charging infrastructure

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

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 States boasts tens of thousands of charging stations, some areas remain better-covered than others. Unfortunately for taxi cab... read more

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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


 
GM Renaissance Center American flag

Does Michigan hate electric cars? Buyers, drivers challenged by myriad factors

As Kermit the Frog sang, sometimes it's not easy being green. That appears to be particularly the case in Michigan, home to the three largest U.S. automakers. The Great Lakes... read more June 15, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford Fusion Energi

2017 Ford Fusion Energi: low electric range, no public charging frustrating

Electric-car charging infrastructure in the United States is getting better, but still has a very long way to go. While anyone that's given even a passing glance to plug-in... read more June 12, 2017 by


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

Car buyers have no idea electric-car charging stations even exist

Electric cars have promised to revolutionize transportation for years now. As more manufacturers offer electrified vehicles and prices continue to drop for battery... read more June 7, 2017 by


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

DC fast charging for electric cars: what's here, what's coming, what's hype?

Drivers who want to use their electric cars for trips beyond a radius from their home charging site rely on DC fast-charging sites. Now Charged magazine has written a... read more May 23, 2017 by


 
Chargie chargepoint service

Chargie app connects electric-car drivers, UK homeowners; 'AirBnB' for charging?

The internet has transformed how many perceive property, allowing the rental of other peoples' personal vehicles, apartments, and other spaces when owners are not using them... read more May 17, 2017 by


 
2011 Nissan Leaf does 520 Miles in 2 days

CEO of failed 350Green charging network pleads guilty to fraud

The former CEO of electric-car charging network 350 Green pleaded guilty last week to fraudulently obtaining federal grants intended to be used for installation of public... read more May 9, 2017 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Electric car charging: the basics you need to know (updated)

The number of plug-in electric cars on North American roads grows every year, and with them come new buyers. Each new electric-car driver will have a few things to learn, so... read more April 27, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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