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One DC Quick-Charge Station For Every Four Electric Cars! But, Where?

One DC Quick-Charge Station For Every Four Electric Cars! But, Where?

Imagine a paradise for electric-car drivers, where half the car's cost is subsidized and there's a nationwide network of DC quick-charging stations so plentiful that there's one for every four cars. Such a place exists, actually. It's called Estonia. The tiny country of 1.2 million people, nestled... read more

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Fast Charging 2011 Nissan Leaf

Quick-Charging Your Electric Car? It Could Be Less Full Than You Think

Chademo-specification DC quick chargers make it possible for owners of electric cars like the Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi i to travel well beyond the range of a single charge... read more September 6, 2012 by  7


 
Eaton CHAdeMO DC quick charging station, Mitsubishi headquarters, Cypress, CA

How To Quick-Charge Your Electric Car: Helpful Video

If there's one thing to be said for the relatively steady uptake on electric cars, it's that there's a friendly, tight-knit community of electric car owners ever-ready to... read more July 23, 2012 by  14


 
2012 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Launches Leaf To Home Electric Car Power System

After the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011, Japanese automakers Toyota, Nissan and Mitsubishi have all been working on technology designed to... read more May 31, 2012 by  5


 
Andromeda portable DC fast charger for electric cars (promotional video screen capture)

Cheesiest DC Fast-Charging Video Ever: Tight Dress, High Heels Included

Pretty young women in tight black dresses, 5-inch heels, and sunglasses are too rarely associated with the less glamorous topic of DC fast-charging stations for electric... read more May 10, 2012 by  20


 
Better Place Battery Switching Test, Yokohama Japan

Fast Charging Vs Battery Switching: Better Place Customer Compares

By far the most reasonable use for electric cars charged at home is for a regular commute. If the return journey is less than the range of the car, electric cars make... read more May 8, 2012 by  13


 
2012 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Sets 1,500 - 2,000 DC Quick Charging Target For U.S. By 2014

When the Nissan Leaf launched in 2010, it came with an optional Chademo direct current (DC) quick charging port that could enable its 24 kilowatt-hour battery pack to... read more February 14, 2012 by  8


 
ECOtality DC fast charger  -  Portland, OR

Fast-Charging Adds Appeal To Electric Cars—Especially In Portland

If you plan to get a Nissan Leaf or Mitsubishi i (or already have one), and you live in Portland, Oregon, consider yourself fortunate. The same goes for a handful of places... read more January 17, 2012 by  0


 
Turbine-powered Nissan Leaf range extender, charger

2012 Nissan Leaf Gets Unofficial Jet-Powered Range Extender, Quick Charger

Since the Nissan Leaf first launched a year ago, we’ve seen leaf enthusiasts produce a whole range of unofficial modifications for the all-electric hatchback, ranging... read more December 15, 2011 by  7


 

First Production 2012 Mitsubishi 'i' Delivered In San Francisco

December seems to be the month when new electric-car makers manage to squeak their first deliveries in under the wire. Last year at this time, Nissan delivered its first Leaf... read more December 9, 2011 by  5


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla Confirms Rapid-Charging Corridor Between LA And SF

The 2012 Tesla Model S all-electric sedan isn’t due to roll off the production lines for another 8 months, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants the world to know that the... read more November 7, 2011 by  18


 
Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car at quick charging station

DC Fast Charging: Mitsubishi Says You Can Do It Every Day

If you're considering a Nissan Leaf optioned with Level 3 DC quick-charging, you've probably been told, as we have, that you shouldn't make too regular a habit of getting a... read more October 7, 2011 by  16


 
EVTEC Mobile Fast Charger

Swiss Firm Develops Portable Rapid Electric Car Charging Station

As electric cars become more and more popular, there are an increasingly large number of firms selling electric car charging equipment, from wall-mounted domestic charging... read more September 27, 2011 by  6


 
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J-1772 "combo" electric-car charging plug

This Monstrosity Will Be Your Next Electric-Car Charging Plug

It's almost the size of a misshapen softball, but it may be the charging combo you will have to use for quick charging on future electric cars. The U.S. Society of Automotive... read more August 16, 2011 by  21


 
Electric Avenue street sign, Venice, CA, by Flickr user brookewill

Portland Welcomes Electric Avenue, Showcases Charging Stations

Which electric car charging station is the best? And just how are public charging stations getting used? These are just two of the questions Portland State University and... read more August 12, 2011 by  6


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

DC Quick-Charging Stations: Why Does California Lag, Not Lead?

There are now more than 4,000 Nissan Leaf electric cars on the road in the United States, and the 2012 Mitsubishi “i” is poised to arrive at dealers late this... read more July 11, 2011 by  13


 
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