World’s First Integrated Wind-Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installed in Barcelona

US-based renewable energy group Urban Green Energy and GE have unveiled the world’s first integrated wind powered electric vehicle charging station. The innovative Sanya Skypump pairs UGE’s cutting-edge vertical wind turbines with GE’s electric vehicle (EV) charging technology to offer completely clean energy to power electric vehicles. Installed by UGE Iberia, the Spanish branch of … Read more

Electric Cars Due a Revamp as Governments Push for Lower Carbon Emissions

Governments across the globe are encouraging the use of electric vehicles to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions and their impact on the environment, says a new report by energy experts GlobalData. The new report states that growing environmental concerns and the urge to reduce dependency on fossil fuels has called for changes in existing … Read more

Call For Single Standard For Charging E-Vehicles

E-mobility has the potential to play a key role in meeting the challenges towards sustainable transport. However, standardisation of the connection between the electricity grid and electrically-chargeable vehicles is one of the prerequisites to help e-mobility gain a viable market share. ACEA, CLEPA and EURELECTRIC jointly agree on the need for a single harmonised plug … Read more

€180 Million Loan to Renault Group For Electric Vehicles Development

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a Eur180 million loan to the Renault Group to contribute to R&D for a new generation of batteries and motors for electric vehicles. The loan will be used in France to develop future generations of motors for electric vehicles, so helping to develop extensive expertise in products and … Read more

London Charges Ahead With Wireless Electric Vehicle Technology

The drive to deliver cleaner air for London has had a boost with the announcement that Transport for London (TfL) will be part of a pioneering trial of wireless charge points for electric vehicles (EVs). The innovative technology enables motorists to charge batteries by driving over an electric charge pad, instead of plugging in their … Read more

Electric Vehicles Will be able to Charge as They Drive for the First Time

HaloIPT, a global leader in Inductive Power Transfer (IPT) systems for wirelessly charging electric vehicles has formed a new strategic partnership with Drayson Racing Technologies, the green R&D racing organisation founded by Lord Drayson, former UK Minister for Science and Innovation. The partnership will use HaloIPT’s wireless charging technology to power high-performance cars as they … Read more

EIB Delivers Record Lending for Climate Action in 2010

In 2010, the European Investment Bank (EIB) increased financing for climate action projects to Eur19 billion, representing an impressive 30% of its lending in the European Union. Significantly up from Eur16 billion the year before, this is a new landmark in supporting sustainable growth and building a low-carbon future in Europe. In 2010, total EIB … Read more

Government Signs Electric Motoring Agreement With Toyota

The Government has signed an agreement with Toyota to deliver its new Prius Plug-In Hybrid vehicle to the Irish market. The vehicle, which is the first Toyota hybrid to use lithium-ion batteries, will be available on a trial basis here in advance of its full launch to the market in 2012. As part of the … Read more