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BMW i3 Electric Car Owners To Get Free DC Fast Charging Through 2015

BMW i3 Electric Car Owners To Get Free DC Fast Charging Through 2015

Buyers of the 2014 BMW i3 electric car will soon get more charging options. At least, they will if they live in California. The German carmaker is partnering with the NRG eVgo charging network to offer free DC fast charging through 2015 at NRG's "Freedom Station" public charging sites in the Golden... read more

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Beijing smog

Beijing Angles For More EVs: 1,000 Fast Chargers, Wiring Mandate For Buildings

The Chinese government is working hard to encourage the mass adoption of electric cars, but those cars will never catch on if there's no place to charge them. The city... read more July 3, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf using CHAdeMO fast-charger

Nissan's DC Quick-Charging Stations: 630 CHAdeMO Sites Live Today

While most electric cars get charged overnight for most of their miles, the growing number of DC fast-charging sites enable longer trips when necessary. But those quick... read more June 29, 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 


 
2013 Tesla Model S at Supercharger station on NY-to-FL road trip [photo: David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S: New Northeastern Superchargers Now Live

As the owner of a Tesla Model S in New York's Hudson Valley, I've long lamented the puzzling dearth of Superchargers in the Northeastern U.S. But in the last few weeks, the... read more May 13, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Supercharger fast-charging system for electric cars

Tesla's 100th Supercharger Electric-Car Charging Site Now Open

The audacious plan by electric-car maker Tesla Motors to install its own network of free, high-speed charging stations for owners of Tesla cars is starting to pay off. This... read more April 22, 2014 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf

Does Quick Charging Hurt Battery Life? Total Miles Are More Important

Some electric car makers, notably Nissan with its Leaf, make recommendations that owners don't charge too frequently using quick-charging stations. The belief is that the... read more March 19, 2014 by 


 
Dignitaries at Electric Highway charging station site in Bellingham, WA; photo: Washington State DoT

Fees Start April 1 On WA Electric Highway: Same Price As Gas?

All good things must come to an end--and it seems that applies to free DC quick-charging for electric cars along the Northwest's innovative Electric Highway. For the past... read more February 19, 2014 by 


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

Life With Tesla Model S: NY-FL Supercharger Road Trip, Returning

Last week, in the middle of a prolonged and depressing stretch of winter weather in New York's Hudson Valley, I decided I had to get the hell out. Time for a road trip to a... read more February 12, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf using CHAdeMO fast-charger

Electric-Car Fast-Charging Networks: Nissan CHAdeMO Vs Tesla Supercharger

It's easy to forget how young the current electric vehicle market is. Of the cars on sale today, none were launched before 2010. It's easy too to forget how at that time, a... read more February 11, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors Supercharger Network In 2015  -  released May 2013

Tesla Patents Prepare For Common Cross-Country Electric-Car Travel Via Supercharger

This past week–almost exactly 500 days after Tesla Motors announced the first six stations in its Supercharger network–a father-daughter team in a Tesla Model S... read more February 11, 2014 by 


 
Reception at Tesla Store in New York Ciy following cross-country road trip in Model S electric cars

Tesla Celebrates LA-To-NYC Cross-Country Road Trip In Style

A jubilant team of Tesla employees celebrated their record-breaking cross-country road trip at the Manhattan Tesla Store last Sunday. And for having spent 76 hours either... read more February 4, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S at Supercharger station on NY-to-FL road trip [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S: NY-To-FL Trip, Day 4, Florida Destination--Made It!

The final segment of my New York-to-Florida electric-car road trip, made possible through Tesla's new network of Supercharger stations along the East Coast, provided what I'd... read more January 30, 2014 by 


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

Tesla Model S: NY-To-FL Trip, Day 3, South Carolina To Florida

The third day of my New York-to-Florida electric-car road trip, using the newly completed string of Supercharger stations along the East Coast, brought me almost to my... read more January 29, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan [photo by owner David Noland]

Tesla Model S: NY-To-FL Trip, From Home To South Carolina

So far, the New York-to-Florida electric-car road trip in my 2013 Tesla Model S is progressing pretty much according to plan. That's not to say I haven't learned a few things... read more January 28, 2014 by 


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

Tesla Model S NY-To-FL Winter Getaway, Via Supercharger

It's late January in upstate New York: 8 degrees F, with cloudy, light snow drifting down. The long-range forecast predicts non-stop sub-freezing temperatures for the next... read more January 26, 2014 by 


 
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