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Homeowners Board Adds Markup To Chevy Volt Charging: Owner Balks, Power Cut Off

Homeowners Board Adds Markup To Chevy Volt Charging: Owner Balks, Power Cut Off

Home charging is a necessity for many electric-car owners, but charging-station installations are sometimes met with stiff opposition from homeowner associations. Perhaps stemming from unfamiliarity with the low cost of electricity and plug-in cars in general, the associations (HOAs) often assume... read more

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Schneider EVlink 30 Amp Generation 2.5 240-Volt Level 2 charging station for plug-in electric cars

Electric-Car Charging Station Prices Fall: 30 Amps For $500 (Through Sep 30)

When plug-in electric cars came on the market less than four years ago, the first 240-Volt home charging stations carried four-figure price tags. Now a handful of models cost... read more September 2, 2014 by 


 
GE WattStation Electric Car Charging Station

In CA, Renters Can Now Install Electric-Car Charging Stations

For many drivers, a home charging station is necessary to make electric-car ownership feasible. For people who don't own a home in which to install a charging station, that... read more August 29, 2014 by 


 
Ford Fusion Energi charging.

Plug-In Electric Cars: How To Buy A Second Charging Cable

If you own a plug-in electric car, what's the best (and cheapest) way to get a second charging cable to supplement the one that came with your vehicle? Turns out there are... read more July 28, 2014 by 


 
BMW Smart Charging App for i3 and i8

BMW Smartphone App Helps Cut Home Electric Car Charging Costs

Unless you're a Tesla owner with access to free Supercharger fast charging stations, there's no better place to charge your electric car than at home. Pick the right... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
Photovoltaic solar panels on roof of Honda Smart Home at UC-Davis, California

Honda Opens Demonstration Smart Home, With Fit EV Electric Car In Garage

Most of us think "Honda" and bring up economy cars, perhaps lawnmowers, or even portable generators. Complete houses aren't usually on the list. Yesterday, though, the... read more March 26, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Drivers Can Opt For Solar Charging Service

BMW's first full-scale production electric car isn't a vehicle done by half measures. It's uniquely styled, features high-tech carbon fiber reinforced plastic construction... read more November 18, 2013 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevy Volt, with charging station visible; photo by George Parrott

Palo Alto To Require Electric-Car Charger Wiring In New Homes

With most electric-car charging today taking place in the garages of private homes, installing a home charging station can pose a hurdle to potential buyers. Now Palo Alto... read more September 27, 2013 by 


 
Chevy Volt recharging on the street in Cambridge, MA   [photos: John C. Briggs]

Electric-Car Drivers Charge Anywhere; Check Out These Photos!

Plugging in your electric car to recharge the battery is simple if you have your own garage, carport, or driveway. If you park on the street, it's a little harder; there just... read more September 6, 2013 by 


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Electric Cars Vs. Solar Panels: Which One's The Gateway Drug?

Among the 100,000 or so U.S. drivers with plug-in electric cars, it's widely noted that a lot of them charge their cars using photovoltaic solar arrays. But which comes... read more June 4, 2013 by  64


 
2013 Nissan Leaf (Japanese trim)

Home Depot To Refund Taxes To Electric-Car Charging Station Buyers

Many states offer discounts, rebates, and other incentives for the purchase of infrastructure improvements that encourage electric-car ownership. Washington is one such... read more May 20, 2013 by  4


 
2013 Renault Zoe electric car

Renault UK Offers Free Charging Stations With Zoe Electric Car

Renault's absence from North America means the Zoe electric car won't be reaching U.S. shores any time soon. And that's kind of a shame. It's about as chic as you'd expect... read more March 25, 2013 by  4


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt plugged into Coulomb Technologies 240V wall charging unit

EV Project Tells Us How Drivers Use Electric Cars

Just how do electric car owners use their cars? It's the question everyone is trying to answer, as it could shape how electric cars of the future are developed. Virtually... read more March 13, 2013 by  16


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt plugged into Coulomb Technologies 240V wall charging unit

More Electric-Car Owners Install Home Charging Stations

More than anything else, one of the most appealing things about electric cars is being able to sit inside, every morning before going to work, to see a full battery gauge... read more February 18, 2013 by  11


 
U.S. Capitol at dusk

Reminder: Tax Credit For Electric-Car Charging Station Is Back

As part of the recent fiscal cliff deal passed by Congress, many green energy programs saw renewed focus and deadline extensions, allowing people to benefit from them for a... read more January 18, 2013 by  1


 
Ford's MyEnergi Lifestyle guide

Ford: Drive Our Cars, Buy Green Appliances--And Kiss Texas, California, and New York Goodbye

The average household in America consumes more than 11,000 kWh of electricity per year, much of it during certain peak daytime hours. Many utility companies benefit from this... read more January 8, 2013 by  12


 
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