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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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. California electric utilities plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure

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

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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.

Honda's California HQ Installs 120 Electric-Car Charging Stations (But Sells No Plug-In Cars)

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It's installing a remarkable 120 charging stations at its U.S. Green California charging charging infrastructure plug-in carsHonda currently doesn't offer any plug-in electric cars, and has only sold a small number over the past several years. But the Japanese carmaker isn't quite done with cars with plugs. headquarters in Torrance, California. DON'T MISS: Honda To Offer New Electric Car, Plug-In Hybrid.

In CA, Renters Can Now Install Electric-Car Charging Stations

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For many drivers, a home charging station is necessary to make electric-car ownership feasible. For people who don''t own a home in which to install a charging station, that can be a problem. California has now made life a little easier for plug-in electric-car drivers who rent apartments, condos, and homes, though. DON''T MISS: Landlords Vs Tenants

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

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Electric cars and public charging: hot dog and bun, not chicken or egg?

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Sometimes it's applied to the challenge of electric-car charging stations: which comes first, sales of the cars or installation of public charging to support them? portland plug-in cars charging infrastructure Charging stationsIt's an old cliche used to indicate an unsolvable problem: which came first, the chicken or the egg?

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. And the state capital of Sacramento now has such stations installed both by private vendors and the local public utility, Sacramento Metropolitan Utility District (SMUD). That makes the city one of the.

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

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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More Electric-Car Owners Install Home Charging Stations

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More than anything else, one of the most appealing things about electric cars is being able to sit inside, every morning before going to work, to see a full battery gauge staring back at you.

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Electric-car charging stations rated: what's best, what's cheapest, what to avoid?

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There is a lot to consider when it comes to purchasing an electric-car charging station, as it can affect the ownership experience and the convenience of using the car. While some owners of plug-in hybrids may stick with the 120-volt charging cord that comes with the car, virtually all buyers of battery-electric models should install a charging. plug-in cars Charging station EVSE

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Source London installs 1,300 electric car charging points

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London''s Plugged-in Places scheme, Source London, has now successfully installed 1,300 electric car charging points across the capital.

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. plug-in cars ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure Fast Charging Combined Charging Standard (CCS Every electric car sold in the U.S.

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.

Walgreens Promises To Install 800 EV Chargers At Its Stores

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If you hadn’t guessed, we’re talking about installing electric car charging stations, a trend that's getting more common among big businesses across the Cracker Barrel did it at all its Tennessee stores, and Best Buy is doing it at stores all around the country. Now pharmaceuticals giant Walgreens is getting in on the action as well.

CA issues $9 million in grants for electric-car fast charger installations

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California will issue nearly $9 million in grants for the installation of electric-car DC fast-charging stations along the state's highways. This will create a charging network to link up the country's most populous state with the West Coast Electric Highway already developed by Oregon and Washington. California natural gas plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure

Little Chef to install electric car charging points

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Little Chef is to begin testing high speed charging points for electric cars at ten of its branches within the next few weeks, The Times reports. The charging points made by Reuben Power are part of the manufacturer’s plans to install a network of 1 million charging points across the country. Tags: Electric cars charging Chef electric installm Little point Reuben Power

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DOE releases report from 6 projects evaluating EV charging impacts on grid and customer charging behaviors

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Charging patterns with (TOU) and without (RES) whole house time-of-use rate during summer weekdays at Progress Energy, one of the participating utilities. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released a report detailing the findings from six utilities which evaluated operations and customer charging behaviors for in-home and public electric vehicle charging stations. Major findings were grouped in three categories: charging behavior; grid impacts; and technology issues.

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Politecnico di Torin builds prototype system for dynamic on-road EV charging

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Politecnico di Torino has built a prototype system for dynamic on-road electric vehicle charging. The POLITO Charge While Driving system is going to be tested on the test circuit in Susa close to the city of Turin. The basic unit of an IPT system for automotive applications consists of a fixed coil, placed underneath the road surface, designated as a transmitter, and a coil installed on the vehicle, the receiver.

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BMW teams with Schneider to install home charging for i3 supermini

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The collaboration means that the firm will not only be the manufacturer of BMW’s i Wallbox, but also its recommended installer. BMW is to team with Schneider Electric to ensure that buyers of its new i3 electric car will have somewhere to plug-in and recharge at home.

Chevy Bolt EV will offer AeroVironment charging station

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Charging at home is by far the most common way that electric-car owners in the U.S. For those that are able to install home charging stations, simply plugging in at the end of the day is generally enough to make visits to public charging stations unnecessary. General Motors Chevy plug-in cars charging Home chargingrecharge their vehicles today.

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

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Sumitomo installs first large-scale power system using used EV batteries

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Sumitomo Corporation has developed and installed the first large-scale power storage system which utilizes used batteries collected from electric vehicles. Batteries Electric (Battery) Power Generation Smart charging Smart Grid

Tesla Scrambling To Meet Supercharger Installation Deadline

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Last spring, a map on Tesla''s website promised that 18 new "Superchargers"--the ultra-fast charging stations for its Model S electric luxury car--would be activated around the U.S. during "Summer 2013." Though summer''s not technically over until September 21, most of us have put away the sunscreen, sent the kids off to school, and transitioned to

How Not To Install An Electric-Car Charging Station: A Case Study

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We''ve all seen those ''FAIL'' pictures that turn up on the internet with startling regularity--tastelessly placed adverts in newspapers, security cameras facing blank walls, products with overly suggestive graphics. you know the deal. Welcome to the latest in a long line of fails, spotted by of BMW ActiveE facebook group user, Jack Brown.

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Tesla To Add More Model S Electric-Car Charging Sites In NYC

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Many electric-car drivers rely on home charging as their primary source of energy. Installing a charging station at home generally allows more convenient recharging than relying solely on public stations. New York parking Tesla Motors plug-in cars charging charging infrastructureBut this isn't necessarily an option for owners living in cities. DON'T MISS: Which Electric Car Dominates Sales In New York State? Apartment.

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GM installs Tracking Solar Tree charging canopy in Warren

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General Motors is introducing a solar charging canopy that moves with the sun. This structure will produce up to 30,000 kWh per year and provide enough solar energy to charge six electric vehicles per day.

Opportunity charging electric bus using PRIMOVE inductive charging from Bombardier in service in Germany

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For the first time, the modular system from Vossloh Kiepe has been combined with the PRIMOVE inductive charging system from Bombardier ( earlier post ). Undercarriage charging pad. The first opportunity-charging battery bus with traction equipment from Vossloh Kiepe.

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Colorado Megachurch Goes Electric: BMW i3, Charging Stations, And More

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The Resurrection Fellowship Church in Loveland, Colorado, has installed a charging station in its parking lot and leased a BMW i3 for the use of its pastor, Jonathan Wiggins. Department of Energy plug-in cars workplace chargingElectric cars and organized religion aren't necessarily seen as fellow travelers, but one megachurch is bridging the two in pursuit of its mission.

Wireless charging company WiTricity scaling up EV charging capability as well as itself

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kW system [the power level of charging EVs] we also have a 6.6 When the batteries are smaller [as in plug-in hybrids], you are not getting all the fuel economy benefit if the battery is not fully charged.

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Used Renault electric-car batteries provide DC fast-charging on highway

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The French brand has worked with UK-based Connected Energy to install two electric-car DC fast-charging stations powered by second-life batteries. Batteries lithium-ion battery pack plug-in cars Charging station DC Rapid ChargingRenault hasn't tackled the home-energy storage market to the degree its alliance partner Nissan has, but it has found another use for "second-life" batteries.

Ford installing GE WattStation chargers, charging network at facilities

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The WattStation Connect network will enable Ford to gather information on charging station use. Ford Motor Company, in conjunction with GE, will supply electric vehicle charging stations at Ford facilities nationwide, beginning with facilities in and around its headquarters. Ford will begin installing the GE WattStation Level 2 charging stations across its North American campuses, developing a workplace charging network at nearly every Ford facility in the United States and Canada.

Toyota Confirms Sub-$1000 Electric Vehicle Charger, Installation Included

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The cost of having an electric vehicle charger installed in your home just got a lot cheaper this week thanks to Toyota, which confirmed that its official 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid charging station will cost just $999, including installation. While there are several home charging solutions now available for under $1000, installation is

Pike forecasts electric vehicle charging station installations to reach 7.7M worldwide by 2017; price drops of 37%

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Total EV charging station unit sales by region, world markets: 2011-2017. million locations to charge vehicles will be available in the United States, with a total of 7.7 The firm anticipates that increasing demand for charge points will be driven in part by a rapid decline in electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) prices, which will require manufacturers to adapt their business models as volumes continue to increase. Infrastructure Plug-ins Smart charging

ABB-led consortium launches $10.5M project to install fast chargers along key European highways

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A 5-partner consortium led by ABB has launched a €8.4-million (US$10.5-million) project, co-funded 50% by the European Union, to install a corridor of high-quality fast chargers along key European motorways until the end of 2015.

Honda Tests Solar-Powered Electric-Car Charging In Remote Marshall Islands

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Honda is testing new electric-car charging stations in a somewhat unusual and very remote location. DON'T MISS: Honda's California HQ Installs 120 Electric-Car Charging Stations (But. plug-in cars charging charging infrastructureIt's far from the carmaker's home market of Japan, or its major markets, like the United States and Europe. In fact, it's far from pretty much everywhere on earth.

More Sites Install Solar Carports For Electric-Car Charging

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It's the green ideal: Charging an electric car or plug-in hybrid using electricity generated purely from the sun. But it's not fiction; a handful of large, multi-space solar carports are popping up in areas as diverse as Silicon Valley, New York City, Detroit, and Tennessee. The latest one, unveiled last week, sits outside the headquarters of GE

New Zealand's First Free Public Charging Point Installed

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Despite New Zealand's international clean and green image, it's a country which has been trailing behind when it comes to electric vehicles, with almost every all-electric vehicle on the nation's roads being a home-conversion. The price of New Zealand's gasoline has now reached $6.12 USD per gallon, with more increases expected over the coming