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

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 (EMW) from Palo Alto, California, used the fund-raising website to raise capital for its 'JuiceBox' charging system, offering... read more

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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


 
Nissan Leaf electric car with eVgo quick charging station. [courtesy eVgo]

Public Charging Stations For Electric Cars: Who Leads The Way?

For the majority of the general public to consider purchasing a fully electric car, they first want accessible public charge points located at or near places they frequent in... read more May 6, 2013 by  16


 
2013 Nissan Leaf at Nissan U.S. Headquarters, Franklin, Tennessee

Best-Selling Nissan In Portland: Leaf Electric Car--Due To Electric Highway?

We've already asked whether the Tesla Model S sells more units than the equivalent BMW, Audi or Mercedes--and now Nissan is outselling regular vehicles with its Leaf. Not... read more April 23, 2013 by  7


 
Evoasis charging station rendering

From Gas Station To Electric-Car Charging: Is Encinitas Leading The Nation?

From the ashes of an old gas station flies the phoenix of electric charging for all. If you excuse the confused metaphor, that's essentially the idea behind an electric car... read more April 22, 2013 by  7


 
EV parking sign, Portland OR

Park A Regular Car In Electric-Car Space? In WA, It'll Cost Ya: $124

They call it being ICEd--the practice of Internal Combustion Engine vehicles parking in spaces set aside for electric cars. It's the bane of many an electric vehicle owner's... read more April 15, 2013 by  9


 
Polar Charging Post and Nissan Leaf

Find An Electric-Car Charging Station: How Do I Do It?

Here's the situation: You've bought, or are planning to buy an electric car. You've done the math, figured out the vehicle you want, and know that 80 percent of your charging... read more March 26, 2013 by  9


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt plugged into Coulomb Technologies 240V wall charging unit

EV Project Tells Us How Drivers Use Electric Cars

Just how do electric car owners use their cars? It's the question everyone is trying to answer, as it could shape how electric cars of the future are developed. Virtually... read more March 13, 2013 by  16


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt plugged into Coulomb Technologies 240V wall charging unit

More Electric-Car Owners Install Home Charging Stations

More than anything else, one of the most appealing things about electric cars is being able to sit inside, every morning before going to work, to see a full battery gauge... read more February 18, 2013 by  11


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt plugged into Coulomb Technologies 240V wall charging unit

Europe Bets Big On Electric Cars, Plans 500K Charging Stations By 2020

The market for electric cars is a dynamic beast, different companies offering different options and usage varying all around the world. As with the U.S, European drivers now... read more January 29, 2013 by  7


 
Combined Charging System plug for DC fast charging

VW, Eaton Show New CCS Electric-Car Charging Station

Volkswagen Group of America and Eaton have together unveiled a new single-port Combined Charging System (CCS). The CCS meets the approved standard for charging from the... read more January 15, 2013 by  23


 
Chargepoint's electric car charging station app

New ChargePoint Mobile App Shows Every U.S. Charging Station

Android and iPhone users can now find any electric vehicle charging station in the country, thanks to a new app from ChargePoint. The ChargePoint EV app doesn't just let... read more December 27, 2012 by  4


 
Delphi wireless charging system for EVs

Wireless Electric Car Charging: Steady Growth Through 2020

Wireless charging is nothing new--but it could be the next widely-used technology in the world of electric cars. That's according to Pike Research, which suggests wireless... read more December 20, 2012 by  3


 
GE WattStation Electric Car Charging Station

Home Depot Now Sells 30 Electric-Car Charging Stations

If you run an electric car, you may well have considered installing a dedicated charging station in your garage or on the side of your home. After all, who wants to wait a... read more November 7, 2012 by  10


 
BMW ActiveE electric car at closed NJ gas station after Hurricane Sandy [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Assessing Sandy: Are Electric Cars A Better Bet In Emergencies?

For many of us, lines at gas stations and homes without power are no more than news, but millions on the U.S. East Coast are still coping with the aftermath of Hurricane... read more November 5, 2012 by  13


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt Charges

Forget Range Anxiety, Chevy Volt Owners Have Gas Anxiety

When General Motors launched the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid back in 2010, it chose to emphasize how it differed from electric cars by highlighting how its gasoline engine... read more October 19, 2012 by  82


 
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