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Convenience Stores: A Missed Opportunity for EV Chargers and Utilities?

November 13, 2017 Prospective EV purchasers have to feel confident that they can obtain the electricity needed to power their vehicles as easily – and potentially as quickly – as they can now fuel their conventional vehicles. Looking at the issue from that perspective, a potential, and very practical, solution for such range anxiety becomes

Member Spotlight – Electric Cab of North America

This month we interviewed Kris Bailey, the Chief Operating Officer of Electric Cab of North America. Kris joined Electric Cab of Austin in 2011 as the COO. He is the COO and co-founder of Electric Cab of North America which began operating in 2016 as a first/last mile solution company. What service does Electric Cab of

Fleets Interested in the 2018 Nissan LEAF?

Nissan has participating dealers on the Texas Buy Board (Gunn Nissan in San Antonio) and Houston Galveston Area Council Cooperative Buy Contract (Mossy Nissan in Houston).   Orders are currently being accepted for LEAF fleet orders now for those wanting to secure delivery in March, April 2018.  Nissan is also  offering a purchase option which combines corporate Nissan’s

Member Spotlight: Renewable Energy Group

We interviewed Andrew Lewis, Renewable Energy Group (REG)’s new Regional Sales Representative for Texas. He brings to his customers many years of experience in the fleet and fuel industry. REG is headquartered in Ames, Iowa, with a significant presence throughout Texas. In addition to production facilities in Houston and New Boston, REG can distribute fuel

Energy Department Announces $4M for Natural Gas Engine Research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $4 million for research projects on medium- and heavy-duty natural gas engine technologies. As the department explains, its Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) funds early-stage, high-risk research to generate knowledge upon which industry can develop and deploy innovative transportation energy technologies that improve efficiency, lower costs for families

Federal Funding Aims to Spur Faster Electric Vehicle Charging

Source: NGT News Not long after announcing funding for natural gas engine research, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $15 million for research projects on batteries and vehicle electrification technologies to enable extreme fast charging. As the DOE explains, its Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) funds early-stage, high-risk research to generate knowledge upon which industry

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