charging infrastructure

Quick Chek convenience store tests Tesla Superchargers in NY's Hudson Valley

Quick Chek convenience store tests Tesla Superchargers in NY's Hudson Valley

Not so long ago, gas stations and convenience stores seemed to be mutually exclusive businesses—you went to one, or you went to the other. Today, many convenience chains only open new locations that also sell gasoline. Many drivers don't know that gas stations work on the smallest of profit... read more

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

DC fast-charging in east, west coast corridors done, say VW, BMW

BMW and Volkswagen have finally completed a network of network of public DC fast-charging sites that use the Combined Charging Standard (CCS). In January 2015, the two German... read more September 14, 2016 by

Nissan unveils New Orleans' first public charging station for electric cars (photo: Richard Read)

New Orleans: Big Easy to make life easier for electric car owners?

New Orleans has a hot-and-cold relationship with environmentally friendly technology. Last week, however, the two were definitely on good terms as the city council voted... read more September 13, 2016 by

DC fast-charging site in Nebbenes, Norway [photo: Norsk elbilforening]

World's largest fast-charging site opens in Norway: 28 electric cars can charge, all standards included

Norway has once again proven to be the friendliest place in the world for electric cars. The country where plug-in cars make up a higher proportion of new-car sales than any... read more September 2, 2016 by

2017 BMW i3

U.S. to offer $4.5 billion for electric-car charging stations via DoE loan guarantees

The Obama Administration said yesterday that it will invest up to $4.5 billion to build electric-car charging stations in a major push to create comprehensive charging... read more July 22, 2016 by

2014 BMW i3 REx fast-charging at Chargepoint site, June 2016  [photo: Tom Moloughney]

How to use $2 billion VW diesel fine for electric-car charging: advocate offers advice

The Volkswagen diesel emission scandal erupted last September, when the EPA formally issued a Notice of Violation to one of the world's three largest automakers for willfully... read more July 5, 2016 by

DC fast charging 2015 Kia Soul EV

CHAdeMO DC fast-charging to run at up to 150 kilowatts, starting in 2017

As more longer-range electric vehicles go on sale, the charging infrastructure that supports them will need to adapt to bigger batteries. When it comes to DC fast charging... read more June 7, 2016 by

2016 Nissan Leaf

San Diego utility adds education to electric-car charging stations

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is the latest electric utility to support the expansion of electric-car charging infrastructure. But the Southern California utility... read more June 2, 2016 by

Southern California Edison Charge Ready electric-car charging program

SoCal Edison to install 1,500 electric-car charging sites; what's your electric utility doing?

Electric utility Southern California Edison (SCE) is moving ahead with plans to install electric-car charging stations within its service area. As part of a pilot program, it... read more June 1, 2016 by

Apple store

Will Apple sell electric-car charging stations?

The question of whether Apple is working on an actual electric car, or just software of some kind for future cars, continues to be a topic of hot debate in Silicon Valley and... read more May 31, 2016 by

Wireless charging mat  -  Nissan Leaf

Wireless charging guidelines issued by SAE standards group

There's been a lot of talking about wireless charging for electric cars recently. The convenience of being able to charge without plugging in may well appeal to buyers who... read more May 26, 2016 by

Liquid-cooled Tesla Supercharger cable

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... read more May 11, 2016 by

BMW i3 electric car and ChargePoint DC fast-charging station at Washington, DC, Auto Show, Jan 2015

ChargePoint, EVgo electric-car charging networks get more investment

It's shaping up to be a good week for electric-car charging infrastructure. Two separate national charging networks just announced additional investments that will help them... read more May 5, 2016 by

BMW i8 Formula E pace car

How wireless charging works for electric cars, explained

Today's electric-car drivers are used to plugging them in to recharge, but technology now exists that would allow them to cut the cord. Wireless charging for electric cars is... read more May 2, 2016 by

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

Electric Avenue charging stations in Portland, Oregon [photo: Portland General Electric]

Most electric-car-friendly U.S. cities: new ranking puts Portland on top

Since modern electric cars went on sale in volume five years ago, some cities have been more eager to promote them than others. Officials in those cities find electric cars... read more March 25, 2016 by


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