Fast Charging

 
How fast is fast enough for fast charging? Twitter poll results

How fast is fast enough for fast charging? Twitter poll results

In an effort to make electric-car charging as ubiquitous and easy as filling up with gas, fast chargers are coming to malls, gas stations, rest areas and more, and these upcoming chargers are getting a lot faster. Where original fast chargers could replenish less than 65 miles in a half-hour... read more

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car in Maven car-sharing fleet, Los Angeles [photo: Dan MacMedan fo

GM, EVgo to build Chevy Bolt EV fast-charging network, for Maven drivers only

General Motors has consistently declined to fund public charging stations that increase the utility and long-distance potential of the electric cars it sells. The company... read more April 12, 2018 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf with EVgo fast charger at NJ Turnpike Molly Pitcher travel plaza, Feb 2018

2018 Nissan Leaf electric car: Is there a fast-charging problem?

As Tesla has shown, not all fast charging is created equal. Now owners of the new 2018 Nissan Leaf are complaining that the car's "fast" charging is not always as fast as... read more April 6, 2018 by


 
Used 2015 Tesla Model S P85D on day of purchase  [photo: Jay Lucas]

Why I traded my Chevy Bolt EV for a Tesla: one reader's story

As a nation, the U.S. takes lots of road trips, because most of the country has no viable mass transit between city pairs. If electric cars are ever to enter the mass market... read more April 5, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model S and 2018 Tesla Model X

Electric car sales in Germany finally start to soar: Tesla leads

It's starting to look like China will lead the world in adoption of plug-in electric cars, but which carmaking nations will follow it? While electric cars were launched... read more March 14, 2018 by


 
Nissan Leaf electric car at EVgo DC fast-charging station

EVgo simplifies, cuts electric-car fast charging prices nationwide

Over the next three years, numerous long-range electric cars will come to market at prices below $40,000. That will expand the pool of potential buyers to those interested in... read more March 1, 2018 by


 
Two 2018 Nissan Leafs with EVgo fast charger at NJ Turnpike Joyce Kilmer travel plaza, Feb 2018

2018 Nissan Leaf electric car: four-day winter road-trip review

The first generation of mass-priced electric cars with ranges of 60 to 90 miles simply didn't have enough range to be used outside predictable daily commute duties and local... read more February 26, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model S at Supercharger site in Ventura, CA, with just one slot open  [photo: David Noland]

What electric-car charging will satisfy a mass market? Twitter poll results

One of the obvious challenges of even the latest electric cars is that you can't drive them coast-to-coast as quickly as you can gasoline cars. It's far from impossible to do... read more February 7, 2018 by


 
Porsche Mission E Concept  -  2015 Frankfurt Auto Show live photos

Porsche Mission E electric sedan buyers want, expect fast "Turbo Charging"

Possibly no German carmaker was more shocked by the emergence of the Tesla Model S in 2012 than Porsche. Each of Porsche's models was a top performer in its segment for... read more January 29, 2018 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric (European spec), 2016 Geneva Motor Show

South Korea to standardize on CCS fast-charging standard used by US, German makers

Buyers of electric vehicles in South Korea won't need to consider the pros and cons of charging standards in the near future. The South Korean Agency for Technology and... read more January 4, 2018 by


 
Allego 175 kw Ultra-E Charging Station in Germany

Europe takes the lead in very fast electric-car charging

Europeans will soon have the opportunity to enjoy quiet, emission-free, long-distance motoring with far shorter charge times when driving electric cars along Germany's... read more January 2, 2018 by


 
ChargePoint Express Plus modular DC fast-charging system for electric cars, launched at 2017 CES

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... read more December 13, 2017 by


 
Honda Sports EV concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Not just Porsche: Honda wants 15-minute fast charges for electric cars too

With Porsche promising ultra-fast charging for its Mission E electric car, Honda isn’t going to let the German automaker keeps its 15 minutes of charging fame. Honda... read more December 6, 2017 by


 
Fisker EMotion

Fisker still aims at solid-state electric-car batteries, as patents attest

At first, Fisker had promised its upcoming EMotion electric sedan would launch with revolutionary solid-state batteries. The company then backtracked in June, saying the... read more November 16, 2017 by


 
Ionity multi-brand European charging network

BMW, Mercedes, Ford, VW, Audi launch Ionity high-power fast charging across Europe

A group of automakers in Europe announced on Friday they will launch "Ionity," a network of high-power fast-charging stations to build out the continent's infrastructure for... read more November 6, 2017 by


 
AeroVironment DC fast charger, part of West Coast Electric Highway  -  Centralia, WA

Energy Dept to award $15 million for very fast electric-car charging

The United States Department of Energy has announced a new funding initiative to accelerate the development of what it calls "Extreme Fast Charging" (XFC) systems. In total... read more October 30, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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