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What Would You Like to See in Louisiana EV?

If you could make one request related to electric transportation in Louisiana, what would it be? Two requests? EVLA is forming a top ten list for policymakers to help advance electric vehicle use and we need your help! More charging stations in public buildings? A pilot project for electric buses? An electric vehicle utility rate?…

VW Electric Vehicle Settlement Announced, CA ZEV Investments Posted

As a result of bypassing federal regulations on diesel emissions, Volkswagen Motors made a settlement with the US government that obliges the company to make a substantial investment in clean technologies, including electric vehicles and EV infrastructure. California recently held several open sessions inviting ideas on use of the VW settlement funds. The concepts presented…

eMotoRacing and EV Expo 2016

Spring EV Expo 2016 DATE CHANGED FORWARD ONE DAY: SUNDAY March 20, 2016 12pm-4pm NOLA Motorsports Center, Avondale, LA Held in conjunction with America’s only zero-emissions motorcycle race eMotoRacing as well as vintage/historic races March 18-20, 2016 EV Expo entry included with Motorsports Center day pass Learn about EVs and talk to owners of Nissan…

Curbside Charging Conundrum in New Orleans

Should homeowners without driveways be allowed to install an EV charging station at their curb? In many municipalities around the country, the answer is yes. Demand for electric transportation in New Orleans is rising, and the need for curbside charging is starting as well. Recent news shows some challenges faced by EV owners in this…

EV Day New Orleans 2015 a Success

EV Day NOLA 2015 Thanks to all who exhibited or attended the first Electric Vehicle Expo for New Orleans on November 14, 2015! At least 16 EV owners brought their cars and talked to the 100+ visitors about the experience of driving and owning electric transportation. See photos below and watch the Solar Alternatives sponsored…

New Orleans EV Day 2015

New Orleans EV Day 2015 Saturday November 14, 11am – 4pm Hosted by Whole Foods Market Broad Ave Location: 300 North Broad Street Suite 103 New Orleans, LA 70119 Map and Directions Join your community and local Electric Vehicle owners in a celebration of progress made to “electrify” transportation in New Orleans! Clean, domestic electric…

Researchers make a battery that charges 70% in 2 minutes

How long does it take to charge a completely depleted electric car battery? For a Chevy Volt, the answer is 4 hours with a 240-volt socket; a Nissan Leaf requires 8 hours. For those plugging in and waiting around, how does two minutes sound? Read the whole story here: http://news.discovery.com/tech/alternative-power-sources/battery-charges-to-70-percent-in-two-minutes-141014.htm

Electric Vehicles made in Mississippi

  The Gulf South now has an electric vehicle manufacturer! Green Tech Automotive is constructing a facility in Tunica Mississippi to build their MyCar and G-2 Neighborhood Electric Vehicles. Welcome GTA! http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/greentech-automotive-begins-erecting-steel-structure-for-tunica-miss-electric-vehicle-production-plant-239237551.html      

Big Easy Travel Plaza gets a L1 EVSE

If you’re in a pinch along the New Orleans Elysian Fields/I-610 corridor, it looks like the Big Easy Travel Plaza now has a Level 1 120V EVSE port installed. Plugshare.com shows a L1 EVSE with access through ShorePower, a truck electrification company. ShorePower’s website for more info on their EVSE offerings is: http://shorepower.com/komfortkits.html