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

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 up during the Plug-In 2013 conference, held in San Diego last Monday through Thursday. Almost three years after the first... read more

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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  35


 
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


 
2013 Nissan Leaf, Nashville area test drive, April 2013

Nissan To Add Electric-Car Fast Charging At More Than 100 Dealers

While Nissan Leaf owners in Europe have enjoyed fast charging at Nissan dealerships for some time, the scheme has been slow to make its way to America. That's set to change... read more July 9, 2013 by  25


 
Tesla Supercharger obelisk

Tesla Strikes Deal To Open Superchargers At Five High-End Malls

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] and CBL & Associates Properties Inc. have struck a deal to put Tesla's fast-charging technology at five malls across the U.S. Five Supercharger... read more June 25, 2013 by  21


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

GM, BMW Complete Testing Of New CCS Quick-Charging Stations For Electric Cars

General Motors and BMW announced on Tuesday that they had jointly completed testing new quick-charging equipment for plug-in electric cars. The charging stations, cables, and... read more June 13, 2013 by  37


 
Silex Power's HyperCharging technology

Beyond Tesla's Superchargers Are .... Silex Hyperchargers ???

The word "hyper", when used as a prefix, is generally considered to be bigger and better than anything prefixed with "super". Hypermarkets and superstores, for example. Or... read more June 7, 2013 by  15


 
Elon Musk signs new 2013 Tesla Model S at Tesla Store opening, Austin, Texas [photo: John Griswell]

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Will Drive Electric Model S From LA To NY

The problem with battery electric cars is that you can't take them on long trips, because they take so long to recharge. Or so goes the common wisdom, anyhow. Would a trip... read more June 7, 2013 by  20


 
Tesla Supercharger fast-charging system for electric cars

Does Tesla Motors Really Want To Be Chevron, Rather Than Ford?

It's been a great few months for Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA]. The company's flagship product attracted a near best-ever rating from Consumer Reports to add to its trophy... read more June 3, 2013 by  23


 
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