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

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 in traveling via the newly-completed network of Tesla Supercharger DC quick-charging stations. One of them would be that... read more

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2011 Nissan Leaf at quick-charging station

As Battery Cost Falls, Fast-Charging Becomes Key Electric-Car Issue

It's a given that the costs of batteries for electric cars will fall in the coming years. The industry hotly debates how much and how fast--after interviewing numerous auto... read more January 2, 2014 by 


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

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... read more December 12, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S in Mount Shasta, California, Nov 2013 [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla Model S Road Trip: 1,200 West Coast Electric-Car Miles

Once Tesla Motors built out its Supercharger network of quick-charging stations along Interstate 5, my wife and I decided to drive from our home in Sacramento to Portland in... read more December 11, 2013 by 


 
Electric-car charging information from BC Hydro, West Coast Green Highway, British Columbia, Canada

BC To Get Canada's First Electric-Car Fast-Charging Network

The West Coast "green highway" will expand from Oregon and Washington states into British Columbia, under a plan announced today that will site DC quick-charging stations for... read more October 31, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Supercharger fast-charging system for electric cars

Tesla Superchargers Now Allow San Diego-To-Vancouver Electric Car Trips

Can you drive from the Mexican border to the Canadian border for free? On Saturday, Tesla Model S drivers woke to find that radical idea was now a reality. Their cars' GPS... read more October 29, 2013 by 


 
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 


 
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