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Temple Terrace to get first EV charging station

TEMPLE TERRACE — Electric vehicles have been a game changer for Jamie and Kimberly Robe. He drives a battery-powered Nissan Leaf and she sports a Chevy Volt, an electric car that also runs on gas. “We basically never go to the gas station and there’s no oil to change,” said Jamie, who every weekday morning […]

Tax Credit reinstated for 2014!

The Federal Government Extended the Alternative Fuel Tax Credit through 12/31/14. WHAT THIS MEANS TO YOU: You may qualify for rebates or tax credits. Did you install an EV home charging station or do you have plans to install one? Qualified parties can claim up to 30% of the total cost of the project (including […]

NovaCharge Partner BioWheels Open Asheville’s first Solar Powered Car Charging Stations

ASHEVILLE — Tourists could rent electric cars charged at solar-powered stations in the coming years to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, or tour the Biltmore Estate and River Arts District, turning Western North Carolina into a green destination. “You could drive our mountains fueled by sunshine,” said Stan Cross of Biowheels Responsible Transportation Solutions. That […]

City of Oldsmar is the First City in Tampa Bay to Install Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

SEPTEMBER 08, 2011 – Counties’ first municipal charging station hooks up in Oldsmar. Oldsmar became the first municipality in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties to install an electric vehicle charging station as part of a national initiative called Project Get Ready, according to the station’s distributor. The city met that challenge Wednesday afternoon, said Joe Vumbaco, vice […]

McDonald’s franchisee embracing green efforts

Going green is evolving from a trend to a necessity and plenty of businesses are catching on to the benefits of incorporating sustainable features. Quick-service operators such as Chick-fil-A, KFC  and Subway have recently embraced higher efficiency components. Meanwhile, McDonald’s, which began testing carbon footprint-reducing practices across its entire global system in 2007, has a handful of franchisees in […]

NASA and NovaCharge Launch EV Readiness with ChargePoint Charging Stations

NovaCharge, a leader in the deployment of EV charging infrastructure, today announced that NASA has installed six ChargePoint® networked electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, manufactured by Coulomb Technologies, in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The stations are installed at NASA’s Propellants North Administrative and Maintenance Facility, NASA’s greenest building. The facility achieved the U.S. Green Building Council’s […]