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Club Car Offering Solar Panels
Club Car is now offering rooftop solar panels for their 48-volt Precedent golf cars, Carryall utility vehicles and Villager LSVs. Customers will now be able to capture store and use solar power with the 100-watt Solar Drive Charging Panel Assembly. Club Car reports that "As a yearly average, the system generates 29 percent of the total energy required to drive eight ... more
NEVs Help Drive EV Sales in China
According to China's Association of Automobile Manufacturers sales of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) reached 78,499 units, 3.5 times of such figure in last year.
Among the total, BEV was 48,605 units and PHEV was 29,894 units, 2.4 times and 8.1 times from the previous year respectively. As for the sales, the total ... more
What's Cooking on the STOV: Beach Bugz LSV Rentals
Highlighting some of the many applications for small, task-oriented vehicles
Beach Bugz Offers LSVs for Rent - Beach Bugz, a company based in Naples, FL, started renting LSVs last October for daily, weekend or weekly use at rates of $100, $275 or $475 respectively. Beach Bugz currently has a fleet of 23, six-seat E-Z-GO vehicles that meet ... more
Will Lithium Batteries Disrupt The Fleet Golf Car Market
For a number of years there has been talk about lithium batteries making an impact on the STOV market. The verdict has always been mixed when I've interviewed dealers on the subject. Three years ago you could find a number of dealers predicting that lithium powered vehicles were about to break out and start making serious inroads in the STOV ... more
Wireless Charging Could Pull Plug on Commercial Electric Vehicles
Brooklyn NY startup HEVO Power is helping EVs "cut the cord" with an innovative inductive charging system that replaces typical plug-in charging systems for fleet vehicles, and extends range by putting the charging system at vehicle destinations, instead of back at their home base. The company's Electric Vehicle Optimization Power Network ... more
EchoDrive Bolt-On Hybrid Kit Wins Work Truck Show
2014 Green Award
A bolt-on hybrid electric system that can be retrofitted onto existing fleet vehicles won the Green Award at the 2014 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, IN this March. The system, which includes a battery, inverter and electric motor connected inline behind a vehicle's transmission, was developed by Hybrid powertrain developer Echo Automotive, ... more
Utah Bill Lowers Barriers for EV Charging Stations
A new bill before Utah's state legislature would remove restrictions on the resale of electricity specifically to allow the commercial implementation of electric vehicle charging stations. Under current law, only public utilities are allowed to resell electricity, preventing private companies from offering fee-based charging stations in buildings and ... more
Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid subsidized by UK
The UK's Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has confirmed the all-new Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) is eligible for the Government's Plug in Car Grant (PiCG), totaling £5,000 (Equivalent to $8,200 at this time).
In order to qualify, the Outlander PHEV had to meet a wide range of safety, emissions and performance ... more
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