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Can Electric-Car Fast Charging Be Profitable? Answer: Unclear

Can Electric-Car Fast Charging Be Profitable? Answer: Unclear

DC fast charging helps alleviate one of the major roadblocks to electric-car adoption--limited range--by giving drivers more ability to travel longer distances. That's why carmakers and other entities back the installation of more and more DC fast-charging sites. DON'T MISS: BMW, VW, And... read more

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2013 Tesla Model S and 2011 Chevrolet Volt in garage; photo by George Parrott

Indiana Utility: Electric-Car Owners Recharge FREE, At Night

Electric-car owners know that home recharging is virtually always cheaper, on a per-mile basis, than driving on gasoline. In some cases, it's considerably cheaper. We... read more November 14, 2014 by 


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

Homeowners Board Adds Markup To Chevy Volt Charging: Owner Balks, Power Cut Off

Home charging is a necessity for many electric-car owners, but charging-station installations are sometimes met with stiff opposition from homeowner associations. Perhaps... read more November 7, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

CA To Require New Buildings To Be Prepped For Electric-Car Charging Stations

With extensive electrical infrastructure already in place in built-up areas, plug-in electric cars are never too far from a potential recharging source. But retrofitting... read more October 23, 2014 by 


 
Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

Can New Titanium-Dioxide Battery Last 20 Years, Recharge In 5 Minutes?

Lithium-ion batteries help make modern electric cars possible, but they're also responsible for those vehicles' limitations. That's why so much attention is given to... read more October 22, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Dorno, Italy, photo by problemidiricarica.wordpress.com/

Now That's Combo Quick Charging: CHAdeMO, CCS, Tesla Supercharger

The growing number of DC fast-charging stations is making life a little more convenient for electric-car drivers--provided they can match their vehicles to the right plug... read more October 22, 2014 by 


 
Envision Solar EV ARC solar charging station

Self-Contained Solar Carport With Battery: Electric-Car Charging For The Future?

Some home owners use home solar-power systems to charge their cars, cutting their transportation-related emissions to negligible levels. However, home solar charging really... read more October 16, 2014 by 


 
Zero S electric motorcycle charging next to Nissan Leaf during Ride the Future Tour  [Ben Rich]

Electric Vehicles In RV Campgrounds: What You Need To Know

Electric vehicles are coming soon to a campground near you! With electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and even electric motorcycles selling in greater numbers every year, a... read more October 6, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 electric car charged with portable generator.

How To Recharge Any Electric Car, Anywhere, Any Time (Video)

With charging stations still scarce in many areas, "range anxiety" is a continual concern for electric-car owners. Portable generators can provide electricity where this is... read more September 11, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla In Deal To Build 400 Charging Stations In China

The Chinese market has become vital for many global automakers. For some, it's a haven of high sales numbers to offset struggles in markets like the U.S. and Europe. To... read more August 31, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

BMW Launches Its Own DC Fast-Charging Station, Priced At $6,500

BMW has launched a new range of DC fast chargers aimed at providing a convenient charging standard for drivers of its i3 electric cars. Developed in conjunction with Bosch... read more July 28, 2014 by 


 
China

Has China 'Messed Up' Its Electric-Car Charging Standards?

Recent electric car news from China might lead you to believe things are finally on the up, after years of poor sales and uncertainty. There is still though one major hurdle... read more July 24, 2014 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt plugged into Coulomb Technologies 240V wall charging unit

Electric Cars Equal Gasoline Cost Of Just 75 Cents A Gallon

The last time you could buy a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. for 75 cents was around the late 1970s. If you own an electric car today though, the price you're paying for... read more July 23, 2014 by 


 
Sun Country Highway electric-car charging station, Burnaby, BC, Canada [photo: Matthew Klippenstein]

Why Workplace Charging Is Important: It Sells Electric Cars

Human beings are creatures of convenience. Our ancestors built tools to make jobs easier and more efficient, and we like things that make our lives easier today too... read more June 30, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Minnesota Leads Nation, Mandates Off-Peak Electric-Car Charging Rates

Government incentives continue to play an important role in electric-car adoption, encouraging drivers to plug in by sending them checks or giving them solo access to carpool... read more June 23, 2014 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf Carwings

Nissan Leaf Carwings: Company 'Hopes' To Improve Telematics App

Electric-car drivers rely heavily on in-car telematics and various smartphone apps to monitor their cars' range, plan ahead to avoid "range anxiety," and manage the charging... read more June 20, 2014 by 


 
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