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World's largest fast-charging site opens in Norway: 28 electric cars can charge, all standards included

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The country where plug-in cars make up a higher proportion of new-car sales than any other now also boasts the world's largest single DC fast-charging site. Norway plug-in cars charging ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger Combined Charging Standard (CCS

Much faster electric-car charging: on a fast track

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Relatively short ranges and long charging times are two of the main factors restraining more widespread electric-car adoption. plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging ChargePoint Network

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Using Plugless Power's wireless charging with Nissan Leaf: video

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Wireless charging for electric cars has been discussed for some time, but at last it is close to becoming a more realistic option for drivers.

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Porsche's 800-Volt fast charging for electric cars: why it matters

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The future of electric cars for practical transportation relies to some degree on the future of DC fast charging, and how it develops over the next decade. As in other spheres of electrifying transport, Tesla Motors has pointed the way to one vision of the future with its expanding network of Supercharger fast-charging sites.

Shell fuel stations in U.K., Netherlands to add electric-car charging

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But electric-car drivers in certain European countries will soon be going to them to charge. That's because a pair of European oil companies plan to add electric-car charging at certain fuel stations. CHECK OUT: Electric-Car Charging Station At Gas Station In Tar-Sands Land (Nov 2014).

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BMW, Nissan fund EVgo fast-charging network expansion: 670 dual-standard sites open

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At the end of 2015, BMW and Nissan announced that the two companies had partnered to fund the installation of 120 DC fast-charging stations for electric cars across 19 states. plug-in cars Charging station charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging eVgo charging network

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How important is fast-charging to sell electric cars? Poll results

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Those unfamiliar with electric cars often don't know that several different types of battery charging exist. Overnight recharging at home can be done either with 120-volt household current or, for longer-range cars, with a 240-volt charging station installed by the car owner.

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Electric-car charging station safety: what you need to know

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Like any consumer product, it's important to consider safety when buying a charging station for an electric car. plug-in cars charging Charging stationsWhile plugging the vehicle into a station is straightforward, the large amount of current carried over the cord from the power source to the car makes caution worthwhile.

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Volkswagen Group invests in Hubject eRoaming platform for EV charging

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Hubject provides EV drivers with easy access to charging stations as well as payment solutions.

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Plugless charging for 80 percent of electric cars by end of 2017: Evatran

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Wireless charging for electric cars has been talked about almost as long as modern electric cars have been on sale. The thought of charging an electric car without having to wrestle with a bulky charging cable can certainly be appealing. plug-in cars charging Wireless charging Inductive Charging

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California approves PG&E utility plan for 7,500 electric-car charging stations

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California's latest tactic to promote electric-car adoption is to involve electric utilities in the installation and operation of charging infrastructure. California energy policy electric utilities plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure

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Buying An Electric Car: Why Charging Rate, DC Quick-Charging Matter

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But when it comes to buying your first electric car, there are a few things you need to know about charging. Like the better-known measurements, the rate at which a plug-in car can charge its battery is a specification you. We all know how to compare horsepower, acceleration, and gas mileage.

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EVgo breaks ground on DC fast-charging station prepared for up to 350 kW

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Longer-range electric cars will add flexibility for drivers, but they will also require changes to charging infrastructure. More powerful DC fast-charging stations will be needed in order to charge cars with larger-capacity battery packs in a reasonable amount of time.

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U.S. to offer $4.5 billion for electric-car charging stations via DoE loan guarantees

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billion to build electric-car charging stations in a major push to create comprehensive charging infrastructure in the U.S. Officials hope this will lead to the construction of enough new charging stations to quell "range anxiety" and enhance the appeal of electric cars for.

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Battle over VW's $2 billion fund for electric-car charging: sorting out the questions

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As part of that settlement, Volkswagen has also committed to providing $2 billion in funds to install charging or fueling infrastructure for. VW Charging station charging infrastructure Fast Charging ChargePoint Network eVgo charging network Volkswagen diesel scandal

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Nissan partners with oil company for electric-car fast charging sites in Charlotte

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It's one of the questions for future electric-car charging infrastructure: what about putting them at gas stations? plug-in cars charging BP North Carolina charging infrastructure Fast Charging Charging stations gas station

Installing An Electric-Car Charging Station: This Old House Shows You How

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For most owners of battery-electric cars, some form of home charging is a must. Videos plug-in cars charging Charging station Home charging

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CHAdeMO DC fast-charging to run at up to 150 kilowatts, starting in 2017

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As more longer-range electric vehicles go on sale, the charging infrastructure that supports them will need to adapt to bigger batteries. When it comes to DC fast charging, more powerful charging stations will be needed to charge electric cars with larger-capacity battery packs within a reasonable amount of time.

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Price Of Electric-Car DC Fast Charging Varies: Sacramento A Test Case

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While fast charging for electric cars is still nonexistent--or just starting to roll out--across much of the country, California leads the way. Green California ChaDeMo quick-charge standard Combined Charging Standard (CCS) DC Rapid Charging Fast Charging charging infrastructure eVgo charging network electric utilities plug-in cars

Mercedes-Benz S550e wireless charging comes into focus

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The Mercedes-Benz S550e plug-in hybrid luxury sedan will likely be the first production car to offer wireless charging as a factory option. The availability of wireless charging was announced earlier this year by Mercedes as part of a significant update of the current-generation car.

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Musk ups Tesla Supercharger ante, teases 350-kw-plus charging

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased a new generation of the company's unique DC fast-charging stations, suggesting that a future "version 3" Supercharger would deliver as much as 350 kilowatts of power. Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars charging Fast Charging Tesla Supercharger

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Where Are Electric-Car DC Fast-Charging Stations? Depends On The Car

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There are currently three standards in use for electric-car DC fast charging. and German carmakers have signed on to use the Combined Charging Standard (CCS), although fast-charging equipped models from these companies. The CHAdeMo standard is used by the Nissan Leaf, as well as the low-volume Mitsubishi i-MiEV and Kia Soul EV.

BMW ChargeNow by EVgo electric-car charging rolls out in 25 cities, for a fee

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Charging cards offered by electric-car makers to potential buyers act as a combination of sales tool and spur to regional and national charging networks. They get new drivers over the hump of worrying about what happens if their car runs low on battery charge.

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Roaming To Come To Electric-Car Charging Stations, Eventually

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Lack of public charging stations is still often cited as a hindrance to greater adoption of electric cars. Because the national charging infrastructure is run by multiple independent companies, drivers today must carry an array of cards and. Los Angeles Auto Show plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Charging Networks

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Electric-Car Drivers Will Pay For DC Fast-Charging 12-To-1 Over Level 2

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A growing fleet of electric cars will need a comprehensive network of public charging stations, but those who build and maintain those stations have some choices to make. They have to provide charging infrastructure that will be useful to the public, but is also financially sustainable.

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How to use $2 billion VW diesel fine for electric-car charging: advocate offers advice

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VW Fines ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure DC Rapid Charging Charging stations Combined Charging Standard (CCS) Volkswagen diesel scandalemission laws for seven years. Since then, much speculation has appeared over what forms of punishment VW would face and how much it would have to pay. We now.

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England Proposes To Test Wireless Electric-Car Charging Built Into Roads

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Long charging times and lack of available charging stations remain some of the biggest obstacles to widespread electric-car adoption. But what if the charging stations were virtually everywhere, and drivers didn't have to stop to use them? Infrastructure England plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Wireless charging

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Electric Cars Sans Cords: Nissan Readying Higher-Power Inductive Charging

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Most of those owners would likely agree that not having to deal with cords and charging ports would be another great step forward, however. Wireless charging Inductive ChargingElectric car owners get to enjoy a certain level of pride in saying that they never have to deal with gas stations and dirty fuel-filler nozzles.

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How To Wire A New Garage For Electric-Car Charging: What You Need To Know

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One of the more daunting perceived obstacles to driving a plug-in electric car seems to be the need for a home charging station. While plug-in hybrids can be recharged overnight using their 120-Volt charging cords, battery-electric drivers should really have access to a 240-Volt Level 2 charging station.

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Want to charge your Tesla Model S wirelessly? Soon you can

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A handful of Tesla Model S owners will soon have the ability to charge their cars without having to plug them in.

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DOE Study: Focus Charging Around Homes, Workplaces, ‘Hot Spots’

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Public charging infrastructure isn’t actually needed everywhere to accomplish wider electric-vehicle adoption. That’s one potentially surprising conclusion resulting from a new analysis of charging habits, released by the Idaho National Laboratory this week. Charger charging Fast Charging

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Nissan, BMW Partner To Provide More Fast-Charging For Electric Cars

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Many automakers are working to add public DC fast-charging stations for their electric cars. In fact, there are currently three different fast-charging standards. Then there's the Combined Charging Standard (CCS). plug-in cars charging ChaDeMo quick-charge standard Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Combined Charging Standard (CC

SoCal Edison to install 1,500 electric-car charging sites; what's your electric utility doing?

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Electric utility Southern California Edison (SCE) is moving ahead with plans to install electric-car charging stations within its service area. As part of a pilot program, it plans to work with property owners to facilitate the installation of 1,500 charging stations. The program, called Charge Ready, kicked off May 27.

Some BMW i3 Electric-Car Owners Get Expanded Free Fast Charging

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As DC fast-charging networks emerge as a crucial battleground for long-range electric cars, BMW will expand its ChargeNow program for owners of its i3 electric hatchback. plug-in cars charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging eVgo charging network Combined Charging Standard (CCS

Mercedes-Benz S550e plug-in hybrid to offer wireless charging

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Some carmakers have experimented with wireless charging, and certain third-party suppliers offer systems that can be retrofitted to existing vehicles. The Mercedes-Benz S550e plug-in hybrid luxury sedan will get optional wireless charging as part of an.

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Free Electric-Car Charging For Ford C-Max Energi Owners (For 3 Years)

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Charging an electric car is already much cheaper than paying for gasoline, but free charging can be even more attractive. Tesla offers its free network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations and Level 2 AC stations, and Nissan has offered free charging as a promotion to drive showroom traffic.

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Volvo throws its weight behind CCS quick-charging standard for electric cars

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except Tesla uses the same 240-Volt charging socket for overnight or public charging that takes a few hours. But three different and incompatible standards exist for DC fast charging, making the installation of pricier high-powered charging stations more complicated. Every electric car sold in the U.S.

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VW opens 'Electrify America' site for comment on $2 billion charging plan

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Under the agreement, VW will spend $2 billion in charging or fueling infrastructure for zero-emission vehicles. VW plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Volkswagen diesel scandalExactly how that money will be spent, and how the program will be.

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Tesla boosts Supercharger electric-car charging rate to 145 kw

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By now, the Tesla Supercharger network has provided a superb cast study showing the importance of a comprehensive nationwide network of DC fast-charging sites to make electric cars practical for long-distance trips. While the competing CHAdeMO and Combined Charging System (CCS) standards are presently limited to 50 kilowatts, Superchargers.

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Should electric-car makers subsidize fast charging for owners?

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Different automakers have shown varying levels of interest in developing DC fast-charging networks for the electric cars they produce, with Tesla leading the way with its Supercharger. plug-in cars charging government subsidy Fast Charging Incentives and Rebates DC Rapid Charging

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