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

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 existing structures with the necessary wiring to install 240-Volt Level 2 charging stations can be complicated. Now, California... read more

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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

Solar canopy at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan

Ford HQ To Have Michigan's Largest Solar Array, 30 Charging Stations Included

Building electric cars and plug-in hybrids is great, but what if there's no place to charge them? Ford is starting a project that will not only give employees a place to... read more August 15, 2014 by

Ford Fusion Energi charging.

Plug-In Electric Cars: How To Buy A Second Charging Cable

If you own a plug-in electric car, what's the best (and cheapest) way to get a second charging cable to supplement the one that came with your vehicle? Turns out there are... read more July 28, 2014 by

BMW DesignworksUSA solar carport

BMW Designs Custom Solar Charging Station For i3, i8

Solar charging is indisputably one of the best ways of running an electric vehicle. It certainly mitigates any lingering worries about fueling your car with a smoke-belching... read more May 8, 2014 by

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


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