British Gas will be the preferred supplier of vehicle charging points for Renault’s new range of zero emission fully-electric vans and cars in the UK. British Gas previously announced a similar agreement for Nissan’s electric car. Industry experts estimate that by 2012 British Gas will be the preferred supplier for 70 percent of the electric vehicle market.
Google is trying to prove it’s more than just another pretty browser face while gaining “green” street cred. The search engine giant has deployed more than 70 electric vehicle charging stations at its worldwide headquarters in Mountain View, California.
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, the City of San Jose and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) have partnered to establish the Silicon Valley Smart Grid Task Force. The purpose of the task force is for representatives from industry, the public sector, non-profits and academia to collaborate on California’s energy efficiency efforts and the rollout of Smart Grid technology.