charging infrastructure

 
How To Wire A New Garage For Electric-Car Charging: What You Need To Know

How To Wire A New Garage For Electric-Car Charging: What You Need To Know

One of the more daunting perceived obstacles to driving a plug-in electric car seems to be the need for a home charging station. While plug-in hybrids can be recharged overnight using their 120-Volt charging cords, battery-electric drivers should really have access to a 240-Volt Level 2 charging... read more

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

Oregon Debates EV Charging Stations: Cost Or Benefit For Utility Customers?

Electric-car ownership allows you to break free from petroleum dependence—and to instead plug in and spend your energy dollars locally and regionally, on energy from... read more February 16, 2016 by


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

Should Utility Customers Pay For Electric-Car Charging Stations They Don't Use?

California is by far the most advanced state in adopting plug-in electric cars. Fully 45.3 percent of the country's more than 400,000 plug-in cars were sold in California... read more February 5, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric-Car Sales Will Bounce Back After 2015 Decline: Report

Despite record overall new-car deliveries, the market for electric cars and plug-in hybrids actually declined slightly in 2015. Plug-in car deliveries stood at around 115,000... read more February 4, 2016 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Newburgh, New York, under construction - June 2015

Tesla Added 50 Percent More Supercharger Sites Last Year

When it comes to encouraging electric-car adoption, the availability of charging infrastructure can be as important as the cars themselves. And infrastructure is something... read more January 28, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

GM Won't Fund CCS Fast-Charging Sites For 2017 Chevy Bolt EV

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has received largely positive reviews for the production version unveiled last week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. And as the first... read more January 13, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S electric cars at Tejon Ranch Supercharger December 26, 2015 (photo by TMC user Lump)

Tesla Supercharger Congestion Worsens In Peak Travel Periods

Since launching the Supercharger DC fast-charging in 2012, Tesla Motors has steadily worked to increase the number of stations across the world. But in a few cases, the... read more January 5, 2016 by


 
EVgo DC fast-charging site in Fremont, California

Largest (Non-Tesla) Fast-Charging Site In U.S. At CA Supermarket

There are currently three major DC fast-charging standards for electric cars. Tesla Motors has its own Supercharger standard, while other manufacturers use either CHAdeMO or... read more December 14, 2015 by


 
Electric-car charging network cards, photo by Patrick Connor, Portland

Roaming To Come To Electric-Car Charging Stations, Eventually

Lack of public charging stations is still often cited as a hindrance to greater adoption of electric cars. But even when stations are available, it doesn't necessarily follow... read more November 24, 2015 by


 
BMW i3 at DC fast-charging station

Some BMW i3 Electric-Car Owners Get Expanded Free Fast Charging

As DC fast-charging networks emerge as a crucial battleground for long-range electric cars, BMW will expand its ChargeNow program for owners of its i3 electric hatchback... read more November 23, 2015 by


 
Audi of America president Scott Keogh with Audi e-Tron Quattro Concept, 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

One-Quarter Of All Audis To Be Electric In 10 Years, Company Says

It was an audacious statement, but there it was. Audi expects that 25 percent of the cars it sells just 10 years hence will be either battery-electric or plug-in hybrid... read more November 20, 2015 by


 
NRG eVgo Freedom Station at Whole Foods Market, Fremont, California

Electric-Car Drivers Will Pay For DC Fast-Charging 12-To-1 Over Level 2

A growing fleet of electric cars will need a comprehensive network of public charging stations, but those who build and maintain those stations have some choices to make... read more November 9, 2015 by


 
Tesla Supercharger stations at Harris Ranch, California, in April 2013  [photo: TeslaTap.com]

Where Are Electric-Car DC Fast-Charging Stations? Depends On The Car

There are currently three standards in use for electric-car DC fast charging. The CHAdeMo standard is used by the Nissan Leaf, as well as the low-volume Mitsubishi i-MiEV and... read more October 30, 2015 by


 
Honda tests electric-car charging in the Marshall Islands

Honda Tests Solar-Powered Electric-Car Charging In Remote Marshall Islands

Honda is testing new electric-car charging stations in a somewhat unusual and very remote location. It's far from the carmaker's home market of Japan, or its major markets... read more October 20, 2015 by


 
Rendering of Honda Torrance, California, campus with electric-car charging stations.

Honda's California HQ Installs 120 Electric-Car Charging Stations (But Sells No Plug-In Cars)

Honda currently doesn't offer any plug-in electric cars, and has only sold a small number over the past several years. But the Japanese carmaker isn't quite done with cars... read more October 16, 2015 by


 
NRG eVgo electric-car charging station

Energy Firm NRG's Business Reset: Will It Affect Electric-Car Charging Network?

NRG Energy is a large electric utility company, but it also operates solar and electric-car charging businesses. Its eVgo charging network already claims to have more... read more September 29, 2015 by


 

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