charging infrastructure

 
BMW, Nissan fund EVgo fast-charging network expansion: 670 dual-standard sites open

BMW, Nissan fund EVgo fast-charging network expansion: 670 dual-standard sites open

At the end of 2015, BMW and Nissan announced that the two companies had partnered to fund the installation of 120 DC fast-charging stations for electric cars across 19 states. All the sites had one or more 50-kilowatt stations with a pair of charging cables: one with the CHAdeMO connector that... read more

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Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

California approves PG&E utility plan for 7,500 electric-car charging stations

California's latest tactic to promote electric-car adoption is to involve electric utilities in the installation and operation of charging infrastructure. Utilities in other... read more December 18, 2016 by


 
EVgo DC fast-charging site in Baker, California

EVgo breaks ground on DC fast-charging station prepared for up to 350 kW

Longer-range electric cars will add flexibility for drivers, but they will also require changes to charging infrastructure. More powerful DC fast-charging stations will be... read more December 15, 2016 by


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

VW opens 'Electrify America' site for comment on $2 billion charging plan

The Volkswagen 2.0-liter diesel settlement approved by a federal judge at the end of October includes a provision for funding of zero-emission vehicle infrastructure. Under... read more December 12, 2016 by


 
U.S. Capitol Building

Congress questions VW $2 billion in zero-emission infrastructure funding

The Volkswagen diesel settlement for 2.0-liter TDI models, approved at the end of October, includes a provision for $2 billion in funds to install charging or fueling... read more December 8, 2016 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Dorno, Italy, photo by problemidiricarica.wordpress.com/

BMW, Ford, Mercedes, VW Group to build electric-car fast-charging network in Europe

With a slew of 200-mile electric cars planned for 2018 and later, the question of how their drivers will be able to make long-distance trips is coming to the fore in a big... read more November 30, 2016 by


 
The White House, Washington, D.C.  [Creative Commons license by dcjohn]

White House designates 48 electric-car charging corridors on U.S. highways

The White House today announced a range of actions intended to stimulate and speed up the deployment of zero-emission electric vehicles in the U.S. It took these actions, it... read more November 3, 2016 by


 
National Drive Electric Week 2014: Charging in Austin. Photo by Aaron Choate.

Are Missouri electric-car charging stations like pay phones? Why that's important

In an age of cell phones, the public phone booth no longer has much utility as a tool for communication. But could pay phones at least provide a useful model for regulating... read more November 3, 2016 by


 
Evatran Plugless wireless charger for Tesla Model S

Wireless electric-car charging: perfect for automated parking?

Wireless electric-car charging seems to offer a somewhat more convenient experience. Instead of plugging in a charge cord, drivers simply park their electric cars over a pad... read more November 1, 2016 by


 
Porsche Mission E Concept  -  2015 Frankfurt Auto Show live photos

Porsche's 800-Volt fast charging for electric cars: why it matters

The future of electric cars for practical transportation relies to some degree on the future of DC fast charging, and how it develops over the next decade. As in other... read more October 28, 2016 by


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

Battle over VW's $2 billion fund for electric-car charging: sorting out the questions

Yesterday, federal judge Charles Breyer signed the final agreement committing Volkswagen to buy back or modify the 465,000 TDI 2.0-liter diesel vehicles that are the main... read more October 26, 2016 by


 
Quick Check convenience store with Tesla Superchargers under construction, Kingston, New York

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... read more October 21, 2016 by


 
Nissan Leaf electric car using DC fast-charging station at BP in Metrolina area of Charlotte, NC

Nissan partners with oil company for electric-car fast charging sites in Charlotte

It's one of the questions for future electric-car charging infrastructure: what about putting them at gas stations? On the one hand, drivers are used to going to gas... read more September 27, 2016 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf at evGo fast charger at Livingston Mall, Livingston, NJ   [photo: John Briggs]

Charging etiquette for electric-car drivers: what you need to know

As electric-car adoption expands past early adopters into more general buyers, it may be difficult for public charging infrastructure to grow as fast as the number of... read more September 27, 2016 by


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

ChargePoint adds wait-list feature for electric-car charging stations

Public charging infrastructure for electric cars is still fairly limited compared to gas stations. That leaves many electric car drivers in certain areas vying for relatively... read more September 26, 2016 by


 
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


 

 
 

 
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