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

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, the supposed buyer of the Israeli electric-car service was in bankruptcy court after failing to make scheduled payments. Our... read more

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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 


 
Screenshot from Pay With PlugShare app 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... read more October 1, 2013 by 


 
2011 Nissan LEAF

Nissan Releases 'Day In The Life' Video Of Electric-Car Quick Charger

Do electric car quick chargers dream of lithium-ion sheep? Nissan has released a video called "A Day in the Life of an EV Quick Charger" to spread the word about the... read more September 30, 2013 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevy Volt, with charging station visible; photo by George Parrott

Palo Alto To Require Electric-Car Charger Wiring In New Homes

With most electric-car charging today taking place in the garages of private homes, installing a home charging station can pose a hurdle to potential buyers. Now Palo Alto... read more September 27, 2013 by 


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

Alliance Urges 'Roaming' Standards For Electric-Car Charging Payments

Electric car charging stations are cropping up in many public places, but accessing them can be difficult. That's because most charging stations are operated by proprietary... read more September 26, 2013 by 


 
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 


 
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