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Faster electric-car fast charging: test site in Fremont, VW plans 300 kw-plus

Faster electric-car fast charging: test site in Fremont, VW plans 300 kw-plus

Charging infrastructure projects for electric cars have mostly focused on expanding the number of charging sites available to the public over the last six years. But now significant effort is also being put into increasing the power those public charging stations can provide. This is due to... read more

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Tesla Supercharger site in Newburgh, New York, up and running - June 2015

Tesla now tells electric cars about charger status en route

Unlike most automakers, Tesla doesn't schedule redesigns, updates, and new features for its cars to coincide with traditional model years. Aided by the fact that most of its... read more February 17, 2017 by


 
Nissan Leaf electric car using DC fast-charging station at BP in Metrolina area of Charlotte, NC

Should electric-car makers subsidize fast charging for owners?

By now, purchase incentives are a well-proven and valuable tool in increasing electric-car adoption. But what if incentives were applied to more than just the cars? Different... read more February 16, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Electric utility in Kansas leads push to get electric cars on roads

When it comes to promoting electric cars, California is rightfully viewed as the most active. But efforts are not limited to the Golden State. If one electric utility has its... read more February 15, 2017 by


 
Size comparison of electric-car charging stations (EVSEs) on sale today, March 2016

Electric-car charging station safety: what you need to know

Like any consumer product, it's important to consider safety when buying a charging station for an electric car. While plugging the vehicle into a station is straightforward... read more February 10, 2017 by


 
ChargePoint Express Plus modular DC fast-charging system for electric cars, launched at 2017 CES

Much faster electric-car charging: on a fast track

Relatively short ranges and long charging times are two of the main factors restraining more widespread electric-car adoption. To address the range issue, automakers are... read more February 7, 2017 by


 
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Shell fuel stations in U.K., Netherlands to add electric-car charging

Electric cars are often touted as a way to avoid gas stations. But electric-car drivers in certain European countries will soon be going to them to charge. That's because a... read more February 5, 2017 by


 
Evatran Plugless Power review by Transport Evolve screenshot

Using Plugless Power's wireless charging with Nissan Leaf: video

Wireless charging for electric cars has been discussed for some time, but at last it is close to becoming a more realistic option for drivers. Evatran currently markets its... read more January 25, 2017 by


 
Tesla Supercharger stations at Harris Ranch, California, in April 2013  [photo: TeslaTap.com]

Tesla releases Supercharger electric-car fast-charge prices

Tesla announced in November that it would end free unlimited use of its Supercharger DC fast-charging stations. Now that the cutoff point for that perk has arrived, the... read more January 13, 2017 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site with photovoltaic solar panels, Rocklin, California, Feb 2015

Musk ups Tesla Supercharger ante, teases 350-kw-plus charging

Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased a new generation of the company's unique DC fast-charging stations, suggesting that a future "version 3" Supercharger would deliver as much as 350... read more December 27, 2016 by


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

California approves PG&E utility plan for 7,500 electric-car charging stations

California's latest tactic to promote electric-car adoption is to involve electric utilities in the installation and operation of charging infrastructure. Utilities in other... read more December 18, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car with Aerovironment EVSE-RS charging station

Chevy Bolt EV will offer AeroVironment charging station

Charging at home is by far the most common way that electric-car owners in the U.S. recharge their vehicles today. For those that are able to install home charging stations... read more December 16, 2016 by


 
EVgo DC fast-charging site in Baker, California

EVgo breaks ground on DC fast-charging station prepared for up to 350 kW

Longer-range electric cars will add flexibility for drivers, but they will also require changes to charging infrastructure. More powerful DC fast-charging stations will be... read more December 15, 2016 by


 
BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf electric cars using Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charging

VW opens 'Electrify America' site for comment on $2 billion charging plan

The Volkswagen 2.0-liter diesel settlement approved by a federal judge at the end of October includes a provision for funding of zero-emission vehicle infrastructure. Under... read more December 12, 2016 by


 
U.S. Capitol Building

Congress questions VW $2 billion in zero-emission infrastructure funding

The Volkswagen diesel settlement for 2.0-liter TDI models, approved at the end of October, includes a provision for $2 billion in funds to install charging or fueling... read more December 8, 2016 by


 
contact lens (photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Supercapacitor energy density could soar using contact-lens polymer

Engineers are nothing if not creative. Significant research is going into improved ways of storing electricity, including alternatives to the currently dominant lithium-ion... read more December 8, 2016 by


 

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