Electric Vehicles

Second-life EV batteries: The newest value pool in energy storage

By |2019-05-08T16:17:08+00:00May 9th, 2019|Battery Storage, Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

With continued global growth of electric vehicles (EV), a new opportunity for the power sector is emerging: stationary storage powered by used EV batteries, which could exceed 200 gigawatt-hours by 2030. During the next few decades, the strong uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) will result in the availability of terawatt-hours of batteries that no longer

EVgo adding 14 battery storage systems to spur EV fast charger deployment

By |2019-04-29T20:18:59+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Battery Storage, Electric Cars, Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar and Battery|

Dive Brief: EVgo said April 11 it has completed or has in construction 14 battery storage systems at 11 fast charging stations. The company calls it the largest deployment of battery storage systems at public fast charging stations in the nation. The storage systems will help overcome some of challenges inhibiting fast charging deployment, including

Ban cars outside UK schools to tackle air pollution, teachers say

By |2019-04-29T15:42:58+00:00March 31st, 2019|Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, News, Pollution|

Government must take urgent action to improve air quality around schools, report finds Nearly two-thirds of teachers would support car-free roads outside schools during drop-off and pickup times, while more than half want the government to take urgent action to improve air quality outside schools, a survey suggests. The study, in which 840 people in

ScottishPower unveils £2 billion investment with battery storage, EVs in its crosshairs

By |2019-04-29T17:16:55+00:00March 9th, 2019|Electric Vehicles, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

ScottishPower has unveiled a £2 billion investment programme for 2019 to target large-scale battery storage and public EV charging points.The investment, the company’s largest in a single year, comes after the sale of ScottishPower’s thermal generation business late last year.Keith Anderson, chief executive at ScottishPower, said that the firm’s growth plans were now about “cleaner

ScottishPower launches ‘game changer’ EV tariff

By |2019-03-27T10:52:17+00:00February 7th, 2019|Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, News, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

ScottishPower has become the latest utility to launch an exclusive EV tariff, proposing to slash the cost of charging an electric vehicle.The power firm’s new EV tariff, dubbed SmartPower Green EV, is designed to allow consumers to charge their electric vehicles outside of peak hours – typically between midnight and 5am – which can deliver

Volkswagen launches green energy supply division in bid to take e-mobility ‘mainstream’

By |2019-03-27T10:52:21+00:00January 29th, 2019|Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, News, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

Automotive giant Volkswagen has announced it is to launch a power supply division in a bid to take e-mobility into the “mainstream”.Volkswagen has established a new consumer-facing brand, Elli – short for ‘Electric Life’ – to develop a range of products and services that are connected with consumer energy demand and electric vehicle charging.Berlin-headquarted Elli

Renewable energy set to power district’s electric vehicle charging points

By |2019-03-27T10:52:28+00:00January 16th, 2019|Charging, Electric Vehicles, News, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized, Wind|

A firm generating electricity from wind farms off the Whitstable and Herne Bay coast will install 12 electric vehicle (EV) charging points across the district after winning a contract from Canterbury City Council.Swedish company Vattenfall, which operates the Kentish Flats and Kentish Flats Extension wind farms, agreed a deal with the council in December.Working with

Northumbrian Water to pilot battery storage under Argonaut Power deal

By |2019-03-27T10:52:39+00:00December 19th, 2018|Electric Vehicles, News, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

Water utility Northumbrian Water is to pilot the use of battery storage units at a number of its sites under a new partnership with developer Argonaut Power.The terms of the agreement will see Argonaut oversee the installation of second-life Renault EV batteries, with all engineering work conducted by Connected Energy.Argonaut Power is to act as

Nissan Wants To Turn EVs Into Mobile Battery Packs, Introduces Leaf-Powered Home

By |2019-03-27T10:52:40+00:00December 15th, 2018|Electric Vehicles, News, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

The Nissan Leaf is the best selling electric vehicle ever, and the automaker is looking to make it even more useful by introducing new and convenient ways to utilize its battery packs to store and share energy.While this isn’t a new concept, Nissan plans to take energy sharing far beyond the electrical grid. In effect,

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