Charging Networks

 
Do cities have enough electric-car charging stations; are highways the 'last hurdle'?

Do cities have enough electric-car charging stations; are highways the 'last hurdle'?

The availability of charging stations for electric cars, or lack of it, is often cited as one of the primary reasons holding back widespread adoption. After all, if you're going to spend tens of thousands of dollars on a brand-new automobile, you want to be sure it'll get you where you want to go... read more

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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


 
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


 
Nissan EVgo I-95 Charge ARC

Nissan, EVgo add Boston-to-DC fast chargers; BMW adds charging to national parks

Nissan is making it easier for electric-car owners to travel between the Boston area and Washington, D.C. The automaker has partnered with EVgo to add a network of nine... read more April 25, 2017 by


 
Fast-charging 2015 Nissan Leaf at evGo station in Auburn, MA   [photo: John Briggs]

Electric-car charging networks spin out, merge, and go global

Much like the cell-phone network industry in the mid-1990s, the electric-car charging industry is on a fast pace of network expansions and mergers. EV charging companies are... read more April 14, 2017 by


 
BMW i3 at DC fast-charging station

BMW expands electric-car ChargeNow by EVgo program to 33 states

Two days ago, BMW and Nissan announced the latest expansion of their jointly funded DC fast-charging sites for electric cars, which is operated by the EVgo charging network... read more January 26, 2017 by


 
BMW i3 at DC fast-charging station

BMW ChargeNow by EVgo electric-car charging rolls out in 25 cities, for a fee

Charging cards offered by electric-car makers to potential buyers act as a combination of sales tool and spur to regional and national charging networks. They get new drivers... read more August 4, 2016 by


 
BMW i3 electric car and ChargePoint DC fast-charging station at Washington, DC, Auto Show, Jan 2015

ChargePoint, EVgo electric-car charging networks get more investment

It's shaping up to be a good week for electric-car charging infrastructure. Two separate national charging networks just announced additional investments that will help them... read more May 5, 2016 by


 
Electric-car charging network cards, photo by Patrick Connor, Portland

Roaming To Come To Electric-Car Charging Stations, Eventually

Lack of public charging stations is still often cited as a hindrance to greater adoption of electric cars. But even when stations are available, it doesn't necessarily follow... read more November 24, 2015 by


 
Better Place visitor center [photo: Brian of London]

Tesla Navigation Update Echoes Better Place System Of 3 Years Ago

It was another typically hyperbolic statement from Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. A simple tweet on a Sunday afternoon claimed that Tesla was “About to end range anxiety... read more March 26, 2015 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Public Electric-Car Charging: Business Models, Profits Still In Debate

Expanding the network of public charging stations makes driving an electric car far more convenient--and thus more attractive to more consumers. That's why carmakers... read more March 9, 2015 by


 
Chicago, by Flickr user Mr Hicks46 (Used under CC License)

Electric-Car Charging Station Operator 350Green Charged With Fraud

Back in 2011, Chicago officials announced the start of a project that would create a network of electric-car charging stations in the Windy City. However, progress stalled... read more March 6, 2015 by


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive  -  First Drive, May 2014

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Gets Own Version Of PlugShare App

Recargo announced today that it has developed a version of its PlugShare charging-station locator app for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive. The company partnered... read more September 23, 2014 by


 
Fast Charging 2011 Nissan Leaf

Japanese Electric-Car Makers Set Up Single Charging Network; Could It Ever Happen In U.S.?

One challenge to more widespread adoption of electric cars is public charging--or rather, the scattered multiple networks of irregularly spaced public charging stations. In... read more May 30, 2014 by


 
Nissan Leaf using CHAdeMO fast-charger

EZ-Charge Program Not So Easy As ChargePoint Exits Nissan Plan

The design for EZ-Charge, an access card that would let new Nissan Leaf electric-car drivers use multiple charging networks, was unveiled yesterday at the EDTA convention... read more May 21, 2014 by


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Easier Electric-Car Charging: BMW ChargeNow, Nissan EZ Charge

One inconvenient aspect of electric-car ownership at present is the need to set up multiple accounts, cards, and fobs to access different public-charging networks. However... read more April 23, 2014 by


 

 
 

 
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