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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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Canada announces expanded public EV network in British Columbia

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The Canadian government will invest C$1.15 million to build 23 EV chargers in British Columbia Electric and alternative fuel vehicles play a key role in reducing pollution. As Canadians continue to make greener choices, the government of Canada is delivering more options for them to drive where they need to …

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Electrify America to add battery storage to more than 100 new charging stations

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Electrify America will add a 210-kW battery to each of their stations Electrify America has announced its plan to install Tesla Powerpack battery systems at more than 100 of their electric vehicle charging stations nationwide over the course of 2019. The battery systems will be deployed to mitigate higher power …

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Shell to acquire energy provider Greenlots

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Greenlots will provide smart charging infrastructure Greenlots, a US-based leader in electric vehicle charging and energy management software and solutions, has signed an agreement to become a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell New Energies US LLC, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell. With this deal, Greenlots’ technology and team become …

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Centrica to accelerate EV ambitions with dedicated Mobility Ventures team

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Centrica’s Mobility Ventures team will start by working with car manufacturers to support their dealer networks Centrica is super-charging its electric vehicle ambitions with the creation of a new team that will work to combine state-of-the-art technology with a world-class user experience for domestic and business customers. Dedicated to progressing …

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The Electric Circuit to deploy 1,600 fast-charge stations in Québec over the next 10 years

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The Electric Circuit has already installed 22 fast charge stations in Québec The Electric Circuit, Hydro-Québec’s public charging network, has announced that fast-charge stations will now be deployed more quickly with the rollout of approximately one hundred new fast-charge stations. Over the next 10 years, 1,600 new fast-charge stations will …

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Burlington Electric announces new, discounted residential EV charging rate

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Burlington Electric discounted rate is equivalent to US$0.60 per gallon of gasoline The Burlington Electric Department (BED), joined by Mayor Miro Weinberger, Vermont Department of Public Service Commissioner June Tierney have announced a new, discounted residential electric vehicle charging rate that will allow customers to charge their vehicles for the …

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Fingal County Council offers free Rolec EV Charging via public street lighting system

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The new Rolec charging points will join Fingal’s 12 existing fast chargers Fingal County Council has announced it is the first local authority in Ireland to install integrated electric vehicle charging in its street light columns for members of the public to use, via Rolec’s EV StreetCharge. The new charging …

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BP invests in PowerShare, one of China’s leading EV charging platforms

BP deputy chief executive Lamar McKay and founder and CEO of PowerShare Ethan Zhu

PowerShare’s online platform connects EV drivers, charge point operators and power suppliers BP’s venturing business, BP Ventures, has invested in PowerShare, a leading integrated hardware and software solutions provider for electric vehicle charging in China. The investment is part of PowerShare’s Series A round, which was led by BP Ventures …

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