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Life With Tesla Model S East-Coast Road Trip: Freeze In Slow Lane, Or Languish At Nissan Dealers?

Life With Tesla Model S East-Coast Road Trip: Freeze In Slow Lane, Or Languish At Nissan Dealers?

After reading George Parrott's article yesterday about his effortless 1,200-mile West Coast road trip along Tesla's Supercharger Highway, I have only one thing to say. "George, you lucky bastard." You see, I too recently made a 1,200-mile journey in my Tesla Model S. And it wasn't quite so... read more

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Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

Should Public Quick-Charging Be A Marketing Cost For Businesses?

Every so often, stories appear about new networks of charging stations for electric cars that have just opened. But if there's no business model to support public charging... read more October 14, 2013 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf at quick-charging station

Nissan Offers $15,000 For New Electric-Car Quick Chargers By Dec 31

With the long-term business model for public charging stations increasingly unclear, at least one carmaker beyond Tesla is boosting its efforts to promote the rollout of... read more October 11, 2013 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf plugged into an EVgo quick-charging station, Texas

Is There Any Business Model For Public Electric-Car Charging? Plug-In 2013 Report

Suppose there's no way for businesses to make money on public electric-car charging stations--even with DC quick-charging? Then what? That was one sobering question that came... read more October 7, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Model S

Quick-Charging Two In One: Tesla To Offer $1,000 CHAdeMO Adaptor For Electric Cars

Sometimes, going it alone is tough. While Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] hopes to blanket the country with its own network of Supercharger electric car quick-charging stations... read more October 7, 2013 by 


 
Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

First CCS Electric-Car Fast-Charging Station Opens In San Diego

Well, the Combined Charging Standard has finally arrived. The first public electric-car charging station to offer quick-charging using the CCS plug--also known as "SAE... read more October 4, 2013 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf at quick-charging station

New Gas Stations Must Have Quick Charging Or Other Alt Fuels, Canadian City Says

Where should you put public charging stations for electric cars? Local businesses and governments and urban planners all over the country are grappling with that question... read more September 19, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Supercharger fast-charging system for electric cars

Tesla Scrambling To Meet Supercharger Installation Deadline

Last spring, a map on Tesla's website promised that 18 new "Superchargers"--the ultra-fast charging stations for its Model S electric luxury car--would be activated around... read more September 10, 2013 by 


 
Bi-directional fast chargers used at Fort Carson, Colorado (Burns & McDonnell)

Who's All Excited About Quick Charging? That'd Be The U.S. Military

In theory, the silence of electric vehicles makes them perfect for military use. What better for covert operations than a vehicle that generates very little noise? The... read more September 5, 2013 by 


 
ECOtality DC fast charger  -  Portland, OR

100 Times More Electric Car Fast Chargers By 2020?

Struggling to find a rapid charging station for your electric car could be a thing of the past by 2020, says a new study--as the number of quick chargers worldwide will... read more August 29, 2013 by 


 
SAE Combo connector in 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV prototype, Sausalito, CA, Nov 2012

CA To Get Dual-Standard DC Quick-Charging For Electric Cars

Charging stations rolling out across California will soon be compatible not only with existing CHAdeMO connections, but with newer SAE Combo connectors too. The Sacramento... read more August 26, 2013 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf (Japanese trim)

Nissan, Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi To Install Charging Stations In Japan

Several Japanese automakers have announced a joint project to install charging stations across their home country. Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mitsubishi will work with each... read more July 29, 2013 by  3


 
Polar Charging Post and Nissan Leaf

Fast Chargers Proliferate For Nissan Leafs, New Etiquette Issue Arises

You'll often see an "80 percent" metric used when discussing electric car charging at a fast charger. There's a very good reason for this: While that first 80 percent may fly... read more July 17, 2013 by  27


 
2012 Chevrolt Volt Gas Station Advert

Is Electricity 'Fuel'? Dutch Gas Stations Sue To Stop Electric-Car Charging

Remember all that stuff we said recently about The Netherlands being a haven for electric vehicles? Maybe knock a few degrees of conviction off that statement, as it seems... read more July 11, 2013 by  36


 
Blink EV charging point at IKEA store

Blink Tests Different Pricing Models For Fast Charging Electric Cars

It's still early days for public electric car charging, with new stations springing up all the time and various networks handling the responsibilty of hosting stations. One... read more July 11, 2013 by  40


 
ABB Group's 'Fastned' fast charging stations

Holland To Have World's Largest Electric-Car Fast-Charging Network

With the rate at which automakers are releasing new plug-in vehicles, the "chicken and egg" issue of whether cars or public charging points or the cars should debut first is... read more July 10, 2013 by  13


 
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