Charging Networks

Roaming To Come To Electric-Car Charging Stations, Eventually

Roaming To Come To Electric-Car Charging Stations, Eventually

Lack of public charging stations is still often cited as a hindrance to greater adoption of electric cars. But even when stations are available, it doesn't necessarily follow that every driver can use all of them. Because the national charging infrastructure is run by multiple independent... read more

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2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive  -  First Drive, May 2014

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... read more September 23, 2014 by 

Fast Charging 2011 Nissan Leaf

Japanese Electric-Car Makers Set Up Single Charging Network; Could It Ever Happen In U.S.?

One challenge to more widespread adoption of electric cars is public charging--or rather, the scattered multiple networks of irregularly spaced public charging stations. In... read more May 30, 2014 by 

Nissan Leaf using CHAdeMO fast-charger

EZ-Charge Program Not So Easy As ChargePoint Exits Nissan Plan

The design for EZ-Charge, an access card that would let new Nissan Leaf electric-car drivers use multiple charging networks, was unveiled yesterday at the EDTA convention... read more May 21, 2014 by 

2014 Nissan Leaf

Easier Electric-Car Charging: BMW ChargeNow, Nissan EZ Charge

One inconvenient aspect of electric-car ownership at present is the need to set up multiple accounts, cards, and fobs to access different public-charging networks. However... read more April 23, 2014 by 

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


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