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

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 in unfamiliar areas is to use a locator app on a smartphone. There are several available, but one of the more popular is... read more

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2014 Cadillac ELR at Detroit-Hamtramck

2014 Cadillac ELR Electric Coupe: Free Home Charging Station Included

When the price of the 2014 Cadillac ELR range-extended luxury coupe was announced last October--it's $75,995--the gasps and shrieking could be heard throughout the plug-in... read more January 30, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors stand at 2014 Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Recall: Over-The-Air Updates, NEMA Connectors, And More

Every carmaker puts its own interpretation on news, especially at Detroit Auto Show. So it's reasonable for Tesla Motors to cast an NHTSA recall yesterday as an example of... read more January 14, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S

Tesla To Upgrade Electric-Car Wall Chargers For Further Fire Protection

Tesla Motors is in the midst of another trial by fire. The company faced public scrutiny after three accident-related Model S fires last fall, and now it's upgrading... read more January 10, 2014 by 


 
Electric-car charging information from BC Hydro, West Coast Green Highway, British Columbia, Canada

BC To Get Canada's First Electric-Car Fast-Charging Network

The West Coast "green highway" will expand from Oregon and Washington states into British Columbia, under a plan announced today that will site DC quick-charging stations for... read more October 31, 2013 by 


 
Parking lot

How To Site Electric-Car Charging Stations? It's The Parking, Stupid

With the recent bankruptcies of charging-station network Ecotality and Israeli electric-car service Better Place, plug-in advocates have quietly discussed whether any... read more October 21, 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 


 
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 


 
PlugScore charging station rating system from Recargo

PlugShare Launches PlugScore, So Electric-Car Drivers Can Rate Charging Stations

While the quality of gasoline can vary slightly from station to station, you're always pretty sure of the experience you'll get. There's a gas station in most towns, you pump... read more September 4, 2013 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf electric car tested as taxi in New York City, April 2013

NYC's Phone Booths To Die; Could Sites Charge Electric Cars Instead?

Aside from movie characters and intoxicated individuals looking for somewhere to relieve themselves, nobody really uses public pay telephones any more. New York City has... read more August 19, 2013 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf (Japanese trim)

Nissan, Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi To Install Charging Stations In Japan

Several Japanese automakers have announced a joint project to install charging stations across their home country. Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mitsubishi will work with each... read more July 29, 2013 by  3


 
Electric Motor Werks JuiceBox level 2 charging station (Image: EMW)

Kickstarter Project For Open-Source Level 2 Electric-Car Charging Station Reaches Goal

A Kickstarter project promising faster, cheaper Level 2 240V, 15 kW charging has reached its goal, with the first units expected to deliver this month. Electric Motor Werks... read more July 17, 2013 by  2


 
Hyundai ix35 (Tucson) gasoline car parked in electric-car charging spot, Oxford Services, U.K.

When "Electric" Doesn't Qualify You To Use Electric-Car Parking

There it is, parked right in the space reserved for electric-car charging: a Hyundai Tucson. Which runs solely on gasoline. But wait! There's a badge on the back. Right under... read more July 12, 2013 by  17


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

Etiquette For Electric-Car Charging: Debates Heat Up Over Who Goes First

Pull up to an occupied gas pump, and chances are you'll have to wait five minutes max for the car in front to vacate the spot. Arrive at an occupied electric car charging... read more July 1, 2013 by  100


 
2013 Nissan Leaf (Japanese trim)

Home Depot To Refund Taxes To Electric-Car Charging Station Buyers

Many states offer discounts, rebates, and other incentives for the purchase of infrastructure improvements that encourage electric-car ownership. Washington is one such... read more May 20, 2013 by  4


 
Poorly-sited Blink charging point in Watsonville, CA (Image: Jack Brown)

How Not To Install An Electric-Car Charging Station: A Case Study

We've all seen those 'FAIL' pictures that turn up on the internet with startling regularity--tastelessly placed adverts in newspapers, security cameras facing blank walls... read more May 7, 2013 by  15


 
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