Charging Networks

 
One-step Plug&Charge coming to Greenlots stations

One-step Plug&Charge coming to Greenlots stations

No more RFID tags! A new "interoperability" standard is sweeping across the electric-car charging landscape in the U.S. After reaching the largest ChargePoint network last month, Hubject's Plug&Charge is now coming to Greenlots chargers, the companies announced last week. The technology will... read more

February 12, 2019 by -
 
Shell charging station in Britain (higher res)

Shell acquisition of charging network Greenlots points to juice as the new gas

Electric cars are getting the attention of oil companies. On Wednesday, one of the largest fast-charging networks in the U.S., Greenlots, announced that it had been bought by... read more January 31, 2019 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3

Peak gas-engine, Nissan Leaf, Tesla sales, electric Cadillacs and Harleys: The Week in Reverse

What company will sell and manage installation of home chargers for new Audi e-tron electric models? Which engines were involved in the latest diesel emissions settlement?... read more January 12, 2019 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV charging at EVgo station

Socket to me: MyChevy app tells Bolt EV drivers where to charge

Too many apps! That's one of the complaints electric car drivers have about charging electric cars. With the time it takes to charge one of the biggest complaints is mapping... read more January 11, 2019 by


 
2019 Nissan Leaf

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus, 2020 Mini Cooper S E, more fuel-cell semis: Today's Car News

Mini plans to revive its electric hatchback as a sporty electric model for the 60th anniversary of the original. New charging agreements aim to make charging easier and... read more January 9, 2019 by


 
eMotorWerks JuiceBox wall mount charging Tesla Model X

eMotorWerks lays groundwork for vehicle-to-grid charging

At first glance, a new business agreement between home charger manufacturer eMotorWerks and utility software provider LO3 Energy sounds strictly like the stuff of dull... read more January 9, 2019 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt charging at Electrify America 350 kw charger at Home Depot in Chicopee, Mass.

One-step Plug&Charge coming to (Electrify) America

It's easy to plug in an electric car. What trips up many new electric-car drivers is paying to charge. At some charging stations, drivers pay by the kilowatt-hour. At others... read more January 9, 2019 by


 
Dodge flatbed blocking a Tesla Supercharger in Tennessee, fake charging [CREDIT: freckletan, Reddit]

Pickup drivers target Tesla Superchargers in "ICEing" incidents

People are jealous of things they can't (or don't) have. In a spate of incidents reminiscent of "rolling coal," truck drivers have begun seemingly intentionally blocking... read more December 30, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model X towing Bowlus Road Chief

Porsche Taycan orders, electric towing, urban-charging reality check: The Week in Reverse

Which upcoming electric car is already sold out for a year, before it even goes on sale? What company warned electric-car drivers that networked home chargers could be hacked... read more December 29, 2018 by


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

Chargepoint partners with Greenlots to expand access for drivers

Forget five-minute fill-ups. What seems to drive many electric car drivers crazy is making sure the charger they find has the right connector, how fast the charger is (in... read more December 26, 2018 by


 
Electrify America DC fast chargers at San Francisco Premium Outlets, Livermore, California

California approves next Electrify America fast-charge rollout

Electrify America's second round of electric-car charging installations has won approval from the California Air Resources Board. The company announced plans for its second... read more December 19, 2018 by


 
2019 Chevrolet Volt

Trump on electric cars, tailpipe tests, tech to clean up engines: Today's Car News

EVgo launches its first ultra-fast charger in the desert. Microwave ignition claims to clean up internal combustion. And a group proposes publishing its own independent... read more December 18, 2018 by


 
EVgo 350-kw DC fast-charge station, Baker, Calif.

EVgo launches first public 350-kw fast charger

The desert is full of apparitions. The latest is a high-powered DC fast charger for electric cars that don't yet exist. This apparition is an EVgo charging station in Baker... read more December 18, 2018 by


 
Electrify America DC fast chargers at San Francisco Premium Outlets, Livermore, California

Electrify America turns on first 350-kw fast charger in California

Electrify America installed its first 350-kilowatt fast chargers next to a Tesla Supercharging station at an outlet mall outside San Francisco last week. The two new 350-kw... read more December 10, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen ID Buzz

Electric tipping point, Mazda electric plans, climate doom, more chargers: Today's Car News

Today, we look at the tipping point for electric cars, which executives from VW and ChargePoint say is already here, and whether it has come soon enough to save the planet's... read more December 3, 2018 by


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

ChargePoint raises $240 million to expand charging-station network

ChargePoint, the largest network of electric car charging stations, announced last Wednesday that it has raised $240 million to become even bigger. The investment comes at a... read more December 3, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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