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

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 advertised. Owners have found that the car's electronic management software dials back charging speeds with each successive fast... read more

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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


 
Allego 175 kw Ultra-E Charging Station in Germany

Europe takes the lead in very fast electric-car charging

Europeans will soon have the opportunity to enjoy quiet, emission-free, long-distance motoring with far shorter charge times when driving electric cars along Germany's... read more January 2, 2018 by


 
Fisker EMotion

Before Fisker EMotion luxury electric sedan debut, founder touts future solid-state battery

As they say, it's what's inside that counts. That's doubly so for Fisker, Inc., the second auto company founded by famed automotive designer Henrik Fisker. The first declared... read more January 2, 2018 by


 
Tacita electric-motorcycle lineup

Electric motorcycle news: Tacita Electric Cruiser, Energica, KTM, Alta, DigiNow fast charging

New electric motorcycles have recently come onto the market, powered by new technologies in batteries, motors, and charging that make them more capable than their... read more November 29, 2017 by


 
Amazon patent for mobile drone electric car charging

How to recharge an electric car in the middle of nowhere: Amazon drone?

Amazon, once a humble bookseller, now dips its toes into numerous technology realms. Its next potential act? Perhaps it will be drones that can charge electric cars on the... read more November 10, 2017 by


 
Frame from man-on-the-street interviews on electricity, utilities by E-Source LLC, 2011  [YouTube]

People have no idea what electricity is or how it works (video)

Everyone knows what a gallon of gasoline is, or what they paid the last time they put fuel in their car. But trying asking your friends, relatives, and neighbors how much... read more October 27, 2017 by


 
Toshiba SCiB battery cell

Toshiba claims 6-minute recharge for new electric-car battery cell

Electric cars pale in comparison to gasoline or diesel-powered cars when it comes to the time presently required to add energy for more driving distance. Although automakers... read more October 19, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW 530e iPerformance wireless charging

Wireless charging or plugs for electric cars? Take our Twitter poll

Ask an electric-car owner how long it takes to charge the car, and you may get an answer you didn't expect. "Oh, five or 10 seconds," is a common response from experienced... read more October 5, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Electric cars in UK cleaner than best diesels in summer, not yet in winter

Although electric cars do not emit exhaust, it's widely recognized that the electricity to charge their batteries often still comes from fossil fuels. This has led to the... read more September 11, 2017 by


 
Tesla charging port in the United Kingdom

How Teslas charge in US and UK: similarities and differences

It's well-known that electrical outlets in the United States and elsewhere vary, but it also makes for somewhat different charging experiences with the Tesla Model S. In... read more August 28, 2017 by


 
Plug'n Drive Education Center Toronto

Electric-car discovery, education centers are now a thing

Breaking with routine and tradition is never easy, especially when it comes to buying, owning, and operating a vehicle powered by an internal-combustion engine. Around the... read more August 10, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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