DOE Study: Focus Charging Around Homes, Workplaces, ‘Hot Spots’

DOE Study: Focus Charging Around Homes, Workplaces, ‘Hot Spots’

Public charging infrastructure isn’t actually needed everywhere to accomplish wider electric-vehicle adoption. That’s one potentially surprising conclusion resulting from a new analysis of charging habits, released by the Idaho National Laboratory this week. ALSO SEE: Volkswagen Diesel... read more

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Tesla To Add More Model S Electric-Car Charging Sites In NYC

Many electric-car drivers rely on home charging as their primary source of energy. Installing a charging station at home generally allows more convenient recharging than... read more August 18, 2015 by 

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England Proposes To Test Wireless Electric-Car Charging Built Into Roads

Long charging times and lack of available charging stations remain some of the biggest obstacles to widespread electric-car adoption. But what if the charging stations were... read more August 14, 2015 by 

2015 BMW i3

Test Pays BMW i3 Electric-Car Owners To Let Utility Delay Charging

The rise of modern electric cars has brought concerns that their cumulative charging needs could have an increasing impact on electric power grids. Too many cars charging at... read more August 10, 2015 by 

Tesla automated charging-station prototype video screencap

Tesla Releases Video Of Snake-Like Charger Plugging Into Electric Car Automatically

While it continues to expand its network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations, Tesla Motors is looking at ways to improve those stations. That's led it down a rather... read more August 9, 2015 by 

Ubitricity electric-car charging cord

Ubitricity: German Charging Cord For Wall Sockets Includes Billing

As the number of electric cars on world roads grows, how drivers pay for electricity from public charging stations may become more of an issue. While many U.S. public... read more July 31, 2015 by 

Electric Avenue rededication, Portland, July 2015

Portland's Electric Avenue Relocates, Adds DC Fast Chargers

It’s already been four years since Portland really charged ahead in its commitment to electric cars with Electric Avenue, a project that designated a city block of... read more July 31, 2015 by 

NRG eVgo electric-car charging station

Illinois Bill To Fine Car Owners Who Park In Electric-Car Charging Spaces Waits For Governor's Signature

As more public electric-car charging stations appear, they're creating a thorny etiquette issue. Charging stations may occupy parking spaces that everyone wants to use--no... read more July 24, 2015 by 

NRG eVgo electric-car charging station

NRG eVgo Electric-Car Fast Chargers Future-Proofed To 100 KW

NRG eVgo already claims to have more electric-car DC fast-charging stations than any other public network, and now the company is making sure its sites stay usable for years... read more July 8, 2015 by 

2012 Tesla Model S

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... read more June 25, 2015 by 

ChargePoint Express 100 DC fast-charging station

ChargePoint Launches Small DC Quick-Charging Station For Electric Cars

ChargePoint hopes to increase the availability of public DC fast charging for electric cars by offering a smaller charging station. The charging network's new Express 100... read more June 24, 2015 by 

1914 Detroit Electric car, owned by GE scientist Charles Steinmetz, Schenectady, NY, June 2011

Electric Car Drivers: Be Thankful You Didn't Recharge In 1900!

Charging an electric car today isn't necessarily quite as easy as pulling up to the gas pump in a gasoline or diesel model. Long charging times and sparse public charging... read more June 15, 2015 by 

Fiat 500e at Volta Industries charging station

Five Cities Get Free Electric-Car Charging Stations At 'Socially Responsible' Businesses

There are a variety of organizations working to increase public electric-car charging infrastructure, and they're primarily motivated by the merits of electric cars... read more June 10, 2015 by 

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 


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