Greenlots and Hawaiian Electric demonstrate fast charger with storage and vehicle-grid integration

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Greenlots and Hawaiian Electric Company have collaborated to demonstrate a fast charger that incorporates Greenlots’ SKY vehicle-grid integration (VGI) platform, as well as stationary storage.

The Greenlots SKY Smart Charging platform, which uses OpenADR and the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), can respond to demand response load modification requests and allow Hawaiian Electric to remotely control grid loads through demand response actions.

The new charging station, located at an Oahu shopping mall, has a battery storage system that stores electricity when generation is abundant, such as at midday when rooftop solar panels are active, then releases it during evening peak use times.

Hawaiian Electric plans to install a similar fast charging system at its Ward Avenue facility next month.
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Market leader in EV Charging Solutions EV-Box officially opens in Amsterdam

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The Municipality of Amsterdam has opened the EV-Box headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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Amsterdam, March 3rd, 2016

The Municipality of Amsterdam has opened the EV-Box headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

EV-Box is an international expert in Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructures and related cloud-based services. The move to a new home base has been the answer to EV-Box’s increasing success within Europe. Earlier this year, EV-Box partnered with Nuon-Heijmans to expand the charging infrastructure in Amsterdam. The charging points will be powered by wind energy, generated via a wind farm owned by Wind Groep Holland and Nuon.
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Zero’s electric motorcycles replace range anxiety with fun

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When quiet and speed collide.

It’s quiet. In fact, it’s completely silent. The motorcycle is on and ready to whisk me away. But before I twist the throttle, I sit and listen to the birds, traffic and a neighbor yelling at a barking dog. Everything but the Zero DSR electric bike is filling my ears. I finally roll on the accelerator, and I’m off. The weird but distinct whine of an electric engine coupled with a surprising explosion of power is equal parts perplexing and invigorating. This is the future of bikes, and it’s spectacular.

The 2016 Zero Motorcycles DSR and FXS are the new bikes from the small Northern California-based company. While its competitors (Mission Motors and Brammo which had its bikes absorbed by Polaris) have disappeared, it has flourished. It’s done so by focusing on consumer bikes (instead of super bikes like Mission Motors) and churning out two-wheeled — and quiet — transportation that gets better every year.
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A technology day in Silicon Valley, the epicenter of car innovation

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New car manufacturers are emerging, and many start-ups are bringing bold ideas into the global automotive industry with the same objective in mind: enable the secure, connected self-driving car. Every major car manufacturer has an office in Silicon Valley now – Forbes magazine recently discussed how Silicon Valley will reinvent the car industry. And it was evident earlier this month when NXP invited 300 automotive influencers to “NXP connects Silicon Valley event,” with a day-long agenda focused on self-driving cars, security and hacking, secure connectivity and mobility. Held at the Club Auto Sport, it was the perfect setting for great discussions – chic modern innovation mixed with just a scent of hot brakes and burning rubber.
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Governor Brown Discusses Climate Change with Prime Minister of the Netherlands

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Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. last Sunday met with Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte in San Francisco to discuss renewable energy and the international fight against climate change. “California and the Netherlands are part of a worldwide drumbeat of cities, states and countries who have seen the threat of climate change and are taking action,” said Governor Brown.
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Stella visits Middle School in Rio Linda

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“Stella goes USA” visits Rio Linda Preparatory Academy, California

SMUD and Coast to Coast e-Mobility will show 10-14 years old students the latest on electric mobility

 September 18, 2014, Sacramento/Rio Linda, CA. –– Coast to Coast e-Mobility liaison for e-Mobility knowledge, innovation and business between the US and Western Europe and Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), the local electric utility, announce that “Stella,” the world’s first solar-powered, energy positive family vehicle will visit the Rio Linda Preparatory Academy, a Middle School for 10-14 year old children.
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“Stella goes USA” partners announce Stella’s US arrival,
the first solar-powered family vehicle, to kick-off National Drive Electric Week

Transatlantic leader in connecting e-Mobility knowledge, innovation and business
welcomes the car of the future to the US

September 12, 2014, San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles, CA. –– Coast to Coast e-Mobility liaison for e-Mobility knowledge, innovation and business between the US and Western Europe, today announced on behalf of the “Stella goes USA” partners, the U.S. arrival of “Stella,” the world’s first solar-powered, energy positive family vehicle.

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Allego joins Coast to Coast e-Mobility

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 Allego becomes 20th member of

US/Dutch Coast-to-Coast e-Mobility Initiative

San Francisco, California — On September 16th, 2014 in San Francisco, Allego becomes the 20th member of the Coast to Coast e-Mobility Initiative to cooperate and develop the US and Dutch e-Mobility market. The signing ceremony is part of the “Stella goes USA” project and takes place at the Residence of the Consul General of the Netherlands.

“Coast-to-Coast e-Mobility is very excited that Allego joins the partnership”, says Peter van Deventer, Director. “Allego has excellent knowledge of urban mobility solutions in The Netherlands and Germany, and provides great complementarity in the Public Private Partnership. In addition, Allego brings a large network and expertise on the interface with network operators and utilities which I consider a great asset to the transatlantic cooperation between The Netherlands and California and their ambitions to accelerate the introduction of cleaner, electric transportation.”

“Allego is pleased to join Coast-to-Coast e-Mobility. Coast to Coast has an excellent network of universities, governmental organizations and US companies which can help us make new connections”, says Anja van Niersen, General Manager of Allego. “We very much look forward to partnering with the Dutch and US partners of Coast to Coast e-Mobility to move the zero emission transportation market forward”

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Amsterdam E-Challenge, National Plug-in Day and Coast to Coast E-Mobility make live connection on September 28, 2013

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On Saturday September 28, 2013 Amsterdam E-Challenge ( and National Plug-in Day events in Los Angeles and Silicon Valley ( will have live connection, supported by the Coast to Coast E-Mobility program.

During the live connection a symbolic “hand-over” will be made by speakers from government, industry and academia in The Netherlands and West Coast of the US. This unique event symbolises the international drive towards more sustainable transportation and further introduction of electic mobility. Amsterdam E-Challenge, National Plug-in Day and Coast to Coast E-Mobility look forward expanding this event into an “International Plug-in Day 2014” inviting additional partners to join.

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Coast to Coast Partnership Presents Dutch E-Mobility Experience at AltCar Expo September 20-21, 2013

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During the AltCar Expo in Santa Monica, CA (September 20-21), the Coast to Coast EMobility Connection (C2C) will present a world premiere: the first results of a comprehensive study comparing US and Dutch government policies supporting the introduction of electric vehicles. The study offers advice to US and Dutch governments, universities and industry to further promote the development of e-mobility into the next phase of EV adoption. Read More