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

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 infrastructure for zero-emission vehicles. There has been considerable debate over what those funds should be used for, and how they... read more

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National Drive Electric Week 2014: Charging in Austin. Photo by Aaron Choate.

Are Missouri electric-car charging stations like pay phones? Why that's important

In an age of cell phones, the public phone booth no longer has much utility as a tool for communication. But could pay phones at least provide a useful model for regulating... read more November 3, 2016 by


 
Evatran Plugless wireless charger for Tesla Model S

Wireless electric-car charging: perfect for automated parking?

Wireless electric-car charging seems to offer a somewhat more convenient experience. Instead of plugging in a charge cord, drivers simply park their electric cars over a pad... read more November 1, 2016 by


 
Greenspot electric-car charging station

Curbside electric-car charging in Jersey City highlights importance for city drivers

City living presents many challenges for car owners, with parking among the most significant and painful. Scarce parking spaces are a particular problem for electric-car... read more October 26, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz wireless inductive charging system

Mercedes-Benz S550e wireless charging comes into focus

The Mercedes-Benz S550e plug-in hybrid luxury sedan will likely be the first production car to offer wireless charging as a factory option. The availability of wireless... read more October 21, 2016 by


 
Evatran Plugless wireless charger for Tesla Model S

Plugless charging for 80 percent of electric cars by end of 2017: Evatran

Wireless charging for electric cars has been talked about almost as long as modern electric cars have been on sale. The thought of charging an electric car without having to... read more October 6, 2016 by


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

Nissan partners with oil company for electric-car fast charging sites in Charlotte

It's one of the questions for future electric-car charging infrastructure: what about putting them at gas stations? On the one hand, drivers are used to going to gas... read more September 27, 2016 by


 
2014 BMW i3 REx fast-charging at Chargepoint site, June 2016  [photo: Tom Moloughney]

ChargePoint adds wait-list feature for electric-car charging stations

Public charging infrastructure for electric cars is still fairly limited compared to gas stations. That leaves many electric car drivers in certain areas vying for relatively... read more September 26, 2016 by


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

DC fast-charging in east, west coast corridors done, say VW, BMW

BMW and Volkswagen have finally completed a network of network of public DC fast-charging sites that use the Combined Charging Standard (CCS). In January 2015, the two German... read more September 14, 2016 by


 
Nissan unveils New Orleans' first public charging station for electric cars (photo: Richard Read)

New Orleans: Big Easy to make life easier for electric car owners?

New Orleans has a hot-and-cold relationship with environmentally friendly technology. Last week, however, the two were definitely on good terms as the city council voted... read more September 13, 2016 by


 
NRG eVgo electric-car charging station

Free charging for electric-car owners at EVgo network for National Drive Electric Week

Starting tomorrow, more than 100 cities across the U.S. will take part in the sixth annual National Drive Electric Week. Scheduled for September 10 through 18, the event is... read more September 9, 2016 by


 
DC fast-charging site in Nebbenes, Norway [photo: Norsk elbilforening]

World's largest fast-charging site opens in Norway: 28 electric cars can charge, all standards included

Norway has once again proven to be the friendliest place in the world for electric cars. The country where plug-in cars make up a higher proportion of new-car sales than any... read more September 2, 2016 by


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

How Tesla may charge Model 3 owners for Supercharger access: credit-card accounts

We already know that Tesla Model 3 owners may not get to use the company's network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations for free. Unlike the pricier Model S and Model X... read more August 31, 2016 by


 
Evatran Plugless wireless charger for Tesla Model S

Want to charge your Tesla Model S wirelessly? Soon you can

A handful of Tesla Model S owners will soon have the ability to charge their cars without having to plug them in. Several aftermarket companies have designed wireless... read more August 23, 2016 by


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

Oversight of $2 billion VW electric-car funds required, charging companies say

As part of a preliminary settlement over its use illegal "defeat device" software in diesel cars, Volkswagen is expected to pay for new electric-car charging infrastructure... read more August 17, 2016 by


 
BMW i3 at DC fast-charging station

BMW ChargeNow by EVgo electric-car charging rolls out in 25 cities, for a fee

Charging cards offered by electric-car makers to potential buyers act as a combination of sales tool and spur to regional and national charging networks. They get new drivers... read more August 4, 2016 by


 

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