Posts Tagged ‘ EV ’

Conn. honoring top electric car dealers

Feb 13th, 2014 | By

Automobile dealers in Connecticut who sell or lease the most electric vehicles will get a special recognition from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The agency is offering its first “Connecticut Revolutionary Dealer Awards.” For more on this story, visit: Conn. honoring top electric car dealers – WFSB 3 Connecticut.

Connecticut officials plan to use $200,000 from a settlement with NU and NStar to help double the number of electric car recharging stations in the state by 2014

Aug 18th, 2013 | By

Connecticut officials plan to use $200,000 from a settlement with Northeast Utilities and NStar to help double the number of electric car recharging stations in the state by the end of this year. “As the demand grows for electric vehicles, so too does the need for charging stations,” said Connecticut Electric Car Owner Ed Ingalls.

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DEEP Accepting Applications for EVConnecticut Incentives Program

Jul 29th, 2013 | By

DEEP has announced that funding is available to businesses and municipalities for the installation of publicly accessible electric vehicle charging stations across Connecticut.

DEEP and DOT Announce Details of Major Electric Vehicle Charging Initiative

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

Speaking at an Electric Vehicle (EV) Expo at Middlesex Community College, DEEP Commissioner Daniel C. Esty and Transportation Commissioner James P. Redeker said the goal of the new program is to more than double the 81 publicly available charging stations in the state to 200 by the end of 2013. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from the DEEP.

CT seeks to be alternative vehicle haven |

Oct 11th, 2012 | By

Under the comprehensive energy strategy unveiled by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday, Connecticut will become a haven for alternatively-fueled vehicles with an infrastructure to support the many competing ideas available. The strategy calls for the 100 public electric vehicle charging stations in the state; natural gas fueling stations for local fleets, liquefied natural gas

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In Fairfield, getting charged up for electric vehicles | Fairfield Citizen

Jun 2nd, 2012 | By

The first Electric Car Community Days program, offering visitors the opportunity to learn about five electric cars, electric car-charging units, gas-to-electric conversion systems and clean energy initiatives. It was a joint initiative of the town, state and the group, Connecticut’s Clean Cities, a division of the federal Department of Energy. For more on this story,

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China Aims to Sell 5 Million Alternative-Energy Vehicles by 2020

Nov 27th, 2011 | By

China aims to sell 5 million alternative-energy vehicles by 2020, the Anhui Economic and Information Technology Commission said on its website, citing a work meeting organized by the industry ministry. For more on this story, visit: China Aims to Sell 5 Million Alternative-Energy Vehicles by 2020 – Bloomberg.

New Guidebook Offers Electric Utilities Roadmap for Electric Cars

Nov 16th, 2011 | By

As state and local governments prepare for the growing number of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), Edison Electric Institute (EEI) today released a new guidebook to help local electric utilities get ready for these new PEVs.

CT, NJ, 8 other states join Northeast Electric Vehicle Network (update with CT DEEP statement)

Oct 21st, 2011 | By

New Jersey has joined other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states that will attempt to collaborate in an effort to promote electric vehicles and vehicles that use alternative fuels such as natural gas and bio-fuels to help improve air quality throughout the region.

Delaware part of regional network to promote electric vehicles

Oct 20th, 2011 | By

A partnership of Northeast states and jurisdictions including Delaware has just finalized an agreement to develop an electric vehicle network to promote and support energy-efficient transportation in the region – and a newly-announced grant of nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will kick start the new network’s first project. For more

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Car2go Brings First All-Electric Car-Sharing Service To The U.S.

Jul 13th, 2011 | By

Car2go’s model is simpler than competitors like Zipcar. Whereas Zipcar requires members to pick up and return cars from the same location, make reservations to rent vehicles in advance, and pay by the hour, Car2go members can rent vehicles by the minute without reservations–and drop off the vehicles at designated points throughout the city.

Westport gets solar-powered EV charging station

Jul 7th, 2011 | By

Elektron Solar writes: Elektron Solar, based in Westport, with partners, recently completed a commercial solar installation integrated with electric vehicle charging stations. It is certainly the first in Westport and, quite possibly, the first in state.

Forum Addresses Building An Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Jun 21st, 2011 | By

Connecticut is among several states where electric vehicles are being tested by consumers, and several New England based groups, including Northeast Utilities, have been working together to build infrastructure for the new vehicles.

Plainville latest to install solar carport for charging electric cars

Jun 7th, 2011 | By

Theoretically the V-shaped shelter with 40 parking space, six electric vehicle charging stations (made by GE, of course), with 425 solar panels on top, can produce enough energy to power 20 homes or enough to charge 13 vehicles over the course of a day.

Environment Connecticut urges passage of energy bill — An Act Concerning Connecticut’s Energy Future

Jun 5th, 2011 | By

“After years of effort the legislature is poised to pass significant clean energy legislation that moves towards an efficient, affordable, and cleaner energy future for Connecticut,” according to Environment Connecticut Program Director Christopher Phelps. Click on this environmental headline for more of this story.

Car Charging Group and City of Norwalk Parking Authority Open First EV Charging Station in Fairfield County

Jan 31st, 2011 | By

Norwalk Parking Authority opens the first EV charging stations in a municipal parking area in Fairfield County today. Read more inside.

GE to Buy 25,000 Electric Vehicles

Nov 11th, 2010 | By

Fairfield, Connecticut-based General Electric Co. will buy 25,000 electric vehicles, almost half of them from General Motors Co., by 2015 in the biggest such order ever.

Electric car charging stations on the rise

Oct 16th, 2010 | By

With the first mass market electric cars hit 15 roll-out cities in the next month or two, the Juice Bar at the Chapel Square Garage at the Omni New Haven Hotel is ready to serve as a recharging station for those who use the parking facility in this city.

Gas-Free Cars: Gas-Free Cars Cruising

Oct 4th, 2010 | By

Plug-in electric vehicles are coming to Connecticut soon, and despite a lot of questions about what shape the electric future might hold, the state is preparing for a warm welcome. In recent announcements, Chevrolet promised that its highly anticipated, electric-powered Volt will be here in early 2011. Nissan and BMW said their versions won’t be

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Rell, CL&P Welcome Nissan LEAF All-Electric Car to Connecticut

Sep 28th, 2010 | By

Along with CL&P President Jeff Butler and Nissan reps, Rell lauded the launch of Nissan’s battery-powered car, the LEAF, which goes on sale in limited markets in December and will be available nationwide some time in 2011.