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Hyundai and Kia reveal solar roof tech for electric cars—or gasoline ones

Hyundai and Kia reveal solar roof tech for electric cars—or gasoline ones

As solar cells get more efficient, powerful panels can fit on smaller areas. For those looking to use renewable energy for transportation, that means solar panels can now move from home rooftops used to power car chargers to cars themselves. In Korea on Wednesday, Hyundai and Kia revealed some... read more

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Audi e-tron GT prototype teaser

Report: Audi e-tron GT electric sport coupe will fast-charge in 12 minutes

Audi revealed last month that its e-tron GT, which is described as a “highly dynamic coupe,” will make its debut at the Los Angeles auto show in November... read more October 9, 2018 by


 
Electric vehicle parking by Flickr user aaron_anderer, used under Creative Commons license

Illegal parking in charging spots: The culprit? Electric cars

A whole Hatfields and McCoys culture has grown up around parking in electric-car charging spaces, with electric-car drivers who need juice facing off against conventional... read more September 27, 2018 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt charging at Electrify America 350 kw charger at Home Depot in Chicopee, Mass.

Twitter poll results: How often do you encounter a public electric-car charger that is out of order?

Earlier this summer, we began investigating our Twitter followers' experiences with public electric-car chargers in our weekly polls. In June, we learned that more electric... read more August 15, 2018 by


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

ChargePoint invests in commercial charging for buses, delivery vans, taxis

After opposing the settlement over diesel emissions cheating that led VW to spend $2 billion building out a nationwide network of fast chargers, and suing one of Electrify... read more June 28, 2018 by


 
Mockup of Chargeway dealership kiosk to explain charging to electric-car shoppers, June 2018

Why Chargeway matters: making EV charging comprehensible for buyers, dealers, utilities, networks

Ask anyone what kind of fuel their next car will take, and you'll likely get one of three answers: regular, premium, or diesel. Ask that same person what kind of charging an... read more June 18, 2018 by


 
Electrify America 350 kw chargers at Home Depot in Chicopee, Mass.

Northeast states band together to direct charging infrastructure

It sometimes seems as if everyone who buys an electric car lives in California. That's especially true from the perspective of officials in the Northeast, who have signed on... read more May 16, 2018 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf with EVgo fast charger at NJ Turnpike Molly Pitcher travel plaza, Feb 2018

2018 Nissan Leaf electric car: Is there a fast-charging problem?

As Tesla has shown, not all fast charging is created equal. Now owners of the new 2018 Nissan Leaf are complaining that the car's "fast" charging is not always as fast as... read more April 6, 2018 by


 
Traffic in China

China plans to standardize electric-car tech nationally to expand its global lead

Sales of plug-in electric vehicles in China were almost four times those in the U.S. last year, and the gap is expected to widen this year. The world's largest car market is... read more April 2, 2018 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car at EVgo fast-charging station, Newport Centre, Jersey City, NJ

Beverly Hills bans plug-in hybrids from public charging stations

Well, that's ... interesting. The city of Beverly Hills, California, has issued new regulations for parking and electric-car charging. As of Monday, April 2, only... read more March 29, 2018 by


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

If you own an electric car, what's your at-home charging from? Twitter poll results

Over the years, we've noted the paucity of solid data on the intersection of home solar energy and driving plug-in electric cars. A California-only study from 2012 still gets... read more March 8, 2018 by


 
Photovoltaic solar panel installation on house, Fremont, California   [image: Shiva Singh]

If you own an electric car, what's your at-home charging source? Take our Twitter poll

Drivers who buy an electric car that plugs into the power grid to recharge the battery often start to consider the source of their energy. A 2012 analysis from California, in... read more February 27, 2018 by


 
Blink network  -  charging by the kWh

Blink charging-station network hits up users to buy shares (updated)

It's not unheard of for the fans of well-loved brands—e.g. Tesla—to decide to buy shares in the company. It's somewhat less common for companies to reach out to... read more February 4, 2018 by


 
Nissan Leaf in Scotland

Scotland power boss: Peak charging could cause grid problems

Vastly greater numbers of electric cars on United Kingdom roads could pose problems for the power supplies used to recharge them—if, that is, they all plug in during... read more January 30, 2018 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Vacaville, California, before expansion    [photo: George Parrott]

California leads US in electric-car use, planning: here's what others can learn

Electric-car leadership isn't only about getting the vehicles on the roads. Charging infrastructure, tax incentives, and a passionate fan base for cars that plug in are all... read more January 10, 2018 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric (European spec), 2016 Geneva Motor Show

South Korea to standardize on CCS fast-charging standard used by US, German makers

Buyers of electric vehicles in South Korea won't need to consider the pros and cons of charging standards in the near future. The South Korean Agency for Technology and... read more January 4, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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