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

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 no infrastructure, so could one rescue a stranded electric car? GadgetReview decided to try with a 2014 BMW i3, both for the... read more

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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 


 
Solar Roadways

Solar Roadways Smashes Crowdfunding Target, Still Raising More

Earlier this month, we asked whether solar roads could generate enough energy to serve some of the nation's power needs. With tens of thousands of miles of solar-power... read more May 28, 2014 by 


 
Google Glass

Now Electric-Car Drivers Can Use Google Glass To Find Charging Stations

Google Glass has taken the tech sector by storm--and now it's giving electric-car drivers a reason to pay attention as well. Charging-station operator SemaConnect has... read more May 22, 2014 by 


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

Nissan Unveils New Orleans' First Public Charging Station For Electric Cars (Daiquiris Not Included)

Electric cars can be a tough sell, especially in places that lack a publicly accessible charging infrastructure. In New Orleans, Nissan is working to address that problem by... read more May 21, 2014 by 


 
Solar Roadways

Could Solar Roads Meet Our Power Needs? Crowdfunding Project Begins

If there's one big problem with centralized solar power facilities it's that finding the space to build them is quite difficult. But what if you could take existing... read more May 15, 2014 by 


 
China

China Leans On Automakers To Produce Electric Cars, But Infrastructure Lags

It seems that China is facing the old "chicken and egg" dilemma, as it ramps up its push for electric car sales growth. The country wants to encourage electric car use, and... read more May 7, 2014 by 


 
Photo contest winner: 2013 Honda Fit EV charging on surface of Algonquin Lake, Wells, NY [Mike Kamm]

Photo Contest: Most Unusual Place To Charge An Electric Car? (WINNER)

Ten weeks ago, we asked you to send us photos of the most unusual place you'd ever charged a plug-in electric car. And, wow, were there some unusual photos indeed among the... read more April 30, 2014 by 


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

Why Electric-Car Charging At Work Matters: Explaining The 'Duck Curve'

For many electric car owners, charging at work is a nice bonus, but not a necessity. For others, it's the difference between choosing an electric vehicle, and not doing... read more April 24, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen e-Golf (European model) test drive, Berlin, March 2014

Volkswagen Could Offer Wireless Electric Car Charging By 2017

Volkswagen is on a plug-in car push right now, releasing several plug-in vehicles over the course of this year and the next. It's keen to invest in related technology too... read more April 3, 2014 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf Owners Answer Common Electric-Car Questions

For many people, electric cars represent the unknown. The internal-combustion engine has held sway over the automobile for most of its existence, so it's difficult for... read more March 25, 2014 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf

Does Quick Charging Hurt Battery Life? Total Miles Are More Important

Some electric car makers, notably Nissan with its Leaf, make recommendations that owners don't charge too frequently using quick-charging stations. The belief is that the... read more March 19, 2014 by 


 
Chevy Volt recharging on the street in Cambridge, MA   [photos: John C. Briggs]

CONTEST: Most Unusual Place You've Charged An Electric Car?

We know electric-car owners will go to extraordinary lengths to plug in and recharge wherever the opportunity presents itself. It may be for just a few minutes--a... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 
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