San Francisco Will Juice Your Electric Car For Free

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The city of San Francisco, California, will install electric vehicle charging stations in publicly-owned garages and at San Francisco International Airport by the end of the year that drivers can use for free until 2013. The plan involves dropping around 90 charging stations across the city in the hopes that it will encourage more residents to

Who knew?

Plugs and Cars

They are not listed on the DOE funded charge station project sites. I did find one of the three on , one of a number of outfits aggregating charge station locations. The units I found quite accidentally are Free Juice Bar dual-connector units.

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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.

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The trials of public charging, part 2 (of many to come)

Plugs and Cars

I wrote back in December about my unhappy experience attempting to charge my loaner LEAF at San Francisco City Hall's electric car charging stations. Parking in these Coulomb charge stations is restricted to city-owned vehicles and Car Share companies under threat of towing.

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More EVs, Faster Charging

Plugs and Cars

Source: Wired Autopia ] Coulomb is getting ready to enter the Level III charging arena. Commonly dubbed a "fast charge," Level III is higher voltage and a considerable investment, around $60,000 (including installation) for their 480-volt, 125-amp offering.

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Downtown South San Francisco electrified

Plugs and Cars

Four electric vehicle charging stations were unveiled today at a new parking structure in downtown South San Francisco. The Coulomb J-plug/120V units were installed under grants to ChargePoint America (DOE and CEC money).

Greenlings: Benefits of charging stations vs. battery swaps vs. home charging

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The three leading new options to re-supply our autos with energy are charging at home, battery swap stations and fast charge stations. The method that should seem most natural is charging at home. Finally, there are charging stations. A fast-charge EV can pull 10,000KW.

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The Reality of Fast Charging for Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

» Transportation | March 28, 2009 | by EV World The Reality of Fast Charging for Electric Vehicles By Noel Adams Every so often I read articles, like the ones recently about a breakthrough from researchers at MIT, which will allow batteries to charge quickly, in this case, in 2 seconds.

Rapid Charging Electric Cars: How Fast, How Soon?

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

GigaOM Network: GigaOM | Earth2Tech | jkOnTheRun | NewTeeVee | OStatic | TheAppleBlog | WebWorkerDaily | Jobs Live Events | About | Contact Rapid Charging Electric Cars: How Fast, How Soon? Last week, at the Model S unveiling in Los Angeles, Tesla revealed that an optional “ QuickCharg e &# battery would get a full charge in 45 minutes from a 480V outlet. Nissan is working on an electric car that it says is on track to have a 100-mile range and 26-minute charge time.

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Why One LEAF-Driving Cop Can't Drive Straight Home After Work Anymore

Plugs and Cars

We chatted while he finished charging his LEAF at the recently installed Quick Charger at the new Market Street Whole Foods in San Francisco. Bill lives a good 60 miles from San Francisco, so he needs to get some juice to make his trip home after work. He asked permission and the one in charge said okay --as have many employers around the country. He had stopped to charge up for his commute home after work.

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My First Week of Commuting

Open Source Civic EV Kit

With the front suspension coil-overs installed, I felt much more confident in driving the car around without bottoming out. The link-10 is pretty good at measuring state-of-charge with Peukert compensation, so I felt good about knowing how much juice I had left.

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Arc 1 Conversion Journal 10/1/2013 Big EV Grin

DIY Electric Car

I have never run out of juice. But I have been very happy with charging on a standard 110v. I am now getting confident enough to leave the charging cable at home. I still need to get the car on a set of scales, but based on weighing the components I removed from the car before recycling them, and weighing the new parts before they were installed, I am estimating the car is about 240 pounds lighter than the stock model.

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When Things Fall Apart

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I had recently installed the PakTrakr system, so I cleared out the serial logging attachment and started collecting data. After the car sat for 20 minutes, I had enough juice to get to the auto parts place. My plan was this: have a friend drive me to pick up the Civic (after four hours of charging), drive to my appointment, plug in there for an additional three hours and hopefully have 40% charge left to get home. volts at 40 degrees F to get to 80% charge.

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Automakers agree on common plug to recharge electric vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Low Ranked Ethan @ Apr 19th 2009 5:27PM Kilgore - Plugs are 24 volts in the UK, 12 in the US, your car will charge much faster with this, seeing as it is hundreds of volts more. Install a Mr. Fusion on the back of the cars and everyone starts driving reeeeeal slow and careful.

Nissan plans to start selling electric car in Seattle next year

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The new plug-in vehicle will be able to exceed highway speed limits, go 100 miles on a charge and recharge in four to eight hours using a 220-volt line, similar to those for clothes dryers, said Mark Perry, director of product planning for Nissan North America. The company will concentrate on getting charging facilities in homes and workplaces, because thats where cars are most of the time, and 98 percent of trips are within the cars 100-mile range, Perry said.

GM Says Chevrolet Volt Won't 'Pay the Rent' | Autopia from

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Newly installed CEO Fritz Henderson argues that pioneering projects like the Volt typically lose money until the technology catches on. Posted by: canderson | Apr 13, 2009 5:02:50 PM The EV1 gave drivers 80 miles on a charge. Can you say, never need a gas or charging station again?

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Intelligent Charging Infrastructure for New Electr. Installation will be made of thousands of in-home control devices and the necessary systems to fully automate home energy use. Project Better Place plans to deploy a massive network of battery charging spots. Driving range will no longer be an obstacle, because customers will be able to plug their cars into charging units in any of the 500,000 charging spots in Israel.