• 2012 Chevrolet Volt

    Garages in single-family homes are relatively easy to wire for electric-car charging; shared garages in multifamily residences often aren't. Therein lies much frustration, not only for plug-in car drivers but also their landlords. The latest episode hit the airwaves last Wednesday, when KGO-TV in San Francisco aired a clip about Richard Wiesner, whose landlord was forbidding him to plug his Chevrolet Volt into a 110-Volt outlet in the multi-car garage underneath his high-rise apartment building. Wiesner wasn't asking Trinity Management for any alterations; he just wanted to use the plug 3...

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    Plan To Buy An Electric-Car Charging Station? Home Depot Has Five

    No, this isn't a paid ad. With roughly 17,000 plug-in electric cars sold in the U.S. this year, and likely a multiple of that number next year, many owners will be installing charging stations in their garages. Not all plug-in cars will need a 240-Volt Level 2 charging station, mind you. It all...

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    Fire Marshal Says NC Garage Fire Started Away From Chevy Volt: Exclusive

    The fire marshal investigating a Mooresville, NC, fire that engulfed a 2011 Chevrolet Volt electric car has concluded preliminarily that the car was not the source of the fire.

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt destroyed in Barkhamsted, CT, garage fire; image from WTNH News 8 report
    Electric-Car Fire: Flaming Garage Shows Media Ignorance

    A garage caught fire, destroying the two cars inside. That's what we know. One of the cars inside was a brand-new 2011 Chevrolet Volt, and the other was a home-converted electric car. But because of that, what we've gotten from various media is inaccurate at best, and potentially quite misleading...

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    Live Around LA? Want An Electric Car? Raise Your Hand Now, Please

    As planning for the arrival of plug-in cars accelerates, electric utilities need to know which of their customers intend to hook their vehicle up to the power grid every day. Now Southern California Edison, the 123-year-old electric utility that serves 5 million customers in and around Los Angeles...

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