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

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 this scenario, advances in renewable energy will allow consumers to generate more of their own power. As more customers leave... read more

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Google Glass

Now Electric-Car Drivers Can Use Google Glass To Find Charging Stations

Google Glass has taken the tech sector by storm--and now it's giving electric-car drivers a reason to pay attention as well. Charging-station operator SemaConnect has... read more May 22, 2014 by 


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

Nissan Unveils New Orleans' First Public Charging Station For Electric Cars (Daiquiris Not Included)

Electric cars can be a tough sell, especially in places that lack a publicly accessible charging infrastructure. In New Orleans, Nissan is working to address that problem by... read more May 21, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf using CHAdeMO fast-charger

EZ-Charge Program Not So Easy As ChargePoint Exits Nissan Plan

The design for EZ-Charge, an access card that would let new Nissan Leaf electric-car drivers use multiple charging networks, was unveiled yesterday at the EDTA convention... read more May 21, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S electric car used as reception desk, Draper University Hero City [via Steve Jurvetson]

Charging Electric Vehicles Across America: How We Did It & Where

The recent photo contest on this site to find a picture from readers of the most unusual place they'd ever charged an electric vehicle. But we had our own share of charging... read more May 15, 2014 by 


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

Life With Tesla Model S: New Northeastern Superchargers Now Live

As the owner of a Tesla Model S in New York's Hudson Valley, I've long lamented the puzzling dearth of Superchargers in the Northeastern U.S. But in the last few weeks, the... read more May 13, 2014 by 


 
BMW DesignworksUSA solar carport

BMW Designs Custom Solar Charging Station For i3, i8

Solar charging is indisputably one of the best ways of running an electric vehicle. It certainly mitigates any lingering worries about fueling your car with a smoke-belching... read more May 8, 2014 by 


 
Frame from Lexus video criticizing electric car, May 2014

Lexus Ad Not Only Sneers At Plug-Ins, But Gets Charging Wrong

Few things make electric-car advocates as cranky as criticism of their vehicles. But when the criticism is factually wrong, and comes from a carmaker that has resolutely said... read more May 7, 2014 by 


 
Photo contest winner: 2013 Honda Fit EV charging on surface of Algonquin Lake, Wells, NY [Mike Kamm]

Photo Contest: Most Unusual Place To Charge An Electric Car? (WINNER)

Ten weeks ago, we asked you to send us photos of the most unusual place you'd ever charged a plug-in electric car. And, wow, were there some unusual photos indeed among the... read more April 30, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Easier Electric-Car Charging: BMW ChargeNow, Nissan EZ Charge

One inconvenient aspect of electric-car ownership at present is the need to set up multiple accounts, cards, and fobs to access different public-charging networks. However... read more April 23, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Supercharger fast-charging system for electric cars

Tesla's 100th Supercharger Electric-Car Charging Site Now Open

The audacious plan by electric-car maker Tesla Motors to install its own network of free, high-speed charging stations for owners of Tesla cars is starting to pay off. This... read more April 22, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf using CHAdeMO fast-charger

Nissan EZ Charge Card To Let Leafs Recharge On Four Networks

One of the minor hassles of owning an electric car is the need to have multiple accounts, passes, and fobs to access multiple different public charging networks. Now Nissan... read more April 16, 2014 by 


 
Houston's Tranquility Park Garage with GRIDbot charging stations

Why Oil State Texas Turns Out To Be Friendly To Electric Cars

As the land of big pickup trucks and Big Oil, Texas would hardly seem like the kind of place where electric cars could thrive. Yet the Lone Star State is one of the... read more March 31, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Even Small Towns See Demand For Electric-Car Charging

Small-town America is all about quaint Main Streets, mom'n'pop stores, and... electric-car charging stations? While major cities like New York are working to encourage the... read more March 21, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S at Yosemite National Park, CA, Feb 2013 [photo: George Parrott]

Will National Parks Become A Black Hole For Electric-Car Visitors?

Thousands of Tesla Model S electric-car owners are now likely planning their summer road trips, enabled by a fast-growing network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations... read more March 17, 2014 by 


 
BMW ActiveE Concept charging port

LA Apartment Building Offers Free Electric-Car Charging, For Life

So you just bought a new electric car. Now all you need is a place to plug it in. If you live in Los Angeles, there's a new and potentially very attractive option: The... read more March 7, 2014 by 


 
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