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Utilities must invest in technology to cope with growth of renewables and EVs

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Increased EV adoption will put strain on distribution networks Distribution utilities need to adopt new technologies and new ways of thinking to slash the cost of integrating renewable energy generators, electric vehicles and other distributed energy resources (DER) into their grids, according to the latest white paper from Smarter Grid …

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Electrify America’s releases Cycle 2 national ZEV investment plan

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Electrify America will invest US$300 million over 30 months Electrify America has announced that its National Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Investment Plan for Cycle 2 is now available and that the company will start executing on the plan this year. Cycle 2 is a 30-month investment period that begins in …

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Deutsche Post subsidiary receives approval for large series production

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The EC vehicle type approval also applies to other EU countries, including Switzerland and Norway Deutsche Post DHL Group’s EV-making subsidiary Street Scooter has received EC vehicle type approval from the KBA, the German motor transport authority, for large series production of its basic WORK electric delivery van. In October Ford …

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Simon, Electrify America launch California’s first 350 kW charging station

Electrify America ultra-fast chargers

The ultra-fast chargers can deliver energy for up to 20 miles of range per minute US mall owner Simon has selected the San Francisco Premium Outlets as California’s first location for electric vehicle (EV) charging systems with recharging speeds up to 350 kW. As part of its ongoing sustainability strategy, …

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SK Innovation announces new battery manufacturing plant in Georgia

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SK Innovation will invest US$1.67 billion in its Georgia battery plant SK Innovation, a leading developer of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, announced it will create more than 2,000 jobs and invest US$1.67 billion to build a new EV battery manufacturing plant in Georgia. SK Innovation, which is part of …

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New Flyer renovates Alabama electric bus factory

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New Flyer’s renovated facility has gained an additional 76,000 square feet of space in the renovation New Flyer of America , a US subsidiary of NFI Group, the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer in North America, has cut the ribbon on a US$25-million renovation and expansion of its Anniston, Alabama …

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Torqeedo-powered electric ferry launched in Thailand

Thailand’s first all-electric passenger ferry

The all-electric passenger ferry will operate a 5-km long route between Hua Lampjong and Thewes Pier in Bangkok Thailand’s first all-electric commuter ferry, powered by the German e-boat powertrain developer – Torqeedo, has been placed into service by the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA). Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha celebrated the launch, …

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