Data Points - November 3, 2011
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Vehicles & More
vehicle mecca:” Palo Alto, Calif. wants to become the “mecca” of EVs, according to a Palo
Alto Daily News article.
The article also referred to the city as “ground zero of the zero-emission
vehicle movement.” The city is reportedly “averaging 20 permit requests per
month for charging stations.”
a fast charging solution coming? According to a news release posted, among other places, to
Ford’s media page, “Recognizing the importance of a single international
approach for DC fast charging, Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, General Motors,
Porsche and Volkswagen have agreed on the combined charging system as an international
standardized approach to charge electric vehicles (EV) in Europe and the United
more reports about the need for DC Fast Charging in the August Special
Reports filed from the PlugIn2011 conference and show.
Ex shifting to efficient vehicles: A FedEx blog entry by a company employee details
what the company is doing on vehicles, including its work with Eaton.
enough charging stations: Chinese car-maker and EV supplier BYD supposedly has said that a lack of public charging
stations (especially in California, apparently) dictated BYD’s decision to
delay plans to launch an EV in the U.S.
Northeast state form EV charging network: The goal of the Northeast Electric Vehicle Network
is, “To accelerate the development of infrastructure such as electric vehicle
charging stations needed to drive market demand for electric vehicles,” according
to a news release from New Jersey, one of the 10