charging infrastructure

 
GM, EVgo to build Chevy Bolt EV fast-charging network, for Maven drivers only

GM, EVgo to build Chevy Bolt EV fast-charging network, for Maven drivers only

General Motors has consistently declined to fund public charging stations that increase the utility and long-distance potential of the electric cars it sells. The company said firmly two years ago it had no intention of spending money on a charging network, a stance that distinguished GM from BMW... read more

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Nissan Leaf electric car at EVgo DC fast-charging station

EVgo simplifies, cuts electric-car fast charging prices nationwide

Over the next three years, numerous long-range electric cars will come to market at prices below $40,000. That will expand the pool of potential buyers to those interested in... read more March 1, 2018 by


 
Tesla destination charging station in Bodie, California    [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla offers some employers at-work charging stations, for its cars only

Today, most people charge their electric cars at home, overnight. That's much harder for residents of multiple dwellings or those without dedicated off-street parking... read more February 23, 2018 by


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

EVgo, Chargepoint annual reports show growth in electric-car charging

Seven years and almost 800,000 cars after the first modern electric cars went on sale, there's still a lot wrong with the national charging infrastructure in the U.S. There's... read more February 15, 2018 by


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

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... read more February 7, 2018 by


 
2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid charging at office park, Santa Cruz, California, Dec 2017

US climate action requires electric cars; utilities doing their part already

The subject of carbon dioxide emissions is hardly a simple one, especially when it comes to electric cars. They may not have tailpipes, but the electricity generated in order... read more January 30, 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


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV being charged outside Go Forth electric-car showroom, Portland   [photo: Forth]

GM suggests Congress fund EV charging, Toyota asks for hydrogen fueling support

It's now abundantly clear that Tesla has created the roadmap on how to build a widespread DC fast-charging network that lets electric-car drivers travel long distances, even... read more January 30, 2018 by


 
2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid charging at ChargePoint station, Santa Cruz, California, Dec 2017

What's the right ratio of public charging stations to plug-in electric cars sold?

Electric vehicles still make up just a tiny slice of the vehicles on the road across the United States. Still, with impending regulations and more longer-range electric... read more January 25, 2018 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf, Denver, Colorado, Mar 2016  [photo: owner Andrew Ganz]

Colorado moves to put more electric cars onto state roads faster

A state at the forefront of U.S. electric-vehicle adoption has set an ambitious goal of nearly 1 million plug-in electric cars on its roads by 2030. Colorado, which counted... read more January 25, 2018 by


 
2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid charging at Crevier BMW, Santa Ana, California, Dec 2017

PG&E launches program to install 7,500 electric-car charging stations in California

Finding a charging station will soon get a lot easier—at least in California. America's largest electric-vehicle market will see a significant boost in the number of... read more January 22, 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


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV being charged outside Go Forth electric-car showroom, Portland   [photo: Forth]

Mainstream media on electric cars: more thoughtful on their growth

As with any innovation, coverage of plug-in electric cars by mainstream media has been, shall we say, variable. Seven years after the first Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt... read more January 5, 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


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV being charged outside Go Forth electric-car showroom, Portland   [photo: Forth]

No, electric cars (still) aren't crashing the grid. Again.

Remember all those brownouts we experienced last week because everyone plugged in their electric cars? No? Oh right, that didn't happen. It still isn't happening. And it's... read more January 3, 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


 

 
 

 
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