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

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 some fuel into your tank, and you're generally there for no more than ten minutes. There's a bit more emphasis on a quality... read more

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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  16


 
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


 
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