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Did The DC Quick-Charging 'Standards War' Just Quietly End For Electric Cars?

Did The DC Quick-Charging 'Standards War' Just Quietly End For Electric Cars?

Last week at the DC Auto Show, BMW, Volkswagen, and ChargePoint jointly announced they would install about 100 DC fast chargers for electric cars. Their goal is to create “Express Charging Corridors,” on both the East and West coasts, by the end of this year. The most intriguing news... read more

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

BMW, VW, And ChargePoint To Build 100 CCS Fast-Charging Sites For Electric Cars

As electric-car drivers know, Nissan and Tesla remain far ahead of other carmakers in availability of DC fast-charging locations for their cars. Now, growing sales of U.S... read more January 22, 2015 by 


 
Solar Panels by Flickr user Chandra Marsono

Jordan Wants To Boost Electric-Car Adoption; Solar Charging To Come

Jordan may soon join the list of countries that heavily promote electric cars. Located between Israel and Saudi Arabia, Jordan isn't generally thought of in connection with... read more January 10, 2015 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

German Electric-Car Charging Station Plans Accelerate As Grid Gets Greener

After some initial hesitation, Germany is moving ahead with more aggressive plans to encourage its companies and citizens to drive electric cars. The country currently offers... read more December 29, 2014 by 


 
EV Institute Plug-In Around the World charging-connector poster (top portion)

All The Electric-Car Charging Connectors In One Great Big Poster

Charging an electric car is virtually always greener than pumping gasoline, but it can also be more complicated. Among standardized AC charging (in North America), multiple... read more December 29, 2014 by 


 
EV parking sign, Portland OR

Gas Cars Parked In One Electric-Car Spot Earn Raleigh $27,000 A Year

The problem of gasoline cars parking in spaces reserved for plug-in electric cars to recharge at is nothing new. It's known as "ICE-ing," referring to cars with internal... read more December 25, 2014 by 


 
FreeWire Mobi Charger mobile electric-car charging station

Mobile Battery Carts: The Answer To Blocked Charging Stations?

The number of public charging stations available to electric-car drivers is growing steadily, but that expansion brings a somewhat delicate problem. Charging stations are... read more December 18, 2014 by 


 
Bolloré BlueCar electric car used for Autolib' car-sharing service in Paris, September 2012

Imagine Electric-Car Charging Stations Every 25 Miles; France Will Have Them

How abundant would electric-car charging stations have to be in order to dispel range anxiety entirely? A network of roads with charging stations every 25 miles would seem... read more December 16, 2014 by 


 
MetLife electric-car charging station for employee use - Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Electric-Car Charging Station Blocked? Get An Extension Cord!

It's called "ICE-ing," and sooner or later, every electric-car driver experiences it. The term refers to a non-electric car with an internal combustion engine (or ICE)... read more December 15, 2014 by 


 
BMW i3 at DC fast-charging station

BMW Promises CCS Fast-Charging Blitz For 2015, Details In Detroit

When it comes to electric cars, automakers have to manage not only designing, building, and selling the vehicles, but also the buildup of infrastructure. Companies like... read more December 12, 2014 by 


 
MetLife electric-car charging station for employee use - Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Workplace Charging Doubles in Two Years, 90% Of Charging Stations Full

It's clear that more public charging stations are needed to boost the practicality of driving electric cars. And it turns out that a good place to put those stations is the... read more December 3, 2014 by 


 
Road trip on historic U.S. Route 66 (Images: Antony Ingram)

Famed U.S. Route 66 To Go Electric In Illinois, With State Support

As the song says, you can "get your kicks" on Route 66--but soon you'll also be able to get a charge. The historic highway and the towns it passes through were largely done... read more December 2, 2014 by 


 
Petro-Canada gas station, Crossfields, Alberta, with electric-car charging station

Electric-Car Charging Station At Gas Station In Tar-Sands Land

Electric-car charging stations are still remarkably rare at gas stations, though a handful exist in the Pacific Northwest. But earlier this year, the Petro-Canada station in... read more November 25, 2014 by 


 
BMW headquarters in Munich, Germany.

Street Lights With Electric-Car Charging Sockets: Why Didn't We Think Of This?

Sometimes, without realizing it, the solution to a problem can literally be right in front of you. Carmakers are working to increase the number of public electric-car... read more November 10, 2014 by 


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

Homeowners Board Adds Markup To Chevy Volt Charging: Owner Balks, Power Cut Off

Home charging is a necessity for many electric-car owners, but charging-station installations are sometimes met with stiff opposition from homeowner associations. Perhaps... read more November 7, 2014 by 


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

Europe Storms Ahead On CCS Fast Charging, U.S. Lags Behind

The ability to recharge 80 percent of an electric car's battery in 20 to 30 minutes--known as DC fast-charging--is a critical element in expanding public acceptance of cars... read more November 4, 2014 by 


 

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