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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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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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World’s largest commercial EV project unveiled in the UK

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‘Optimise Prime’ project takes 3,000 electric vehicles to the road to test the impacts of EV transition The world’s biggest trial of commercial electric vehicles (EVs), ‘Optimise Prime’, has been given the green light by Great Britain energy regulator Ofgem, bringing together leading power, technology, fleet and transport companies to test …

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NFDA’s pilot scheme to certify EV retailers endorsed by OLEV

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The NFDA EVA scheme will establish retail and aftersale standards for EVs “It is extremely positive that the government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has endorsed the pilot phase of NFDA’s new Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) scheme, now open to all retailers,” said director of the National Franchised Dealers …

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Alstom launches the production of on-board transformers in Kazakhstan

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Alstom aims to produce 300 transformers per year in Kazakhstan Alstom has launched production of on-board transformers for the electric locomotives in the EKZ joint venture in Astana, Kazakhstan. Starting the production of on-board transformers EKZ became a significant manufacturer for such components for Alstom globally. The production capacity is …

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Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in electric car charging company FreeWire

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FreeWire specialises in fast-charging technology Volvo Cars has acquired a stake in electric car charging company FreeWire Technologies via the Volvo Cars Tech Fund, deepening the company’s commitment to a fully electric future. While Volvo Cars’ electrification strategy does not envision direct ownership of charging or service stations, the investment …

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US EPA awards US$9.6 million in grants to reduce harmful diesel emissions in California

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The EPA grants will help California buy a number of EVs The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded US$9.6 million in Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grants to public and private partners in California. EPA’s Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator, Mike Stoker, made the announcement at an event with the …

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