Tesla Supercharger

 
Tesla now tells electric cars about charger status en route

Tesla now tells electric cars about charger status en route

Unlike most automakers, Tesla doesn't schedule redesigns, updates, and new features for its cars to coincide with traditional model years. Aided by the fact that most of its new features are software-related, Tesla takes a more flexible approach. Many new features are pushed to its electric cars... read more

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2013 Tesla Model S at Supercharger station on NY-to-FL road trip [photo: David Noland]

Tesla to charge for Supercharger parking if charging is over, sometimes

Last Friday night, I arranged to meet my wife for dinner in Newburgh, New York, at a restaurant that has a Tesla Supercharger. Even though the battery in my Model S 85 was... read more December 19, 2016 by


 
Steve and Janet Wozniak with new 2016 Tesla Model S, December 2016  [source: Steve Wozniak Facebook]

Woz got a Tesla, not a Chevy Bolt EV: Supercharging may be why

In September, Chevy scored quite a publicity coup for its Bolt EV long-range electric car. The car's chief engineer, Josh Tavel, took a pre-production 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV... read more December 19, 2016 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Dorno, Italy, photo by problemidiricarica.wordpress.com/

BMW, Ford, Mercedes, VW Group to build electric-car fast-charging network in Europe

With a slew of 200-mile electric cars planned for 2018 and later, the question of how their drivers will be able to make long-distance trips is coming to the fore in a big... read more November 30, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S at Supercharger site in Ventura, CA, with just one slot open  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla to charge new buyers for Supercharging after Jan 1

A major perk for Tesla Model S and Model X owners has been free access to the carmaker's network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations. But after January 1, new Tesla... read more November 8, 2016 by


 
Porsche Mission E Concept  -  2015 Frankfurt Auto Show live photos

Porsche's 800-Volt fast charging for electric cars: why it matters

The future of electric cars for practical transportation relies to some degree on the future of DC fast charging, and how it develops over the next decade. As in other... read more October 28, 2016 by


 
Quick Check convenience store with Tesla Superchargers under construction, Kingston, New York

Quick Chek convenience store tests Tesla Superchargers in NY's Hudson Valley

Not so long ago, gas stations and convenience stores seemed to be mutually exclusive businesses—you went to one, or you went to the other. Today, many convenience... read more October 21, 2016 by


 
DC fast-charging site in Nebbenes, Norway [photo: Norsk elbilforening]

World's largest fast-charging site opens in Norway: 28 electric cars can charge, all standards included

Norway has once again proven to be the friendliest place in the world for electric cars. The country where plug-in cars make up a higher proportion of new-car sales than any... read more September 2, 2016 by


 
BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf electric cars using Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charging

When will electric-car DC fast-charging be available everywhere in the U.S.? Poll results

Energy infrastructure is key to any serious effort to make zero-emission vehicles practical for mass-market car buyers. The world has spent more than a century building an... read more September 1, 2016 by


 
Tesla Supercharger stations at Harris Ranch, California, in April 2013  [photo: TeslaTap.com]

How Tesla may charge Model 3 owners for Supercharger access: credit-card accounts

We already know that Tesla Model 3 owners may not get to use the company's network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations for free. Unlike the pricier Model S and Model X... read more August 31, 2016 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Newburgh, New York, up and running - June 2015

Tesla boosts Supercharger electric-car charging rate to 145 kw

By now, the Tesla Supercharger network has provided a superb case study showing the importance of a comprehensive nationwide network of DC fast-charging sites to make... read more July 28, 2016 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Dorno, Italy, photo by problemidiricarica.wordpress.com/

Would you recharge your Tesla electric car at a gas station?

What if gas stations offered cars more than just gasoline or diesel fuel? Tesla continues to expand its network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations, and that means... read more June 29, 2016 by


 
DC fast charging 2015 Kia Soul EV

CHAdeMO DC fast-charging to run at up to 150 kilowatts, starting in 2017

As more longer-range electric vehicles go on sale, the charging infrastructure that supports them will need to adapt to bigger batteries. When it comes to DC fast charging... read more June 7, 2016 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Newburgh, New York, up and running - June 2015

Tesla Model 3 owners will pay to use Superchargers, cost TBD

In the beginning, the use of Tesla's nascent network of Supercharger DC fast-charging sites wasn't going to be free. Not for owners of the less-expensive Model S 40 and 60... read more June 2, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Mirai  -  Quick Drive  -  Portland, July 2015  [photo: Doug Berger]

Toyota Mirai seeks to reclaim green image from Tesla, sans Supercharger network

Since launching in Japan in 1997, the Toyota Prius hybrid has imbued its maker with a strong green image. The Prius has become Toyota's signature model, and helped the... read more May 16, 2016 by


 
Liquid-cooled Tesla Supercharger cable

Tesla to promote Chinese national electric-car charging standard

To date, Tesla Motors has offered its buyers the company's Supercharger DC fast-charging standard, which presently charges more quickly than the CHAdeMO or Combined Charging... read more May 11, 2016 by


 

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