DC Rapid Charging

 
CHAdeMO DC fast-charging to run at up to 150 kilowatts, starting in 2017

CHAdeMO DC fast-charging to run at up to 150 kilowatts, starting in 2017

As more longer-range electric vehicles go on sale, the charging infrastructure that supports them will need to adapt to bigger batteries. When it comes to DC fast charging, more powerful charging stations will be needed to charge electric cars with larger-capacity battery packs within a reasonable... read more

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

GM Won't Fund CCS Fast-Charging Sites For 2017 Chevy Bolt EV

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has received largely positive reviews for the production version unveiled last week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. And as the first... read more January 13, 2016 by


 
BMW and Nissan electric car fast-charging station

Nissan, BMW Partner To Provide More Fast-Charging For Electric Cars

Many automakers are working to add public DC fast-charging stations for their electric cars. But not all stations can be used by all cars. In fact, there are currently three... read more December 22, 2015 by


 
BMW i3 at DC fast-charging station

Some BMW i3 Electric-Car Owners Get Expanded Free Fast Charging

As DC fast-charging networks emerge as a crucial battleground for long-range electric cars, BMW will expand its ChargeNow program for owners of its i3 electric hatchback... read more November 23, 2015 by


 
Audi of America president Scott Keogh with Audi e-Tron Quattro Concept, 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

One-Quarter Of All Audis To Be Electric In 10 Years, Company Says

It was an audacious statement, but there it was. Audi expects that 25 percent of the cars it sells just 10 years hence will be either battery-electric or plug-in hybrid... read more November 20, 2015 by


 
NRG eVgo electric-car charging station

Buying An Electric Car: Why Charging Rate, DC Quick-Charging Matter

We all know how to compare horsepower, acceleration, and gas mileage. Practical car buyers know to look at cargo volume, too. But when it comes to buying your first electric... read more October 14, 2015 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI driven to all 48 contiguous states with just $300 of fuel

How VW Can Atone For Diesel Deception: Electric-Car Advocate's Thoughts

The full impact of Volkswagen's diesel-emission cheating scandal has yet to be realized, but what it has apparently already admitted to doing could result in the largest... read more September 24, 2015 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Newburgh, New York, up and running - June 2015

Tesla Letter To Rein In Local Supercharger Use Goes Wrong

Last month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced a change in Tesla’s Supercharging philosophy. Instead of “free forever” (the phrase the company has used since the... read more August 17, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S in Albuquerque's 'snowstorm' during NY-to-California road trip  [photo: David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S: Does Supercharging Cut Battery Capacity?

Last month, my wife and I took my 2013 Tesla Model S on a day trip from our home in New York’s Hudson Valley to Brattleboro, Vermont, a distance of 180 miles. We picked... read more July 28, 2015 by


 
Sacramento Municipal Utility District electric car DC fast-charging site, Jun 2015  [George Parrott]

Price Of Electric-Car DC Fast Charging Varies: Sacramento A Test Case

While fast charging for electric cars is still nonexistent--or just starting to roll out--across much of the country, California leads the way. And the state capital of... read more June 19, 2015 by


 
Liquid-cooled Tesla Supercharger cable

Liquid-Cooled Cable Could Speed Up Tesla Supercharging Even More (Video Added!)

When it comes to fast-charging options for electric-car drivers, Tesla's Supercharger stations are already among the quickest. The company's network of stations is steadily... read more June 16, 2015 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site with photovoltaic solar panels, Rocklin, California, Feb 2015

Tesla Supercharger Network Growth Surges Over Last 14 Months

One of the main advantages of the Tesla Model S is its relative freedom from “range anxiety,” at least in the 85-kilowatt-hour battery pack of the higher-end... read more March 9, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S at Supercharger site in Ventura, CA, with just one slot open  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S Cross-Country Trip, Without (Many) Superchargers: Days 8-10

After seven days of traveling cross-country in my Tesla Model S electric car--including routes without Supercharger DC fast-charging sites--I had made it as far as Texas. The... read more March 6, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S charging en route during New York to California road trip  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S Cross-Country Trip, Without (Many) Superchargers: Days 4-7

A cross-country road trip in a Tesla Model S electric car requires a fair amount of forward planning and contingency research. Still, I made it from New York's cold, snowy... read more March 5, 2015 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S in winter, Hudson Valley, NY  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S Cross-Country Trip, Without (Many) Superchargers: Days 1-3

With our daughter off to college, my wife and I recently became empty-nesters. Suddenly, there was no more reason to endure the wretched winters in New York’s Hudson... read more March 4, 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


 

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