charging infrastructure

 
New York, New Jersey get serious about electric cars

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 to steal most headlines about electric vehicles and climate-change policy, but two other U.S. states have started to take... read more

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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


 
ebee streelight charging station

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


 
2006 Toyota Prius and 2015 Nissan Leaf  [photo: John C. Briggs]

Should we buy a Toyota Prius Prime, Chevy Bolt EV, or Volt?

It's now time to shop for a new car for my wife, as her wonderful 2006 Toyota Prius has 144,000 miles and we're ready for something new. So I thought I might throw the... read more August 7, 2017 by


 
Highway sign for electric-car fast-charging station at BP in Metrolina area of Charlotte, NC

BP follows other gas-station brands, adds electric-car charging

Major oil companies are beginning to take the threat of electric cars seriously, and the latest evidence comes from British Petroleum. BP has begun discussions with... read more August 3, 2017 by


 
Porsche solar pylon

Porsche prototype 350-kw electric car fast-charging station installed

Porsche has big plans to expand the capability of the Combined Charging System (CCS) DC standard into much higher voltages to allow much faster electric-car charging. Now... read more July 31, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

California should approve VW 'Electrify America' plan for electric-car charging: CARB analysis

This Thursday, the California Air Resources Board will meet to consider what action it will take on an important plan that could bring many more electric-car charging sites... read more July 24, 2017 by


 
Expansion of Tesla Supercharger site in Rocklin, California    [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla Supercharger electric-car charging sites in CA surge (photos)

In January 2016, before the public introduction for pre-orders of the Model 3, Tesla had 585 Supercharger locations around the world. By the end of June 2016, that number had... read more July 19, 2017 by


 
ebee streelight charging station

Streetlights that charge electric cars arrive in California city

As the market for electric vehicles continues to grow, electric-car infrastructure will need to keep up with the growing population of them. To solve the problem, companies... read more July 9, 2017 by


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

ChargePoint gets $125 million funding, will manage GE's electric-car charging network (update)

It's been a big week for the ChargePoint electric-car charging network. On June 27, it announced it would take over management and operation of General Electric's charging... read more June 29, 2017 by


 
Ubitricity street lamp charging station

Ubitricity street lamp socket provides electric-car charging

A German company has brought forth its idea of how to provide convenient, cost-effective electric-car charging and now it has made its way to the United Kingdom. Ubitricity... read more June 27, 2017 by


 
Chargeway electric-car charging symbols for Chevrolet Volt, BMW i3, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S

Chargeway: the best electric-car idea you've never heard of

Pretty much everyone knows how to put fuel into a conventional car. You pull up to the pump, open the vehicle's fuel door, put a credit card into the pump, select diesel or... read more June 23, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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