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 Norway has once again proven to be the friendliest place in the world for electric cars.

Fast-charging a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car

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Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Fast Charging Combined Charging Standard (CCS The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the first mass-priced electric car with more than 200 miles of range to go on sale in the U.S. That alone makes it a landmark vehicle, and has led to significant interest in the first electric car that provides comparable range to that of Tesla cars over the last nine years. Its maker, however, often refers to the.

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

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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 comprehensive guide to the current state and future of DC charging. ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging eVgo charging network Combined Charging Standard (CCS

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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. ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure Fast Charging Tesla Supercharger Combined Charging Standard (CCS) Porsche Mission E

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Electric Car Charging: The Basics You Need To Know

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Each new electric-car driver will have a few things to learn, so we've rounded up some tips on how, where, and when how to charge up that new plug-in vehicle. Green ChaDeMo quick-charge standard Charging station Combined Charging Standard (CCS) Home charging PlugShare Tesla Supercharger charging at work charging cord charging infrastructure plug-in cars workplace charging

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VW Electrify America plan for electric-car charging across U.S. released

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as part of its settlements in the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal, that immediately changed the playing field for electric-car fast charging. VW plug-in cars charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Volkswagen diesel scandal Electrify AmericaTwo billion dollars is a lot of money. When VW Group of America agreed to fund a $2 billion project to spread zero-emission vehicle infrastructure across the U.S.

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Honda researches high-power electric-car charging, at highway speeds

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Even with recent efforts to expand it, electric-car charging infrastructure is nowhere near rivaling the ubiquity of gas stations. But what if electric cars didn't need to stop to charge? research plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Inductive ChargingThat's essentially what a new Honda research project aims to investigate. DON'T MISS: Honda Clarity EV electric car to have only 80 miles of range: report At the.

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Wireless electric-car charging: perfect for automated parking?

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Wireless electric-car charging seems to offer a somewhat more convenient experience. Instead of plugging in a charge cord, drivers simply park their electric cars over a pad, usually on the floor of a garage.

Renault, Qualcomm show off electric-car road charging at 60 mph

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It's long been an inspiring futuristic concept: electric cars that can recharge continuously at speed, driving along roadways with built-in inductive charging. Renault Kangoo charging Wireless charging Inductive ChargingThink a modern-day version of slot cars, but at 1:1 scale. Now French automaker Renault has demonstrated a prototype of just such a system, briefly recharging one of its electric cars at 60.

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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. plug-in cars charging Charging station ChaDeMo quick-charge standard Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger Combined Charging Standard (CCS We all know how to compare horsepower, acceleration, and gas mileage.

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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. So far, though, wireless-charging systems have only been available in limited quantities from a handful of. plug-in cars charging Wireless charging Inductive Charging

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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). Europe oil plug-in cars charging Shell charging infrastructure gas stationElectric cars are often touted as a way to avoid gas stations.

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Volkswagen Group invests in Hubject eRoaming platform for EV charging

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Hubject, a joint venture formed by BMW Group, Bosch, Daimler AG, EnBW, innogy and Siemens ( earlier post ), launched its eRoaming EV charging platform “intercharge” in 2013. Hubject provides EV drivers with easy access to charging stations as well as payment solutions.

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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. White House plug-in cars charging transportation policy charging infrastructure DC Rapid ChargingThe Obama Administration said yesterday that it will invest up to $4.5

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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. All the sites had one or more 50-kilowatt stations with a pair of charging cables: one with the CHAdeMO connector that accommodates the Nissan Leaf electric car, the other a. 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. Then there's DC fast charging, which generally provides an 80-percent. plug-in cars Charging station charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Polls

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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. Utilities in other states were previously allowed to own and operate electric-car charging stations, but that wasn't the case in California until a state Public Utilities Commission ruling in. California energy policy electric utilities plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure

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. Having a charging station at home ensures there will always be a readily available place to plug in. Videos plug-in cars charging Charging station Home charging

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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. The EVgo charging network is taking a step in that direction with a new. plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging eVgo charging network

Germany, Austria electric-car charging networks improve, fast

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Two adjacent European countries are stepping up efforts to improve their public electric-car charging infrastructure. Initiatives in Germany and Austria should see major improvements to charging networks in a short period of time, as both countries aggressively promote electric cars in an effort to reduce emissions. Europe Germany Austria plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure

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

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 stationOn the one hand, drivers are used to going to gas stations, which are often conveniently located on both local and long-distance routes. On the other hand, gas-station stops generally take 10 to 15 minutes at most, while even fast.

The interdependency of autonomous electric vehicles and wireless charging

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Specifically, two presentations from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) and SAE International addressed the interdependence of standardization, autonomous electric vehicles and wireless charging. “ The issue with conductive charging is though there are plenty of standards, unfortunately many of these standards are simply not compatible. The customer wants the freedom to know not only where the charging station is located, but expects that he can charge there.

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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. Japan plug-in cars charging ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger

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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. Even safety-conscious consumers may find choosing the best.

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Faster electric-car fast charging: test site in Fremont, VW plans 300 kw-plus

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Charging infrastructure projects for electric cars have mostly focused on expanding the number of charging sites available to the public over the last six years. But now significant effort is also being put into increasing the power those public charging stations can provide. Fremont plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Fast Charging eVgo charging network

Tesla plans major U.S. expansion of Supercharger fast-charging

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Tesla will undertake a major expansion of its Supercharger network of DC fast-charging stations this year. The Silicon Valley automaker is already one of the most committed to offering widespread DC fast charging, positioning the stations as a way for customers to complete longer journeys more easily. plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure 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. Green ChaDeMo quick-charge standard Combined Charging Standard (CCS) Tesla Supercharger charging charging infrastructure 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. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars charging Wireless charging

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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 NetworksBut even when stations are available, it doesn't necessarily follow that every driver can use all of them.

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. Level 2 AC charging stations are relatively inexpensive and. plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Fast Charging eVgo charging network

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 chargingThat's essentially the concept behind an "electric motorway" that is planned to begin testing in England.

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. And they make the process of charging far easier by providing a single card to use at. plug-in cars charging Fast Charging Charging Networks eVgo charging network ChargeNow

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. Soon, if Nissan and several other automakers have their way.

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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 scandalThe Volkswagen diesel emission scandal erupted last September, when the EPA formally issued a Notice of Violation to one of the world's three largest automakers for willfully violating U.S. emission laws for seven years.

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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 SuperchargerUnsurprisingly, he did it via Twitter, his preferred medium for communicating with the world. His previous barrage of tweets had announced that the company.

Michigan utility cancels electric-car charging stations after opposition

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In multiple states, electric utilities are beginning to establish networks of electric-car charging stations. Last week, local utility Consumers Energy withdrew its request to install public electric-car charging stations at an estimated cost of $15 million. Michigan electric utilities plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure ChargePoint NetworkBut plans for such a network in Michigan recently hit a roadblock.

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 ChargingThe results from the U.S. Department of Energy lab are based around the.

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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. plug-in cars Charging station charging infrastructure ChargePoint Network

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