charging infrastructure

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

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 Kia Soul EV. The majority of U.S. and German carmakers have signed on to use the Combined Charging Standard (CCS), although... read more

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2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI driven to all 48 contiguous states with just $300 of fuel

How VW Can Atone For Diesel Deception: Electric-Car Advocate's Thoughts

The full impact of Volkswagen's diesel-emission cheating scandal has yet to be realized, but what it has apparently already admitted to doing could result in the largest... read more September 24, 2015 by

Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid used by West Hill House B&B, Warren, Vermont

Vermont B&B Offers Solar-Powered Electric-Car Charging

In Vermont, a bed & breakfast housed in an 1850s home is getting a 21st century makeover. The West Hill House B&B and Retreat Center in Warren, Vermont, now offers... read more September 23, 2015 by

Avtovaz El Lada electric car

Russia Decrees: Every Gas Station Must Have Electric-Car Charging Too

Thanks to a single, sweeping decree, Russia could soon become a much more hospitable place for electric cars. The country is currently home to just a small number of electric... read more September 9, 2015 by

2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, 2016 Toyota Mirai at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

Gas, Electricity, Hydrogen: How Many Cars Can 'Fuel' And What Will It Cost?

Gas stations are ubiquitous across the world, many with diesel pumps as well, to fuel the more than 1 billion vehicles now roaming the surface of our planet. As regulators... read more August 26, 2015 by

PowerPost Level 1 electric-car charging stations at Portland International Airport

Portland Airport Adds 42 Electric-Car Chargers, At 120 Volts; Here's Why

When it comes to electric-car charging, speed is typically as important as availability. Installing more charging stations is important, but it's generally thought that they... read more August 19, 2015 by

New York City skyline (by Flickr user AngMoKio)

Tesla To Add More Model S Electric-Car Charging Sites In NYC

Many electric-car drivers rely on home charging as their primary source of energy. Installing a charging station at home generally allows more convenient recharging than... read more August 18, 2015 by

Diesel taxis in London (Image by Flickr user Lars Ploughmann, used under CC license)

England Proposes To Test Wireless Electric-Car Charging Built Into Roads

Long charging times and lack of available charging stations remain some of the biggest obstacles to widespread electric-car adoption. But what if the charging stations were... read more August 14, 2015 by

2015 BMW i3

Test Pays BMW i3 Electric-Car Owners To Let Utility Delay Charging

The rise of modern electric cars has brought concerns that their cumulative charging needs could have an increasing impact on electric power grids. Too many cars charging at... read more August 10, 2015 by

Tesla automated charging-station prototype video screencap

Tesla Releases Video Of Snake-Like Charger Plugging Into Electric Car Automatically

While it continues to expand its network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations, Tesla Motors is looking at ways to improve those stations. That's led it down a rather... read more August 9, 2015 by

Ubitricity electric-car charging cord

Ubitricity: German Charging Cord For Wall Sockets Includes Billing

As the number of electric cars on world roads grows, how drivers pay for electricity from public charging stations may become more of an issue. While many U.S. public... read more July 31, 2015 by

NRG eVgo electric-car charging station

Illinois Bill To Fine Car Owners Who Park In Electric-Car Charging Spaces Waits For Governor's Signature

As more public electric-car charging stations appear, they're creating a thorny etiquette issue. Charging stations may occupy parking spaces that everyone wants to use--no... read more July 24, 2015 by

Tesla Supercharger site with photovoltaic solar panels, Rocklin, California, Feb 2015

UPDATE: Tesla Superchargers Still Free In China; Fees On Sign Apply To Private Charger

Tesla Motors is head and shoulders above any other electric-car maker in providing a network of charging stations for its drivers to use during their travels. It's best known... read more July 12, 2015 by

Sacramento Municipal Utility District electric car DC fast-charging site, Jun 2015  [George Parrott]

Price Of Electric-Car DC Fast Charging Varies: Sacramento A Test Case

While fast charging for electric cars is still nonexistent--or just starting to roll out--across much of the country, California leads the way. And the state capital of... read more June 19, 2015 by

1914 Detroit Electric car, owned by GE scientist Charles Steinmetz, Schenectady, NY, June 2011

Electric Car Drivers: Be Thankful You Didn't Recharge In 1900!

Charging an electric car today isn't necessarily quite as easy as pulling up to the gas pump in a gasoline or diesel model. Long charging times and sparse public charging... read more June 15, 2015 by

Tesla Supercharger site in Newburgh, New York, up and running - June 2015

Life With Tesla Model S: Local Supercharger Joys & Frustrations

As an early Tesla Model S owner, I’m accustomed to waiting. After putting down a $5,000 deposit in April 2009, I waited nearly four years to take delivery of the car... read more June 11, 2015 by


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