Combined Charging Standard (CCS)

ChargePoint Launches Small DC Quick-Charging Station For Electric Cars

ChargePoint Launches Small DC Quick-Charging Station For Electric Cars

ChargePoint hopes to increase the availability of public DC fast charging for electric cars by offering a smaller charging station. The charging network's new Express 100 station is aimed at businesses that may want to offer fast charging to customers. That includes retail stores, restaurants, and... read more

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2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

Wintry Michigan: Not The Best Place To Drive An Electric Car?

Not every car is ideally suited to every environment. A Mazda MX-5 Miata likely won't get very far on a muddy off-road trail, and a gigantic Cadillac Escalade ESV isn't much... read more February 11, 2015 by 

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

NRG Now Has 120 Quick-Charging Stations Open In California

The NRG eVgo electric-car charging network has big plans for expansion, but it has already reached a significant milestone in the most electric-car friendly state in the U.S... read more February 2, 2015 by 

BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf electric cars using Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charging

Did The DC Quick-Charging 'Standards War' Just Quietly End For Electric Cars?

Last week at the DC Auto Show, BMW, Volkswagen, and ChargePoint jointly announced they would install about 100 DC fast chargers for electric cars. Their goal is to create... read more January 30, 2015 by 

BMW i3 at DC fast-charging station

2015 BMW i3 Electric Car Price Raised $1,000 To $43,350

The BMW i3 electric car enters its second model year largely unchanged, with a few added features and a price hike to boot. The 2015 BMW i3 now comes standard with DC... read more January 27, 2015 by 

Nissan Leaf at eVgo Freedom Station Daly City, California

Electric-Car Fast-Charging Networks: Competition Heats Up

It's always interesting to reporters when a news story produces unsolicited counterpoints from affected parties. Yesterday's announcement of the agreement among BMW... read more January 23, 2015 by 

BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf electric cars using Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charging

BMW, VW, And ChargePoint To Build 100 CCS Fast-Charging Sites For Electric Cars

As electric-car drivers know, Nissan and Tesla remain far ahead of other carmakers in availability of DC fast-charging locations for their cars. Now, growing sales of U.S... read more January 22, 2015 by 

BMW i3 at DC fast-charging station

BMW Promises CCS Fast-Charging Blitz For 2015, Details In Detroit

When it comes to electric cars, automakers have to manage not only designing, building, and selling the vehicles, but also the buildup of infrastructure. Companies like... read more December 12, 2014 by 

Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

Europe Storms Ahead On CCS Fast Charging, U.S. Lags Behind

The ability to recharge 80 percent of an electric car's battery in 20 to 30 minutes--known as DC fast-charging--is a critical element in expanding public acceptance of cars... read more November 4, 2014 by 

2012 Ford Focus Electric

Ford Can Design Tesla-Like Electric Car, CEO Says; Does Higher-Power Charging Push Mean It May?

Ford's CEO, Mark Fields, told Wall Street financial analysts Friday that the company had the product development staff and engineering ability to build an electric car like a... read more October 27, 2014 by 

2013 Tesla Model S in Florida, during New York to Florida road trip [photo: David Noland]

Cross-Country Electric-Car Trips: Reality For A Few, Getting Closer For Many

The idea of traveling long distances in electric cars that have to be recharged after only 70 or 80 miles--or even 250 miles--may seem absurd to some. But while even the... read more October 24, 2014 by 

Tesla Supercharger site in Dorno, Italy, photo by

Now That's Combo Quick Charging: CHAdeMO, CCS, Tesla Supercharger

The growing number of DC fast-charging stations is making life a little more convenient for electric-car drivers--provided they can match their vehicles to the right plug... read more October 22, 2014 by 

2015 Nissan Leaf

Rapid Charging Electric-Car Batteries: Less Damaging Than We Thought?

DC fast charging makes electric cars considerably more practical, allowing drivers to recharge a car's battery to 80 percent of capacity in half an hour or less. But quick... read more September 23, 2014 by 

Elon Musk plugs a Tesla Model S into a Supercharger (Image: deanslavnich on Twitter)

Nissan Wants In On Tesla, BMW Electric-Car Charging Talks: Report

With modern, mass-market electric cars on sale for three and a half years now, you might think that the path for growth has been pretty much laid out by now. But the great... read more June 16, 2014 by 

Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

First CCS Electric-Car Fast-Charging Station Opens In San Diego

Well, the Combined Charging Standard has finally arrived. The first public electric-car charging station to offer quick-charging using the CCS plug--also known as "SAE... read more October 4, 2013 by 

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

First Car Sold With CCS Fast Charging Now Delayed To December

The rollout of the Combined Charging Standard (CCS) for electric-car fast charging has hit a small speed bump. General Motors has pushed back the launch of the first... read more October 3, 2013 by 


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