November 3rd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Monday, November 4 is the date series production of the Volkswagen ID.3 electric car is scheduled to begin. German chancellor Angela Merkel will be on hand along with a clutch of notable dignitaries -- including me!
October 20th, 2019 | by Sponsored Content
As more electric vehicle (EV) models are released and EV charging stations are deployed, the technology supporting the growth has evolved, being driven by consumer and business use cases. This evolution is most apparent in the Combined Charging System’s (CCS) rapidly growing use of charging communication protocol ISO/IEC 15118. Learn more about this important charging technology in this free webinar.
October 14th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
At first, people tend to see new technologies as updated versions of older ones. Just as early TV shows consisted of filmed radio shows or stage plays, and early websites resembled the pages of low-budget magazines, many in the mainstream media still believe that vehicle electrification will mean swapping gas pumps for charging stations
July 5th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
A Tesla Model 3 has travelled 2,781 km (1,728 miles) in 24 hours, breaking the 24 hour EV distance record. The new record was set by Bjørn Nyland and his co-pilots, on an autobahn in northern Germany
May 24th, 2019 | by Andy Miles
This is an article about the very first 350 kW IONITY charging station being launched in
May 19th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen
The Volkswagen ID is not just a sub-brand like Mercedes-Benz's EQ or Citroen's DS. It is a set of systems that enable carefree electric driving, forming an eco-system
April 21st, 2019 | by Sponsored Content
The United States has been slow to adopt Electric Vehicles (EVs) compared to the rest of the world. While California leads the way in the US with EVs making up perhaps five percent of new vehicle sales, 58 percent of new car sales in Norway were EVs, and other nations across Europe are well on the path towards EVs being the norm rather than the exception. This is driven by a mix of incentives and initiatives from governments and the private sector alike. Why the difference?
March 23rd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Ionity says it will have 400 ultra fast charging stations each with 6 chargers installed by the end of 2020. 63 have already been completed.
February 16th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Volkswagen says production for its upcoming ID electric cars will be carbon neutral, as it sources the electrical needs for the factory at Zwickau from renewable sources. It also has created a new network to allow its customers recharge their cars using renewable energy.
November 18th, 2018 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
The European ultrafast EV charging network Ionity has recently upped the tempo of its CCS network rollout, having gone from 6 locations in operation in mid September (and 14 more under construction) to 23 locations operating as of mid November (and 40 more under construction). They look set to meet their initial goal of having 50 locations open (averaging 6 charging stalls each) by the end of
September 22nd, 2018 | by Matt Pressman
Last month, another remarkable milestone came to fruition for the Silicon Valley Automaker. Eric Loveday reports (via InsideEVs), "It’s hard to believe it, but indeed it’s true. In the month of August, the Tesla Model 3 alone outsold all passenger cars from BMW." Meanwhile, in Germany, legacy automakers are struggling to develop a cohesive strategy for their fledgling electric vehicle programs
September 16th, 2018 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
In the coming months, with some timing and volume variations by region, you will be able to choose from many affordable, generous range, compelling, and all-around-capable EVs that are coming on to the market. Whilst the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range is arguably the most keenly anticipated of the bunch, all of these EVs are great cars, much better than any fossil fuel vehicle (FFV) equivalent
July 10th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor
With a string of new investments and acquisitions in the past year (you can find a unique overview further on in this article!), Shell has quietly stepped up the pace of its transition from an oil and gas company into an energy company. “We are further along than people realize”, says Mark Gainsborough, Executive Vice-President of Shell New Energies, in an exclusive interview with Energy Post. According to Gainsborough, there is a “shift in thinking” within the company that is now irreversible. “People in Shell see a lot riding on the success of New Energies. And we are considered one of the most attractive units to work in. Anyone under the age of 35 wants to work for New Energies.”
March 11th, 2018 | by Loren McDonald
To explore what some of the biggest electric vehicle (EV) trends might be in 2018, I captured the insights and predictions from 14 industry experts by having them answer this question: What will be the biggest electric vehicle news story or development in
February 10th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
An analyst for Seeking Alpha says cars like the Jaguar I-PACE using NMC prismatic battery cells offer a better user experience while charging and may outperform the Tesla Supercharger network.
December 25th, 2017 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
Everyone knows that electric vehicles (EVs) are going to replace internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs) in the long run. Many of us are excited about this key transition away from fossil fuels and hope that it comes sooner rather than later, yet are not sure exactly when the big breakthroughs in market share are going to happen. It is often stated that at battery prices of $100/kWh, EVs will successfully compete with ICEVs, but mainstream predictions about how and when this happens vary widely. In this in-depth article, we are going to look in more detail at the figures relevant to different vehicle segments, estimate the most probable timeline for feature and price parity in these segments, and offer a counterpoint to the more conservative timelines that we see from both incumbents (OPEC) and progressives (BNEF) alike. We know the EV disruption is real, since it is already well underway in the premium sedan segment
December 17th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
As part of our new “What Changed … ?” series, here’s a rundown of what changed in November in the EV market. Since this is a new series, I’ll reiterate what I wrote in the solar update (changing a few words): “To further clarify, this article doesn’t include interesting op-eds about solar and it doesn’t include news that we thought was worth covering but wasn’t really a change in the industry (like specific projects or reports — well, for the most part). It covers significant shifts, trends, and new opportunities in the solar market.”
Also, this update excludes battery stories since I covered EV batteries this month in “What Changed In The EV Battery Market In November?“
November 28th, 2017 | by James Ayre
The oil giant Royal Dutch Shell will be partnering with a number of the world's largest auto manufacturers on the previously announced IONITY electric vehicle superfast-charging network in Europe, according to recent reports
November 6th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
We're more than 50% through the first day of our first EV charging conference —West Meets East: Charging Central & Eastern Europe's Electromobility Revolution — which is part of our Cleantech Revolution Tour. Hundreds of useful comments have already been thrown around, but I'm going to try to consolidate some of the top points
November 5th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Four European automakers have teamed up to create a fast charger network in Europe. The system will use the CCS protocol. 400 charge points are planned by the end of 2020.