Nearly five years ago, as a tidal wave of charging stations were rapidly planned for some West Coast regions, in support of a new wave of all-electric and plug-in vehicles, the question may have become, 'Where can the stations be installed?'—when it shouldn't have budged from, 'Where should they be installed?' And therein lies one significant likely regret, among policymakers and advocates—and one likely reason why, today, so many publicly available charging stations sit mostly unused. Federal data, as compiled and reported earlier this year, showed that public chargers installed...
Chevy Volt Owners Drive More Electric Miles Than Nissan Leaf Drivers: Why?
Is it a case of picking the right electric car for the right job? Or could a lack of "range anxiety" really lead drivers to cover more miles? It's a kind of chicken-or-egg question, but it came to mind when our author Matthew Klippenstein sent us some data. On average, owners of the Nissan Leaf...John Voelcker
Car Charging Group Buys Ecotality Electric-Car Charging Network For $3.3 Million
Troubled electric-car charging company Ecotality's Blink network will be bought by the Car Charging GroupStephen Edelstein
LA’s Electric-Car Drivers Go Further, Charge Smarter
Los Angeles is well known for being at the forefront of electric car adoption, spurred on in part by large numbers of Hollywood A-list electric car drivers, enthusiastic advocacy groups and chronic air quality. But Los Angeles isn’t just the place where you’re more likely to see an...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Fill Your Cart and Your Car: Supermarket Charges Electric Cars
In the past few years we’ve seen electric charge stations pop up everywhere from gas stations to electronics stores and banks. But now electric car owners in the Pacific Northwest have a new place to charge: the grocery store. Enter Fred Meyer Store. Based in Portland Oregon, the firm has...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield