Beverly Hills bans plug-in hybrids from public charging stations

Green Car Reports

The city of Beverly Hills, California, has issued new regulations for parking and electric-car charging. As of Monday, April 2, only battery-electric cars will be allowed to park and plug in at any of the city's 35 public charging stations—plug-in hybrids will not. DON'T MISS: Charging etiquette for electric-car. Plug-In Hybrids California plug-in cars charging Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Charging stationsWell, that's.

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Proterra introduces new high power interoperable EV charging technology; J1772- and J3105-compliant, OCPP

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At the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Bus & Paratransit Conference, electric bus manufacturer Proterra has introduced high-power charging options to make a 100% electric bus fleet more easily achievable.

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EVgo simplifies, cuts electric-car fast charging prices nationwide

Green Car Reports

Those new owners will learn the DC fast charging along highways to enable longer road trips. plug-in cars charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Charging stations Charging Networks eVgo charging networkOver the next three years, numerous long-range electric cars will come to market at prices below $40,000.

2018 63

eMotorWerks launches JuiceNet enterprise cloud platform for EV charging

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eMotorWerks, part of the Enel Group’s new advanced energy services division Enel X, has launched the JuiceNet Enterprise solution to simplify the management of large numbers of electric vehicle charging stations across multiple sites. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Smart charging

2018 85

BMW Digital Charging Service optimizes charging and integrates electric vehicles into the energy market

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BMW i is expanding its engagement in electric mobility with the new BMW Digital Charging Service (DCS)—an intelligent service for predictive, convenient, cost-effective and green power-optimized charging. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Plug-ins Smart charging Solar

2016 120

EVgo adds mobile app for electric-car charging network access

Green Car Reports

One way for electric-car charging networks to make the public charging experience more user-friendly is through the use of smartphone apps to replace the RFID cards that identify members and let them initiate charge sessions. Not only do they provide electric-car drivers a host of capabilities, but they allow drivers to pay for charging sessions. Apps plug-in cars Charging station charging infrastructure Charging Networks eVgo charging network

2017 69

Oil companies fight back for charging dollars

Green Car Reports

Charging NetworksAs electric cars begin eating into profit growth at oil companies, the war for electric-car drivers' pocketbooks has begun. Electric utilities are counting on supplying increasing quantities of juice, especially during off-peak hours to make their operations more efficient—and not insignificantly to boost revenues along the way.

2018 63

Navigant Research ranks EV charging network companies

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In a new Leaderboard Report , Navigant Research assesses the business strategy and execution of 12 companies offering public charging networks and EV charging services. Navigant Research estimates the global commercial charging market for plug-ins will be worth $2.7

2016 101

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

Green Car Reports

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 Standards announced in mid-December it would revise the current charging standard in the country to recommend the use of "Combo 1"—also known as the Combined Charging System.

Ubitricity street lamp socket provides electric-car charging

Green Car Reports

A German company has brought forth its idea of how to provide convenient, cost-effective electric-car charging and now it has made its way to the United Kingdom. In a recent video, the Fully Charged Show takes a. UK plug-in cars London Charging station charging infrastructure

2017 99

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

Green Car Reports

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

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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NREL study finds that uncoordinated plug-in vehicle charging could prove challenging to the grid

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An influx of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) charging without coordination could prove challenging to the nation’s electric grid, according to research conducted by the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Dr. Matteo Muratori, a transportation and energy systems engineer at NREL, developed highly resolved models of residential power demand and PEV use to assess the impact of uncoordinated in-home PEV charging on residential power demand.

2018 98

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

Green Car Reports

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

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

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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 advertised. Owners have found that the car's electronic management software dials back charging speeds with each successive fast charge on any given trip. plug-in cars charging Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) youtube ChaDeMo quick-charge standard Fast Charging

2018 63

Streetlights that charge electric cars arrive in California city

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To solve the problem, companies are looking at a variety of new and innovative ways to charge more cars without actually taking up more space. Enter the ebee Smart Technologies streetlight charging. California plug-in cars charging Charging station charging infrastructureAs the market for electric vehicles continues to grow, electric-car infrastructure will need to keep up with the growing population of them.

2017 76

More SF Bay Area Charge Stations.some work

Plugs and Cars

Once again, charge station serendipity. As we walked away, pleased to have given this unexpected real-world demonstration of public charging to the visiting Dutch scholars, we saw a Tesla plugged in to a random 120V outlet.

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Much faster electric-car charging: on a fast track

Green Car Reports

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 NetworkTo address the range issue, automakers are expected to launch a batch of more-affordable long-range electric cars over the next few years, a shift heralded by the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and the upcoming Tesla Model 3.

2017 78

Coulomb, MasterCard, and the future of public charging

Plugs and Cars

Coulomb Technologies unveiled San Francisco's first ChargePoint America charge stations yesterday in a Priority Parking lot along the Embarcadero. The charge stations and installations were paid for with federal stimulus and California Energy Commission grants won by Coulomb.

2010 184

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

Green Car Reports

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, it's completed a first step: at the brand's new branch office in Berlin-Adlershof, Porsche has installed a prototype 350-kilowatt, 800-volt charging station.

Nissan, EVgo add Boston-to-DC fast chargers; BMW adds charging to national parks

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The automaker has partnered with EVgo to add a network of nine charging sites along Interstate 95, with a total of 50 stations, each equipped with two fast-charge plugs. Dubbed the "I-95 Fast Charge Arc," the network will cover 500 miles and. plug-in cars charging infrastructure Fast Charging Charging stations Charging Networks eVgo charging network

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

Green Car Reports

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 said firmly two years ago it had no intention of spending money on a charging network, a stance that distinguished GM from BMW, Nissan, and Volkswagen, not to mention Tesla. General Motors GM plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Fast Charging eVgo charging network Maven

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BMW, Mercedes to offer wireless-charging options for plug-in hybrids next year

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Inserting the cord into the socket takes just a few seconds, and most cars today are charged overnight. But soon there will be another option: wireless charging, in which the car is positioned over.

2017 83

EVgo adds used BMW i3 battery packs to charging stations in California

Green Car Reports

Charging network EVgo has installed second-life batteries from two BMW i3s to its charging station in Union City, California, the company announced last week. The two batteries each store 22 kwh of electricity to help balance the load on the power grid when electric cars are charging at peak times, according to a report in Charged EVs. eVgo charging network battery backup

2018 48

Guerrilla charging: theft or public service?

Plugs and Cars

And he points out one place where public charging solutions will be easier and cheaper to install than I first thought. Airport long-term parking is one place where fast charging, even conventional Level II 240-volt 30 amp service, is faster than necessary.

2010 130

Wireless charging or plugs for electric cars? Take our Twitter poll

Green Car Reports

Ask an electric-car owner how long it takes to charge the car, and you may get an answer you didn't expect. "Oh, Statistically, that happens most often at night, so the car is fully charged and offers maximum range by. plug-in cars charging Wireless charging infrastructure Wireless charging Inductive Charging PollsOh, five or 10 seconds," is a common response from experienced drivers of plug-in vehicles—meaning the time it takes to plug in.

2017 69

ChargePoint invests in commercial charging for buses, delivery vans, taxis

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After opposing the settlement over diesel emissions cheating that led VW to spend $2 billion building out a nationwide network of fast chargers, and suing one of Electrify America's suppliers for patent infringement, ChargePoint, the last of the original charging-network providers for electric cars, is moving to focus on commercial charging. charging Buses Public transport

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The Workplace Charging Challenge

Plugs and Cars

Workplace charging certainly isn’t a concern of Tesla S owners, but it should become the focus for getting drivers into EVs and PHEVs. These are the cars that must sell in greater numbers if some automaker is to market the 125-150 mile range car with fast charging I (and perhaps most people) want. Even with Level 1 charging at work, these become 100+ mile cars. You can charge fully overnight at the cheapest time of use rate.

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AAA Mobile Charging Stations!

Electric Cars are for Girls

Triple A is planning to add mobile charging units in California, Florida, Georgia, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington.including some with 500V charging capability New treatment for range anxiety: AAA.

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

Green Car Reports

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 will take longer. plug-in cars ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure Fast Charging Tesla Supercharger Combined Charging Standard (CCS) PollsOne 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.

2018 61

BMW’s ReachNow installing Light & Charge locations in Seattle; 100 chargers at 20 new public sites

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ReachNow, the mobility services division of the BMW Group, Woodland Park Zoo, and the City of Seattle celebrated the successful installation of the first of 20 Light & Charge electric vehicle (EV) charging locations that will more than double the number of Fast Chargers publicly available in Seattle.

Electrify America expands fast-charging network to Simon malls

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Shop and charge. Electrify America, a division of Volkswagen set up to spend diesel settlement money on installing electric-car charging infrastructure around America, announced that its latest new charging stations will go into Simon. Charging NetworksThat's the plan behind Electrify America's new network of fast chargers being installed around the country.

2018 63

Clipper Creek offers certified pre-owned charging stations

Green Car Reports

Now you can buy a certified pre-owned home charging station to go with your certified pre-owned electric car. ClipperCreek, one of the oldest charging-station manufacturers, is offering two types of certified pre-owned models, the LCS, which delivers up to 24. Charging stationsYou've heard of certified pre-owned cars, maybe even certified pre-owned electric cars.

2018 70

What's the right ratio of public charging stations to plug-in electric cars sold?

Green Car Reports

Still, with impending regulations and more longer-range electric vehicles soon to arrive, governments far and wide recognize the need to encourage the installation and growth of public charging stations. Just how many charging stations is enough. plug-in cars charging infrastructure Charging stationsElectric vehicles still make up just a tiny slice of the vehicles on the road across the United States.

2018 80

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

Green Car Reports

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. Evatran currently markets its Plugless wireless-charging system for multiple electric-car models.

2017 94

BP follows other gas-station brands, adds electric-car charging

Green Car Reports

BP has begun discussions with electric-vehicle makers to partner on a network of charging stations. oil plug-in cars BP Charging station charging infrastructure Charging Networks gas station fossil fuelsMajor oil companies are beginning to take the threat of electric cars seriously, and the latest evidence comes from British Petroleum. The move comes as many European countries announce plans to ban the sale of fossil-fuel powered cars in coming.

2017 72

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

Green Car Reports

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.

Blink charging-station network hits up users to buy shares

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That's apparently what the Blink charging network has done, according to numerous posts in. IPO plug-in cars charging Initial Public Offering ECOtality Investment Charging Networks Car Charging GroupIt's not unheard of for the fans of well-loved brands—e.g. Tesla—to decide to buy shares in the company. It's somewhat less common for companies to reach out to their customers en masse and pitch all of them on buying shares in the company.

2018 59

Missed Charge Station Opportunity in San Francisco

Plugs and Cars

ClipperCreek, an Auburn, CA based manufacturer of electric vehicle charging equipment, has just announced the shipment of its 5,000th unit. Some of those units are being paid for by a California Energy Commission grant to upgrade existing Avcon charging stations across California.