World’s Largest Battery and Rapid-Charge Network Launches to Accelerate EV Adoption

London-based Pivot Power unveiled plans to build the world’s first national network of grid-scale batteries and rapid-charge stations across the UK to accelerate electric vehicle (EV) adoption and to usher in low-carbon transport. The ambitious £1.6 billion ($2.1 billion) initiative consists of 50-megawatt batteries constructed at 45 sites around the …

California Poised to Be First State to Require Solar Panels on New Homes

California is set to require solar panels on new homes and low-rise apartment buildings starting in 2020, the first such mandate in the country and the state’s latest step to curb greenhouse gas emissions. “Adoption of these standards represents a quantum leap in statewide building standards,” said Robert Raymer, technical …

Highly charged: Complaints as Electric Car Points Block City Pavements

Cities across the world are rushing to install charging points to encourage and keep up with demand from increasing numbers of electric vehicles. By the end of last year there were almost 600,000 street charging points globally. But while some cities, such as Paris, are introducing charging points inconspicuously, many …

Used Electric Car Values Rose 41% In UK During Quarter 1, 2018

Average used plug-in electric vehicle resale prices rose by 41% in the UK during the first quarter of the year, the online used car service Autorola has reported. This compares to an overall used car resale price rise of 5.3% during the first quarter. In other words, the resale values …

Oslo To Add 70 Electric Buses By Summer Of 2019

Norway is proud of its reputation as a center for electric cars in Europe but until now, its public transportation fleet has not been as green as it might be. That will change when 70 new electric buses are added to routes in and around the city of Oslo by …

2 Kilometers of Electrified Road in Sweden — A Pilot for EV-Charging Roads

An “electrified road” that allows vehicles to charge en route has opened near Stockholm Airport in Sweden. It’s currently a 2 kilometer stretch along a high-traffic shipping route. The constant flow of trucks shuttling containers and loads of cargo between the Stockholm Arlanda Airport and a nearby shipping hub made …