charging infrastructure

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

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 fly. The online retailer and technology company filed an application to patent a drone specifically built for electric-car... read more

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Tesla Supercharger for city centers

Tesla Model 3 fast-charging at Superchargers will not be free

Before production of the Tesla Model 3 began, company CEO Elon Musk promised Tesla would offer owners some sort of free Supercharger use. Specifically, Musk said, "free... read more October 25, 2017 by


 
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ABB electric-car charging station bills automatically: no cards or RFID tags

Activating any given public charging station to recharge an electric car can pose something of a hassle. Yes, plugging it in is simple enough, but public charging... read more October 23, 2017 by


 
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Arizona joins 7 Western states in deal to expand electric-car charging networks (update)

The Western United States will soon see an electric-car charging network that covers 5,000 miles of roadways. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced on October 4 that... read more October 23, 2017 by


 
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Shell buys its first electric car charging station firm in Europe

Even oil companies have begun to realize the future will not be nearly as reliant on fossil fuels, and Royal Dutch Shell is moving to safeguard its future business. The Dutch... read more October 15, 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 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car at EVgo fast-charging station, Newport Centre, Jersey City, NJ

New York, New Jersey get serious about electric cars

While parts of the federal government focus on sustaining fossil-fuel energy, numerous states are enacting new policies and programs to boost electric cars. California tends... read more October 4, 2017 by


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

ChargePoint launches electric-car charging activated by smartphone

Electric-car charging network ChargePoint has announced a new feature that allows electric vehicle (EV) owners to begin charging their car using near-field communication... read more October 2, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW 530e iPerformance wireless charging

BMW, Mercedes to offer wireless-charging options for plug-in hybrids next year

Every one of the modern electric cars on the market for almost seven years requires plugging in a cord to recharge the battery using grid electricity. Inserting the cord into... read more September 28, 2017 by


 
Tesla Supercharger for city centers

Tesla expands Supercharger fast-charging sites into cities for Model 3 owners

With the mass-production Model 3 in mind, Tesla has begun to expand its Supercharger fast-charging stations into urban areas. Earlier this month, Tesla opened its first two... read more September 21, 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


 
2015 Nissan Leaf at evGo fast charger at Livingston Mall, Livingston, NJ   [photo: John Briggs]

Electric cars and public charging: hot dog and bun, not chicken or egg?

It's an old cliche used to indicate an unsolvable problem: which came first, the chicken or the egg? Sometimes it's applied to the challenge of electric-car charging... read more August 28, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevy Bolt EV: looking at electric car's long-term challenges

The electric car that became the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV reset industry norms overnight when it was unveiled as a concept car at the 2015 Detroit auto show. The most important... read more August 21, 2017 by


 
Nissan Leaf taxis

DC's electric-taxi drivers have no public place to charge, they say

The availability of charging stations for electric cars is likely to remain a major factor for many would-be owners as plug-in cars become more popular. While the United... read more August 21, 2017 by


 
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Gas stations aren't a model for electric-car charging: ChargePoint CEO

For more than a century, motorists have been accustomed to gas stations, which provide places to stop and fill up a car with fuel, in recent years with larger and larger... read more August 16, 2017 by


 
Prototype EVgo 350-kw fast-charging station Fremont, CA

Another 'electric highway, 1,250 miles along Australia's coast

The country of Australia is poised to build one of the world's longest "electric highways," which will span 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers). Specifically, the Northeast region... read more August 11, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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