Fast Charging

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

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 such a trip—especially if you own a Tesla and can use the company's DC fast-charging Supercharger network—but it... read more

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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


 
ebee streelight charging station

Arizona joins 7 Western states in deal to expand electric-car charging networks (update)

The Western United States will soon see an electric-car charging network that covers 5,000 miles of roadways. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced on October 4 that... read more October 23, 2017 by


 
Toshiba SCiB battery cell

Toshiba claims 6-minute recharge for new electric-car battery cell

Electric cars pale in comparison to gasoline or diesel-powered cars when it comes to the time presently required to add energy for more driving distance. Although automakers... read more October 19, 2017 by


 
Tesla Supercharger for city centers

Tesla expands Supercharger fast-charging sites into cities for Model 3 owners

With the mass-production Model 3 in mind, Tesla has begun to expand its Supercharger fast-charging stations into urban areas. Earlier this month, Tesla opened its first two... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
Porsche solar pylon

Porsche prototype 350-kw electric car fast-charging station installed

Porsche has big plans to expand the capability of the Combined Charging System (CCS) DC standard into much higher voltages to allow much faster electric-car charging. Now... read more July 31, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

California should approve VW 'Electrify America' plan for electric-car charging: CARB analysis

This Thursday, the California Air Resources Board will meet to consider what action it will take on an important plan that could bring many more electric-car charging sites... read more July 24, 2017 by


 
Expansion of Tesla Supercharger site in Rocklin, California    [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla Supercharger electric-car charging sites in CA surge (photos)

In January 2016, before the public introduction for pre-orders of the Model 3, Tesla had 585 Supercharger locations around the world. By the end of June 2016, that number had... read more July 19, 2017 by


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

Tesla extends free Supercharger use to all current owners (updated)

Tesla has bestowed upon its current owners a sought-after perk previously reserved for early adopters: free Supercharging. Last year, Tesla announced it would begin charging... read more June 25, 2017 by


 
Chargeway electric-car charging symbols for Chevrolet Volt, BMW i3, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S

Chargeway: the best electric-car idea you've never heard of

Pretty much everyone knows how to put fuel into a conventional car. You pull up to the pump, open the vehicle's fuel door, put a credit card into the pump, select diesel or... read more June 23, 2017 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan on delivery day, with owner David Noland

Tesla Supercharging: happy days are here again (charge rate unchanged, still free for me)

Last week, I was in a bit of a Tesla funk. That’s not normal; my four-plus years of Tesla Model S ownership have been a mostly giddy ride, with the few bumps minor and... read more May 26, 2017 by


 
Prototype EVgo 350-kw fast-charging station Fremont, CA

DC fast charging for electric cars: what's here, what's coming, what's hype?

Drivers who want to use their electric cars for trips beyond a radius from their home charging site rely on DC fast-charging sites. Now Charged magazine has written a... read more May 23, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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