ChaDeMo quick-charge standard

What electric-car charging will satisfy a mass market? Twitter poll results

What electric-car charging will satisfy a mass market? Twitter poll results

One of the obvious challenges of even the latest electric cars is that you can't drive them coast-to-coast as quickly as you can gasoline cars. It's far from impossible to do such a trip—especially if you own a Tesla and can use the company's DC fast-charging Supercharger network—but it... read more

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2015 Nissan Leaf

Electric car charging: the basics you need to know (updated)

The number of plug-in electric cars on North American roads grows every year, and with them come new buyers. Each new electric-car driver will have a few things to learn, so... read more April 27, 2017 by

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevy Bolt EV, Hyundai Ioniq show slow, confusing state of 'fast' charging today

When you drive into a U.S. gas station to pump gas, every pump works exactly the same way. The only choice to make is which grade of gasoline you want. If you want diesel... read more March 10, 2017 by

ChargePoint Express Plus modular DC fast-charging system for electric cars, launched at 2017 CES

ChargePoint launches Express Plus modular fast-charging hardware

It's an interesting moment to contemplate the future of DC fast charging for electric cars right now. Electric cars with 200 miles or more of range are starting to hit the... read more January 16, 2017 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

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

2014 BMW i3 REx fast-charging at Chargepoint site, June 2016  [photo: Tom Moloughney]

How to use $2 billion VW diesel fine for electric-car charging: advocate offers advice

The Volkswagen diesel emission scandal erupted last September, when the EPA formally issued a Notice of Violation to one of the world's three largest automakers for willfully... read more July 5, 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

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid  [photo: Gary Renick, Twin Cities region]

Volvo throws its weight behind CCS quick-charging standard for electric cars

Every electric car sold in the U.S. except Tesla uses the same 240-Volt charging socket for overnight or public charging that takes a few hours. But three different and... read more March 16, 2016 by

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid, 2012 Paris Motor Show

2017 Mitsubishi Plug-In Hybrid To Lose Quick-Charging Port In U.S.

The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid crossover will finally arrive in the U.S. later this year. After many delays, the plug-in crossover is expected to hit showrooms this... read more January 11, 2016 by

BMW and Nissan electric car fast-charging station

Nissan, BMW Partner To Provide More Fast-Charging For Electric Cars

Many automakers are working to add public DC fast-charging stations for their electric cars. But not all stations can be used by all cars. In fact, there are currently three... read more December 22, 2015 by

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

Where Are Electric-Car DC Fast-Charging Stations? Depends On The Car

There are currently three standards in use for electric-car DC fast charging. The CHAdeMo standard is used by the Nissan Leaf, as well as the low-volume Mitsubishi i-MiEV and... read more October 30, 2015 by

NRG eVgo electric-car charging station

Buying An Electric Car: Why Charging Rate, DC Quick-Charging Matter

We all know how to compare horsepower, acceleration, and gas mileage. Practical car buyers know to look at cargo volume, too. But when it comes to buying your first electric... read more October 14, 2015 by

2016 Kia Soul EV

2016 Kia Soul EV To Go On Sale In Oregon, Washington; Some Dealers Get DC Quick Charging

The rollout of the well-received Kia Soul EV electric car is now continuing in states outside California. The electric tall wagon went on sale in the Golden State late last... read more July 9, 2015 by

Sacramento Municipal Utility District electric car DC fast-charging site, Jun 2015  [George Parrott]

Price Of Electric-Car DC Fast Charging Varies: Sacramento A Test Case

While fast charging for electric cars is still nonexistent--or just starting to roll out--across much of the country, California leads the way. And the state capital of... read more June 19, 2015 by



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