Electrify America maps out charging network to rival Tesla Superchargers

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Mark 2018 as the year that practical, widespread electric-car charging really started coming to America. Charging Networks Tesla Supercharger Electrify AmericaWe've had a lot of news about new charging networks coming to the U.S., and it doesn't look like it will be slowing down any time soon. Following the announcement last week that 100 Walmart stores would get electric car fast chargers, Electrify.

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Electrify America installing 150/350 kW fast chargers at more than 100 Walmart locations

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Electrify America will install electric vehicle fast chargers at more than 100 Walmart locations across 34 states by June 2019. The Electrify America charging systems located at Walmart stores will offer the first certified cooled-cable 150 to 350 kilowatt (kW) DC Fast Chargers.

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Electrify America contracts with Greenlots for electric-car charging sites, installations

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Electrify America said on Monday it would contract with the Greenlots charging network for up to 900 stations. plug-in cars charging infrastructure Charging stations Charging Networks Greenlots Volkswagen diesel scandal Electrify AmericaThe $2 billion electric-vehicle infrastructure program funded by Volkswagen as part of its diesel-emission scandal settlement has picked an installer to roll out some of the first phase of its electric-car charging network.

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Electrify America selects ABB, BTC Power, Efacec and Signet to supply 150/350 kW EV fast chargers

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Electrify America has selected charging equipment suppliers ABB, BTC Power, Efacec and Signet jointly to deploy its new ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging systems throughout the United States. Electrify America’s charging systems will have a range in power from 50kW, the most commonly used fast charging for electric vehicles today, up to 350kW for its highway stations.

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Electrify America partners with >100 major retail, convenience & refueling locations in US to install ultra-fast chargers

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Electrify America will be installing ultra-fast electric vehicle chargers at more than 100 retail, convenience and refueling locations across the US, increasing the convenience for consumers who drive or are considering purchasing an electric vehicle. Last week, Electrify America announced it will install electric vehicle fast chargers at more than 100 Walmart locations across 34 states by June 2019.

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Via Motors, Geely to co-develop medium-duty extended-range electric truck for China and Americas

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The truck will incorporate VIA’s proprietary vehicle software and systems control technology, for launch in China and the Americas in 2019. VIA Motors provides technology plus an engineering and management team that can support GCV to accelerate to be global leading commercial vehicle company and assist the introduction of GCV Trucks into North and Latin America through our newly formed joint venture.

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Electrify America selects Greenlots to develop operating platform to manage national network of EV charging stations

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Electrify America has selected Greenlots , a leading provider of grid-enabled electric vehicle (EV) smart charging solutions, to deliver the operating platform for its network of high-power fast chargers that will greatly expand highway and other EV charging capabilities across the United States. As part of its $2-billion investment in EV infrastructure, Electrify America will install EV charging stations in major metropolitan areas and along major US highways over the next 10 years.

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Plug-in America’s Inaugural Parade

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Guest Blogger Colby Trudeau takes us behind the scenes at Plug In America’s Inaugural Parade. Chris Paine in his Tesla as he drove in the Plug In America Inaugural Parade. It all started when we heard that Plug In America had not been accepted into the 2009 Inaugural Parade. Plug In America is very excited with the Obama administration’s plans for one million plug-ins by 2015, but we would like to see it happen even faster.

Electrify America switches on the first 350 KW Fast Charging station in Chicopee, Mass.

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Electrify America switched on it's first of its planned 350 kw CCS Quick Charge stations. Though it lacked the crowds and fanfare of a Tesla launch, an unveiling yesterday in Chicopee, Mass., may at least as much impact on electric-car drivers going forward. The lightly attended event is an important step in making electric vehicles competitive. Fast Charging Charging Networks

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Volkswagen of America hires Tesla Model S, X program manager to steer objectives for MEB EV line

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Volkswagen of America, Inc. His experience and leadership will be a tremendous asset as we strengthen our electric vehicle position in North America and we are excited to welcome him to Volkswagen. Renna has also held technical, engineering, and leadership responsibilities at Porsche Motorsport North America and Honda Performance Development. VWoA) has appointed Matthew Renna as Vice President, Volkswagen North American Region (NAR)-G4, effective 16 April 2018.

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IHS Markit identifies 5 billion barrels of oil equivalent in short-cycle opportunities outside North America

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Lion Electric and FPGF report largest all-electric school-bus deployment in N America by single OEM; Lion to launch electric truck line

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Electrify America to install 2,800 charging stations at workplaces and multi-unit dwellings across US

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Electrify America LLC announced it will install more than 2,800 workplace and residential charging stations by June 2019 in 17 of the biggest metropolitan areas in the United States. The initiative is part of Electrify America’s $2-billion investment in electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure and education in the United States over the next 10 years. Joining Electrify America in this initiative are SemaConnect, EV Connect and Greenlots.

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Hyundai Motor America to release 8 new crossovers by 2020; gasoline, diesel, hydrogen and electricity

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Hyundai Motor America said it will introduce to eight new or re-engineered crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) in the United States by the year 2020.

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Volkswagen’s Electrify America supplement discusses ZEV charging investments in disadvantaged California communities

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As required by Appendix C to the 2.0-Liter Partial Consent Decree entered by the US District Court for the Northern District of California on 25 October 2016, Volkswagen Group of America is investing $1.2 A further description of Electrify America’s structure and proposed business model.

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Chevrolet introduces 2018 Equinox SUV with turbo diesel option in N. America

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Chevrolet has introduced the all-new 2018 Equinox compact SUV with a choice of three turbocharged engines—including the segment’s first turbo-diesel in North America. The new Equinox is the first Chevrolet model in North America to use an all-turbocharged, multi-engine powertrain lineup.

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Plug In America releases another spot

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President and CEO of Volkswagen of America steps down

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Volkswagen Group of America today announced the departure of Michael Horn, president and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America. Woebcken, who was recently announced as the new Head of the North American Region and Chairman of Volkswagen Group of America, will assume the role of president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America. Horn assumed the role as president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America in January 2014.

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The Most Powerful Greenius In America

Creative Greenius

But nothing can stop the Creative Greenius, the most Powerful Man in America, and now I am going to put this same secret weapon in your hands and together we are going to use it to destroy the carbon-based economy and create a new, stronger, more American green economy in its place.

GM North America recalls year-to-date: 15,809,846

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GM released a running total of its recalls in the US and in North America for the first and second quarters of 2014: 13,791,211 vehicles in the US, with a North American total of 15,809,846.

Mahindra Automotive North America opens new HQ and manufacturing facility in Metro Detroit

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As a strong indication of its growing presence in North America, Mahindra Automotive North America (MANA) has opened a new North American HQ and manufacturing operation in the Detroit area—the first such new OEM facility in Southeast Michigan in more than 25 years.

FEV North America, Inc. opening office in Silicon Valley

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FEV North America, Inc. Zelasko will report to Joachim Wolschendorf, executive vice president and CSO of FEV North America, Inc. FEV) has established an office in Sunnyvale, California, citing a thriving automotive electronics industry on the West Coast, as well as overwhelming customer demands.

Volkswagen Group of America joins LIFT for automotive light-weighting research; first automotive OEM member

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Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. VWGoA) has officially joined the LIFT (Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow) institute as a Silver Member to advance the group’s research into lightweight metals, therefore reducing the weight of future vehicles. The group comprises Volkswagen, Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti; VWGoA is the first automotive OEM to join the Detroit-based Manufacturing USA institute.

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Cumulative worldwide sales of Toyota hybrids surpass 10 million units; Europe outpaces N America in 2016

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Although hybrid sales in Japan have stalled, and have dropped in North America, Europe and other regions have been the growth engine. In 2016, for the first time, Europe hybrid sales outpaced those of North America (285.9

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VW Group of America invests $11.3M in California

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Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. million investment, are part of the company’s long-term commitment to the US market and a broader strategy to invest more than $7 billion in North America from 2015 through 2019. Other sites include the Volkswagen Group of America Electronic Research Laboratory in Silicon Valley; a regional sales operations office in Woodland Hills; and the Test Center California in Oxnard.

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Electrify America calls for comments, proposals and recommendations to inform $500M Cycle 2 of investments in ZEV infrastructure and education

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Electrify America, which is building a robust national charging network and increasing electric vehicle awareness across the United States ( earlier post ), has issued a call for comments, proposals and recommendations that provide guidance and data to help guide the company’s next set of Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) investments in California and across the country. Other – All other comments or submissions that relate directly to Electrify America’s ZEV Investment Commitment.

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Audi of America to pilot shared fleet service in North Carolina before 2017 debut

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Audi of America is piloting the new service “Audi shared fleet” at a technology incubator in Durham, North Carolina ahead of a national rollout of the corporate car-sharing service in 2017. —Thiemo Rusch, senior director, vehicle sales and operation, Audi of America. The test fleet will be housed at American Underground, a 115,000 square-foot technology incubator created on the former American Tobacco Co. complex.

America Makes and ANSI launch additive manufacturing standardization collaborative

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America Makes , the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have launched the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative ( AMSC ). The purpose of the AMSC will be to coordinate and accelerate the development of industry-wide additive manufacturing standards and specifications consistent with stakeholder needs and thereby facilitate the growth of the additive manufacturing industry.

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Nissan Note hybrid leaked, but not likely for North America

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The Nissan Versa Note has never been a particularly big seller in North America. Its sedan counterpart is one of the largest and most capacious vehicles in the subcompact segment, but the Note has always been more of a car for European and Asian markets. There, it does fairly well, in part due to a higher-quality interior than the one fitted to. Japan subcompact Nissan Rogue Hybrid

Toyota North America forming “Connected Technologies” group to advance in-car user experience

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Toyota Motor North America is forming a new group focused on delivering industry-leading user experiences and new technologies for its Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Hicks will continue in his two current roles, as both CIO of Toyota Motor North America and as the CEO of Toyota Connected North America, while adding this new responsibility.

ANSI and America Makes targeting automotive participation in Phase 2 of 3D printing standardization roadmap

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In February 2017, the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative ( AMSC ) published a standardization roadmap for additive manufacturing (3D Printing). America Makes is the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. As the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing (3DP), America Makes is the nation’s leading and collaborative partner in AM and 3DP technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation.

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Hyundai Motor America adds more than 100 Chargepoint L2 charging stations for employees

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Hyundai Motor America recently officially opened its “Charging Century” of more than 100 level-two charging locations to its employee work force. These allow Hyundai’s employees driving Ioniq Electric, Plug-in Hybrid and Sonata Plug-in Hybrid vehicles to recharge their vehicles at Hyundai Motor America’s new gold LEED-certified modern building in Southern California, minimizing local fossil-fuel-based emissions during their weekly commutes.

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BYD unveils North America’s largest electric bus factory; capacity for up to 1,500 vehicles annually

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BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, unveiled its expanded battery-electric bus manufacturing facility in Lancaster, California—North America’s largest. By the end of 2017, BYD will have delivered 70 all-electric trucks to 15 customers in North America, with orders for more than 140 trucks to-date.

LG Chem launches range of residential Li-ion battery systems in North America

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LG Chem’s residential batteries will be available via a number of leading solar/storage providers in North America. LG Chem Ltd.,

New Flyer of America investing additional $25M in Anniston, AL; capacity for zero-emission bus production

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New Flyer of America Inc, the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, will invest $25 million in major building renovations and expansions at its Anniston, Alabama production campus. The investment adds fabrication equipment that enhances component manufacturing, streamlines the weld process, expands the operational footprint, and adds capacity and an innovation center for zero-emission bus production.

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Navigant Research expects 2017 sales of plug-in electric vehicles in N America to be 50% greater than in 2016

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According to a new report from Navigant Research ( Market Data: EV Geographic Forecasts ), 2017 sales of PEVs in North America are on track to be 50% greater than in 2016. Overall, in North America, the PEV market has grown by a factor of 10 since 2011.

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Nissan now Nº 2 Asian brand in the Americas; new $2B manufacturing complex in Mexico to grow B platform capacity

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Nissan Americas manufacturing plants. points of market share over the 2010 calendar year and advanced to become the Nº 2 Asian automotive brand in the Americas. billion for an all-new manufacturing complex in Aguascalientes, Mexico, to support the company’s Americas growth strategy.

Daimler Trucks North America collaborates with AT&T and Microsoft on new connectivity solutions for HD trucks

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Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced new collaborations with AT&T and Microsoft Corporation with the goal of delivering further enhancements to its Detroit Connect suite of connected vehicle services. Our collaboration with technology leaders such as AT&T and Microsoft further enhance our ability to provide connectivity solutions to our customers in North America.

Ford to import next-gen Ford Focus for N. America from China; production starting 2H 2019

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Ford announced a series of global manufacturing actions centered on improving the company’s operational fitness, among them that it would source the next-generation Ford Focus for North America primarily from China, rather than Hermosillo, Mexico.

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Video of Plug In America’s Inaugural EV Parade West

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Plug In America's Inaugural EV Parade West rally - Photo courtesy of Dave Brown. Regular readers of this blog will know all about Plug in America’s triumphant Inaugural Parade in Santa Monica, CA a few weeks back. Plug In America’s dedicated volunteers worked their magic during the few weeks leading up to this latest EVent to organize a very successful and historic green parade. Paul Scott, Plug In America co-founder/board member .