car2go opening in Washington DC

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car2go North America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, launches its car-sharing service in Washington DC this weekend. Beginning 24 March, car2go will begin to deploy 200 smart fortwo cars in Washington DC, distributing them throughout the entire District. In March 2012, car2go will launch in Washington D.C.

ABB installing electric-vehicle fast chargers at BP service stations in Netherlands

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Power and automation technology group ABB has started installing multiple fast-charging systems for electric vehicles (EVs) at some BP service stations in the Netherlands as part of a nationwide trial. ABB recently deployed the first two direct current (DC) Terra systems in the central city of Utrecht, which will be officially opened on 30 Nov.

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ABB launches first DC fast charger compliant with Chinese GB standard

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ABB launched Terra 53 Z, its first high power DC fast charger that complies with the Chinese GB standard. The Terra 53 series has been applied in several overseas projects including the country-wide EV charging network in the Netherlands which will be completed in 2015.

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ABB launches Terra 53 DC fast charger in NA; SAE Combo and CHAdeMO

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This 50 kW DC fast charging station meets both SAE Combo and CHAdeMO standards for battery electric vehicles. The Terra 53 joins the ABB Terra family of DC charging stations that offer fast charging times with industry leading, business-to-business network solutions. To date, the company has helped facilitate the creation of nationwide charging infrastructure networks throughout Northern Ireland, Denmark, the Netherlands and Estonia.

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Nissan selects DBT for next-generation DC fast chargers, cuts price on home chargers

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and earlier this month DBT was selected to supply 1,500 Level II charging stations through the E-laad project in the Netherlands (the first phase of a program that is expected to install 15,000 charging points over the next 5 years).

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IHS forecasts global EV charger market to grow to more than 12.7M units in 2020

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According to the report, approximately 10% of EV charging stations by 2020 will be within the public or semi-public domain, whereas the global DC fast charging stations are expected to be relatively low and located on the outskirts of cities and highway infrastructure, rather than located in dense urban areas. The price can range from US$395 for a simple domestic wall box to more than $35,000 for a DC charging station.

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Finnish electric powertrain company Visedo raises €20M to support global expansion; SRPM technology

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Visedo’s head office is located in Lappeenranta, Finland, and the company has a subsidiary in the Netherlands. For power electronics, Visedo offers three main product groups: PowerMASTER inverters and frequency converters; PowerBOOST DC-to-DC converters; and PowerCOMBO multiconverters—a combination of inverters and DC-to-DC converters.

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TU/e introduces converted VW Lupo electric research vehicle; lightweight and longer range

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Over the past year the Dynamics and Control group of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) (The Netherlands) has developed a battery electric research vehicle based on a VW Lupo 3L 1.2 kW, 260 - 520 V DC out, programmable, water cooled, CAN. V DC out, max.

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ABB acquires Epyon to expand offerings in EV charging infrastructure

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a provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure solutions focusing on direct current (DC) fast-charging stations and network charger software. Founded in 2005, Epyon is headquartered in Rijswijk, Netherlands, has an R&D center in Eindhoven and sales resources across Europe. Epyon’s DC fast-charging stations have been in commercial use since May 2010, and reduce charging time to 15 minutes compared to 6-8 hours using a standard alternating current (AC) charger outlet.

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Epyon supporting open source OCP protocol for back-office integration for EV fast chargers

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Foundation, a initiative of the collaborating gas and electricity network operators in the Netherlands, and other companies. Epyon’s Terra charge stations are the first DC chargers to offer compatibility with OCPP, a free-to-use standard. All Terra DC fast-charging systems can be delivered with a built-in RFID reader, which allows users to swipe their card and be authenticated in any back-office system via the network link. The role of OCPP. Source: E-ladd.nl.

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First Tesla Supercharger in Switzerland

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Superchargers provide up to 120 kW of DC power directly to the Model S battery using special cables that bypass the onboard charging equipment. Tesla plans that by the end of 2014, 100% of the population of the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Denmark will live within 320 km of a Supercharger station, with about 90% of the population in England, Wales and Sweden living within the same distance of a charging station.

DBT CEV fast chargers power 3 LEAFs 12,500 km over 42 days in 2012 Oranje Trophy

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The Oranje Trophy—which supports Dutch athletes competing in this summer’s series of European sporting events—journey started on 14 June in Amsterdam and took the travelling motorcade of 30 vehicles (comprising cars, vans, trucks and motorbikes) through Poland and the Ukraine, where they stopped to support the Netherlands’ footballers playing in Euro 2012. DC quick charger has an output voltage range of DC50 ~ 500V and current range of up to 125A.

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DSM and Roquette to Start Bio-based Succinic Acid Joint Venture

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a global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company headquartered in the Netherlands, and Roquette Frères, a global starch and starch-derivatives company headquartered in France, signed a joint venture agreement for the production, commercialization and market development of bio-based succinic acid, subject to regulatory approvals and notifications. which will be headquartered in the Netherlands. Royal DSM N.V.,

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ABB deploys Austria’s first EV fast-charging network

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ABB has delivered and installed Austria’s first network of direct current (DC) fast-charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs). In July, ABB acquired Netherlands-based Epyon Power ( earlier post ) and created the Product Group EV Charging Infrastructure. Vorarlberger Kraftwerke AG (VKW), a unit of Austrian utility illwerke vkw, will operate the charging network as part of its VLOTTE project.

ABB and Volvo Buses partnering on fast-charging system for hybrid and electric buses

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ABB and Volvo Buses are partnering to co-develop and to commercialize electric and hybrid buses with open standards-based direct current (DC) fast charging systems.

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Fuel Dispenser Company Dresser Wayne to Introduce EV Charger Concept Model at 2010 Automechanika Show

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Countries across Europe, including Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain, are offering significant incentives for the purchase of electric vehicles, and leading car companies are placing multibillion-dollar bets on hybrid and electric vehicle technologies that are expected to launch starting this year. Dresser Wayne will focus primarily on DC fast-charge solutions for the independent retail-petroleum space.

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HyET BV achieves single-stage 400 bar electrochemical hydrogen compression

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The Netherlands-based HyET BV (Hydrogen Efficiency Technologies), has achieved a milestone in electrochemical hydrogen compression, reaching for the first time a single-stage pressure increase of more than 400 bar. The electrochemical compression of hydrogen consumes DC power.

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Pike Research ranks ChargePoint, DBT as top EV charging equipment supply companies

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The 14 electric vehicle charging equipment manufacturers in this Pike Pulse report all offer Level 2 units to residential and commercial customers, with many also offering Level 1 equipment and DC charging. excluding companies that only provide DC fast chargers; and.

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Pike Research: Europe to have 4.1M EV charging stations by 2020, but needs to address country-specific variations

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Pike Research’s EVSE market forecasts include projections for 19 countries in Europe: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands are Europe’s top four countries for EVSE sales. Europe will have more than 2.9

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EU launches clean fuel strategy; EU-wide standards of equipment and binding targets for infrastructure

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The leading countries are Germany, France, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK. The European Commission announced a package of measures to ensure the build-up of alternative fuel stations across Europe with common standards for their design and use.

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Mercedes-Benz Introduces the Battery-Powered A-Class E-CELL; Production Run of 500

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The vehicles will be leased to selected customers in several European countries, including Germany, France and the Netherlands. The car’s power electronics supply the 12-volt vehicle electrical system via a DC/DC converter with electric current from the high-voltage system.

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New study finds GHG emissions from palm oil production significantly underestimated; palm oil biofuels could be more climate-damaging than oil sands fuels

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The research team included members from the National University of Singapore; Stichting Deltares, The Netherlands; International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), Washington, DC; and the University of Leicester, UK. When peat swamps are drained for agriculture, the peat begins to decompose, and is an enormous source of carbon emissions.

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February 2007 (Washington, DC) Jackson EMC electricity cooperative by EnergyCS, February 2007 (Jefferson, GA), contact ashedd@jacksonemc.com GreenTomato Cars by Amberjac/EnergyCS, February 2007 (London, UK), contact simon@amberjac-projects.co.uk EcoFys by Amberjac/EnergyCS, March 2007 (Maastrich, Netherlands), contact simon@amberjac-projects.co.uk SP Innovation by Amberjac/EnergyCS, May 2007 (Amsterdam, Netherlands), contact simon@amberjac-projects.co.uk

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