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PlugShare Debuts Cellphone Payments For Electric-Car Charging

PlugShare Debuts Cellphone Payments For Electric-Car Charging

Recargo, the company that owns the PlugShare app for locating electric-car charging stations, launched a new way to pay for charging today. Its "Pay With PlugShare" program gives its users the ability to transact a charging session using only their smartphones. The app lets electric-car drivers... read more

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2011 Nissan Leaf at quick-charging station

New Gas Stations Must Have Quick Charging Or Other Alt Fuels, Canadian City Says

Where should you put public charging stations for electric cars? Local businesses and governments and urban planners all over the country are grappling with that question... read more September 19, 2013 by 


 
ECOtality DC fast charger  -  Portland, OR

Electric-Car Charging Network Ecotality Files For Bankruptcy

The writing has been on the wall for a while now, but Ecotality filed for bankruptcy on Monday, according a report yesterday by the Associated Press. The provider of... read more September 18, 2013 by 


 
Ford Fusion Energi charging.

Ford To Install Electric-Car Charging Stations At Company Sites

Ford has decided follow the lead of several other carmakers by installing electric car charging stations at its facilities. The stations will allow employees to commute more... read more September 18, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Motors Supercharger network in Summer 2013 - released May 2013

Sorting Out The Superchargers: Doing Tesla Math For Forbes

Business publisher Forbes released a piece yesterday that it couched as a rebuttal to a Green Car Reports article published last week. We reported on Tesla's efforts to... read more September 17, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Supercharger fast-charging system for electric cars

Tesla Scrambling To Meet Supercharger Installation Deadline

Last spring, a map on Tesla's website promised that 18 new "Superchargers"--the ultra-fast charging stations for its Model S electric luxury car--would be activated around... read more September 10, 2013 by 


 
Chevy Volt recharging on the street in Cambridge, MA   [photos: John C. Briggs]

Electric-Car Drivers Charge Anywhere; Check Out These Photos!

Plugging in your electric car to recharge the battery is simple if you have your own garage, carport, or driveway. If you park on the street, it's a little harder; there just... read more September 6, 2013 by 


 
Greetings from Florida

New Effort: Electric-Car Rentals And Charging For Orlando, Florida

What's the best way to persuade people that electric cars are a viable alternative to gasoline cars? Get "butts in seats." And what's one of the largest car-rental markets in... read more September 5, 2013 by 


 
SAE Combo connector in 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV prototype, Sausalito, CA, Nov 2012

GM, BMW Complete Testing Of New CCS Quick-Charging Stations For Electric Cars

General Motors and BMW announced on Tuesday that they had jointly completed testing new quick-charging equipment for plug-in electric cars. The charging stations, cables, and... read more June 13, 2013 by  37


 
Tesla Supercharger fast-charging system for electric cars

Tesla Planning Grid Storage As Part Of Supercharger Expansion

Buy a Tesla Model S, and you won't need to worry about brownouts. And you could even keep driving through the Zombie Apocalypse. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk revealed that... read more May 30, 2013 by  10


 
Tesla Motors Supercharger Network In 2015  -  released May 2013

Tesla Maps Out Supercharger Network, Speeds Up Charging

The electric-car maker Tesla Motors [NYSE: TSLA] has announced breathtaking expansion plans for its Supercharger network, detailing where the company plans to install its... read more May 30, 2013 by  8


 
Tesla Road Trip from MD to CT, Feb 2013 - Tesla Model S cars at Delaware SuperCharger location

Tesla Supercharger Coming To Midwest Too, Not Just Coasts

The long-promised announcement from Tesla Motors on expansion of its Supercharger network has been delayed by the company's billion-dollar fundraising, and this week's payoff... read more May 24, 2013 by  22


 
Electric-car charging station locations as of May 2013, combined data from Recargo and Xatori

Electric-Car Charging Station Locator App Companies To Merge

Two companies that make apps to let electric-car drivers locate nearby charging stations will merge, they announced today. Recargo and Xatori will combine their communities... read more May 22, 2013 by  7


 
Nissan Leaf electric car with eVgo quick charging station. [courtesy eVgo]

Public Charging Stations For Electric Cars: Who Leads The Way?

For the majority of the general public to consider purchasing a fully electric car, they first want accessible public charge points located at or near places they frequent in... read more May 6, 2013 by  16


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt plugged into Coulomb Technologies 240V wall charging unit

Free Electric-Car Charging Illegal On Municipal Property In NY State

You might think that installing a charging station for plug-in electric cars shouldn't be that complicated. It's essentially an electric appliance. But in the city of... read more April 30, 2013 by  4


 
Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrids charging in San Francisco garage [photo: Robert Olson]

Charging Etiquette Fail: Why Electric-Car Owners Resent Plug-In Hybrids

With almost 100,000 plug-in electric cars on U.S. roads now, congestion at charging stations is starting to crop up. And that has brought to light an issue of electric-car... read more March 20, 2013 by  77


 
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