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

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 electric vehicles on the road. Here in the U.S., every month roughly 10,000 new plug-in vehicles are sold or leased—and that... read more

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Nissan Leaf electric cars used by Seattle traffic enforcement department.

Electric Police Cars? Seattle Uses Nissan Leafs For Traffic Enforcement

They may not have the most intimidating presence, but electric cars can play an important role in law enforcement. Police vehicles spend a lot of time idling or negotiating... read more April 17, 2015 by

EV parking sign, Portland OR

Gas Cars Parked In One Electric-Car Spot Earn Raleigh $27,000 A Year

The problem of gasoline cars parking in spaces reserved for plug-in electric cars to recharge at is nothing new. It's known as "ICE-ing," referring to cars with internal... read more December 25, 2014 by

Calle de Alcalá in Madrid, Spain (photo by Antonio García Rodríguez)

Gas-Guzzlers Now Pay More To Park In Madrid

European cities aren't always that easy to navigate when you're in a car. They twist and turn through narrow, busy streets constrained by the topography and architecture... read more July 6, 2014 by

Sun Country Highway electric-car charging station, Burnaby, BC, Canada [photo: Matthew Klippenstein]

Need An 'Electric Vehicles Only' Parking Sign? Sun Country Can Help

No one wants to get ICEed. That's when a non-electric car--one with an internal combustion engine, or ICE--blocks a parking space that has a charging station, thus preventing... read more January 21, 2014 by

Hyundai ix35 (Tucson) gasoline car parked in electric-car charging spot, Oxford Services, U.K.

When "Electric" Doesn't Qualify You To Use Electric-Car Parking

There it is, parked right in the space reserved for electric-car charging: a Hyundai Tucson. Which runs solely on gasoline. But wait! There's a badge on the back. Right under... read more July 12, 2013 by 17

Parking lot

Sustainable Parking Helps Cities Cut Emissions, Boost Efficiency

We've all been there: Whether the night before a major holiday, a Saturday at the local mall or in a busy area of town, finding a parking space can sometimes take an age... read more July 8, 2013 by 7

Cars parked diagonally along parking meters, Omaha, Nebraska, 1938 (via Wikimedia)

Parking Apps Proliferate, But Can They Solve The Problem Of Traffic Congestion?

Yesterday, we received a press release from a company called Pango, which makes an app that allows motorists to pay for on-street parking. (The company's demo video is... read more May 29, 2013 by 0

EV parking sign, Portland OR

Park A Regular Car In Electric-Car Space? In WA, It'll Cost Ya: $124

They call it being ICEd--the practice of Internal Combustion Engine vehicles parking in spaces set aside for electric cars. It's the bane of many an electric vehicle owner's... read more April 15, 2013 by 9

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Electric Lamborghini? Nope, Just A Rich Guy Who Can't Read

Plenty of supercar makers are getting in on the electric car act, these days. Porsche, Ferrari and McLaren all have hybrids and plug-in hybrids on the way--McLaren's was... read more February 22, 2013 by 8

Parking lot

NYC To Get 10,000 Electric-Car Charging Parking Spaces?

New York City could be about to make a major step towards increasing electric car adoption in the city. NTC Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants a fifth of all new parking spaces to... read more February 15, 2013 by 8

Blink notices for electric-car owners to use if charging-station parking spots are taken by gas cars

Electric-Car Owners: Gas Car In Your Space? Use This Notice!

It's called in shorthand "being ICEd," meaning that an Internal-Combustion Engined car has parked in a space reserved for plug-in electric cars. What to do about it is the... read more October 26, 2012 by 29

EV parking sign, Portland OR

Been ICEd? Gas Cars Parking In Electric-Car Charging Spots (Video)

If you drive an electric car, it's nice to know that if you're making a trip to the mall or a regular spot that you can charge up your car while you're running errands. Well... read more August 7, 2012 by 36

Handicapped parking space Shares Room With Electric Car Charging Station

Parking, Charging Your Electric Car? Read The Signs First

You know the score: you’re running late for a meeting, dinner date or flight, and need to find somewhere to charge your electric car while you’re gone. So you... read more July 12, 2012 by 11

Filling up the Mini E at the gas station; photo, Michael Thwaite

Electric Car Charging Stations Replaces Gas Station: Is This A First?

We’ve often heard people muse that electric car charging stations need to be as ubiquitous as the humble gas station. In fact, we’ve even encountered rare... read more April 19, 2012 by 15

Local Cop Misuses Orlando Electric Car Charging Station

Police Spotted In Electric Car Charging Space: Nobody Charged

Many town and city councils across the U.S. are introducing legislation to enable electric car owners to park for free as a way of encouraging more people to make the switch... read more October 21, 2011 by 2


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