programme in the UK. Source: V2G UK

Italian innovators will trial charging and discharging management in Genoa Enel Energia, Nissan Italia and the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) are launching the first corporate electric car-sharing pilot project with Vehicle to Grid (V2G) charging infrastructure. It is hoped that the programme will demonstrate how EVs can discharge power …

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