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January 8, 2022 - The first step toward changing drivers’ behavior is making them understand how much fuel a running car or truck is using, even when it’s not moving.
Make some simple changes, including avoiding drive-thru windows and drive-up ATMs and shutting a vehicle down while it’s in an automated car wash. Turning engines off and on - even diesels - does no harm, and starters and batteries are much more durable now than they were in the past.
“Even on the coldest days, most manufacturers recommend avoiding idling and driving off gently after running the vehicle for about 30 seconds,” the energy department advises. “Not only will the engine warm up faster by being ‘at work,’ but the car’s interior will warm up more quickly as well.”
With seven new products spanning home, fleet, multifamily, and retail charging, Blink is providing the industry’s only complete, end-to-end solution for the EV ecosystem and addressing critical EV charging infrastructure needs
Blink Charging Co. launched seven new products at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), an unprecedented achievement in the company’s 13-year history.
The new products include the MQ 200, HQ 200 (Smart and Basic models), Vision IQ 200, and 50kW DC Fast Charger, which offer next-generation EV charging technology across the EV ecosystem, including home, fleet, multifamily, and retail.
January 9, 2022 - With dozens of electric passenger cars and commercial fleets expected to hit the market in just a few years, EVs are pushing into the mainstream.
Charging companies and smaller startups pitched products that were faster, more connected, easier to use, easy to install and built to work with the electrical grid. EV charging companies revealed products designed from commercial fleet charging to at-home charging, from vehicle-to-grid tech to monetizing advertising space on chargers.
With the global EV charger market expected to grow from $3.23 billion in 2020 to nearly $11 billion in 2025, the industry still has space for new entrants before it consolidates around a few giants, many of whom did not grace CES with demos or news.
January 6, 2022 - Pure electric cars are making all the headlines, but their gasoline-electric hybrid rivals quietly achieved record sales in the United States last year, industry data showed.
U.S. sales of hybrid vehicle sales jumped 76% to 801,550 vehicles last year, accounting for 5% of U.S. light vehicle sales, according to data from analytics firm Wards Intelligence. Sales of EVs also jumped 83% to 434,879, but represented a meager 3% of the market.
Pure EVs run only on electricity and require charging infrastructure, while hybrid EVs combine a conventional combustion engine with an electric propulsion system. "Hybrids offer a really intriguing mix of fuel economy performance without some of the huge drawbacks that electric vehicles present," Brett Smith, technology director at Center for Automotive Research, said.