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

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 so--the extra charge at work makes all the difference. But there's another reason charging at work is important, and it's all to... read more

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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 


 
Nissan Leaf using CHAdeMO fast-charger

Electric-Car Fast-Charging Networks: Nissan CHAdeMO Vs Tesla Supercharger

It's easy to forget how young the current electric vehicle market is. Of the cars on sale today, none were launched before 2010. It's easy too to forget how at that time, a... read more February 11, 2014 by 


 
Ford Fusion Energi charging.

Yet Another Electric-Car Condition: Now We Have 'Charger Fixation'

First came range anxiety. Then, we had charger rage. Now, people are noticing another condition unique to plug-in car owners: Charger fixation. It's what happens when you... read more February 10, 2014 by 


 
TurboCord Dual 120V and 240V adapter

New TurboCord Electric-Car Charging Cord Can Use 120 Or 240 Volts

Electric car owners may not have to get their hands dirty at gas stations, but they do have to carry around an extra essential item not found in their internal combustion... read more February 3, 2014 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Tesla Grapples With Charging-Cable Troubles In Norwegian Cold

With truly Arctic temperatures hitting the U.S. and Canada over the past month, North Americans probably don't have a great deal of sympathy for their counterparts in Norway... read more January 28, 2014 by 


 
Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

Will 'Charge Rage' Join 'Range Anxiety' As Electric-Car Owner Emotion?

"Range anxiety" is the term attributed to the fear of running out of charge in an electric vehicle before you've reached your destination. In reality, the feeling fades once... read more January 22, 2014 by 


 
Electricity grid substation (Image: FirstEnergy Corp on Flickr, used under CC license)

New Data Shows Electric Cars Won't Be A Problem For Utilities

One of the popular criticisms of electric cars is that, as more of them roam our roads and are charged in garages at night, electrical grids will struggle and fail under the... read more January 21, 2014 by 


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

Palo Alto's Electric-Car Evangelist: Sven Thesen

Electric car enthusiasts are a passionate bunch. We've seen as much from reading the comments on Green Car Reports articles, and suspect more than a few of our readers have... read more December 30, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Updates Software To Cut Charging If Wiring May Be Bad

Recently, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] has had to deal with the latest in a line of high-profile fire events involving one of its cars. While the original events were triggered... read more December 23, 2013 by 


 
Sun Country Highway electric-car charging station, Burnaby, BC, Canada [photo: Matthew Klippenstein]

Etiquette Tips For Electric-Car Charging: New Video Explains It All

The modern wave of electric cars has brought with it many benefits, but also a few downsides. Aside from obvious factors like the issue of range anxiety for some users or... read more December 13, 2013 by 


 
Fast Charging 2011 Nissan Leaf

Electric-Car Charging: 15 Hours In Jail For 5 Cents Of Power

Beware of unfamiliar outlets. Charging an electric car at the first available power source can have unfortunate consequences, as an Atlanta-area Nissan Leaf driver recently... read more December 5, 2013 by 


 
Electric vehicle parking by Flickr user aaron_anderer, used under Creative Commons license

Why Can't California Subsidize 120-Volt Workplace Charging?

Most people with electric cars presently charge at home. And why not? It's where you live, and where your electric car spends the most time stationary. It makes sense to... read more November 27, 2013 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf Likely To Get 'Hot Weather' Battery In Next Year

Nissan is readying a new lithium-ion chemistry for its Leaf electric car, aimed at better range performance in hot-weather climates. And it's likely bound for all Leaf models... read more November 26, 2013 by 


 
GE WattStation Electric Car Charging Station

PG+E Data: Electric Cars Have Almost No Grid Impact So Far

Electric cars lessen dependence on fossil fuels, but what effect are they having on power consumption? The concern often comes up that large numbers of electric cars will... read more November 6, 2013 by 


 
The Rise of Electric Car Charging infographic - Recargo, PlugShare and PlugInCars.com

Where Are Electric-Car Charging Stations? Infographic Shows It All

Make no mistake, the market for electric cars might be growing slowly, but it's still growing, and it seems like almost every day there's a new car to buy or concept on the... read more October 26, 2013 by 


 
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