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

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, and our misadventures were portrayed in the documentary Kick Gas. That experience gave me the idea to take my own road trip... read more

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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 


 
Fast Charging 2011 Nissan Leaf

Japanese Electric-Car Makers Set Up Single Charging Network; Could It Ever Happen In U.S.?

One challenge to more widespread adoption of electric cars is public charging--or rather, the scattered multiple networks of irregularly spaced public charging stations. In... read more May 30, 2014 by 


 
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 


 
Nissan e-NV 200 Concept electric minivan, 2012 Detroit Auto Show

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 


 

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