Electric Car Chargers
VW is planning to offer a full lineup of AC wall chargers for its new ID 3 electric car in Europe. Top models are data-connected.
Amazon charges Kias, Chevy Bolt mountain range, UN climate report: Today's Car News
A second automaker has signed on to Amazon's Home Services charger installation program. We took a Chevrolet Bolt EV to the top of the Continental Divide to see how its range fares in mountain driving. A new UN climate report calls for optimism in tackling climate change. And our latest Twitter...Eric C. Evarts
More about Byton, tamer BMW electrics, Toyota batteries, more chargers: Today's Car News
BMW says it plans to make its electric cars look more mainstream to move beyond sales to early adopters. Toyota and Panasonic could be teaming up to produce electric-car batteries and solid-state technology. And Maryland approves plans for 5,000 electric-car chargers to attract more electric cars...Eric C. Evarts
If you can charge them, they will come; Maryland plans 5,000 EV chargers
Maryland plans to deploy a new tool in the race to get automakers to sell more electric cars in states outside California: The state plans to install 5,000 electric-car chargers across the tiny state. Last week, the state's public utilities commission approved a proposal by four of its largest...Eric C. Evarts
Electric Ford F-Series, Lincoln crossover, Tesla charger, Chinese minivan: Today's Car News
Ford plans to build an all-electric F-series truck. Lincoln's making electric "elegant." Tesla has released a new portable Level 2 home charger. And Chinese automaker GAC showed a U.S.-designed concept at the Detroit auto show. All this and more on Green Car Reports. At a meeting with investors...Eric C. Evarts
Tesla unplugs its latest home wall charger
Tesla owners can now take their chargers with them. After six years of selling High-Power Wall Connectors that buyers had to have hard-wired into their homes, Tesla is finally catching up with aftermarket suppliers of home charging stations by offering models with plugs that can be plugged into the...Eric C. Evarts
Portable Level 2 chargers will usually deliver 16 amps at 230-volts, or about 3.3 kw of power, good for eight to ten miles of charging per hour. Finding a 230-volt clothes dryer or shop outlet isn't a given anywhere you go, though. Carrying a backup 110-volt cord makes some sense, because you can charge just about anywhere, albeit slowly. Many portable chargers on the market can use both 110- and 220-volts and come with an adapter to plug them in.