Fast Charging

DOE Study: Focus Charging Around Homes, Workplaces, ‘Hot Spots’

DOE Study: Focus Charging Around Homes, Workplaces, ‘Hot Spots’

Public charging infrastructure isn’t actually needed everywhere to accomplish wider electric-vehicle adoption. That’s one potentially surprising conclusion resulting from a new analysis of charging habits, released by the Idaho National Laboratory this week. ALSO SEE: Volkswagen Diesel... read more

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Electric Avenue rededication, Portland, July 2015

Portland's Electric Avenue Relocates, Adds DC Fast Chargers

It’s already been four years since Portland really charged ahead in its commitment to electric cars with Electric Avenue, a project that designated a city block of... read more July 31, 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 

2016 Kia Soul EV

2016 Kia Soul EV To Go On Sale In Oregon, Washington; Some Dealers Get DC Quick Charging

The rollout of the well-received Kia Soul EV electric car is now continuing in states outside California. The electric tall wagon went on sale in the Golden State late last... read more July 9, 2015 by 

NRG eVgo electric-car charging station

NRG eVgo Electric-Car Fast Chargers Future-Proofed To 100 KW

NRG eVgo already claims to have more electric-car DC fast-charging stations than any other public network, and now the company is making sure its sites stay usable for years... read more July 8, 2015 by 

ChargePoint Express 100 DC fast-charging station

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... read more June 24, 2015 by 

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

Tesla's Contradictory Messages: Is Supercharging Unlimited, Or Not?

At Tesla’s annual shareholders’ meeting earlier this month, CEO Elon Musk groused about Model S owners who aggressively use the company’s Superchargers for... read more June 24, 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 

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

Electric-Car Fast Charging: California CCS Sites Two Years Behind CHAdeMO

DC fast-charging stations greatly increase the convenience of owning an electric car--but they're still far scarcer than slower, 240-volt Level 2 charging sites. Even where... read more April 22, 2015 by 

2015 Nissan Leaf

Electric-Car Fast Chargers And Gas Stations: A Match Made In Indiana

Thanks to the flexibility of electrical supply infrastructure, electric-car charging stations can be placed virtually anywhere. They've already cropped up in places like... read more April 2, 2015 by 

AeroVironment DC fast charger, part of West Coast Electric Highway  -  Centralia, WA

Electric Highway Now Covers Much Of WA, OR: Will CA Follow?

If you’ve been thinking of making a electric-car road trip, the Pacific Northwest is a good place for it. And a quick study of the ‘Electric Highway Map,’... read more March 20, 2015 by 

2015 Nissan Leaf

Public Electric-Car Charging: Business Models, Profits Still In Debate

Expanding the network of public charging stations makes driving an electric car far more convenient--and thus more attractive to more consumers. That's why carmakers... 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 


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