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It Took Time To Build Gas Stations Too, Says 97-Year-Old Driver (Video)

It Took Time To Build Gas Stations Too, Says 97-Year-Old Driver (Video)

"I love to drive," says the 97-year-old driver. "And that's, to me, part of my longevity." But Charlie Yaeger is old enough to remember when gas stations were so sparse that drivers had to memorize where every one was located. In a new video issued by Nissan, he draws parallels between that... read more

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Electric cars at charging stations at Disney Family Museum, San Francisco [photo: Wendy Bartlett]

Electric-Car Charger Congestion...At Least In California

Electric cars aren't evenly distributed across the U.S. By far the largest single market for them is California. And in a sign of increasing adoption rates--there are now... read more February 27, 2013 by  13

Map of electric-car DC quick-charging station locations in Estonia, Feb 2013

One DC Quick-Charge Station For Every Four Electric Cars! But, Where?

Imagine a paradise for electric-car drivers, where half the car's cost is subsidized and there's a nationwide network of DC quick-charging stations so plentiful that there's... read more February 25, 2013 by  6

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

How To Do Electric-Car Chargers Right: New Target Store In CA

Electric-car drivers know the problem all too well. It's called "getting ICEd"--when a gasoline car parks in the spot for reserved for electric cars to use a public charging... read more February 14, 2013 by  17

ChargePoint charging station at Zen Dog Cafe, Rhinebeck, NY

To Sell Electric Cars In Northeast, Is More Charging Needed? Some Thoughts

California is a largely temperate state with a longstanding history of working to curb vehicle emissions. That makes it a perfect place for plug-in electric cars. The... read more February 12, 2013 by  8

Scenes from dedication of electric-car charging station at Creekside Inn, Palo Alto, CA

When Will Electric-Car Charging Stations Exceed Gas Stations?

The topic of public charging stations for electric cars isn't necessarily well understood. The release of Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment, a report by Pike Research on... read more October 23, 2012 by  18

2012 Chevrolet Volt Charges

Forget Range Anxiety, Chevy Volt Owners Have Gas Anxiety

When General Motors launched the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid back in 2010, it chose to emphasize how it differed from electric cars by highlighting how its gasoline engine... read more October 19, 2012 by  82

ECOtality Blink charging station, showing sticker on the side with 800 number

Electric-Car Charging Stations Going In? Best Practices Guide Issued

For eco-minded commuters with electric cars, getting a place to charge their electric car while at work can effectively double their car’s daily range. Getting your... read more October 10, 2012 by  2

ECOtality Blink charging station for electric & plug-in cars

Electric-Car Charging Etiquette: Battery Electrics Better Than Plug-in Hybrids?

Thanks to an increasing number of public charging stations, finding a place to recharge your electric car or plug-in hybrid is easier than ever before. With recharging of a... read more September 26, 2012 by  13

2012 Tesla Model S

Tesla Will Webcast Supercharger Quick-Charge Unveiling Tonight

It all began with a late-night tweet two weeks ago by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. In it, he announced that Tesla would unveil its much-discussed Supercharger network of... read more September 24, 2012 by  3

ChargePoint charging station at Zen Dog Cafe, Rhinebeck, NY

What Happens To Abandoned Electric-Car Charging Stations?

Finding an electric-car charging station gets easier every day. More than 10,000 public and private electric-car charging stations have now been installed in the U.S., or one... read more September 21, 2012 by 

2012 Mitsubishi i electric car, New York City, August 2012

Electric-Car Charging In The Heart Of New York: How Easy?

Our recent test of a 2012 Mitsubishi 'i' electric minicar was actually the first time we've tested a pure battery electric car in New York City. While the relatively short... read more August 21, 2012 by  6

Polar Network Charging Stations

Analyst Predicts 4.1 Million Electric Car Charging Stations By 2017

There are currently 10,000 or so publicly-available electric car charging stations in the U.S., in addition to countless private charging stations in homes and businesses... read more July 31, 2012 by  9

Renault Fluence ZE charging at Better Place pubic charge spots in Israel [photo: Brian of London]

How Do Public Charging Stations Fit Into Better Place Service?

Electric-car drivers in the U.S. are now asking, What is a fair price value for use of public Level 2 charging stations? In the U.S. and Europe, multiple networks of... read more July 20, 2012 by  10

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Electric-Car Charging Stations: Will Market Forces Cut Prices?

As some public charging stations have started charging fees for charging sessions, many electric-car drivers are debating what a fair price would be. Virtually all drivers... read more July 17, 2012 by  16

Coulomb electric-car charger, Madison, WI

Free Electric-Car Charges Start To Depart; What's A Fair Fee?

Plug-In electric car drivers in several regions have enjoyed free public charging at many locations. But lately, some businesses that offer charge stations have started to... read more July 13, 2012 by  44


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