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  • 2020 Volkswagen ID 3 spy shots

    For car companies to sell electric cars, they have to get into the power business. That seems to be Volkswagen's conclusion in announcing a new business to set up electric-car chargers around Europe, and sell clean energy and battery storage to homes. Volkswagen plans to set up a new brand called Elli—for "electric life"—to sell ancillary electric services such as clean power and chargers. The services will initially be focused in Europe. DON'T MISS: VW plans 27 electric cars by 2022 on new platform Elli will include several services: - Clean home power. The company will launch a...

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    Electric-car charging stations rated: what's best, what's cheapest, what to avoid?

    There is a lot to consider when it comes to purchasing an electric-car charging station, as it can affect the ownership experience and the convenience of using the car. While some owners of plug-in hybrids may stick with the 120-volt charging cord that comes with the car, virtually all buyers of...

  • Size comparison of electric-car charging stations (EVSEs) on sale today, March 2016
    Reminder: buy that electric-car charging station (or electric motorcycle) this month!

    With any new presidential administration comes a certain degree of legislative uncertainty. Conflicting statements on many issues by president-elect Donald Trump have produced more questions than usual about what policies he and his administration may pursue. But for present and future electric-car...

  • Size comparison of electric-car charging stations (EVSEs) on sale today, March 2016
    How to buy an electric-car charging station: buyer's guide to EVSEs

    Electric cars all come with a 120-volt charging cable that can charge the battery from a household socket if there are no other options. But sooner or later, most battery-electric car owners will want a 240-volt Level 2 charging station that can recharge the car as much as four times faster. Owners...

  • Leviton Level 2 Electric Car Charging Station
    Leviton Announces $1,049 DIY Install Electric Car Charging Station

    Electrical supply firm Leviton Manufacturing announced yesterday that it was now accepting orders for its $1,049 EVB22-3PM Level 2 charging station. Designed to provide up to 3.8 kilowatts to charge electric cars like the 2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevrolet Volt, the Leviton unit can be installed...

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    Charging Stations Go Homebrew As Hobbyists Make Working Unit

    Electric car charging stations might be coming down in price, but a team of enthusiasts have now successfully completed the first tentative charging cycles of a 2011 Nissan Leaf using a completely home-built charging station. Started as a weekend project in response to the high prices charged by...

  • First factory-built Fisker Karma live photos

    When you buy an electric car, you will most likely need a charging station. As buyers start to bring home plug-in cars, they will also expect their dealer to help them acquire and install a 240-Volt charging station (technically known as an EVSE, though few people call them that). Startup Fisker Automotive, whose first 2011 Karma plug-in hybrid luxury sedans will reach dealers in July, has partnered with a new company that will provide those stations--one that has a bit of history dating back to the fabled General Motors EV1 electric-car project. Fisker chose EV Connect, of Culver City...

  • 2011 Nissan Leaf
    Electric Car Charging Faster With Unofficial Hardware Upgrade

    We’ll admit that when we first heard that some technically-minded Nissan Leaf owners and engineers were hacking the portable 120 Volt level 1 Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE - or charge cable) provided with every 2011 Nissan Leaf we were more than cautious to the idea that it could be...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt 240V charging station
    Los Angeles Cuts Red Tape, Offers Rebates on Electric Car Charging

    In just under a week, electric vehicle owners in Los Angeles will be find that owning an electric car will have got a lot easier. As part of a program recently announced by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, residents of the city will be able to fast-track applications to install electric...

  • 2011 Nissan Leaf
    Buyer Beware: 'Fake' Electric Car Charging Stations?

    You’ve ordered your electric car and like many, you’ve been put off by the seemingly extortionate quote given to install a level 2 electric charging station at your home. As we’ve discussed before, sourcing your own Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) can save you hundreds of...

  • 2012 Ford Focus Electric
    Coming Soon to Best Buy: Electric Car Home Charging Stations

    Until recently, getting Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) installed in your home required you to go directly to the manufacturers of the equipment, or buy direct from your electric car dealer. But in a deal announced today at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, Ford and Best Buy announced...

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