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Ubitricity: German Charging Cord For Wall Sockets Includes Billing

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 charging stations are free to use today, that may not always be the case in future. And questions of electricity use have already... read more

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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 


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Newburgh, New York, up and running - June 2015

Life With Tesla Model S: Local Supercharger Joys & Frustrations

As an early Tesla Model S owner, I’m accustomed to waiting. After putting down a $5,000 deposit in April 2009, I waited nearly four years to take delivery of the car... read more June 11, 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 


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

E-Mazing Race III: Electric Cars Compete On Recharging In Multiple Locations

American Pharaoh may have won the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby earlier this month, but the winners of another race remains to be determined. That would be the third... read more May 29, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Electric Car Charging: The Basics You Need To Know

The number of plug-in electric cars on North American roads grows every year, and with them come new buyers. Each new electric-car driver will have a few things to learn, so... read more May 21, 2015 by 


 
Plugshare electric-car charging station locator app, May 2015  [screenshot by Ben Rich]

PlugShare App Showing Electric-Car Charging Sites: Trip Planner Update

Finding electric car charging stations in the wild is easy thanks to a variety of iPhone and Android apps. PlugShare is currently the leader in charging station locator apps... read more May 5, 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 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

Despite Quick Charging, Toyota Exec Says Electric Cars Won't Work For Long Ranges

Toyota does not like battery-electric cars, and the world's largest carmaker isn't shy about that sentiment. Through numerous ads and statements from its executives, the... read more April 27, 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 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Getting More Electric Cars On Roads Faster: Recommendations From NRC

Government incentives and support programs have been helpful to the proliferation of electric cars, but a new report says there remains more to be done. In a report released... read more April 24, 2015 by 


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

Electric-Car Fast Charging: California CCS Sites Two Years Behind CHAdeMO

DC fast-charging stations greatly increase the convenience of owning an electric car--but they're still far scarcer than slower, 240-volt Level 2 charging sites. Even where... read more April 22, 2015 by 


 
Georgetown, Texas, by Flickr user Matt Turner (Used under CC License)

Georgetown, Texas: Far From Green, But 100 Percent Renewable Energy--Why?

While the politics of climate change remain contentious in the U.S.--if not in much of the rest of the developed world--that doesn't have to hold up the growth of... read more April 4, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Electric-Car Fast Chargers And Gas Stations: A Match Made In Indiana

Thanks to the flexibility of electrical supply infrastructure, electric-car charging stations can be placed virtually anywhere. They've already cropped up in places like... read more April 2, 2015 by 


 
Better Place visitor center [photo: Brian of London]

Tesla Navigation Update Echoes Better Place System Of 3 Years Ago

It was another typically hyperbolic statement from Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. A simple tweet on a Sunday afternoon claimed that Tesla was “About to end range anxiety... read more March 26, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Public Charging: Not As Important For Electric Cars As People Think?

Ask any electric-car advocate, and they'll likely list availability of public charging as one of the key requirements to getting more people interested in plug-in vehicles... read more March 25, 2015 by 


 

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