charging infrastructure

Workplace Charging Doubles in Two Years, 90% Of Charging Stations Full

Workplace Charging Doubles in Two Years, 90% Of Charging Stations Full

It's clear that more public charging stations are needed to boost the practicality of driving electric cars. And it turns out that a good place to put those stations is the location where many peoples' cars spend hours parked: the workplace. Charging at work gives commuters who would otherwise have... read more

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2012 Chevrolet Volt

Homeowners Board Adds Markup To Chevy Volt Charging: Owner Balks, Power Cut Off

Home charging is a necessity for many electric-car owners, but charging-station installations are sometimes met with stiff opposition from homeowner associations. Perhaps... read more November 7, 2014 by 

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

Europe Storms Ahead On CCS Fast Charging, U.S. Lags Behind

The ability to recharge 80 percent of an electric car's battery in 20 to 30 minutes--known as DC fast-charging--is a critical element in expanding public acceptance of cars... read more November 4, 2014 by 

2015 Nissan Leaf

BC's Electric-Car Charging Stations: 2 Years Of Data And What It Tells Us

British Columbia's public charging stations got twice as busy in the past year, roughly tracking the increase in the Canadian province's plug-in electric vehicle population... read more October 28, 2014 by 

2013 Tesla Model S in Florida, during New York to Florida road trip [photo: David Noland]

Cross-Country Electric-Car Trips: Reality For A Few, Getting Closer For Many

The idea of traveling long distances in electric cars that have to be recharged after only 70 or 80 miles--or even 250 miles--may seem absurd to some. But while even the... read more October 24, 2014 by 

2015 Nissan Leaf

CA To Require New Buildings To Be Prepped For Electric-Car Charging Stations

With extensive electrical infrastructure already in place in built-up areas, plug-in electric cars are never too far from a potential recharging source. But retrofitting... read more October 23, 2014 by 

MetLife electric-car charging station for employee use

MetLife: Free Charging At Work For Electric Car-Driving Employees

Even Snoopy and the Peanuts gang are getting into electric cars these days. The long-time mascot of insurance company MetLife adorns dozens of plug-in electric vehicle... read more October 20, 2014 by 

Envision Solar EV ARC solar charging station

Self-Contained Solar Carport With Battery: Electric-Car Charging For The Future?

Some home owners use home solar-power systems to charge their cars, cutting their transportation-related emissions to negligible levels. However, home solar charging really... read more October 16, 2014 by 

Zero S electric motorcycle charging next to Nissan Leaf during Ride the Future Tour  [Ben Rich]

Electric Vehicles In RV Campgrounds: What You Need To Know

Electric vehicles are coming soon to a campground near you! With electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and even electric motorcycles selling in greater numbers every year, a... read more October 6, 2014 by 

Tesla Supercharger fast-charging system for electric cars

Tesla Passes 200 Supercharger Sites, Only 60 Percent In U.S.

Tesla Motors' steadily-growing network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations for its electric cars recently hit a significant milestone. The Silicon Valley carmaker... read more September 30, 2014 by 

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

Six California Electric-Car Bills Signed By Governor Brown

As thousands participated in National Drive Electric Week events around the country last week, California took further steps to promote electric cars. Governor Jerry Brown... read more September 26, 2014 by 

Nissan Leaf electric car recharging at ESB ecars charging point in Ireland

Electric Cars In Ireland: How To Get To The Tipping Point?

Ireland is--or should be--an ideal place for large-scale adoption of electric cars. The island is compact; it has a vibrant IT sector, a favorable policy environment, and... read more September 7, 2014 by 

Schneider EVlink 30 Amp Generation 2.5 240-Volt Level 2 charging station for plug-in electric cars

Electric-Car Charging Station Prices Fall: 30 Amps For $500 (Through Sep 30)

When plug-in electric cars came on the market less than four years ago, the first 240-Volt home charging stations carried four-figure price tags. Now a handful of models cost... read more September 2, 2014 by 

ChargePoint smartphone app for locating electric-car charging stations, Aug 2014

Chargepoint Updates App That Finds Electric-Car Charging Stations: Review

Public charging for electric vehicles is currently an adventure. Just finding a charging station can sometimes be a challenge. The most common way to locate charging stations... read more August 22, 2014 by 

Tesla Supercharger DC fast-charging site, Goodland, Kansas. Photo by Electric Conduit Construction.

What It Takes To Build A Tesla Supercharger DC Fast-Charging Site

As more public charging stations are built, electric-car drivers have access to increasingly-large areas of the U.S. Owners of the Tesla Model S plug-in car largely rely on... read more August 19, 2014 by 

2014 BMW i3

BMW i3 Electric Car Owners To Get Free DC Fast Charging Through 2015

Buyers of the 2014 BMW i3 electric car will soon get more charging options. At least, they will if they live in California. The German carmaker is partnering with the NRG... read more July 29, 2014 by 


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