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Electric-Car Charging: 15 Hours In Jail For 5 Cents Of Power

Electric-Car Charging: 15 Hours In Jail For 5 Cents Of Power

Beware of unfamiliar outlets. Charging an electric car at the first available power source can have unfortunate consequences, as an Atlanta-area Nissan Leaf driver recently found out. UPDATE: Charge against electric-car owner to be dropped As always, though, there's more to the story than the first... read more

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Tesla Supercharger fast-charging system for electric cars

Tesla Superchargers Now Allow San Diego-To-Vancouver Electric Car Trips

Can you drive from the Mexican border to the Canadian border for free? On Saturday, Tesla Model S drivers woke to find that radical idea was now a reality. Their cars' GPS... read more October 29, 2013 by 


 
Hevo wireless electric car charging station

NYC 'Manhole Covers' To Hide Resonance Chargers For Electric Cars

Imagine a future where electric-car charging stations are so well integrated into the cityscape that you literally wouldn't notice one even if you were standing on top of it... read more October 22, 2013 by 


 
Parking lot

How To Site Electric-Car Charging Stations? It's The Parking, Stupid

With the recent bankruptcies of charging-station network Ecotality and Israeli electric-car service Better Place, plug-in advocates have quietly discussed whether any... read more October 21, 2013 by 


 
Better Place user David Rose w/keys to Renault Fluence ZE electric car in Israel [photo: David Rose]

Better Place Obit Asks: Has Tesla Done What Israel Couldn't?

This is a tale of two electric-car companies. One, Better Place, declared bankruptcy back in May, and doesn't appear to be getting back on its feet anytime soon. Last week... read more October 15, 2013 by 


 
Sun Country Highway electric-car charging station, Burnaby, BC, Canada [photo: Matthew Klippenstein]

Giving Thanks (In Canada) for Electric-Car Charging On Roads

Today is Canadian Thanksgiving, though the country's electric vehicle enthusiasts could be forgiven a bit of pessimism. Plug-in car adoption has been slower than expected... read more October 14, 2013 by 


 
Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

Should Public Quick-Charging Be A Marketing Cost For Businesses?

Every so often, stories appear about new networks of charging stations for electric cars that have just opened. But if there's no business model to support public charging... read more October 14, 2013 by 


 
Electric-car charging stations at Target in Fremont, CA [photo by Wilson F. via ChargePoint Network]

Got A Blink Charging Station? ChargePoint Offers Up To $2,200 For You To Switch

Last month, Ecotality became the latest green company to fall foul of the tricky emerging market when it filed for bankruptcy. It leaves customers of its Blink network of... read more October 14, 2013 by 


 
GE WattStation Electric Car Charging Station

Personalize Your GE Electric-Car Charging Station? Custom Skins Now Available

If you're going to put an electric-car charging station in your house, why not decorate it to suit your tastes? General Electric WattStation owners will soon be able to do... read more October 12, 2013 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf at quick-charging station

Nissan Offers $15,000 For New Electric-Car Quick Chargers By Dec 31

With the long-term business model for public charging stations increasingly unclear, at least one carmaker beyond Tesla is boosting its efforts to promote the rollout of... read more October 11, 2013 by 


 
ECOtality DC fast charger  -  Portland, OR

Car Charging Group Buys Ecotality Electric-Car Charging Network For $3.3 Million

The assets of the long-struggling Ecotality electric-car charging network have a buyer. The Car Charging Group announced it has purchased Ecotality's Blink network of... read more October 11, 2013 by 


 
Sun Country Highway 401 corridor map

Electric Cars Can Now Travel From Montreal To Detroit Via Sun Country Charging Stations

Electric-car owners may want to consider a road trip to Canada. Sun Country Highway (SCH) has just opened an extension of its network of charging stations to cover the length... read more October 11, 2013 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf plugged into an EVgo quick-charging station, Texas

Is There Any Business Model For Public Electric-Car Charging? Plug-In 2013 Report

Suppose there's no way for businesses to make money on public electric-car charging stations--even with DC quick-charging? Then what? That was one sobering question that came... read more October 7, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Model S

Quick-Charging Two In One: Tesla To Offer $1,000 CHAdeMO Adaptor For Electric Cars

Sometimes, going it alone is tough. While Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] hopes to blanket the country with its own network of Supercharger electric car quick-charging stations... read more October 7, 2013 by 


 
Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

First CCS Electric-Car Fast-Charging Station Opens In San Diego

Well, the Combined Charging Standard has finally arrived. The first public electric-car charging station to offer quick-charging using the CCS plug--also known as "SAE... read more October 4, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

First Car Sold With CCS Fast Charging Now Delayed To December

The rollout of the Combined Charging Standard (CCS) for electric-car fast charging has hit a small speed bump. General Motors has pushed back the launch of the first... read more October 3, 2013 by 


 
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