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

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 in a day without waiting for hours every time their car needs charging. But while quick DC charging stations can charge the... read more

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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


 
2011 Nissan Leaf, Nashville, October 2010

2012 Nissan Leaf: Heated Seats, Wheel & Battery As Standard

While Nissan killed the Altima Hybrid, its sole U.S. hybrid vehicle, for 2012, the company has made a number of important upgrades to its Leaf battery electric car. For 2012... read more June 21, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Nissan Leaf at quick-charging station

U.S. Carmakers To Japan: Don't Need Your Stinkin' Fast-Charge

So you bought a 2011 Nissan Leaf, and paid for the optional $700 quick-charge connector. Now you're able to get an 80-percent battery recharge in just 30 minutes, albeit from... read more May 13, 2011 by  38


 
Sign on Vacaville, California, DC fast charger for electric cars, May 2011

What Good Is Fast-Charging For Electric Cars If It's Closed?

Vacaville, California, has the distinction of the very first public Level 3 or DC quick charging station for electric cars to be installed in the United States. It was first... read more May 5, 2011 by  5


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV Prototype

Toyota: No Plans For Quick Charging In RAV4 EV

When the RAV4 EV reaches its Phase One stage next year, and a limited-production vehicle goes on sale, it will have one key difference versus the Phase Zero prototype we... read more April 8, 2011 by  5


 
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