Fast Charging

 
How important is fast-charging to sell electric cars? Poll results

How important is fast-charging to sell electric cars? Poll results

Those unfamiliar with electric cars often don't know that several different types of battery charging exist. Overnight recharging at home can be done either with 120-volt household current or, for longer-range cars, with a 240-volt charging station installed by the car owner. Then there's DC fast... read more

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ChargePoint Express Plus modular DC fast-charging system for electric cars, launched at 2017 CES

ChargePoint launches Express Plus modular fast-charging hardware

It's an interesting moment to contemplate the future of DC fast charging for electric cars right now. Electric cars with 200 miles or more of range are starting to hit the... read more January 16, 2017 by


 
Tesla Supercharger stations at Harris Ranch, California, in April 2013  [photo: TeslaTap.com]

Tesla releases Supercharger electric-car fast-charge prices

Tesla announced in November that it would end free unlimited use of its Supercharger DC fast-charging stations. Now that the cutoff point for that perk has arrived, the... read more January 13, 2017 by


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

Musk ups Tesla Supercharger ante, teases 350-kw-plus charging

Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased a new generation of the company's unique DC fast-charging stations, suggesting that a future "version 3" Supercharger would deliver as much as 350... read more December 27, 2016 by


 
Old cabin near Twin Lakes, along Colorado's Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway

Colorado, Nevada, Utah to collaborate on electric-car charging network

Much of the U.S. innovation in electric-car incentives and infrastructure has come not from the federal government but from one or more states, especially California. With... read more December 23, 2016 by


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

Tesla to charge for Supercharger parking if charging is over, sometimes

Last Friday night, I arranged to meet my wife for dinner in Newburgh, New York, at a restaurant that has a Tesla Supercharger. Even though the battery in my Model S 85 was... read more December 19, 2016 by


 
Steve and Janet Wozniak with new 2016 Tesla Model S, December 2016  [source: Steve Wozniak Facebook]

Woz got a Tesla, not a Chevy Bolt EV: Supercharging may be why

In September, Chevy scored quite a publicity coup for its Bolt EV long-range electric car. The car's chief engineer, Josh Tavel, took a pre-production 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV... read more December 19, 2016 by


 
EVgo DC fast-charging site in Baker, California

EVgo breaks ground on DC fast-charging station prepared for up to 350 kW

Longer-range electric cars will add flexibility for drivers, but they will also require changes to charging infrastructure. More powerful DC fast-charging stations will be... read more December 15, 2016 by


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

Tesla to charge new buyers for Supercharging after Jan 1

A major perk for Tesla Model S and Model X owners has been free access to the carmaker's network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations. But after January 1, new Tesla... read more November 8, 2016 by


 
Porsche Mission E Concept  -  2015 Frankfurt Auto Show live photos

Porsche's 800-Volt fast charging for electric cars: why it matters

The future of electric cars for practical transportation relies to some degree on the future of DC fast charging, and how it develops over the next decade. As in other... read more October 28, 2016 by


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

Battle over VW's $2 billion fund for electric-car charging: sorting out the questions

Yesterday, federal judge Charles Breyer signed the final agreement committing Volkswagen to buy back or modify the 465,000 TDI 2.0-liter diesel vehicles that are the main... read more October 26, 2016 by


 
Quick Check convenience store with Tesla Superchargers under construction, Kingston, New York

Quick Chek convenience store tests Tesla Superchargers in NY's Hudson Valley

Not so long ago, gas stations and convenience stores seemed to be mutually exclusive businesses—you went to one, or you went to the other. Today, many convenience... read more October 21, 2016 by


 
Nissan Leaf electric car using DC fast-charging station at BP in Metrolina area of Charlotte, NC

Nissan partners with oil company for electric-car fast charging sites in Charlotte

It's one of the questions for future electric-car charging infrastructure: what about putting them at gas stations? On the one hand, drivers are used to going to gas... read more September 27, 2016 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf at evGo fast charger at Livingston Mall, Livingston, NJ   [photo: John Briggs]

Charging etiquette for electric-car drivers: what you need to know

As electric-car adoption expands past early adopters into more general buyers, it may be difficult for public charging infrastructure to grow as fast as the number of... read more September 27, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

2017 Chevy Bolt EV: here's what can go wrong for electric-car pioneer

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will be on dealership floors within several weeks, cementing its position as the first affordable 200-mile electric car. It will beat planned... read more September 22, 2016 by


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

When will electric-car DC fast-charging be available everywhere in the U.S.? Poll results

Energy infrastructure is key to any serious effort to make zero-emission vehicles practical for mass-market car buyers. The world has spent more than a century building an... read more September 1, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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