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Charging Stations Go Homebrew As Hobbyists Make Working Unit

Charging Stations Go Homebrew As Hobbyists Make Working Unit

Electric car charging stations might be coming down in price, but a team of enthusiasts have now successfully completed the first tentative charging cycles of a 2011 Nissan Leaf using a completely home-built charging station. Started as a weekend project in response to the high prices charged by... read more

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2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

850 Electric Miles, One Weekend: Tesla Test Of UK Charging Network

Why climb a mountain when there are perfectly good helicopters? Why drive to the North Pole when there are scheduled flights? Why drive from the upper tip of the United... read more May 25, 2011 by  4


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt charging port

Need To Recharge An Electric Car? Check The Charging Station First 

One of the liberating benefits to owning an electric car is the ability to plug in and charge up wherever there happens to be a purpose-built charging station, or indeed a... read more May 16, 2011 by  6


 
2011 Nissan Leaf at quick-charging station

U.S. Carmakers To Japan: Don't Need Your Stinkin' Fast-Charge

So you bought a 2011 Nissan Leaf, and paid for the optional $700 quick-charge connector. Now you're able to get an 80-percent battery recharge in just 30 minutes, albeit from... read more May 13, 2011 by  38


 
Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson

Top Gear: Doing Another Silly, Deceptive Electric-Car Stunt?

Uh oh, here we go again. Or not? The crew of the British car show Top Gear have been spotted in the British town of Lincoln, traveling in a pair of electric cars, the 2011... read more May 12, 2011 by  7


 
Sign on Vacaville, California, DC fast charger for electric cars, May 2011

What Good Is Fast-Charging For Electric Cars If It's Closed?

Vacaville, California, has the distinction of the very first public Level 3 or DC quick charging station for electric cars to be installed in the United States. It was first... read more May 5, 2011 by  5


 
1958 Plymouth Fury used in filming the movie 'Christine', photo via Wikimedia Commons

The Father Of 'Christine' Likes His Chevy Volt Electric Car

Who knew? Stephen King, creator of perhaps the most malevolent car ever envisioned--Christine, the homicidal 1958 Plymouth Fury of both novel and movie fame--is an electric... read more May 4, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

Why Californians Need A Parking Permit To Charge Electric Cars

No one knows the ins and outs of electric-car usage like the early adopters, especially those who've already taken delivery of a 2011 Nissan Leaf or a 2011 Chevrolet Volt... read more April 22, 2011 by  8


 

Electric-Car Charging Stations Pop Up All Over, Hotels Included

While AllCarsElectric posts are regularly written from at least three countries, occasionally we get to cover electric-car events in our own back yard--specifically, Palo... read more April 18, 2011 by  18


 
25 Most Electric-Vehicle-Ready Cities

Is Your City Ready For Electric Vehicles?

Ford has identified the 25 most electric vehicle (EV) ready cities in the U.S., based on the company’s latest research. The 25 cities are dotted all over the country... read more April 15, 2011 by  5


 
2011 Nissan Leaf plugged into an EVgo quick-charging station, Texas

First Private Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Open In Texas

NRG Energy has opened its first eVgo direct-current electric vehicle charging station in Dallas, Texas, as part of a privately funded 70-station network in the Dallas/Fort... read more April 13, 2011 by  1


 
Delphi wireless charging system for EVs

Siemens Inductive Charging Testing Begins In Berlin With BMW

German electronics company Siemens is set to begin field trials of an inductive charging system, in partnership with BMW. Inductive charging is a popular concept for charging... read more April 11, 2011 by  2


 
Electric-car charging, from NRG Energy

Nissan: Electric Car Goal Only Possible With Governmental Help

President Obama’s goal of 1 million hybrid and electric vehicles on the roads of the U.S. by 2015 may sound like a tall order given the slow sales rollout of plug-in... read more April 8, 2011 by  11


 
2011 Nissan Leaf at quick-charging station

New Zealand's First Free Public Charging Point Installed

Despite New Zealand's clean-and-green image internationally, it's a country which has been trailing behind when it comes to electric vehicles, with almost every all-electric... read more March 29, 2011 by  6


 
Google Maps Offer Charging Stations Information

Need a Place to Charge Your Electric Car? Just Google It

In the connected world of modern electric vehicles your car probably already knows where the nearest charging point is. But what happens if you’re planning a long trip... read more March 10, 2011 by  3


 
Aston Martin designed London Routemaster bus

Can London's Mayor Make It The Electric-Car Capital of Europe?

Like most capital cities, London is choked with traffic, fumes and noise. But London's charismatic if disheveled mayor Boris Johnson hopes to change this, with grand plans to... read more February 8, 2011 by  5


 
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