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New Home Electric-Car Charging Station Chooses Greenest Power

New Home Electric-Car Charging Station Chooses Greenest Power

Electric cars produce no tailpipe emissions, but their low overall carbon footprint can still be reduced even further. The cleaner the power source used to charge an electric car, the cleaner the car becomes to operate. However, for most owners, determining where the electricity used to charge... read more

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Electric-car charging station installation on Ask This Old House

Installing An Electric-Car Charging Station: This Old House Shows You How

For most owners of battery-electric cars, some form of home charging is a must. Having a charging station at home ensures there will always be a readily available place to... read more June 4, 2015 by 


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 with AeroVironment TurboCord Level 2 charging cord

2016 Volvo XC90 T8: First Plug-In Hybrid With 240-Volt Charging Cord

The 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 "Twin Engine" is the world's first seven-seat plug-in hybrid SUV, and when it goes on sale this fall it will apparently claim another distinctive... read more May 21, 2015 by 


 
DC fast charging 2015 Kia Soul EV

Charging An Electric Car: Why It Takes More Energy Than Your Battery Holds

Pumping more gasoline into your car than the tank can supposedly hold would be quite disconcerting. Yet with electric cars, the idea of supplying more energy than your... read more May 12, 2015 by 


 
NRG eVgo electric-car charging station

Suppose Two-Thirds Of Gas Stations Gave Away Free Gasoline...

Wouldn't it be great if two out of every three times you pulled up to a gas pump, you didn't have to pay anything for your fuel? That's the equivalent of what electric-car... read more April 30, 2015 by 


 
"Do Not Unplug" hanger sign by Take Charge and Go.

Electric Car 'Do Not Unplug' Notices: Public Education At Its Best

The arrival of modern electric cars and public charging infrastructure has brought a whole range of etiquette issues to the fore. Electric cars' long charging times, and the... read more April 27, 2015 by 


 
AeroVironment DC fast charger, part of West Coast Electric Highway  -  Centralia, WA

Electric Highway Now Covers Much Of WA, OR: Will CA Follow?

If you’ve been thinking of making a electric-car road trip, the Pacific Northwest is a good place for it. And a quick study of the ‘Electric Highway Map,’... read more March 20, 2015 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV and 2014 Nissan Leaf, at Blink DC fast charger  -  Fife, WA

Some Electric-Car Public Charging Stations Get Used, Others Don't: Why?

Nearly five years ago, as a tidal wave of charging stations were rapidly planned for some West Coast regions, in support of a new wave of all-electric and plug-in vehicles... read more February 19, 2015 by 


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

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... read more January 26, 2015 by 


 
MetLife electric-car charging station for employee use - Dayton, Ohio

Workplace Charging For Electric Cars: Best Practices Revealed

As electric cars grow in popularity, workplace charging becomes more important. Yet while it provides a convenient option for drivers--especially those without their own... read more January 19, 2015 by 


 
EV Institute Plug-In Around the World charging-connector poster (top portion)

All The Electric-Car Charging Connectors In One Great Big Poster

Charging an electric car is virtually always greener than pumping gasoline, but it can also be more complicated. Among standardized AC charging (in North America), multiple... read more December 29, 2014 by 


 
National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

California Urged To Stay The Course On Electric Cars, Help Owners Charge Cheaper

Gas prices are falling: Michigan has signs advertising regular at $1.99 per gallon. It's now below $3 a gallon even in California, which continues to be the focal point for... read more December 19, 2014 by 


 
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 


 

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