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Tesla boosts Supercharger electric-car charging rate to 145 kw

Tesla boosts Supercharger electric-car charging rate to 145 kw

By now, the Tesla Supercharger network has provided a superb case study showing the importance of a comprehensive nationwide network of DC fast-charging sites to make electric cars practical for long-distance trips. While the competing CHAdeMO and Combined Charging System (CCS) standards are... read more

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DC fast charging 2015 Kia Soul EV

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... read more June 7, 2016 by


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

Tesla Model 3 owners will pay to use Superchargers, cost TBD

In the beginning, the use of Tesla's nascent network of Supercharger DC fast-charging sites wasn't going to be free. Not for owners of the less-expensive Model S 40 and 60... read more June 2, 2016 by


 
Energica Eva at Golden Gate Bridge on California 1 tour from LA to San Francisco

Energica Electric Motorcycle road trip uses only DC fast-charging

Italian superbike company Energica has come out with a second model, the Eva, and shown that electric motorcycle road trips are possible—even easy—with DC fast... read more June 1, 2016 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Newburgh, New York, under construction - June 2015

Tesla Added 50 Percent More Supercharger Sites Last Year

When it comes to encouraging electric-car adoption, the availability of charging infrastructure can be as important as the cars themselves. And infrastructure is something... read more January 28, 2016 by


 
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


 

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