In This Issue:
Hilton Hotels Add EV Charging Stations
From a Hilton Worldwide press release:
- Hilton Hotels Add EV Charging Stations
- EV Etiquette Survival Pack
- California’s State Bill 350 An Important Step Forward for EVs
- Wheego is hiring!
Hilton Worldwide announced a major electric vehicle charging program, which will be available at 50 U.S. hotels by the end of this year with plans to rapidly expand to 100 U.S. hotels by the end of 2016. The program will cover all types of electric vehicles.
“… We're making the travel process easier for a growing number of our guests," said Jim Holthouser, executive vice president, Global Brands, Hilton Worldwide. "We believe technology can and should take the friction out of travel – no matter if you're road-tripping in an electric vehicle or flying into town and need to find the best way to get to one of our hotels. Our goal is to support our guests in their travels no matter what technology they're using." These charging stations are available at a range of Hilton Worldwide properties from luxury to focused service, including The Waldorf Astoria New York, DoubleTree by Hilton Durango, Hampton Inn by Hilton Reno, and Hilton Los Angeles Airport. Hilton also plans to expand its charging program internationally in the coming year.
EV Etiquette Survival Pack
Jack Brown’s company “Take Charge and Go” has developed a “survival pack” for EV drivers to communicate with each other and with gas-guzzling interlopers:
Public plug-in vehicle charging. It is becoming more challenging than ever. The popularity of plug in vehicles has been outpacing the infrastructure in many areas and many new drivers are not acquainted with how to use good etiquette while charging. Problems arise when all the chargers are taken, EV drivers forget to plug in or overstay in a space, non-plugin vehicles block spaces and when people don’t leave their contact information when they charge. Take Charge and Go has developed tools to help with communication between drivers and spread the word on how to effectively use and share public charging equipment.
Introducing the EV Etiquette Survival Pack. The pack includes:
Visit the Take Charge And Go site
- The latest update to our world famous EV Charging Hangtag
- Notices for other EV drivers who have blocked a charger by not plugging in or staying plugged in for an excessive amount of time
- Notices warning drivers of Internal Combustions Engine (ICE) vehicle not to block chargers
- Sticky notes requesting use of an occupied charger
- Dry-erase marker made with 100% recycled plastic
- Instructions on using the hangers, notices and stickers.
on Etsy for more detail and to order the $15.99 kit.
California’s State Bill 350 An Important Step Forward for EVs
Excerpted from an article at CleanTechnica:
California’s State Bill 350 commits the state to much further reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. With new and expanded policies promoting renewable energy, energy efficiency, and the electrification of transportation, the state leads the way again.
To meet aggressive greenhouse gas reduction goals, SB 350 specifically requires California electric utilities to invest in EV charging infrastructure and support EV adoption in a way that leverages private-sector funding, protects competition and allows consumers choices in equipment and services.
Wheego is hiring!
Wheego is looking for engineers and technicians with a passion for EVs to join our growing Sonoma, California
office. This month’s recruiting visits included the UC-Davis Career Fair. Open positions include:
- Power Electronics Engineer
- EV Technician
Visit our web page
to learn more about Wheego and our current job openings.