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2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Gets Own Version Of PlugShare App

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Gets Own Version Of PlugShare App

Recargo announced today that it has developed a version of its PlugShare charging-station locator app for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive. The company partnered with Mercedes parent Daimler to develop the app, which will be integrated into the car's navigation system. This... read more

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Nissan Leaf using CHAdeMO fast-charger

Nissan EZ Charge Card To Let Leafs Recharge On Four Networks

One of the minor hassles of owning an electric car is the need to have multiple accounts, passes, and fobs to access multiple different public charging networks. Now Nissan... read more April 16, 2014 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 


 
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 


 
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 


 
Tesla Supercharger fast-charging system for electric cars

Does Tesla Motors Really Want To Be Chevron, Rather Than Ford?

It's been a great few months for Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA]. The company's flagship product attracted a near best-ever rating from Consumer Reports to add to its trophy... read more June 3, 2013 by  23


 
Electric-car charging network cards, photo by Patrick Connor, Portland

Collaboratev Project: 'Roaming' For Electric-Car Charging Stations

Electric-car charging stations are being added to more and more public parking lots, curbsides, corporate garages, and a host of other locations. But as any electric-car... read more March 7, 2013 by  13


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Tesla's Elon Musk & NY Times: Disturbing Discrepancies On Model S Range Reporting

Golly. Turns out nothing ignites the Internet quite like a rapid-fire online spat between Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk and The New York Times, the Grey Lady of establishment... read more February 14, 2013 by  151


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

Charging Networks Struggle To Survive Slowly Growing Electric Car Market

Do you build electric cars first, and worry about the chargers later? Or do you build a network up-front, and hope the buyers follow? Public charging networks are necessary... read more December 7, 2012 by  9


 
Better Place Battery Swap Station

Better Place Trouble Continues As Latest CEO Quits

Only a month after Better Place founder Shai Agassi was replaced as CEO of the company, current CEO Moshe Kaplinsky has also departed the troubled firm. Better Place, whose... read more November 28, 2012 by  6


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Final Edition, photograph copyright Damon Lavrinc / AOL

Crossing Canada In An Electric Car? Free Charging Lets It Happen

Traveling coast-to-coast isn't a trip best suited to the average electric car, but it's become a whole lot easier in Canada. A free, 240V charging network now lines the... read more November 28, 2012 by  3


 
GE WattStation Publicity Shot

GE Charging Stations: Now You Can Pay With PayPal, SmartPhone

If you drive an electric car, you’ll be familiar with the frustration that occurs when you arrive at a charging station to find you can’t use it because you... read more July 13, 2012 by  11


 
Electric Avenue  -  Portland, OR

Oregon Joins Long Trail Of Pacific Coast Electric Car Charge Stations

It may not be long before electric car owners on America's Pacific coast can drive all the way from Canada to Mexico--using quick-charge stations. Thanks to Oregon's new... read more July 5, 2012 by  13


 
Charging Cable and Socket

Your Guide To Charging Station Rage, And How To Avoid It

A few weeks ago while borrowing a 2012 Ford Focus Electric, Forbes writer Todd Woody experienced what he described as Electric Car Road Rage: fear and anger associated with... read more June 18, 2012 by  19


 
Electric-car charging network cards, photo by Rachel Blackman, Seattle

Reliability Of Electric-Car Charging Networks Varies Wildly, Study Says

Remember the early days of mobile phones, when lots of small carriers competed and roaming was just a far-distant dream? Welcome to the wild world of electric-car charging... read more May 14, 2012 by  14


 
Volvo C30 electric concept, 2010 Detroit Auto Show

ELVIIS Keeps Your Volvo Electric Car Rocking...

The King may be dead, but your electric Volvo won't be, thanks to the ELVIIS research project. Swedish automaker Volvo has announced its participation in the Electric Vehicle... read more February 23, 2012 by  2


 
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