FedEx Express and Nissan to begin testing e-NV200 battery-electric van in DC

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and Nissan will begin testing the Nissan e-NV200 battery-electric compact cargo vehicle under real world conditions in Washington, D.C. FedEx Express and Nissan have conducted similar e-NV200 tests with fleets in Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and Brazil. FedEx will deploy the Nissan e-NV200 in the Washington, DC area, where it will undergo field tests that subject it to the routine requirements of a delivery vehicle. FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp.,

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

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The global EV Charger (EVC) market is forecast to grow from more than 1 million units in 2014 to more than 12.7 million units in 2020, according to a new EV Charging Infrastructure report by IHS Inc. The price can range from US$395 for a simple domestic wall box to more than $35,000 for a DC charging station. This figure does not include installation costs that could add $10,000 in the case of a DC charging station, depending on its location and accessibility.

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Lux: future use of wide bandgap materials in power electronics will reduce EV cost

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In electronic devices, WBG semiconductors can eliminate up to 90% of the power losses that currently occur during AC-to-DC and DC-to-AC electricity conversion, and they can handle voltages more than 10 times higher than Si-based devices, greatly enhancing performance in high-power applications. They also offer greater efficiency in converting AC to DC power and in operating the electric traction drive during vehicle use.

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Zipcar to expand Zipvan cargo van service across North America

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The service was expanded to North America as a pilot program in November 2011, and has been well received by Zipcar members in the pilot markets of San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Toronto and Washington, DC, with over 12,000 Zipvan trips taken to date. Zipcar has more than 730,000 members and 11,000 vehicles in urban areas and college campuses throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain and Austria. Car-sharing network Zipcar, Inc.

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

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Pike Research forecasts that global sales of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 37% between 2012 and 2020 as the global market for plug-in vehicles (PEVs) grows, rising from less than 200,000 units sold in 2012 to almost 2.4

Mitsubishi to begin offering customers test drives of North American spec i-MiEV in November

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By the end of that year, the EU version of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV was launched in Germany, followed by the United Kingdom at the beginning of 2011. Battery Management Unit (BMU). Inverter – Motor Control Unit. On-board vehicle charger & DC/DC converter.

Smith Delivers First Electric Trucks to Major US Corporations

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Smith Electric Vehicles US delivered the first electric Newton trucks—the largest commercially available battery-electric-powered truck—to four Fortune 500 companies and two utility companies in an event hosted at the Capitol Reflecting Pool on the National Mall in Washington DC. is a privately held company owned by Private Investors Management and The Tanfield Group Plc, based in the United Kingdom.

Exploring the adoption of EVs in the US, Europe and China; charging scenarios and infrastructure

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Within the EU, it cites examples from France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Denmark. Promote alternatives to high capacity public DC charging.

Nidec to Acquire Emerson Electric Co. Motors & Controls Business

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In addition to its existing small precision motors used mainly in IT devices, Nidec has been working to expand its business in automobile, industrial and home appliance motors, utilizing its core technology in brushless DC motors. EMC has a number of development, production and sales centers mainly in the United States and in other areas, including Mexico, People’s Republic of China and the United Kingdom.

Solena signs LOI with Rentech for Fischer-Tropsch technology for first commercial-scale renewable jet fuel facility in Europe

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a bioenergy and biofuels company based in Washington DC, has signed a letter of intent with Rentech, Inc. for the use of Rentech’s proprietary Fischer-Tropsch (FT) synthetic fuel technology in Solena’s BioJetFuel project—GreenSky—in the United Kingdom. The Solena Group, Inc., Earlier post.).

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

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Mennekes connector) for more than two years, while French and Italian electric equipment manufacturers, united under the umbrella of the EV Plug Alliance —but without the support. 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.

Navigant Research projects global market for plug-in charging equipment to grow to 4.3M units and $5.8B in revenue in 2022

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Overall, Navigant Research expects global sales of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) to grow from around 442,000 units in 2013 to 4.3 Used in commercial applications, direct current (DC) installations typically supply from 20 kW to 50 kW, although some manufacturers have introduced units with power ratings of up to 100 kW.

Nissan Updates on Nissan Green Program 2010; New Vehicle CO2 Needs to Be Reduced 90% by 2050

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and Washington, D.C. in the United States; and Israel, Portugal, Monaco, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Ireland, China, Hong Kong and Singapore. During FY2007 and FY2008, per-unit CO2 emission from all the Nissan plants was globally reduced by 10% (compared to 2005 level). This unit provides cleaner emissions and utilizes half the amount of precious metals compared with conventional catalysts. Nissan Motor Co.,