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MetLife: Free Charging At Work For Electric Car-Driving Employees

MetLife: Free Charging At Work For Electric Car-Driving Employees

Even Snoopy and the Peanuts gang are getting into electric cars these days. The long-time mascot of insurance company MetLife adorns dozens of plug-in electric vehicle charging stations the company has installed at every one of its 14 company-owned and operated sites in the U.S. DON'T MISS: Why... read more

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

Six California Electric-Car Bills Signed By Governor Brown

As thousands participated in National Drive Electric Week events around the country last week, California took further steps to promote electric cars. Governor Jerry Brown... read more September 26, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf electric car recharging at ESB ecars charging point in Ireland

Electric Cars In Ireland: How To Get To The Tipping Point?

Ireland is--or should be--an ideal place for large-scale adoption of electric cars. The island is compact; it has a vibrant IT sector, a favorable policy environment, and... read more September 7, 2014 by 


 
Schneider EVlink 30 Amp Generation 2.5 240-Volt Level 2 charging station for plug-in electric cars

Electric-Car Charging Station Prices Fall: 30 Amps For $500 (Through Sep 30)

When plug-in electric cars came on the market less than four years ago, the first 240-Volt home charging stations carried four-figure price tags. Now a handful of models cost... read more September 2, 2014 by 


 
ChargePoint smartphone app for locating electric-car charging stations, Aug 2014

Chargepoint Updates App That Finds Electric-Car Charging Stations: Review

Public charging for electric vehicles is currently an adventure. Just finding a charging station can sometimes be a challenge. The most common way to locate charging stations... read more August 22, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Supercharger DC fast-charging site, Goodland, Kansas. Photo by Electric Conduit Construction.

What It Takes To Build A Tesla Supercharger DC Fast-Charging Site

As more public charging stations are built, electric-car drivers have access to increasingly-large areas of the U.S. Owners of the Tesla Model S plug-in car largely rely on... read more August 19, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

BMW i3 Electric Car Owners To Get Free DC Fast Charging Through 2015

Buyers of the 2014 BMW i3 electric car will soon get more charging options. At least, they will if they live in California. The German carmaker is partnering with the NRG... read more July 29, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S at Supercharger station on NY-to-FL road trip [photo: David Noland]

Hyundai Vs. Tesla: Exec Claims U.S. Funds Superchargers, Electric-Car Maker Angrily Rebuts

Every so often, an auto executive will say something that raises an eyebrow or two. In this case, a Hyundai executive suggested that while his company had received no money... read more July 15, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Chinese Tesla Owner Buys 20 Charging Stations, Seeks Sites On Social Media

The question of how to build a comprehensive network of public electric-car charging stations has often puzzled government officials and carmakers alike. For plug-in car... read more July 15, 2014 by 


 
Snapshot from road trip through N Carolina, Tennessee & Virginia on 2012 Zero S electric motorcycle

Electric Motorcycle Road Trip: What I Learned, What You Need To Know

Last summer I took a cross-country road trip with a group of people driving different types of electric vehicles. It was an amazing experience, and our trip, our adventures... read more July 8, 2014 by 


 
Beijing smog

Beijing Angles For More EVs: 1,000 Fast Chargers, Wiring Mandate For Buildings

The Chinese government is working hard to encourage the mass adoption of electric cars, but those cars will never catch on if there's no place to charge them. The city... read more July 3, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf using CHAdeMO fast-charger

Nissan's DC Quick-Charging Stations: 630 CHAdeMO Sites Live Today

While most electric cars get charged overnight for most of their miles, the growing number of DC fast-charging sites enable longer trips when necessary. But those quick... read more June 29, 2014 by 


 
Photovoltaic solar panels on roof of Honda Smart Home at UC-Davis, California

Residential Solar Competitive With Electricity In 25 States Next Year: NRG CEO

Solar power for your home has been around a long time, but for many homeowners, it's required subsidies, special financing arrangements, and still delivered long payback... read more June 24, 2014 by 


 
BMW DesignworksUSA solar carport concept

Renewable Energy Won't Cause Electric Utility 'Death Spiral': Study

Beware the idea of a "death spiral," heralded by some as the inevitable result for electric utilities of mass adoption of renewable energy sources--particularly solar. Under... read more June 22, 2014 by 


 
Elon Musk plugs a Tesla Model S into a Supercharger (Image: deanslavnich on Twitter)

Nissan Wants In On Tesla, BMW Electric-Car Charging Talks: Report

With modern, mass-market electric cars on sale for three and a half years now, you might think that the path for growth has been pretty much laid out by now. But the great... read more June 16, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S at Supercharger station on NY-to-FL road trip [photo: David Noland]

Tesla To Offer Supercharger As Fast-Charging Standard? Free To Drivers, Yes

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors, and more specifically its CEO Elon Musk, has been dropping hints for a while now that it proposes to open up the specifications of its... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
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