?Unlimited Juice? Electric Vehicle Charging Plans: Good Idea or Exploitation?

All Cars Electric

We often get asked by readers just how much it will cost to run an EV. And while we’re able to say that an EV costs less to run once purchased than a gasoline car we’ve had to guess refer them to their local utility company for exact pricing. So what if you could enter into a monthly service contract with an energy provider to provide

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Does Public Charging Network Confusion Hurt Electric-Car Use?

Green Car Reports

Ask most non-electric car drivers why they haven’t even considered an electric car, and the reason they give will undoubtedly involve some form of range anxiety: the idea that an electric car will run out of juice before it reaches its destination.

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Al Muratsuchi Votes To Kill Community Choice Then Finds Out He Was Duped & Calls Me To Apologize

Creative Greenius

CCAs are about the best idea ever created to give communities the choice of buying their own renewable energy on the open market and offering their customers 100% renewable energy if they want it. This political primary season just keeps getting weirder and weirder. Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, representing the 66th District in California explains as State Controller, John Chiang listens at the Lunquist Mansion on the Palos Verdes Peninsula during a recent fundraiser (photo by Joe Galliani).

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

Plugs and Cars

Only half the story about public charging is providing juice: enabling drivers to extend the range of their vehicles beyond their night-time "fill-up" at home when necessary and overcoming newbie "range anxiety." If you happen to have a chip-enabled credit card (I have no idea how prevalent they are), you wave it. Juice flows. 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.

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How To Charge An Electric SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

So it’s not hard to imagine electric vehicle (EV) drivers will occasionally cut it close when battery power is low or simply run out of juice. The idea here is that instead of waiting for a battery to recharge, the depleted battery would be removed and a fully charged battery would be swapped into the EV. Naturally, a system like this will require that EVs are designed for the quick change, but the idea is gaining supporters.

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Automakers agree on common plug to recharge electric vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Caroline Reichert, an RWE spokeswoman, noted that the idea here is to ensure that "a car can be recharged in Italy in exactly the same way as in Denmark, Germany or France." Neutral RoboDan @ Apr 19th 2009 5:22PM I was JUST about to say that - I wonder what Tesla things about this complicated plug idea Highly Ranked TRAFFICBLOWS @ Apr 19th 2009 5:23PM Oh, you didnt hear about the "Made for Tesla" adapter certification program yet?

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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The idea is that when your car needs more energy, you can drive your car into a station and, like an automated car wash, your depleted battery is replaced robotically by one that has a full charge. Therefore, until we get quick-charge batteries -- based on new breakthroughs, Ill take a WAG and estimate that we will have real 5-minute quick-charge batteries in perhaps 10 years -- we are likely to get our juice mostly from our home chargers.

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Rapid Charging Electric Cars: How Fast, How Soon?

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

For on-the-go juice ups, the idea is to exchange your dead battery for a fresh one owned by Better Place. … Phone Companies Heart Smart Grid: SmartSynch, AT&T Sign Up Texas Utility PermieWriter : Improving urban schools, like growing our food locally and raising livestock humanely, is a good idea for many reasons.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

A free car on a four-year plan in France is another idea mentioned by Shai Agassi, CEO of Project Better Place. So while my car is powering the great city during the day how will I have juice to drive home at the end of the day? Cleantech Blog Cleantechblog.com, the premier cleantech site for commentary on news and technology relating to clean tech, greentech, energy, climate change and carbon, and the environment.

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Londoners gogoing electric

Green Cars News

They can avoid paying the congestion charge, parking fees and also fuel costs if they recharge for free at one of the City’s juice points, and the rental quickly starts to make economic sense. Natalie said: “GoGo is a new business idea, and we think it is very timely.

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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

When most of America will be reluctant to buy a GM car because the company might go bankrupt how the hell did those in charge think bailing them out was a good idea? A simple, clean, efficient EV that wont run out of juice because of its on-board gas generator. Companies like GM go bankrupt not because they dont have good ideas or valuable assets, they go bankrupt because they cant afford to meet their liabilities - bottom line, GM doesnt make money.

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Perspective: Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the UN Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

Green Car Congress

Technology” means the process, formulation, equipment and product specifications and proprietary and confidential information, trade secrets, test data/analyses, trademarks, copyrights, know-how, show-how and other technical information and improvements and modifications thereto, relating or applicable to Renergie’s process for the production of fuel-grade ethanol from sweet sorghum juice and other feedstocks. Perspective by Brian J. Donovan, CEO of Renergie, Inc.