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Tesla to promote Chinese national electric-car charging standard

Tesla to promote Chinese national electric-car charging standard

To date, Tesla Motors has offered its buyers the company's Supercharger DC fast-charging standard, which presently charges more quickly than the CHAdeMO or Combined Charging Standard (CCS) systems used by other carmakers. In China, though, Tesla is now on board with a new national standard for... read more

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

CA issues $9 million in grants for electric-car fast charger installations

California will issue nearly $9 million in grants for the installation of electric-car DC fast-charging stations along the state's highways. This will create a charging... read more April 14, 2016 by


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

Tesla Supercharger map fills in more U.S. gaps for electric-car charging

Tesla continues to expand its network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations in the U.S., making it easier for owners to complete longer journeys in their electric cars... read more March 24, 2016 by


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid

2017 Mercedes S 550e plug-in hybrid to get wireless charging

Wireless charging for electric cars is one technology that always seems to be approaching deployment, but hasn't quite gotten there yet. Several companies make... read more March 10, 2016 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Newburgh, New York, under construction - June 2015

Tesla Added 50 Percent More Supercharger Sites Last Year

When it comes to encouraging electric-car adoption, the availability of charging infrastructure can be as important as the cars themselves. And infrastructure is something... read more January 28, 2016 by


 
2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, Marin County, CA, Nov 2012

Ford Energi Plug-In Hybrids: Electric Miles Are Half Of Total

Media days at the Detroit Auto Show two weeks ago contained relatively little new from Ford Motor Company. A lightly updated 2017 Ford Fusion mid-size sedan emerged, as did... read more January 25, 2016 by


 
Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid, 2012 Paris Motor Show

2017 Mitsubishi Plug-In Hybrid To Lose Quick-Charging Port In U.S.

The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid crossover will finally arrive in the U.S. later this year. After many delays, the plug-in crossover is expected to hit showrooms this... read more January 11, 2016 by


 
BMW and Nissan electric car fast-charging station

Nissan, BMW Partner To Provide More Fast-Charging For Electric Cars

Many automakers are working to add public DC fast-charging stations for their electric cars. But not all stations can be used by all cars. In fact, there are currently three... read more December 22, 2015 by


 
EVgo DC fast-charging site in Fremont, California

Largest (Non-Tesla) Fast-Charging Site In U.S. At CA Supermarket

There are currently three major DC fast-charging standards for electric cars. Tesla Motors has its own Supercharger standard, while other manufacturers use either CHAdeMO or... read more December 14, 2015 by


 
Electric-car charging network cards, photo by Patrick Connor, Portland

Roaming To Come To Electric-Car Charging Stations, Eventually

Lack of public charging stations is still often cited as a hindrance to greater adoption of electric cars. But even when stations are available, it doesn't necessarily follow... read more November 24, 2015 by


 
2016 Ford C-Max Energi

Free Electric-Car Charging For Ford C-Max Energi Owners (For 3 Years)

Charging an electric car is already much cheaper than paying for gasoline, but free charging can be even more attractive. Tesla offers its free network of Supercharger DC... read more November 19, 2015 by


 
NRG eVgo Freedom Station at Whole Foods Market, Fremont, California

Electric-Car Drivers Will Pay For DC Fast-Charging 12-To-1 Over Level 2

A growing fleet of electric cars will need a comprehensive network of public charging stations, but those who build and maintain those stations have some choices to make... read more November 9, 2015 by


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

Where Are Electric-Car DC Fast-Charging Stations? Depends On The Car

There are currently three standards in use for electric-car DC fast charging. The CHAdeMo standard is used by the Nissan Leaf, as well as the low-volume Mitsubishi i-MiEV and... read more October 30, 2015 by


 
Honda tests electric-car charging in the Marshall Islands

Honda Tests Solar-Powered Electric-Car Charging In Remote Marshall Islands

Honda is testing new electric-car charging stations in a somewhat unusual and very remote location. It's far from the carmaker's home market of Japan, or its major markets... read more October 20, 2015 by


 
Rendering of Honda Torrance, California, campus with electric-car charging stations.

Honda's California HQ Installs 120 Electric-Car Charging Stations (But Sells No Plug-In Cars)

Honda currently doesn't offer any plug-in electric cars, and has only sold a small number over the past several years. But the Japanese carmaker isn't quite done with cars... read more October 16, 2015 by


 
NRG eVgo electric-car charging station

Buying An Electric Car: Why Charging Rate, DC Quick-Charging Matter

We all know how to compare horsepower, acceleration, and gas mileage. Practical car buyers know to look at cargo volume, too. But when it comes to buying your first electric... read more October 14, 2015 by


 

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