The CEO of the electric vehicle services company Better Place has already made significant strides in Denmark, Israel, and Japan. He sits down with Fast Company to explain what it will take to make his vision work in the U.S.
Here's one easy way to encourage consumers to adopt electric vehicles: offer them free in-home vehicle charging stations. The auto giant Ford
announced a partnership with Coulomb Technologies this week to provide nearly 5,000 free ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations to individual customers and public locations.
Until now, the EV charging station sector has been dominated by high-profile start-ups like Coulomb Technologies and Better Place. Toyota, determined not be left out of what promises to be a booming business, has decided to build charging stations of its own. And in what appears to be an attempt to one-up its competitors, Toyota wants its stations to be solar-powered.
McDonald's food products may come from questionable sources, but that hasn't stopped the fast food chain from embracing environmental initiatives. The most recent is the addition of NovaCharge's ChargePoint Network electric vehicle Charging Stations at the first "green" McDonald's, located in Cary, North Carolina.
Just in case you needed any more reason to support Sierra Nevada beer, the brewing company has announced the installation of two ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations for electric vehicles at its Chico, California facility. It's the first time a corporation has installed networked charging stations for electric vehicles.